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Dáil Éireann debate -
Friday, 16 Feb 1945

Vol. 96 No. 3

Racing Board and Racecourse Bill, 1945—First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the improvement and development of horse breeding and horse racing and for the better control of racecourses, and for this and other purposes to establish a board to be called the Racing Board, to define its powers and duties, to make provision in relation to bookmakers engaged in course betting and to impose levies on bookmakers in respect of course bets, to dissolve the Board of Control for Mechanical Betting in Ireland and to transfer its property and liabilities to the Racing Board, to authorise the Irish Turf Club and the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee to exclude persons from racecourses, and to provide for certain other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.— (Minister for Finance.)
Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, 28th February.

When will the Bill be circulated?

I understand that copies will be available in the Bills Office this afternoon and will be circulated by to-night's post.