To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of a licence for (a) remote and (b) non-remote lottery in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07; and if she will re-open consultation with the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association on the cost of lottery licences.
The information is set out as follows:
|Lotteries fees( 1)||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07|
|Registration Fee (Society)||4,810||4,954||5,152|
|Registration Fee (Local Authority)||4,810||4,954||5,152|
|Renewal Fee (Local Authority and Society)||188||194||202|
|(1 )Licence fees were set under the provisions Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and were payable for non-remote licences only. |
(2) Lottery with turnover (total value of tickets sold).
Under the Gambling Act 2005, licence fees are payable for both non-remote and remote provision.
|Application fees (from 1 January 2007)|
|Operating licence type||A||B||C||D||E||F||G||H|
|Annual fees (from 1 September 2007)|
|Operating licence type||A||B||C||D||E||F||C||H|
Following representations from the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association, the Department has accepted advice from the Gambling Commission that the level of annual remote fees for society lotteries should be lowered to the same level as non-remote society operators i.e. £348, £692 and £1,392. The Department intends to lay amending regulations in April.