Gambling Machines

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th February 2013.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Labour, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11:30 am, 13th February 2013

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I will take cheers from anywhere.

Fixed-odds gambling terminals have sucked up £122 million in profits in the betting shops in Scotland. They are called the crack cocaine of the gambling industry. Is it not time for the Secretary of State to join me in lobbying to have the gambling prevalence survey reinstated, considering how much addictive gambling there is in Scotland and other parts of the UK?