§ 18. Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet)
If he will make a statement on the rules and specification for the renewal of the national lottery licence. 
§ The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Mr. Chris Smith)
The new national lottery licence will be awarded by the National Lottery Commission. The commission published its invitation to apply on 30 November, which sets out what bidders for the new licence are required to do.
§ Sir Sydney Chapman
I thank the Secretary of State for that information. Would he prefer the licensee who operates and administers the national lottery to do so without profit, or does he hope that the operator will be the person who brings in the maximum revenue to the Exchequer and good causes? Alternatively, is he keeping his fingers crossed and hoping for both?