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Statutory Instruments

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106330]

The Statutory Instruments issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport during the period 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 and their respective purposes are set out in the table. Also included are Instruments which have been originated in this Department but eventually made by the Privy Council. The information sought under (b)(i), (ii) and (iii) is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Serial numberFormal titlePurpose of Order
2002/10621The Regulatory Reform (Golden Jubilee) Order 2002Order relaxed alcohol licensing hours between 11 pm on 3 June 2002 and I am on 4 June 2002 to allow the public to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee. It removed the need for businesses to apply for permission from the magistrates to extend the permitted licensing hours, which would have ended at 11 pm on that night
2002/1130The Gaming Clubs (Bankers' Games) Amendment) Regulations 2002Allows casinos to introduce three new games: The Big Six, Sic Bo and Three Card to introduce three some of the game rules in Roulette, Dice. Blackjack, and Casino Stud Poker
2002/1398The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (Amendment) Order 20022Order adds Romania to the list of countries from which film producers would be eligible to co-produce cinema films with British film producers under the Council of Europe's European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production in order to obtain the fiscal benefits available in the UK for British films
2002/1407The Gaming Clubs (Bankers' Games)(Amendment)(No.2) Regulations 2002Amends a defect in the game rules for Three Card Poker introduced by SI 2002/1130
2002/1410The Lotteries (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2002Increases the price of a ticket in societies lottery from £1 to £2, the maximum value of tickets or chances which may be sold in one such lottery from, £2,000,000, and the maximum value of tickets or chances sold in all such lotteries held in any one year and promoted on behalf of the same society or local authority from £5,000,000, to £10,000,000
2002/1754The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2002Under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 the Secretary of State may designate sports grounds with accommodation fro more than 10,000 spectators, and football grounds occupied by Football League or FA Premiee League clubs with accommodation for more than 5,000 spectators, as requiring a safety certificate from a local authority. Safety certificates contain such terms and conditions as local authorities may consider necessary of expedient to secure reasonable safety at the ground. This Order designates the new Walker's Stadium occupied by a Premier League club Leicester City FC
2002/1755The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2002Under the Football Spectators Act 1989, the Football Licensing Authority grants licences to allow spectators to be admitted to premises at which designated football matches are held, which include football matches played at the home ground of Football League and FA Premier League clubs. The Secretary of State may direct the FLA to include seating requirements in any licence. The Secretary of State's policy is that all football clubs in the top two divisions are required to have all-seater grounds. This Order therefore requires the FLA to include a condition in the licences in respect of the Burnley FC, Fulham FC, Leicester City FC and Reading FC's football grounds requiring that only seated accommodation shall be provided at designated matches at these grounds
2002/1858The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 2002Order designates as a restricted area the site where the eighteenth century wreck of the Bonhomme Richard is believed to lie, under section 1(1) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. Designation protects wreck sites of historic, archaeological or artistic importance by making it a criminal offence, in particular, for a person to tamper with, damage or remove part of the wreck or any objects formerly contained in the wreck or carrying out diving or salvage operations on the wreck unless a licence is obtained to do so from the Secretary of State
2002/19011The Gaming Clubs (Multiple Bingo) Amendment) Regulations 2002Increases the number of games of multiple bingo that can be played on licensed bingo club premises in a 24 hour period from three to five
2002/19021The Gaming Clubs (Charges) Amendment) Regulations 2002Increases the maximum admission charge to a bingo club from £10 to £20 and the maximum participation charge in a game of bingo from £5 to £10
2002/1903The Cinematography (Safety) Amendment) Regulations 2002Regulations lower the minimum age for employment in certain roles within a cinema from 21 to 18. The roles concerned are the person responsible for the premises when the public are present, the person responsible for the electrical installations and equipment in the projection room and the person in charge of the projection room when inflammable film is being projected
2002/19041The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2002Increases the maximum weekly added prize money for bingo games in a club from 10,000 to 20,000; increases the aggregate weekly prize in linked bingo games played in any club from 55,000 to 500,000 and increases the total take and total prizes in prize bingo games from 1 20 to 500.
2002/19091The Gaming (Bingo) Act Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2002Provides that the maximum amount to be paid as a prize in respect of a game of multiple bingo to be £2,000,000
2002/19101The Gaming Clubs licensing) Amendment) Regulations 2002Removes requirement that licensing authorities must impose a restriction on casino premises prohibiting the premises from being used for dancing, or live music or entertainment
2002/1930The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (Schedule 4)(Amendment) Order 2002Removes the restrictions on the form of refreshments, other than alcohol, which may be sold in a licensed betting office
2002/2427The National Heritage (Territorial Waters Adjacent to England) Order 2002Specifies the boundaries of UK territorial waters adjacent to England and is required as part of the National Heritage Act 2002 in order to define English Heritage's area of operation with regards to underwater archaeology
Serial numberFormal titlePurpose of Order
2002/2635The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (Amendment)(No.2) Order 20022Order adds Greece to the list of countries from which film producers would be eligible to co-produce cinema films with British film producers under the Council of Europe's European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production in order to obtain the fiscal benefits available in the UK for British films
2002/2666The Treasure (Designation) Order 2002Extends the definition of Treasure under the 1996 Act to deposits of base metal objects (other than coins) of prehistoric date; and to objects of prehistoric date, any part of which is gold or silver
2002/2893The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No.2) Order 2002Under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 the Secretary of State may designate sports grounds with accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators, and football grounds occupied by Football League or FA Premier League clubs with accommodation for more than 5,000 spectators, as requiring a safety certificate from a local authority. Safety certificates contain such terms and conditions as local authorities consider necessary or expedient to secure reasonable safety at the ground. This Order designates Hull City FC's new ground, the Kingston Communications Stadium
2002/3123The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2002Order increased the rate per loan paid to authors from 2.67 pence to 4.21 pence for 2002–03
2002/31241The National Lottery (Licence Fees) Amendment) Order 2002The 2001 Fees Order was amended to prescribe the fee payable on the grant of a licence under section 6 of the National Lottery Act, which authorises the promotion by the licensee of an unrestricted number of lotteries which fall within a description specified in the licence. It does not amend the fees payable on any other licences granted under sections 5 or 6 of the Act
2002/32051The Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2002Order relaxed alcohol licensing hours throughout the night on all future new year's eves. It removed the need for businesses to apply for permission from the magistrates to extend the permitted licensing hours, which would have ended at 10.30 pm or 11 pm on those nights
2003/235The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Increase of Endowment) Order 2003Order permits the Secretary of State to increase NESTA's endowment by £95 million. This sum is to be drawn from resources held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund for meeting expenditure on or connected with health, education and the environment. £50 million of these additional funds will be used to restore NESTA's annual endowment income to £10–12 million pa, and the remaining £45 million to fund new initiatives over the next three years
2003/5081The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) England and Wales) Order 2003Increases gaming licence fees
2003/5091The Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2003Increases gaming licence fees
2003/663The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003Regulations brought into effect certain increases in television licence fees and extended the scope of premises which qualify as accommodation for residential care under the Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Regulations 1997
2003/664The Awards for All (England) Joint Scheme (Authorisation) Order 2003To vary the proportions attributable to each of the participating Lottery distributors in the Awards for All (England) joint scheme to reflect revised grant budget contributions from the participating distributors for the second year of the scheme
2003/828The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (Amendment) Order 20032Order adds Georgia and Poland to the list of countries from which film producers would be eligible to co-produce cinema films with British film producers under the Council of Europe's European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production in order to obtain the fiscal benefits available in the UK for British films
2003/829The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2003Provides for Government grants to the Churches Conservation Trust in the next three financial years up to a maximum of £9 million
2003/839The Public Lending Right (Increase of Limit) Order 2003To allow the Government to increase the limit of the PLR Fund from £5.5 million to £14.252 million for 2003–04 financial year and £8 million for subsequent financial years
1 Denotes that Regulatory Impact Assessments have also been prepared for each of the Statutory Instruments. These are available in the House Libraries.
2 Denotes Orders in Council.