HC Deb 13 December 2001 vol 376 cc1029-30W
Mr. Laxton

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she will take to implement the recommendations by the Gaming Board for Great Britain to increase the monetary limits for prize bingo. [23389]

Mr. Caborn

I have considered the Board's recommendations and will shortly be laying before Parliament an Order under the Gaming Act 1968 to increase the maximum cash prize in a bingo game played in a bingo club from £15 to £25 and an Order under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 which will increase the maximum cash prize that may be offered in a prize bingo game played in an amusement arcade from £15 to £25 and which will increase the maximum aggregate amount that may be taken by way of the sale of chances in any one prize bingo game played at an arcade from £60 to £90.