S.I. No. 130/1990 - Restrictive Practices (National Lottery) Order, 1990.

S.I. No. 130 of 1990.


I, DESMOND O'MALLEY, Minister for Industry and Commerce, considering it expedient in the interests of the orderly and proper regulation of competition and having consulted the Director for Consumer Affairs and Fair Trade, the Fair Trade Commission, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Communications in accordance with section 8 of the Restrictive Practices (Amendment) Act, 1987 (No. 31 of 1987), in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the said Act, hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Restrictive Practices (National Lottery) Order, 1990.

2. In this Order—

"the Company" has the meaning given to it by section 10 of the National Lottery Act, 1986 .

3. (1) The Company may not impose as a condition of any agency agreement that the agent is precluded from selling lottery tickets other than those of the Company.

(2) Any condition imposed contrary to the preceding paragraph is null and void.

GIVEN under my Official Seal this 24th day of May, 1990.


Minister for Industry and Commerce.


The effect of the Order is to prevent the National Lottery from imposing exclusive agency conditions on its agents.

The Order has to be confirmed by an Act of the Oireachtas before it will have the force of law.