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Gambling Laws

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the operation of the gambling laws in so far as they affect the income of charities.

I am concerned that the gambling laws should provide effective controls, but we shall certainly bear in mind that various forms of gambling, and in particular lotteries, can raise considerable sums for charities and other good causes.