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Gaming Machines and Lottery Machines

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations (a) he and (b) HM Revenue and Customs have received on the separate definitions of a gaming machine and an automated lottery machine. (310698)

Treasury Ministers receive representations from a wide range of organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors as part of the usual policymaking process. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s practice to provide details of all such representations.

HM Revenue and Customs have received representations about the tax liability of certain machines that are sometimes referred to as automated lottery machines. A number of appeals have been lodged with the Tribunals Service so it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.