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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I AUTHORISATION AND REGULATION OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1. The National Lottery.

      2. 2. Legality of lotteries forming part of the National Lottery.

      3. 3. Preliminary

      4. 3A. The Gambling Commission.

      5. 4. Overriding duties of the Secretary of State and Director General.

      6. 4A.Consultation with Gambling Commission

      7. 4B.Disclosure of information

      8. 4C.Wrongful disclosure

    2. The licensing system

      1. 5. Licensing of a person to run the National Lottery.

      2. 6. Licensing of persons to promote lotteries.

      3. 7. Licences under sections 5 and 6: further provisions.

      4. 7A.Annual fee

      5. 8. Variation of conditions in licences.

      6. 9. Enforcement of conditions in licences.

      7. 10. Revocation of licences.

      8. 10A.Financial penalties for breach of conditions in licences.

      9. 10B.Appeals against financial penalties.

      10. 10C.Annual levy

    3. Control by the Secretary of State

      1. 11. Directions to the Director General.

      2. 12. Regulations as to the promotion of lotteries.

      3. 13. Contravention of regulations an offence.

    4. Provision of information by the Director General

      1. 14. Annual report.

      2. 15. Power of the Secretary of State to require information.

    5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 16. False representations as to the National Lottery.

      2. 17. Extension of powers of Horserace Totalisator Board.

      3. 18. Control of betting on the National Lottery.

      4. 19. Restriction of enactments relating to the rehabilitation of offenders.

      5. 20. Interpretation of Part I.

  3. Part II DISTRIBUTION OF THE NET PROCEEDS OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

    1. The distribution system

      1. 21. The National Lottery Distribution Fund.

      2. 22. Apportionment of money in Distribution Fund.

      3. 23. The distributing bodies.

      4. 24. Payments from Distribution Fund to distributing bodies.

      5. 25. Application of money by distributing bodies.

      6. 25A. Delegation by distributing bodies of their powers of distribution.

      7. 25B.Joint schemes for distribution of money by distributing bodies.

      8. 25C. Strategic plans for distributing bodies.

      9. 25D. Strategic plans for distributing bodies in or as regards Scotland

      10. 25E.Distribution of funds: publicity

    2. Control by the Secretary of State

      1. 26. Directions to distributing bodies.

      2. 26A. Directions to distributing bodies in or as regards Scotland

      3. 27. Power to prohibit distribution in certain cases.

      4. 28. Power to amend section 22.

      5. 29. Power to amend section 23.

      6. 29A.Reallocation of funds

    3. Winding up of fund allocated under section 22(3)(e)

      1. 30. Winding up of fund allocated under section 22(3)(e).

    4. Distribution Fund: further provisions

      1. 31. Payments from Distribution Fund in respect of expenses.

      2. 32. Investment of Distribution Fund.

      3. 33. Accounts of the Secretary of State and National Debt Commissioners.

    5. Reports and accounts of distributing bodies

      1. 34. Annual reports by distributing bodies ....

      2. 35. Accounts of distributing bodies other than the Big Lottery Fund .

    6. The Trustees of the National Heritage Memorial Fund

      1. 36. Amendment of the National Heritage Act 1980.

    7. The Big Lottery Fund

      1. 36A.The Fund

      2. 36B.Power to distribute funds

      3. 36C.Non-lottery funds

      4. 36D.Power to give advice

      5. 36E.Directions

    8. The National Lottery Charities Board

      1. 37. The National Lottery Charities Board.

      2. 38. Grants to charities etc.

      3. 39. Accounts.

    9. The Millennium Commission

      1. 40. The Millennium Commission.

      2. 41. Grants in respect of projects.

      3. 42. Annual report.

      4. 43. Accounts.

    10. The New Opportunities Fund

      1. 43A. The New Opportunities Fund.

      2. 43B. Functions of the New Opportunities Fund.

      3. 43C. Provisions supplemental to section 43B.

      4. 43CC. Directions to New Opportunities Fund in or as regards Scotland

      5. 43D. Accounts.

    11. Supplementary

      1. 44. Interpretation of Part II.

  4. Part III MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO LOTTERIES

    1. Preliminary

      1. 45. Interpretation of Part III.

    2. Importation and exportation restrictions

      1. 46. Importation and exportation restrictions.

    3. Private lotteries

      1. 47. Private lotteries.

    4. Societies’ lotteries and local lotteries

      1. 48. Registration of societies.

      2. 49. Registration of lottery schemes.

      3. 50. Lottery managers.

      4. 51. Frequency of lotteries.

      5. 52. Rules for lotteries.

      6. 53. Offences.

      7. 54. Powers of the Secretary of State to vary monetary limits and to prescribe or vary fees.

      8. 55. Interpretation of the 1976 Act.

  5. Part IV POOL BETTING

    1. 56. Removal of prohibition on the use of premises for the delivery of football pools coupons and stakes.

    2. 57. Reduction of age limit in relation to football pool betting.

    3. 58. Roll-over of prize money.

    4. 59. Pool promoters’ dividends.

  6. Part V SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 60. Orders and regulations.

    2. 61. Directions.

    3. 62. Expenses.

    4. 63.Northern Ireland

    5. 64. Repeals.

    6. 65. Commencement.

    7. 66. Short title.

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      LEGALITY ETC. OF LOTTERIES FORMING PART OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

      1. The Gaming Act 1968 (c. 65)

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. The Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 (c. 32)

        1. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (S.I. 1985/1204 (N.I. 11))

        1. 3.(1) In Article 2(3) of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. Tenure of office

        1. 1.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a...

      2. Remuneration etc.

        1. 2.(1) The Director General shall be paid such remuneration and...

      3. Staff

        1. 3.The Director General may appoint such staff as he may...

        2. 4.Anything authorised or required by or under any enactment to...

      4. Finance

        1. 5.There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—...

      5. Evidence

        1. 6.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      6. The Parliamentary Commissioner

        1. 7.In the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, in Schedule 2 (departments...

      7. The Council on Tribunals

        1. 8.(1) In section 7 of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act...

      8. Parliamentary disqualification

        1. 9.(1) In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, in...

    3. Schedule 2A

      The Gambling Commission

      1. Status and capacity

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Membership

        1. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. Tenure of office

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Chairman

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

      5. Remuneration and allowances

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . ....

      6. Staff

        1. 6.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 6A.. . . . . . . . . ....

      7. Proceedings

        1. 7.. . . . . . . . . ....

      8. Delegation

        1. 8.. . . . . . . . . ....

      9. Duty to give reasons for decisions

        1. 9.(1) It shall be the duty of the Commission to...

      10. Finance

        1. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

      11. Accounts

        1. 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

      12. Application of seal and evidence

        1. 12.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 13.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 14.. . . . . . . . . ....

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      REVOCATION OF LICENCES

      1. Part I DISCRETIONARY GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION

        1. 1.A condition in the licence has been contravened.

        2. 2.Any information given by the licensee to the Director General—...

        3. 3.(1) A proposal for a voluntary arrangement under Part I...

        4. 4.In the case of a licence granted under section 5—...

        5. 5.In the case of a licence granted under section 6—...

      2. Part II PROCEDURE AND APPEALS

        1. Notice of proposed revocation

          1. 6.(1) Where the Director General proposes to revoke a licence,...

        2. Suspension of licence

          1. 7.(1) The Director General may suspend a licence as from...

        3. Decision by the Director General

          1. 8.(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations as to...

          2. 9.(1) If any written representations against the revocation of a...

        4. Appeals to the Secretary of State

          1. 10. REVOCATION OF LICENCES

        5. Appeals

          1. 11.(1) Where the Director General decides under paragraph 9 to...

    5. Schedule 3A

      Joint schemes: supplementary provisions

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “ year ” means any period of...

      2. Authorisation or approval by Secretary of State

        1. 2.(1) Where the maximum amount of money which could be...

      3. Contents of authorisations and approvals

        1. 3.An order under paragraph 2(1) or an approval under paragraph...

      4. Effect of increasing annual limit on schemes authorised by order

        1. 4.Where— (a) a joint scheme is authorised by an order...

      5. Powers

        1. 5.(1) The powers conferred by section 25A may, in particular,...

      6. Modification

        1. 6.(1) A joint scheme may be modified by the bodies...

      7. Termination

        1. 7.(1) If, in the case of a joint scheme authorised...

      8. Orders under s.29(1): participant ceasing to be distributing body

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies in any case where an order...

      9. Authorisation to continue payments despite occurrence of certain events

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies in any case where—

    6. SCHEDULE 4

      AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL HERITAGE ACT 1980 (C.17)

      1. 1.In section 1(2) (constitution of the Trustees of the National...

      2. 2.In section 2 (payments into the National Heritage Memorial Fund)...

      3. 3. AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL HERITAGE ACT 1980 (C.17)

      4. 4. AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL HERITAGE ACT 1980 (C.17)

      5. 5.In section 6(2) (investment of sums paid into the National...

      6. 6.In section 17 (expenses and receipts) after “and” there shall...

      7. 7.In paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 1 (expenses of Trustees to...

    7. SCHEDULE 4A

      THE BIG LOTTERY FUND

      1. Part 1 Constitution

        1. Membership

          1. 1.(1) The Big Lottery Fund shall consist of between 9...

        2. Tenure

          1. 2.A person shall hold and vacate office as Chairman or...

          2. 3.The Chairman or another member may resign his office by...

          3. 4.(1) The Chairman or another member may be removed from...

          4. 5.A person who ceases, otherwise than by virtue of paragraph...

        3. Staff

          1. 6.The Fund may appoint staff (subject to any directions under...

        4. Committees

          1. 7.(1) The Fund shall establish— (a) a committee, chaired by...

          2. 8.Nothing in paragraph 7 or section 25A(6) shall prevent the...

          3. 9.Section 25A(7) shall apply in relation to any committee of...

        5. Status

          1. 10.The Fund shall not be regarded as the servant or...

        6. Supervision

          1. 11.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c....

        7. Disqualification

          1. 12.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of...

          2. 13.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      2. Part 2 Proceedings

        1. Self-regulation

          1. 14.The Fund may, subject to this Schedule, regulate its procedure...

        2. Records

          1. 15.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition...

        3. Saving

          1. 16.The validity of proceedings of the Fund or a committee...

      3. Part 3 Money

        1. Remuneration, &c.

          1. 17.(1) The Fund may pay to the Chairman, another member...

          2. 18.(1) The Fund may (subject to any directions under section...

        2. Payments

          1. 19.The Fund may make payments in respect of expenditure (which...

        3. Investment

          1. 20.(1) The Fund may deposit money in an interest-bearing account...

        4. Accounts

          1. 21.(1) The Fund shall— (a) keep proper accounting records relating...

    8. SCHEDULE 5

      THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      1. Membership

        1. 1. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      2. Committees

        1. 2. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      3. Tenure of office

        1. 3. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      4. Remuneration and allowances

        1. 4. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      5. Staff

        1. 5. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      6. Proceedings

        1. 6. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      7. Application of seal and evidence

        1. 7. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

        2. 8. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      8. Finance

        1. 9. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      9. Status of the Board

        1. 10. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      10. Parliamentary disqualification

        1. 11. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

      11. Exemption from register of charities

        1. 12. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

    9. SCHEDULE 6

      THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      1. Membership

        1. 1. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

        2. 2. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      2. Tenure of office

        1. 3. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

        2. 4. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

        3. 5. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      3. Allowances

        1. 6. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      4. Staff

        1. 7. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      5. Proceedings

        1. 8. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      6. Application of seal and evidence

        1. 9. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

        2. 10. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      7. Finance

        1. 11. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

      8. Status of the Millennium Commission

        1. 12. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

        2. 13. THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION

    10. Schedule 6A

      The New Opportunities Fund

      1. Membership

        1. 1. The New Opportunities Fund

      2. Committees

        1. 2. The New Opportunities Fund

      3. Tenure of office

        1. 3. The New Opportunities Fund

      4. Remuneration and allowances

        1. 4. The New Opportunities Fund

      5. Staff

        1. 5. The New Opportunities Fund

      6. Proceedings

        1. 6. The New Opportunities Fund

      7. Application of seal and evidence

        1. 7. The New Opportunities Fund

        2. 8. The New Opportunities Fund

      8. Status of New Opportunities Fund

        1. 9. The New Opportunities Fund

        2. 10. The New Opportunities Fund

      9. Application to Scotland

        1. 11. The New Opportunities Fund

    11. SCHEDULE 7

      REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES

      1. Part I AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE 1976 ACT

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        5. 5.. . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 6.. . . . . . . . . ....

        7. 7.. . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 8.. . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 9.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Part II SCHEDULE TO BE INSERTED IN THE 1976 ACT AFTER SCHEDULE 1

        1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    12. SCHEDULE 8

      REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      1. 1. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      2. 2. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      3. 3. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      4. 4. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      5. 5. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      6. 6. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      7. 7. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      8. 8. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      9. 9. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

      10. 10. REGISTRATION OF SCHEMES: AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1976 ACT

    13. SCHEDULE 9

      SCHEDULE TO BE INSERTED IN THE 1976 ACT AFTER SCHEDULE 2

    14. SCHEDULE 10

      REPEALS

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