The Lotteries (Prizes and Expenses: Variation and Prescription of Percentage Limits) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-01-13

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 43

BETTING, GAMING AND LOTTERIES
The Lotteries (Prizes and Expenses: Variation and Prescription of Percentage Limits) Order 1997

Made
13th January 1997

Laid before Parliament
20th January 1997

Coming into force
10th February 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 11 and 18 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Lotteries (Prizes and Expenses: Variation and Prescription of Percentage Limits) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 10th February 1997.

2.  The percentage specified in section 11(11) of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(2) (which is the maximum percentage of the proceeds of a society’s lottery or a local lottery that may be appropriated for the provision of prizes) shall, instead of 50 per cent, be 55 per cent.

3.  The percentage specified in section 11(13)(a) of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(3) (which is the maximum percentage of the proceeds of a society’s lottery or a local lottery that, in the case of a lottery the proceeds of which do not exceed £20,000, may be appropriated on account of expenses) shall, instead of 30 per cent, be 35 per cent.

4.  The second percentage specified in section 11(13)(b) of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(4) (which is the maximum percentage of the proceeds of a society’s lottery or a local lottery that the Gaming Board may allow, in the case of a lottery the proceeds of which exceed £20,000, to be appropriated on account of expenses) shall, instead of 30 per cent, be 35 per cent.

5.  The percentage prescribed for the purposes of section 11(16) of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(5) (which is the percentage of the proceeds of a society’s lottery or a local lottery that may be appropriated on account of expenses and prizes together), shall be 80 per cent of the whole proceeds of the lottery.

Timothy Kirkhope
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
13th January 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order increases the percentages prescribed by section 11 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 as the maximum percentages of the proceeds of a society’s or local lottery which may be appropriated for the provision of prizes or expenses. It also limits the percentage which may be appropriated for prizes and expenses combined.
Article 2 increases to 55 per cent the percentage which may be appropriated for prizes. This was formerly set at 50 per cent.
Article 3 increases to 35 per cent the maximum percentage which may be appropriated for expenses, in the case of a lottery where the proceeds do not exceed £20,000. This was formerly limited to 30 per cent.
Article 4 increases to 35 per cent the maximum percentage which the Gaming Board may authorise to be appropriated for expenses, in the case of a lottery where the proceeds exceed £20,000. This was formerly limited to 30 per cent.
Article 5 limits to 80 per cent the maximum percentage of the proceeds which may be appropriated for prizes and expenses together. No such limit has been set previously.


(1)
1976 c. 32 as amended by the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993, s.54 (1993 c. 39).

(2)
As amended by section 52(6) of the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993.

(3)
As amended by section 52(7) of the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993.

(4)
As amended by section 52(7) of the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993.

(5)
As inserted by section 52(8) of the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993.
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