HC Deb 16 January 1968 vol 756 cc545-6W
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:

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.

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