Wales Bill - Report (1st Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 14th December 2016.

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Moved by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

56: After Clause 49, insert the following new Clause—“Gaming machines on licensed betting premises(1) In section 172 of the Gambling Act 2005 (gaming machines), in subsection (12) (definition of “appropriate Minister”), after paragraph (a) insert—“(aa) the Welsh Ministers, so far as, in the case of a betting premises licence in respect of premises in Wales and not in respect of a track, the order varies—(i) the number of gaming machines authorised for which the maximum charge for use is more than £10, or(ii) whether such machines are authorised;”.(2) In section 355 of that Act (regulations, orders and rules)—(a) in subsection (1), after “the Secretary of State” insert “, the Welsh Ministers”;(b) in subsection (3), after “the Secretary of State” insert “or the Welsh Ministers”;(c) after subsection (8) insert—“(8A) An order of the Welsh Ministers under section 172 shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.”(3) The amendments made by this section do not apply in relation to a betting premises licence issued before this section comes into force.”

Amendment 57 and 58 (to Amendment 56) not moved.

Amendment 56 agreed.

Consideration on Report adjourned until not before 8.47 pm.