HL Deb 13 January 1998 vol 584 cc199-200WA
Lord Merlyn-Rees

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have published the draft Bill to restrict the frequency of lottery draws.[HL 109]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

My honourable friend the Minister of State published the draft Lotteries (Frequent Draws) Bill on 7 January for comments by 30 January.

This follows his 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.