New Clause 31 — Change of use class for betting offices

Localism Bill (Ways and Means) – in the House of Commons at 10:13 pm on 17th May 2011.

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  • Division number 278
    A majority of MPs voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop.

‘The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 is amended as follows—

(1) In article 3(6) (exclusion from use classes), at end add—

“(n) as a betting office”.

(2) In Part A (Use Classes) of the Schedule to the principal Order, in Class A2(c) omit “(including use as a betting office)”.

(3) “Betting office” means premises, other than a track within the meaning of the Gambling Act 2005, in respect of which a betting premises licence under Part 8 of that Act has effect.’— (Mr Lammy.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 221, Noes 316.

Division number 278 Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops

A majority of MPs voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop.

Aye: 221 MPs

No: 306 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 117 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.