HC Deb 12 November 1936 vol 317 c1076W

asked the Home Secretary whether in view of the impecunious time now being experienced by many hospitals, convalescent homes, and local cricket and football clubs, he will consider an amendment of the law to enable voluntary organisations of this character to promote prize draws of moderate dimensions?


The law relating to lotteries was reviewed by Parliament as recently as 1934 and Sections 23 and 24 of the Betting and Lotteries Act of that year exempt certain types of lotteries from the general prohibition of lotteries provided that the conditions specified in those sections are complied with. I cannot undertake to introduce fresh legislation dealing with this subject.

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