Reference numberHWT/48/4/7/4
Alternative reference numberHWT.E.335 - E.346
TitleRoyal Commission on Gambling
DescriptionThe Royal Commission was established in 1976 under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild. Its terms of reference included enquiring into 'the contribution made from the proceeds of gambling towards the support of other activities (including sport), the means by which this might be enhanced, and the conditions to be imposed, 'with the particular brief to 'submit an early interim report on the possibilities of a levy on football pools or otherwise as a means of providing financial assistance to sport'. The FA submitted written evidence in June and again in August, 1976, when Thompson and other FA representatives also gave evidence orally. In June 1977 the FA, Football League and Professional Footballers' Association submitted joint evidence to the Commission. The Commission produced an interim report in November 1976 and the final report in 1978.
The material consists of a sequence of correspondence, drafts of submissions and related items. A copy of the FA's oral evidence is presented in E.338.
Extent12 folders
FormatManuscript, typescript and printed documents, carbon copies and photocopies
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA676Rothschild; Nathaniel Mayer Victor (1910 - 1990); 3rd Baron Rothschild1910 - 1990
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