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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 26th January 2023.

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Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington 10:35 am, 26th January 2023

Erdington High Street has seven betting shops, and I am campaigning to oppose the latest planning application for yet another one. Birmingham City Council did the right thing by rejecting the application last July, but the gambling bosses have now made an appeal to the Government. Another bookies on our high streets is the last thing we need. After being let down by Ministers yet again when our levelling-up fund bid was rejected last week, will the Leader of the House grant a debate in Government time on the importance of investing in our high streets?