§ MR. ANDERSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his statement made a month ago, that "those betting advertisements which fell within the Law were now in the hands of the Solicitor to the Treasury and the Police," What has been the result of the prosecutions there referred to; and, whether, since the new Betting Bill has been abandoned, he will take steps to have the powers of the present Act put rigorously in force in London, and endeavour to induce local authorities in the Provinces to do the same?
, in reply, said, his hon. Friend must have seen from the police reports in the newspapers of that day that one person had been convicted on the prosecution of the police for an offence against the Act. Warrants were out against two more, and in a third case the authorities were investigating the facts to ascertain whether there was sufficient evidence to justify a conviction.
said, no prosecutions had yet been instituted founded simply on advertisements, without reference to the place where the betting was carried on. No such case had as yet been brought to the knowledge of the authorities.