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Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will ensure that, in any amendment of the law on small lotteries, the regulations governing lotteries organised by local authorities will be the same as those governing lotteries organised by sports clubs, and that private lotteries at present organised under Section 44 of the Act will continue to be permitted under the provisions of similar revised terms to those proposed for Section 45 lotteries.

Under the Government's Lotteries Bill, lotteries promoted by local authorities and societies will be subject to the same restrictions as regards the price of tickets, the value of prize and the total value of tickets sold. My right hon. Friend has no immediate proposals to amend Section 44 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.