Search Legislation

National Lottery etc. Act 1993

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Control by the Secretary of State

26Directions to distributing bodies

(1)A body shall comply with any directions given to it by the Secretary of State as to the matters to be taken into account in determining the persons to whom, the purposes for which and the conditions subject to which the body distributes any money under section 25(1).

(2)The Trustees of the National Heritage Memorial Fund shall comply with any directions given to them by the Secretary of State as to the matters to be taken into account in determining the purposes for which and the conditions subject to which the Trustees apply any money under section 25(4).

(3)A body shall comply with any directions that the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to give the body for securing the proper management and control of money paid to the body under section 24.

(4)Directions under subsection (3) may in particular require a body—

(a)to obtain the consent of the Secretary of State before doing anything specified, or of a description specified, in the directions;

(b)to provide the Secretary of State at times specified by him with such information as he may require.

(5)The Secretary of State shall consult a body before giving any directions to it under this section.

27Power to prohibit distribution in certain cases

(1)Where subsection (2) applies, the Secretary of State may by order prohibit a body from distributing money under section 25(1) to a person specified in the order.

(2)This subsection applies if at the time the order is made—

(a)the person specified is a company of which the body, or a wholly-owned subsidiary of the body, is a member, or

(b)the Secretary of State considers that the body is able (whether directly or indirectly) to control or materially to influence the policy of the person specified in carrying on any undertaking or performing any functions.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)“company” means a company formed and registered under the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 or the [S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6).] Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or a company to which the provisions of that Act or Order apply as they apply to a company so formed and registered, and

(b)“wholly-owned subsidiary” has the meaning given by section 736 of that Act or Article 4 of that Order.

(4)Where subsection (5) applies, the Secretary of State may give directions to a body—

(a)prohibiting it from distributing money under section 25(1) to a person in Northern Ireland specified in the directions, or

(b)requiring it to secure that any money distributed by it under section 25(1) to such a person is not applied for a purpose specified in the directions.

(5)This subsection applies if at the time the directions are given the Secretary of State considers that—

(a)a proscribed organisation for the purposes of the [1991 c. 24.] Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, or

(b)any other organisation that appears to him to be concerned in terrorism in Northern Ireland or in promoting or encouraging it,

might directly or indirectly derive benefit from the distribution of money to the person specified.

(6)In subsection (5) “benefit” includes benefit of a non-financial nature and, in particular, an enhancement of reputation.

(7)A body may not disclose to any other person either the identity of any person specified in directions given to it under subsection (4) or any information that might lead to the identification of such a person.

(8)A body shall provide the Secretary of State with such information as he may require for the purpose of exercising his powers under this section in relation to the body.

28Power to amend section 22

(1)The Secretary of State may by order amend section 22(3) so as to substitute different percentages for any of the percentages for the time being specified there.

(2)Any amendment made under this section shall be such that—

(a)no percentage lower than 5 per cent. is specified in section 22(3), and

(b)the percentages specified in section 22(3) amount in total to 100 per cent.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of section 60(5), an order under this section may provide for sums that apart from the order would be held in the Distribution Fund for distribution by a particular body to be held in the Distribution Fund for distribution by another body specified in section 23.

29Power to amend section 23

(1)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) of section 23 so as—

(a)to substitute a different body for any body for the time being specified in that subsection;

(b)to add another body to the bodies or body for the time being specified in it;

(c)to omit any body for the time being specified in it;

(d)to substitute different percentages for any percentages for the time being specified in it.

(2)Any amendment made under subsection (1) shall be such that the amended subsection—

(a)provides for the whole of the sum mentioned in that subsection to be held for distribution by the one body specified in that subsection, or

(b)provides for the whole of that sum to be held for distribution by the two or more bodies specified in that subsection and specifies, in relation to each of those bodies, what percentage of that sum is to be held for distribution by that body.

(3)The Secretary of State may by order provide that subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) of section 23 shall, pending the making of an order amending that subsection under subsection (1),—

(a)cease to have effect, or

(b)have effect as if any of the bodies for the time being specified in it were omitted.

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of section 60(5)—

(a)an order made under subsection (1) may provide for sums that apart from the order would be held in the Distribution Fund for distribution by a particular body to be held in the Distribution Fund for distribution by another body (being a body that on the coming into force of the order is specified in the subsection amended by the order);

(b)an order made under subsection (3) may provide for sums that apart from the order would be held in the Distribution Fund for distribution by a particular body to be held in the Distribution Fund in the name of the Secretary of State, pending being held for distribution by another body in accordance with the order to be made under subsection (1).

(5)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Secretary of State may exercise his powers under that subsection so as to remove from section 23 any body that has contravened or failed to comply with a requirement or prohibition imposed on it by or under section 26 or 27.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources