HC Deb 02 February 1978 vol 943 c279W
56. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the working of the Lotteries Acts in the light of the operation of the Cashcade instant lottery scheme opened in numerous selling centres all over London and offering a £1,000 chance for a 25p ticket.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have no reason to suppose that the Cashcade arrangements, which, I understand, involve the services of agents acting on behalf of charities and local authorities, contravene the provisions of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. The Act provides for the maximum price of a lottery ticket to be 25p and the maximum prize in a short-term lottery to be £1,000.