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NATIONAL LOTTERY (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 946: tabled on 24 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is alarmed at the apparent size of the consortia bidders to become National Lottery opertor; believes that it is not necessary for such an operator to be a large company, with substantial borrowing, overheads, costs and salaries; is of the opinion that the limited number of tasks necessary to be performed by such an operator can be achieved by one well paid executive and a relatively small staff; that start-up costs ought to be repaid within a year; notes that successful lotteries are operated similarly and economically at the present time in Norway, British Columbia, Ontario, New Zealand, Massachusetts, Texas, Australia (Tattersalls), Austria; and calls upon the director of OFLOT, Mr Peter Davis, to act in accordance with section 4(2) of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 and "secure that the net proceeds of the National Lottery are as great as possible".

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1994
Gordon
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1994
Ipswich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1994
Stafford
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Stockport
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Stockton North
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1994
Wyre Forest
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1994
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Coventry South East
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Reading West
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 1994
Moray
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 1994
Perth and Kinross
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Birkenhead
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1994
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1994
Ealing North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1994
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Nottingham East
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Vauxhall
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Warrington North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1994
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 1994
Wealden
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Kinnock, Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Islwyn
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1994
Broxtowe
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Western Isles
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 1994
Christchurch
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Blaydon
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Great Grimsby
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Torfaen
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
North Warwickshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1994
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Nuneaton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1994
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1994
Lewisham East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1994
North Durham
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Coventry North West
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 1994
Banff and Buchan
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Hammersmith
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
City of Durham
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 April 1994
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1994
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 1994
North Cornwall
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 1994
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1994
Doncaster Central
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1994
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 1994
Angus East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 April 1994
Caernarfon
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 1994
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1994
Sevenoaks

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

NATIONAL LOTTERY (No. 3) (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises that the National Lottery is likely to become the world's biggest, benefiting good causes by up to ú1 billion a year if successfully launched and developed; notes that to become the biggest single consumer product in the country will demand sophisticated computers, telecommunications networks and security systems, plus efficient equipment maintenance, sales, marketing and advertising operations, a capital investment of over ú100 million; welcomes the skilled and experienced consortia bidding for the licence; notes that, on a pro rata population basis compared with Norway (200 staff), British Columbia (350), Ontario (500), New Zealand (100), Massachusetts (500), Texas (600), Australia (Tattersalls) (100) and Austria (350), the implied United Kingdom staff would be 2,800, 6, 700, 2,900, 1,700, 4,900, 2,000, 1,100 and 2,600; notes that one skilled and professional company plans to employ only about 500 staff without disguising and artificially reducing staff numbers by extensive sub-contracting; and believes that the key to a successful National Lottery is the efficiency and effectiveness of the operator who can maximise the money to be raised for sport, the Arts, National Heritage, the Millennium Fund and charities.'.
Conservative, Surbiton
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signature
EDM 946A1: tabled on 30 March 1994