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Adjournment debate

On 1 March 2011, the Conservative MP for Tewkesbury, Laurence Robertson, led a short debate on the future of Tote, which owns over 540 high street betting shops and employs more than 4,000 workers.

In June, Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to privatise the betting company.

Mr Osborne said he wanted a future for the Tote that "secures value for the taxpayer" while recognising the contribution that the firm makes to racing.

Plans to sell the Tote have been in the pipeline since 2001.

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