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

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Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

72

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
Mr Andrew Turner

73

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

   

Mr Richard Caborn

11

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


   

Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

18

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

   

Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

19

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

   

Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

20

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


   

Mr Richard Caborn

2

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

   

Mr Richard Caborn

3

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

   

Mr Richard Caborn

100

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     26,     leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—

      '(a) for the purpose of complying with an enactment,

      (aa) in pursuance of an order of a court,

      (ab) for the purpose of legal proceedings connected with the operation of an enactment relating to lotteries,

      (ac) with the consent of the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs,

      (ad) with the consent of each person to whom the information relates, or'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

101

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     32,     at end insert—

          '4C   Wrongful disclosure

          (1)   This section applies to a person—

          (a) who is or was an officer or employee of the National Lottery Commission, or

          (b) who acts or acted on behalf of the National Lottery Commission.

          (2)   A person to whom this section applies commits an offence if he discloses information received from the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in contravention of section 4B(3) and the information relates to a person whose identity—

          (a) is specified in the disclosure, or

          (b) can be deduced from it.

          (3)   It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section of disclosing information to prove that he reasonably believed—

          (a) that the disclosure was lawful, or

          (b) that the information had already and lawfully been made available to the public.

          (4)   A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

          (a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or to both, or

          (b) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

          (5)   In relation to a conviction occurring before the commencement of section 282 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c.44) (short sentences) the reference in subsection (4)(b) to 12 months shall have effect as if it were a reference to six months.

          (6)   In the application of this section to Scotland or Northern Ireland the reference in subsection (4)(b) to 12 months shall be taken as a reference to six months.".'.


   

Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

21

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

   

Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Andrew Turner

22

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
Mr Andrew Turner

23

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
Mr Andrew Turner

74

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


NEW CLAUSES

Guidance to distributing bodies

   

Mr Don Foster
Jo Swinson

NC1

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
Mr Andrew Turner

NC2

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.".'.


ORDERS OF THE HOUSE [14th JUNE AND 11th OCTOBER 2005]

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

Commital

    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 3rd November 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.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [25th OCTOBER 2005]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the National Lottery Bill, in addition to its first meeting on Tuesday 25th October at 10.30 a.m., the Standing Committee shall meet on Tuesday 25th October at 4.00 p.m., Thursday 27th October at 9.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m., Tuesday 1st November at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and Thursday 3rd November at 9.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown below and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 3rd November: Clause 7; Clause 19; Clause 13; Schedule 2; Clause 14; Clauses 8 to 12; Clauses 15 to 18; Clause 20; Schedule 3; Clauses 21 to 23; Clauses 1 to 6; Schedule 1; remaining proceedings on the Bill.


 
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