HC Deb 13 January 1998 vol 304 cc165-6W
Ms Blears

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has published the draft Bill to restrict the frequency of lottery draws. [23094]

Mr. George Howarth

I published the draft Lotteries (Frequent Draws) Bill on 7 January for comments by 30 January.

This follows my announcement on 13 November that the Government intend to introduce legislation seeking to restrict the frequency of on-line lottery draws under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

The draft Bill restricts the frequency of such draws to one a day on any particular premises in Great Britain.