National Lottery

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:59 am on 6th March 1992.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field , Birkenhead 10:59 am, 6th March 1992

Does the Home Secretary accept that the only wage packet for thousands of families in Merseyside comes from the member of the family who works in the pools? He proposes to introduce this measure without undertaking a single piece of work on the likely employment consequences. We accept that it is totally proper for the right hon. Gentleman to do as he wishes with his own money, but it is intolerable for him to gamble with the jobs of my constituents. Will he give a commitment that if he proceeds with the scheme the centre for the national lottery will be in Merseyside?