HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 cc274-5
Mr. N. Macpherson

I beg to move, in page 16, line 6, to leave out from "applies" to the end of line 10 and to insert: of amusements with prizes; and in subsection (3) of the said section twenty-three (which defines the entertainments to which that section applies as bazaars, sales of work, fetes and other entertainments of a similar character, whether limited to one day or extending over two or more days) after the word ' fetes ' there shall be inserted the words ' dinners, dances, sporting or athletic events ' ". This is a drafting Amendment. On the Committee stage my right hon. Friend the Joint Under-Secretary of State accepted an Amendment from my hon. Friend the Member for Honiton (Mr.Mathew)to include in Section 23 (3) of the Betting and Lotteries Act, which deals with the entertainments as an incident to which lotteries may be permitted, the words "dinner or dance". My right hon. Friend said at the time that he was not certain, in accepting the Amendment, whether these words were appropriate. This Amendment includes the words "sporting or athletic events". As my right hon. Friend said, at sporting and athletic events, as well as noncommercial dinners and dances, it is not unusual to have an amusement with prizes. I hope that this will satisfy my hon. Friend the Member for Honiton, for it is an improvement.

Mr. Robert Mathew (Honiton)

The points I put in Committee are fully met in this Amendment and I am most grateful.

Amendment agreed to.