HC Deb 02 July 1959 vol 608 c68W
61. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that newspapers have been reluctant to publish the results of lotteries owing to the provisions of Section 1 (2, h) of the Small Lotteries and Gaming Act, 1956; and whether he will amend the Act in order to clarify the position.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. I do not share the view that paragraph (h) of Section 1 (2) of the 1956 Act refers to a list of the results of a lottery. This paragraph prohibits, subject to exceptions, the publication of a written notice or advertisement of a lottery, but this appears to me when read in its context to refer only to an announcement of an intention to hold a lottery.