Lotteries (Amendment) Act 1984

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1984 c. 9


Lotteries (Amendment) Act1984

1984 CHAPTER 9

An Act to amend the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 so as to abolish certain offences respecting foreign lotteries; and for connected purposes.

[12th April 1984]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Amendment of section 2 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

1 Amendment of section 2 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

1. In section 2 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976(general lottery offences) the following subsection shall be inserted after subsection (2)—

(2A) In any proceedings instituted under subsection (1) above in respect of the printing, sale or possession of any tickets, advertisements or other documents or in respect of anything done with a view to or in connection with the printing, sale or export from Great Britain of any tickets, advertisements or other documents, it shall be a defence to prove that at the date of the alleged offence the person charged believed, and had reasonable ground for believing—

(a ) that the lottery to which the proceedings relate was not being, and would not be, promoted or conducted wholly or partly in Great Britain; and

(b ) that the tickets, advertisements or other documents were not being, and would not be, used in Great Britain in or in connection with that or any other lottery.’.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Lotteries (Amendment) Act 1984 .

(2) This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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