Assistant Economic Development Minister Len Norman told the States yesterday that discussions were going at a ‘painfully slow’ pace.
‘We have to reach agreement with the UK to do this and unfortunately discussions and negotiations are painfully slow, and I cannot say when or even if the National Lottery will be introduced in Jersey,’ he said.
Deputy Carolyn Labey, who asked a question on the subject, said it was ‘hugely disappointing’ because it had been on the table for so long.
She said that the additional funds from having the National Lottery could have been made available to the cultural and heritage organisations in the Island that are currently suffering from a funding crisis.
The House was told that negotiations over the introduction of the UK National Lottery were proceeding at a ‘painfully slow’ pace