Gambling Advertising - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:18 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Conservative 11:18 am, 25th June 2020

I say to my noble friend the Minister: enough is enough. We have been discussing gambling and its dangers, particularly to vulnerable people and particularly within the current lockdown, for a long time now, yet we still seem to have an enormous amount of advertising of gambling on both television and radio and, in particular—with no restraint whatever, voluntary or otherwise—on the online systems. I must ask my noble friend that action be taken. If nothing else, can we please return the whole control of gambling to the Home Office, where at least regulations exist that would allow us to take further action to protect our public?