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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 24 Apr 1957

Vol. 161 No. 3

Greyhound Industry Bill, 1957—First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the improvement and development of the greyhound industry, greyhound racing and coursing and for the better control of greyhound race tracks and coursing grounds; to establish a board to be called the Greyhound Industry Board and to define its functions; to make provision for the operation by the Greyhound Industry Board of totalisators, for the charging of fees to be paid by persons operating greyhound race tracks on which the totalisators are installed and for the collection of sums and levies out of moneys staked by means of the totalisators; to provide for the reconstitution of the Irish Coursing Club and its recognition as the controlling authority for the breeding and coursing of greyhounds; to assign certain functions to the Irish Coursing Club; to make provision in relation to bookmakers engaged in course betting with respect to greyhounds (including provision for the imposition of levies on bookmakers in relation to course bets and provision for the charging, otherwise than while such levies are imposed, of fees to be paid by bookmakers engaged in course betting); and to provide for certain matters (including the making of charges with respect to licences and permits) connected with the matters aforesaid.—(Minister for Agriculture.)

May we take it that the Minister for Health will not take part in the discussions on this Bill?

He certainly will.

When will this Bill be circulated?

As soon as possible.

Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, May 15th.