HC Deb 23 May 1994 vol 244 c12
15. Sir Ivan Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what response he has received to the National Lottery etc. Act 1993; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

I have received a very positive response to the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 from a wide range of groups and individuals throughout the country.

Sir Ivan Lawrence

Will my right hon. Friend do his best to ensure that, consistent with the requirement of the National Lottery etc. Act, the director of Oflot chooses as the operator of the lottery the company that can guarantee the largest possible return for the arts, sport, heritage and charities? That is, after all, the reason why the lottery was set up.

Mr. Brooke

I have absolute confidence in the decision that the Director General of Oflot will make and that he will make it in accordance with the wording of the Act to which my hon. and learned Friend has just referred.

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