§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider a national lottery to raise additional funds for the health service.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Health authorities have power under the Health Services Act 1980 to raise money themselves by means other than lotteries.
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department has no plans to legislate for a national lottery whether to raise additional funds for the Health Service or for any other specific good cause.