Lord Strasburger quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank my noble friend for giving way. He says that he cannot predict the effect of these changes. Let me help him. Changing the planning law will have no effect on the existing betting shops.
My Lords, since confessions seem to be the fashion, I will admit to liking a little flutter myself. In this matter, there are many knowns and a few unknowns. We know that FOBTs are different from all other gambling machines on the high street because their maximum stake is 50 times higher, £100 as opposed to £2. This makes them suitable for addictive casino games, mainly roulette,...
I think the noble Lord will find that although the total numbers are not changing very much, they are migrating towards the poorest areas.
Liberal Democrat Peer
Became a Lord on 12 January 2011
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