Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (42)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

42. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the impact the legal proceedings initiated by the Rehab Group and Rehab Lotteries will have on the tendering process of the new national lottery licence. [42513/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I received correspondence some months ago on behalf of Rehab Lotteries which gave notice of its intention to challenge the State regarding the establishment and operation of the National Lottery on competition grounds. Having taken legal advice the response given was that the organisation’s assertion was unfounded and that in the event of proceedings being issued they would be vigorously defended by the State. The threat of legal proceedings had no impact on the tendering process for the award of the National Lottery license.