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In the following provisions of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) for “body corporate” or “body” substitute “ person ” (and for “bodies” substitute “ persons ”)—
(a)section 1(3)(a) and (b) (promotion of lottery),
(b)section 5(1), (2) and (4) (and the heading) (licence to run National Lottery),
(c)section 6(1) and (4) (and the heading) (licence to promote lotteries),
(d)section 7(2)(g) (supplemental), and
(e)section 10(1) and (2) (revocation).
(1)In section 7 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) (licensing: supplemental) after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)The period specified under subsection (1) must—
(a)begin with the date of grant of the licence, and
(b)not exceed 15 years.
(1B)A licence granted under section 5 or 6 may (subject to the restriction in subsection (1A)(b)) include—
(a)provision enabling the period specified under subsection (1) to be extended by the Commission;
(b)provision enabling the period specified under subsection (1) to be extended by agreement between the Commission and the licensee.”
(2)In section 7(2) of that Act for “Such a licence” substitute “ A licence granted under section 5 or 6 ”.
(1)After section 7 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) (licences: supplemental) insert—
(1)The holder of a licence under section 5 or 6—
(a)shall pay a first annual fee to the Commission within such period after the issue of the licence as may be prescribed, and
(b)shall pay an annual fee to the Commission before each anniversary of the issue of the licence.
(2)In this section—
“annual fee” means a fee of such amount as may be prescribed, and
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(3)Subsection (1)(b) does not apply in relation to an anniversary of the issue of a licence on or immediately before which the licence ceases, by virtue of its terms, to have effect.
(4)The Commission shall pay fees received by virtue of this section into the Consolidated Fund.”
(2)Section 7(5) and (6) of that Act (fee on grant of licence) shall cease to have effect.
(3)In section 10 of that Act (revocation of licence)—
(a)after subsection (3) insert—
“(3A)The Commission shall revoke a licence granted under section 5 or 6 if the licensee fails to pay the annual fee in accordance with section 7A; but the Commission may disapply this subsection if it thinks that a failure to pay is attributable to administrative error.”, and
(b)at the end of subsection (4) add “ or under subsection (3A). ”
(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide for Schedule 1 (which amends the licensing structure of the National Lottery) to have effect.
(2)Before making an order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must consult the National Lottery Commission.
(3)An order under subsection (1)—
(a)may make transitional or incidental provision,
(b)may bring all or part of Schedule 1 into force,
(c)may make different provision for different purposes,
(d)shall be made by statutory instrument, and
(e)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
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