Gambling Advertising in Sport

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:11 pm on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses) 5:11 pm, 19th March 2020

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way on that point. I appreciate the point he is making about gambling being a legal activity. One thing that struck me in the speech by my hon. Friend Carolyn Harris, which was so eloquent and detailed, was the sheer, overwhelming presence of gambling advertising, particularly when it comes to young and vulnerable people. My son, who is now at university, used to play FIFA20, or its predecessors. Many children do, and the fact that this advertising is accessible to children is deeply worrying. It is also worrying that it is so ubiquitous at sports grounds, where young people are bombarded by it. Will the Minister say something about the way in which the Government could scale back the level of advertising?