§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer by the Secretary of State for National Heritage of 2 FebruaryOfficial Report, column 109, if he will make it his policy to reduce the regime for tax on football pools to the level of tax to be imposed on the national lottery, subject to agreement that the funds given back are dedicated to the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
§ Sir John Cope
I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's decision on the taxation of the national lottery.