Wales Bill - Report (1st Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 14th December 2016.

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Photo of Lord James of Blackheath Lord James of Blackheath Conservative 7:15 pm, 14th December 2016

I believe that the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan, has been led astray by a very faulty piece of wording here on which I have written to the Minister. I think it is not a question of a minimum bet of £10. I believe you can nominate any value you want down to 20p on any machine. It is not a minimum bet; it is a minimum bank that you have to open to have the right to play on the machine. That is £10. Then you can have any value of stake you want within it down to 20p, even perhaps 10p in some instances. The confusion comes from the difference between a minimum stake and a minimum bank that you can buy into on any machine. If we could get that clear once and for all, this problem would largely go away.