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Gaming (Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 573

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES

Gaming (Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

10th December 1996

Coming into operation

27th January 1997

The Department of Health and Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 76(2) of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Gaming (Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 27th January 1997.

Amendment of the Gaming (Bingo) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987

2.  In regulation 2(1)(b) and (c) of the Gaming (Bingo) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2) for “£6·60” there shall be substituted “£8 (exclusive of value added tax)”.

Revocation

3.  The Gaming (Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(3) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on 10th December 1996.

L.S.

Jeremy Harbison

Under Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These regulations amend the Gaming (Bingo) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 by increasing the maximum charge which may be made in respect of gaming by way of bingo on bingo club premises from £6·60 to £8 (exclusive of value added tax). The new reference to value added tax does not indicate a change in the position on this tax but has been included for the purpose of clarification. The Gaming (Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 are revoked as a consequence of these regulations.

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