HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 cc420-1W
Miss Begg

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether the investigation into prize competitions will include(a) Women Empowering Women and (b) other gifting schemes; [62436]

(2) what the remit will be of the investigation into prize competitions under the gambling review; when it will begin; and when it will report. [62432]

Mr. Caborn

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Mr. Vernon Coaker) on 23 May 2002,Official Report, column 521 W-522W.

We issued a consultation paper on prize competitions and similar quasi-gambling products, including gifting schemes, on 23 May. It is available in the House Libraries and on our website at www.culture.gov.uk. We intend to reach a view based on this consultation as to whether there is any need for further regulation in this area and, if so, what form it should take.

We are asking for responses to our consultation by 31 August and will announce our conclusions in due course after that.

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