Clause 7 - National Lottery Distribution Fund: apportionment

Part of National Lottery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 4:00 pm, 25th October 2005

I beg to move amendment No. 29, in clause 7, page 4, line 38, at end insert—

‘(3BA)At least three months before making an order under subsection (3A) the Secretary of State shall—

(a)give public notice of the proposed order, on his website and by other means,

(b)invite representations to be made to him, and

(c)consider those representations when making or not making the order, with or without modifications.

(3BB)The Secretary of State shall publish the representations and consultation responses received and give his reasons for making the order at the time of making the order.’.

I welcome you to the Chair, Mr. Gale. The Committee started at a cracking pace this morning. I am not sure that we are making the progress that we should, but we are doing our level best. I am sure that you will both be indulgent and keep us in order.