Problem Gambling

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:00 pm on 17th May 2011.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee), Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee), Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art 1:00 pm, 17th May 2011

Is the hon. Gentleman not concerned that bookmakers in particular are saturating many of our high streets, particularly in London? Although a few shops might satisfy demand, a proliferation of them and an increase to nine or 10 shops on one stretch of high road can, frankly, only promote gambling and addictive behaviour among the poorest.

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