Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (171)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

171. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality as part of the awarding of the new national lottery licence, if he plans to review the weekly €20,000 prize fund cap on lotteries operated by charities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29784/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

Section 28 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956-2013 specifies the maximum amount that may be paid in prizes per week for lotteries licensed under that section. The amount is currently €20,000 per week. However, the Deputy will be aware that section 28 has been amended by section 51 of the recently enacted National Lottery Act 2013. The weekly maximum is being increased to €30,000.

I understand the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will be making a Commencement Order shortly, bringing Part 9 of the National Lottery Act, which includes section 51, into operation.