Bingo Clubs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 May 1983.

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Photo of Mr David Mellor Mr David Mellor , Wandsworth Putney 12:00, 5 May 1983

No. The Government's view has always been that we should not encourage a growth in gambling, but now that attendances are declining and a reasonable proposal has been advanced to allow the associations to re-attract some of the trade that they have lost, it would be wrong, and would damage the interests of those who enjoy bingo, to stand in the way of any such proposals.