Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Bernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
I raise the concern expressed by hundreds of thousands of national lottery players who have supported a good cause for many years and whose confidence has wavered in recent times by virtue of the main prize having been rolled over for almost six months. It is a precedent which was set in 1913 in Monte Carlo and later in Las Vegas. Given the important work done by the national lottery and the public confidence needed to support it, I suggest it is appropriate to refer the matter to the Committee on Budgetary Oversight and the Minister, with the possibility of the regulator appearing before the committee to expedite the review already in hand in the Minister's Department.