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The Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006

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Conversion of local lottery scheme registrations: transitional provisions

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70.—(1) A local authority to which sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 69 applies is to be treated as if it holds a converted local authority lottery operating licence during the period beginning on 1st September 2007 and ending when the licence issued to the authority in accordance with that paragraph takes effect.

(2) Where the local authority or a person acting on its behalf carries out activities in reliance on sub-paragraph (1) they are to comply with any relevant operating licence conditions.

(3) Section 258 of the 2005 Act is not to apply to activity by a local authority acting in reliance on sub-paragraph (1) if the activity is carried on in accordance with any relevant operating licence conditions.

(4) Section 258 of the 2005 Act is not to apply to activity by a person acting on behalf of a local authority to which sub-paragraph (1) applies if—

(a)he acts otherwise than as an external lottery manager, and

(b)the activity is carried on in accordance with any relevant operating licence conditions.

(5) In this paragraph, any reference to relevant operating licence conditions is to—

(a)any conditions specified by the Gambling Commission under section 75 of the 2005 Act which would be attached in accordance with subsection (3) of that section to a converted local lottery operating licence, and

(b)any conditions specified by the Secretary of State in regulations under section 78 of that Act which would be attached to such a licence.

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