§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what regulations govern the promotion of(a) raffles, (b) pools and (c) totes in relation to (i) registration, (ii) operation, (iii) percentage payouts, (iv) distribution of funds and (v) administration costs; which regulations specifically limit their use by political parties during and outwith election campaigns; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The operation of raffles or lotteries is regulated by the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. Pool betting and totes are governed by the terms of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963. Provided that a lottery, pools or tote scheme is promoted in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, there are no regulations which specifically restrict their use by political parties.