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Thursday 3rd November 2005


Standing Committee Proceedings


Standing Committee A


National Lottery Bill


[Seventh and Eighth Sittings]


New Clauses


Guidance to distributing bodies


Mr Don Foster


Jo Swinson


Withdrawn  NC1


To move the following Clause:—


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



Guidance to distributing bodies



The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to the distributing bodies on


the distribution of lottery funds, including reference to—



the means of ensuring that lottery funding is allocated without


political interference;



the distinction between essential and desirable government





the distinction between core central government expenditure and


lottery funding;



the distinction between local government expenditure and lottery





the means of ensuring transparency in the funding of projects


which receive both national lottery and government funding in


relation to—



accounting practice, and



public announcements.



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





the distributing bodies;



bodies (other than public or local authorities) whose activities


are not carried on for profit;



the national Lottery Promotions Unit; and


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representatives of local government.



Guidance issued under subsection (1) must have regard to the 1998


Compact between the Government and the Voluntary and Community





Guidance under subsection (1) shall not be issued unless a draft has been


laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.



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


Negatived on division  NC2


To move the following Clause:—


‘After section 25(1A) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (application of money


by distributing bodies), insert—



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.”.’.


Bill, as amended, to be reported.


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