§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs whether he will give a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the dependent territories in which public lotteries have been operated; in how many dependent territories such lotteries continue to be operated; and with what financial results.
§ Mr. Whitlock,
pursuant to his reply[OFFICIAL REPORT, 5th December, 1967; Vol. 755, c. 1126],supplied the following information
The dependent territories in which public lotteries have been operated are Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Swaziland; public lotteries are now operated in two dependent territories, Gibraltar and Hong Kong.
The profit made by the lottery operated in Gibraltar was as follows over the last four years:546W
1964 £160,622 1965 £141,890 1966 £147,150 1967 (Estimated) £129,500
Net proceeds from the public lottery in Hong Kong amounted to:
H.K. $2,026,540 (£139,281) from 30th June, 1965, to 31st March, 1966.
H.K. $2,320,000 (£152,577) from 31st April, 1966, to 31st March, 1967.
The public lottery in Swaziland was not financially successful and was discontinued shortly after its inception in 1964.