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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.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Charities
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on charities.
13.07.2016Arts Funding: Statistics
This note examines funding for the arts across Great Britain from 1955 to the present. The Arts Council of England (ACE), Creative Scotland (CS), Arts Council of Wales (ACW), as well as the historic Arts Council of Great Britain (ACGB), receive individual examination.
30.07.2015Charities and the voluntary sector: statistics
Statistics on the size, income and activities of the voluntary sector. Includes data on social investment, National Lottery funding, charitable giving and rates of informal and formal volunteering.
27.07.2010Financing the London 2012 Olympic Games
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.
08.03.2000The National Lottery
This paper outlines how money raised from National Lottery ticket sales is distributed between prize money, good causes, Camelot and the Government.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
11.12.2015National Lottery Contribution to Sport, Culture, Charities and National Heritage
Lords Library briefing on the contribution of the National Lottery to sport, culture, charities and national heritage.

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

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses