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Horserace Totalisator Board

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2006, Official Report, column 1120W, on the horserace totalisator board; what discussions her Department has had with personnel from HM Treasury concerning the future of the Tote; when she expects to announce how the Government will proceed; and what time scales apply to her definition of shortly. (135822)

The Government are considering the offer they have received for the Tote businesses. We hope to be able to reach a decision on whether to proceed with further negotiations in the course of the next few weeks.