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Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government fully accept Mr Justice Richards' judgment. The judge recognised that the National Lottery Commission had intended to be fair and made clear that, as a responsible public authority, the commission could be relied on to act in accordance with the judgment.
What mechanism they have put in place to ensure that when the current National Lottery operating licence expires, there is no hiatus in the running of the National Lottery; and [HL4123]
Whether they are confident that the remaining members of the National Lottery Commission can reach a proper and fair decision on the award of the new operating licence for the National Lottery within a timescale that will enable the next operator of the National Lottery to continue the award of moneys to the good causes without any hiatus, in the event that Camelot is not successful in its application to be awarded the new Lottery operating licence. [HL4124]
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The award of the new Lottery operating licence is the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission. The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport appointed Lord Burns to the commission last week and the Government have every confidence that Lord Burns will be able to assist the current licensing process to a timely and proper conclusion. The Government have not made any
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government have maintained their policy of seeking and welcoming bids from efficient not-for-profit operators. But the decision on the award of the next licence is a matter for the National Lottery Commission. It will make its decision on the need to maximise returns to good causes, subject to ensuring propriety and protecting players' interests.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The noble Lord, Lord Burns, was appointed to the National Lottery Commission on 12 October 2000 to succeed Dame Helena Shovelton. The National Lottery Commission appoints its own chairman from among its members; the Commission elected Lord Burns chairman on 16 October.
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For 1973-74 to 1983-84, the highest rate charged includes investment income surcharge at 15 per cent but this total rate would apply only if the taxpayer's income included investment income greater than the threshold for the highest rate of surcharge, which varied between £2,000 in 1973-74 and £7,100 in 1983-84.