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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Graham Jones Graham Jones Labour, Hyndburn 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

Newham Council’s application under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 to control fixed odds betting terminals, alongside 92 other councils representing 42% of the population of England and Wales, expired on 14 July. The Act says that the Government have to compromise with the Local Government Association in these negotiations, but no debates have taken place. When will we get a statement on this important issue for a huge proportion of the country?