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National Lottery Duty

EDM number 2260 in 1992-93, proposed by Alan Howarth on 05/07/1993.

That this House, seeking to ensure that the National Lottery will fulfil its purpose as a means of raising additional money for 'good causes', namely, the arts, sport, the heritage and charities; is concerned that the amount available for good causes will be reduced at source by the imposition of a duty of 12 per cent. on the tickets bought; bears in mind that every pound taken in tax on sales reduces the amount available for the 'good causes'; notes that the tax revenue derived from new activity generated by the operation of the National Lottery and the distribution of its proceeds, combined with a tax on winnings, will more than compensate the Exchequer for revenue lost by transfer of expenditure to the National Lottery; notes, further, that in many state lotteries taxation is imposed on winnings rather than on the stake and that this is fully accepted by the public at large; and calls upon the Government to table an amendment to the Finance (No. 2) Bill to provide for duty on the National Lottery to be imposed on winnings and not on the stake.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Alan Howarth05/07/1993Stratford-on-AvonProposed
Michael Connarty06/07/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Roger Evans06/07/1993MonmouthSigned
Norman Godman06/07/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Hannam06/07/1993ExeterSigned
David Alton07/07/1993Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Tommy Graham07/07/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie07/07/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bryan Davies07/07/1993Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Ian Davidson07/07/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Cummings07/07/1993EasingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara07/07/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill O'Brien07/07/1993NormantonSigned
Alf Morris07/07/1993Manchester WythenshaweSigned
John Maxton07/07/1993Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Barry Jones07/07/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Michael Colvin07/07/1993Romsey and WatersideSigned
John Home Robertson08/07/1993East LothianSigned
Tom Cox08/07/1993TootingSigned
Hugh Dykes08/07/1993Harrow EastSigned
Richard Alexander08/07/1993NewarkSigned
Austin Mitchell12/07/1993Great GrimsbySigned
Peter Hardy13/07/1993WentworthSigned
Eric Illsley13/07/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Ivan Lawrence13/07/1993BurtonSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody13/07/1993Crewe & NantwichSigned
Roland Boyes14/07/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dennis Turner21/07/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Stuart Randall22/10/1993Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Tessa Jowell22/10/1993DulwichSigned
Alex Carlile22/10/1993MontgomerySigned
Joan Walley01/11/1993Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned

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