Gambling-related Harms

Part of Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at on 9 March 2023.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

I know this is an important area for the Minister, too. Figures published by Public Health England estimate that the total cost of gambling harm to public health ranges from £754.4 million to £1.475 billion. These costs have been attributed to suicide, depression, homelessness and alcohol dependence among adults, so when will the Secretary of State publish the long-awaited White Paper? Will she commit to including a statutory levy and stringent affordability checks to ensure people are protected and do not gamble more than they can afford?