I note what my hon. Friend says and compliment him on the interest that he is taking in those clubs. I am sure that it would be best, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has said, to conduct a thorough inquiry into the whole question before deciding what is needed.
Why is it that, when it comes to law and order on the picket lines, the Government will pick up a bill of £900 million for policing during the miners' strike, yet when it comes to law and order at football matches and providing safety at football ground, they rip off over £200 million from the betting tax and give nothing back? Why will the Government not set up a betting levy board for football as has been done for horse racing?