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Legislation

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which provisions of primary legislation for which his Department is responsible enacted in each of the last 10 years have yet to be brought into force. (266907)

All of the Acts introduced by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the last 10 years have been brought into force. However not all of the enactments contained in those Acts have been brought into force. These are as follows:

The Communications Act 2003—sections 272 to 274 (“must offer” obligations affecting public service television) and sections 299 to 300 (sporting and other events of national interest).

The Licensing Act 2003—two consequential amendments in Schedule 6—paragraphs 98 and 99(c), which by reason of the drafting do not achieve the intended effect.

The Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004—various enactments are not in force mainly relating to the sale of the Tote and the Horserace Betting Levy system.

The Gambling Act 2005—the vast majority has been brought into force except for sections 7(5)(a), 159 to 165,175(2) to (8), 204 and Schedule 9 in so far as they relate to premises licences for regional casinos.

The National Lottery Act 2006—section 5 which concerns annual fees and some provisions relating to the Channel Islands and Schedule 1 which sets out the reserve licensing structure to allow the National Lottery Commission to issue more then one licence to operate and promote the lotteries forming part of the National Lottery.

The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006—sections 13 to 16 which relate to the regulation of transport during the Games and section 39(1) and paragraph 13 of Schedule 3 which amend legislation repealed since the passing of the Act.