If that seems naive, please remember that vandalism, to people as well as buildings, is at its most savage when the quality of life is at its lowest. In an age when unemployment and disillusion may be inevitable, what life has to offer must be both varied and of high quality. Hence the 'Quality of life', and hence the Lottery.
As a self-confessed member of the Lottery Promotion Company, I do not believe the lottery should be taxed at all. The expenditure of its untaxed proceeds would bring back to the Treasury, indirectly but measurably, far more than tax could possibly provide. A 12 per cent tax is bad enough, and ought to be reduced, but the idea that it might rise . . . Please, Mr Kilfoyle, not so loud. Somebody might hear you.
House of Lords
22 MarchReuse content