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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 1984

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11. Conduct of licensed betting offices.

(1)After subsection (1) of section 10 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (licensed betting office to be managed in accordance with the rules set out in Schedule 4 to that Act) there shall be inserted the following subsections:—

(1A)The Secretary of State may, from time to time, by order made by statutory instrument amend the provisions of Schedule 4 to this Act so as to make new provision with respect to the facilities (other than those in respect of which a betting office licence is required) that may be provided in a licensed betting office; and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such an order may—

(a)require compliance with such restrictions as may be specified in the order in relation to—

(i)the use in a licensed betting office of any apparatus for making information or other material available in the form of sounds or visual images or both;

(ii)the use of a licensed betting office for any form of entertainment; and

(iii)the provision in a licensed betting office of any form of refreshment;

(b)provide that paragraphs 1 and 4 of that Schedule shall be construed, subject to those restrictions, as not prohibiting such of the things referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) of paragraph (a) of this subsection, as may be specified in the order;

(c)repeal paragraph 5 of that Schedule.

(1B)Notwithstanding anything in an order under subsection (1A) of this section, Schedule 4 to this Act shall continue to have the effect of prohibiting the provision in a licensed betting office of any facility in respect of which a licence under the Licensing Act 1964 or the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 is required.

(1C)An order under subsection (1A) of this section shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament..

(2)Accordingly, in subsection (2) of the said section 10, for the words " the foregoing subsection " there shall be substituted the words

subsection (1) of this section.

2Advertisement of licensed betting offices.

In subsection (5) of section 10 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (prohibition, with certain exceptions, of advertisements of licensed betting offices), for the words from " save " to " any advertisement " there shall be substituted the words

any advertisement, other than an advertisement to which subsection (6) of this section applies,; and after the said subsection (5) there shall be inserted the following subsection:—

(6)This subsection applies to an advertisement if—

(a)it is published inside but not outside a licensed betting office; or

(b)it complies with such restrictions as may be prescribed and is, in such manner as may be prescribed, published outside a licensed betting office—

(i)from a place inside such an office; or

(ii)in premises giving access to such an office; or

(iii)by being painted on or otherwise attached to the outside of such an office or the outside of premises in which such an office is situated..

3Fees for permits and licences.

In paragraph 20 of Schedule 1 to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (grant or renewal of permit or licence), after sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph :—

(1A)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument amend sub-paragraph (1) above so as to vary any fee for the time being specified in that sub-paragraph; and a statutory instrument containing an order under this sub-paragraph shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament..

4Short title, commencement and extent.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 1984; and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1963 to 1980 and this Act may be cited together as the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1963 to 1984.

(2)Sections 1 and 3 of this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed; and section 2 of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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