Gambling

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 9th October 2006.

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Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2:30 pm, 9th October 2006

I apologise, Mr. Speaker.

To sum up, of course, we will look at that issue, but our approach to gambling regulation is different: to avoid prohibition, to introduce regulation and to avoid the damage that the free market will do. That is the approach—not just to gambling in this country but to the increased gambling opportunities online.