Amendments proposed to the National Lottery Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     15,     page     9,     line     36,     leave out from 'Parliament' to end of line 38.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     17,     page     10,     line     42,     leave out 'an old lottery distributor' and insert 'the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     17,     page     11,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Money that immediately before the appointed day is held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund for distribution by the Millennium Commission shall on that day be allocated under section 22(3) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as substituted by section 7 above).'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     18,     page     11,     line     13,     leave out subsections (2) and (3).


Mr Richard Caborn


Clause     18,     page     11,     line     32,     leave out ', 30'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     after 'members', insert 'but not more than seven'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out subsection (3).


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out subsection (4).


Mr Richard Caborn


Clause     2,     page     2,     line     19,     leave out 'of Customs and Excise' and insert 'for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs'.


Mr Richard Caborn


Clause     2,     page     2,     line     22,     leave out 'of Customs and Excise' and insert 'for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out '15' and insert '10'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     4,     page     3,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(1C)   Any provision included under subsection (1B) may not enable the licence period to be extended for a longer period in total than that allowed by subsection (1A)(b).'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Clause     5,     page     3,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The level of fee prescribed shall be the Secretary of State's estimate of the cost to the Secretary of State and the National Lottery Commission of performing their duties under this Act.'.


Mr Hugo Swire


Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     26,     leave out '15' and insert '10'.


Guidance to distributing bodies


Mr Don Foster
Jo Swinson


To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 27 of the National Lottery etc. Act (1993) (c. 39), insert—

    "27A   Guidance to distributing bodies

    (1)   The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to the distributing bodies on the distribution of lottery funds, including reference to—

(a) the means of ensuring that lottery funding is allocated without political interference;

(b) the distinction between essential and desirable government expenditure;

(c) the distinction between core central government expenditure and lottery funding;

(d) the distinction between local government expenditure and lottery funding;

(e) the means of ensuring transparency in the funding of projects which receive both national lottery and government funding in relation to—

(i) accounting practice, and

(ii) public announcements.

    (2)   Before issuing guidance under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must consult—

(a) the distributing bodies;

(b) bodies (other than public or local authorities) whose activities are not carried on for profit;

(c) the national Lottery Promotions Unit; and

(d) representatives of local government.

    (3)   Guidance issued under subsection (1) must have regard to the 1998 Compact between the Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector.

    (4)   Guidance under subsection (1) shall not be issued unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (5)   The distributing bodies shall report from time to time on how the guidance issued under subsection (1) has been taken into account.".'.

Distributing bodies: criteria for distribution


Mr Hugo Swire


To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 25(1A) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (application of money by distributing bodies), insert—

    "(1B)   In determining how to distribute money in accordance with subsection (1) a body shall have regard to maintaining the reputation of the National Lottery and the distributing bodies.".'.


That the following provision shall apply to the National Lottery Bill:


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 20th October 2005.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.

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