National Lottery

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on the National Lottery. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
27.07.2010Financing the London 2012 Olympic Games

Research Papers

DateDescription
14.12.2009The National Lottery: the first 15 years
This Research Paper examines how the National Lottery operates in the UK. In particular, the paper explains the process by which Lottery funds are applied for and distributed to good causes, and summarises trends in the allocation of funding by region and constituency. In addition the paper addresses a number of criticisms levelled at the operation of the Lottery including politically-motivated distribution and the withholding of funds by the distributing bodies.
09.06.2005National Lottery Bill (Bill 6 of 2005-06)
The National Lottery Bill (Bill 6 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/41
23.12.2003Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill (Bill 8 2003/04)
Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill (Bill 8 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/94.
19.07.2001The National Lottery
The National Lottery. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/66. (Updates RP 00/24)
22.03.2001National Lottery (Amendment) Bill (Bill 15 of 2000-01)
National Lottery (Amendment) Bill. (Bill 15 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/31.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
01.07.2010CAMELOT AND USE OF LOTTERY TERMINALS
That this House is alarmed about the organisation Camelot's proposal to mix gambling opportunities with bill-payment services such as those for heating, electricity, water and mobile ...
10.06.2010NATIONAL LOTTERY AND ELECTRONIC BILL PAYMENTS
That this House notes with concern the proposal by Camelot to use its state-protected monopoly infrastructure to provide bill payment services and mobile top-ups at retail outlets, ...
06.04.2010CAMELOT AND POST OFFICE LTD
That this House urges the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to make a statement that the Government does not support the application by Camelot, working with Post Office ...
17.12.2008NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING AND THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
That this House notes that the second tranche of National Lottery money diverted to the London 2012 Olympics will result in �675 million taken from the National Lottery Good Causes ...
17.11.2008NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING AND THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
That this House notes that the second tranche of National Lottery money diverted to the London 2012 Olympics will result in �675 million taken from the National Lottery Good Causes ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - an occasional series of papers compiled by the House of Lords Library