Lotteries: Regulation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to bring forward proposals for regulatory reform of the Society Lottery sector.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the proposals from the Gambling Commission for the reform of the Society Lottery sector.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government’s response to the CMS Select Committee’s report on society lotteries advised that it intended to explore all the recommendations further, with advice from the Gambling Commission. We are carefully considering the issues raised by the Select Committee and continue to take advice from the Gambling Commission as we consider policy options.

We expect that the Gambling Commission will publish their advice in due course, when Government has made an announcement on its conclusions.

The Gambling Commission are currently consulting on on increasing provisions around transparency for society lotteries. The consultation closes on 30 September 2017 and can be found here:

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/Consultations/Open-consultations/Have-your-say-on-changes-to-society-lottery-codes-of-practice.aspx

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