Apology: Peter Davis

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The Independent Online
AN ARTICLE following Peter Davis's resignation as the Lottery Regulator (February 4) referred to Mr Davis's evidence to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that he had received information from the FBI as part of his checks into lottery licence candidates. We also reported the FBI's official response, that they have no record of any checks being carried out on behalf of Oflot or Peter Davis.

Mr Davis has now told us that a report was received from the FBI, routed through diplomatic channels, which was also seen by a senior government lawyer. Mr Davis has confirmed that this report , together with other checks, amounted to a full and proper vetting of the candidates.