Dáil Éireann - Volume 515 - 07 March, 2000
Written Answers. - Gaming and Lottery Acts.
Mr. Wall Mr. Wall
57. Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the main recommendations of the interdepartmental review group of the Gaming and Lottery Acts, 1956 to 1979; the plans, if any, he has following this review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6824/00]
Mr. Currie Mr. Currie
242. Mr. Currie asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the plans, if any, he has to change the law relating to private lotteries; if so, the date in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6631/00]
Mr. O'Donoghue Mr. O'Donoghue
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): I propose to take Questions Nos. 57 and 242 together.
The report of the interdepartmental group which I established last year to undertake the review of the Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956 is almost complete and I expect to receive it in the near future. In accordance with its terms of reference, the review group has completed a thorough review of the Act including the provisions relating to private lotteries. As the Deputy will appreciate, it will not be possible for me to comment on any aspect until I have received the report and recommendations.
Dáil Éireann 515 Written Answers. Gaming and Lottery Acts.