Sunday observance

Part of Petitions – in the House of Commons at 1:55 pm on 17th February 1989.

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Photo of Mr Stuart Randall Mr Stuart Randall , Kingston upon Hull West 1:55 pm, 17th February 1989

I shall comment on the hon. Gentleman's intervention and then continue with my speech. There are two possibilities. First, the Irish have racing on Sundays. Irish racing operates in a similar way to the proposals that were put forward by the Keep Sunday Special people. They propose that we should have racing, but allow betting to take place on Saturday. The horses would be named on Friday, the betting would take place on Saturday and the racing would take place on Sunday. I understand that the group put that proposal to the hon. Member for Berkshire, East but it was rejected.