Lotteries: Regulation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a delay to the introduction of the new annual turnover limits beyond 1 January 2020 on (a) the hospice sector, (b) the air ambulance sector and (c) local charities.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, if she will take steps to ensure that undertaking a consultation on a regulatory framework for society lotteries does not lead to a delay in implementing changes to their annual turnover limits.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government announced plans to raise sales and prize limits for large society lotteries in July 2019. The timeframe to introduce the new annual turnover limit is subject to the requirement for 1) the affirmative procedure of introducing secondary legislation and 2) the Gambling Commission to consult on changes to their Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). Taking these requirements into account we expect this change to come into force during 2020. We have not made an assessment of the impact of this timing on the sector.

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