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Betting And Lotteries Legislation

Volume 531: debated on Monday 26 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the game of "roll-a-penny" has been held to be illegal, but that there appears to be some doubt or ignorance on this question; and what steps it is proposed to take to clarify or amend the law relating to gaming, wagering and lotteries.

I am aware that the law about the playing of games at fairgrounds presents certain difficulties, but, on the question of its amendment, I can add nothing to the reply I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Alport) on 8th July.