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National Lottery Act 1998

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12Joint schemes for distribution of money by distributing bodies

(1)After section 25A of the 1993 Act there shall be inserted—

25BJoint schemes for distribution of money by distributing bodies

(1)A body which distributes money under subsection (1) of section 25 may, in accordance with the following provisions of this section, participate with one or more other such bodies in a joint scheme for the distribution of money under that subsection.

(2)A body may participate in a joint scheme if the principal purposes of the joint scheme include purposes for which the body has power to distribute money under subsection (1) of section 25, notwithstanding that the body would not, apart from this section, have power to distribute money under that subsection for meeting expenditure on some of the particular projects for which money may be distributed under the scheme.

(3)Money shall not, under a joint scheme, be distributed for meeting expenditure on any particular project unless the expenditure is such that—

(a)at least one of the bodies participating in the joint scheme has power, acting alone, to distribute money under section 25(1) for meeting the expenditure, or

(b)two or more of the bodies participating in the joint scheme, taken together, have power between them to distribute money under section 25(1) for meeting the expenditure.

(4)Nothing in subsection (3) affects the liability of each body participating in a scheme in relation to the distribution of any money under section 25(1) under the scheme.

(5)Schedule 3A contains supplementary provision in relation to joint schemes.

(2)In section 44 of the 1993 Act (interpretation of Part II) the following definition shall be inserted at the appropriate place in subsection (1)—

“joint scheme” means a joint scheme under section 25B;.

(3)After Schedule 3 to the 1993 Act there shall be inserted the Schedule 3A set out in Schedule 3 to this Act.

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