That the Lords message of 16th June relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on the Government's response to recommendations 79, 80, 81, 83, 84 and 85 of the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill (Cm6253), which focus upon the definition, location and economic and other implications of the largest casinos, and on the further statement of Government policy on casinos published with Cm6253, be now considered.
That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution relating to the said Joint Committee.
That a Select Committee of eight honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords for this purpose.
That the Committee shall have power:
(i) to send for persons, papers and records;
(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
(iii) to report from time to time;
(iv) to appoint specialist advisers;
(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and
That the Committee shall report by 22nd July 2004.
That Janet Anderson, Mr Tony Banks, Jeff Ennis, Mr John Greenway, Mr Alan Meale, Mr Richard Page, Dr John Pugh, and Mr Anthony D. Wright be members of the Committee.
And that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Lords on Wednesday 23rd June at half past Nine o'clock in Committee Room 8.—.[Mr. Ainger.]
Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.