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398. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legislation she envisages being repealed with the enactment of the gambling control Bill; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13188/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): It is envisaged that the Gambling Control Bill, which is currently with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel for drafting, will, upon enactment, repeal all extant betting and gaming legislation including the Totalisator Act 1929, the Betting Act 1931 and the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956. The Deputy will be aware that legislation governing the National Lottery will not be affected by the enactment of the Gambling Control Bill.