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Merger between the National Lottery Commission and the Gambling Commission

As part of its scrutiny of draft legislation that could see the National Lottery Commission merged with the Gambling Commission, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that its select committee is due to hear oral evidence from a range of industry experts tomorrow.

The Public Bodies Order of 2013 was laid before Parliament in late-March and would, if passed, see the National Lottery Commission abolished and its duties transferred to the Gambling Commission.

The controversial legislation was preceded last year by a co-location of the two bodies in Birmingham with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport stating that its select committee is due to report its findings to Parliament later this month.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport declared that John Dillon and Daniel Dyball from operator Camelot UK Lotteries Limited will be among those giving evidence in London tomorrow as well as Philip Graf and Jenny Williams from the Gambling Commission.

The one-off event is additionally set to see Anne Wright and Mark Harris from the National Lottery Commission giving their impressions of the planned legislation along with Jonathan Stephens and Samantha Foley from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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