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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.

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