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Post Offices: National Lottery

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on locating lottery ticket machines in post offices. (209809)

The provision of lottery terminals in post offices is a commercial matter for Post Office Ltd and Camelot.

Lottery terminals are the property of Camelot, and as part of its licence it is bound to review all potential sites and to operate a fair policy on the roll-out and allocation of terminals, ensuring that a strict selection criteria is adhered to, and that one retailer is not unduly favoured over another.