§ Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Postmaster-General to what extent the postal revenue from the football pools business has been affected as a result of new agency methods adopted by the football pools promoters.
§ Mr. Marples
Postal entries for football pool competitions fell by 7 per cent. in 1955–56 and 4.5 per cent. in 1956–57, and increased by 1 per cent. in 1957–58; but I cannot say how far the figures have been affected by the agency methods.