HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc705-6

Lords Amendment: No. 3, in page 7, line 31, at end insert: and in which persons may be invited to purchase tickets or chances".

Dr. Summerskill

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Myer Galpern)

With this amendment, we are also taking Lords Amendment No. 4, in page 7, line 36, at end insert: (ee) the use of postal services in connection with lotteries;

Dr. Summerskill

These amendments are aimed at making it clear that the regulation-making power given to the Secretary of State by Clause 10 extends to particular matters. The first amendment will enable the Secretary of State to make regulations, should this be thought to be desirable, imposing requirements or restrictions on door-to-door visits by lottery ticket sellers and on any undesirable or aggressive selling. This point was made forcibly in Committee.

The second amendment enables the Secretary of State to regulate for example, who may or may not be sent tickets through the post—which was another point made strongly in Committee. These matters were also raised on Report by the hon. Member for Barkston Ash (Mr. Alison).

I undertook to consider the desirability of introducing amendments to cover these points, and I am glad that it has been possible so to amend the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords amendments agreed to.

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