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Minor And Consequential Amendments

Volume 591: debated on Monday 22 June 1998

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The Public Records Act 1958

8. In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition of public records) the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place in Part II of the Table at the end of paragraph 3—

"National Lottery Commission."

The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

9. In the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, in Schedule 2 (departments and authorities subject to investigation)—

(a) the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place—

"National Lottery Commission."; and.

(b) the entry relating to the Office of the Director General of the National Lottery shall be omitted.

The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

10. In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975—

(a) in Part II of Schedule 1 (bodies of which all members are disqualified) the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place—

"The National Lottery Commission;"; and.

(b) in Part III of that Schedule (other disqualifying offices) the entry relating to the Director General of the National Lottery shall be omitted.

The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

11. In the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975—

  • (a) the same entry as is set out in paragraph 10(a) above shall be inserted at the appropriate place in Part II of Schedule 1; and
  • (b) in Part III of that Schedule, the entry relating to the Director General of the National Lottery shall be omitted.
  • The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992

    12.—(1) The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 shall be amended as follows.

    (2) In section 7 (which restricts Ministers' powers to remove members of tribunals listed in Schedule 1 to that Act) in subsection (2) (tribunals to which that section does not apply)—

  • (a) after "33(a)," there shall be inserted "33AA,"; and
  • (b) the words "33A," shall be omitted.
  • (3) In Schedule 1 (tribunals under the supervision of the Council on Tribunals) paragraph 33A (which relates to the Director General) shall be omitted and after paragraph 33 there shall be inserted—

    "National Lottery33AA. The National Lottery Commission in respect of their functions under sections 10 and 10A of, and Schedule 3 to, the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39), and any member, employee or committee of that Commission authorised under paragraph 8 of Schedule 2A to that Act to exercise any of those functions."

    The 1993 Act

    13. In section 14 of the 1993 Act (annual report) in subsection (2)—

  • (a) paragraph (a) (which relates to the first report of the Director General) shall be omitted; and
  • (b) after that paragraph there shall be inserted—
  • "(aa) the period beginning with the date on which section 3A comes into force and ending with the next 31st March, and".

    14. In section 20 of the 1993 Act (interpretation of Part I)—

  • (a) before the definition of "contravention" there shall be inserted—
    • ""the Commission" means the National Lottery Commission;"; and.
  • (b) the definition of "the Director General" shall be omitted.
  • 15.—(1) Section 31 of the 1993 Act (payments from Distribution Fund in respect of expenses) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (2)—

  • (a) paragraph (a) (meeting payments made or to be made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 2) shall cease to have effect; and
  • (b) after that paragraph there shall be inserted—
  • "(aa) meeting payments made or to be made under paragraph 10 of Schedule 2A,".

    (3) Subsection (3) (which relates to subsection (2)(a)) shall be omitted.

    (4) At the end of the section there shall be added—

    "(4) In determining what amounts are appropriate for meeting the payments referred to in subsection (2)(aa), the Secretary of State shall take into account sums paid or to be paid into the Consolidated Fund under section 7(6)."").

    My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 4 to 9.

    Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 4 to 9.—(Lord McIntosh of Haringey.)

    On Question, Motion agreed to.