§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee when he expects a national lottery outlet in the House to be operational.
§ Mr. Michael J. Martin
At its meeting on 28 February, the Administration Committee considered a request from Camelot Group plc for permission to install a lottery terminal within the precincts of the House. The principle which guides the Committee in its consideration of requests of this kind is that any proposed service must be of direct relevance in assisting Members to carry out their parliamentary duties. It was felt that a lottery terminal did not meet this criterion.