Clause 170 — Casino premises licence: overall limits

Orders of the Day — Gambling Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 24th January 2005.

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Amendment proposed: No. 143, in page 77, line 2, leave out "eight" and insert "four".— [Mr. Whittingdale.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 131, Noes 271.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. An amendment has been moved to limit the number of category A gambling machines. Will you be putting that to a vote?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

Amendment No. 1 has not been selected for vote. I will not be putting it to a vote.

Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. But it has been moved. I thought that, if it had been moved, we would have a chance to vote on it.

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

It was taken with a new clause and discussed, but it was not moved formally. It was grouped with other amendments and new clauses.

Amendment proposed: No. 142, in clause 170, page 77, line 7, at end insert—

'"(3A) In calculating for the purpose of subsection (1) the number of casino premises licences which have effect at any time, no account shall be taken of any established casino but—

(a) an established casino which meets the requirements of regulations made under section 7(5) as to the classification of large casinos shall for the purposes of section 167 be treated as if it is a large casino;

(b) an established casino which meets the requirements of regulations made under section 7(5) as to the classification of small casinos shall for the purposes of section 167 be treated as if it is a small casino; and

(c) an established casino which is below the minimum size for a licensed casino shall for the purposes of section 167 be treated as if it is a small casino.

(3B) In this section 'established casino' means any casino premises which are in use for the operation of a casino under the Gaming Act 1968 when this part of this Act comes into force.".'.—[Mr. Moss.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 249.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby 9:25 pm, 24th January 2005

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It was my impression that, previous to the votes on this group of amendments, my hon. Friend Alan Simpson discussed amendment No. 1 and began and ended by expressing his wish to move it. In that circumstance, should we not be able to have a vote on amendment No. 1?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

I advise the hon. Gentleman—I do not think that he was in the Chamber at the time—that I have already dealt with this point of order and explained why no vote was called on amendment No. 1.