Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West 10:39 am, 1st November 2018

My right hon. and learned Friend is right in saying that we have had fewer than nine years since the change in Government—these ghastly machines came in in 2001—but early-day motion 1440 does say that April 2020 is too late and asks that the change be made immediately.

A number of MPs have been at this for some time. The Minister, our hon. Friend Tracey Crouch, did help to get the Government to realise that coming down to £50 was wrong, that £20 would be wrong and that £10 and £5 would be wrong, and said she would be grateful for the figure to be £2, but we also share the general concern at the delay for the extra six months.