Scrutiny of draft Public Bodies Order 2013

22 May 2013

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding a short inquiry into the Government’s plan to merge the Gambling Commission with the National Lottery Commission.

The Committee will hold a single evidence session on Tuesday 4 June.



  • John Dillon, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary, and Daniel Dyball, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd


  • Philip Graf CBE, Chair, and Jenny Williams, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission
  • Dr Anne Wright CBE, Chair, and Mark Harris, Chief Executive, National Lottery Commission


  • Jonathan Stephens, Permanent Secretary, and Samantha Foley, Director of Finance and Commercial, Department for Culture, Media and Sport


  1. The Gambling Commission is in place to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain.
  2. The National Lottery Commission is responsible for ensuring that the National Lottery is run with all due propriety and maximises the amount of money available to good causes.
  3. Further details about the draft order (external site) can be found in the Explanatory Document (PDF 44KB) prepared by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and can be found on its website.
  4. A public consultation on the proposal has already been conducted by the Department and a summary of responses (PDF 187 KB) is also available on the DCMS’s website.

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