HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c1126
24. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs whether he will give a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the dependent territories in which public lotteries have been operated; in how many dependent territories such lotteries continue to be operated; and with what financial result.

Mr. Whitlock

I am having inquiries made and will publish the results in the OFFICIAL REPORT as soon as they have been completed.

Sir J. Langford-Holt

Will the Minister state that it is the Government's view that these things are not immoral and that they produce money?

Mr. Whitlock

We leave it to the territories concerned to make proposals. There are in operation in Hong Kong and Gibraltar two public lotteries which I understand are very successful.

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