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Greyhound Racing Restrictions

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the points raised in the letter sent to him on 10th March last, by the West of England Greyhound Owners' Association, alleging discrimination between greyhound racing and other sports and recreations; and what reply he sent.

Full consideration was given to this and other similar representations, and in consequence the order. of the Minister of Fuel and Power prohibiting the use of fuel on dog racecourses, to which this letter refers, was modified on 12th March so as to allow the use of fuel on greyhound tracks on Saturdays and Bank Holidays. The position was fully explained in a statement made by the Home Secretary on 13th March, which received wide publicity, and it was not thought necessary to answer the individual letters.