To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the National Lottery on the effect on lottery tickets sales of the price change of National Lottery tickets since that price change was made in 2013.
The National Lottery is regulated by the Gambling Commission, who are responsible for approving proposed changes to National Lottery games. The Commission must be satisfied that any proposals from the operator pose no threat to the propriety of the National Lottery, that player protection will be maintained, and subject to these that returns to good causes are likely to be maximised. The Department meets regularly with the Gambling Commission to discuss regulatory matters. In addition, the Department meets with the Gambling Commission and Camelot as operator of The National Lottery on a quarterly basis. This meetings include discussions on the overall level ticket sales and returns to good causes, and factors which have influenced them.