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House of Commons

 
 

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Withdrawn  NC1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—

 

“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


 
 

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(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

 

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—

 

“(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.”.’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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