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

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire 10:39 am, 1st November 2018

Does the Secretary of State accept the point made by the Chair of the Liaison Committee, my hon. Friend Dr Wollaston, that delay could indeed cost lives? The Health Committee’s suicide prevention inquiry was told by Dr Peter Aitken of the Royal College of Psychiatrists that gambling is a

“significant addiction of our day” and that it

“figures very much in the stories our patients tell us as to why they are in debt and feeling vulnerable”.

We have to put a high cost on the loss of human life.