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 Browne of Ladyton Lord Browne of Ladyton Labour 11:18 am, 25th June 2020

My Lords, almost a year ago on 2 July, in a parliamentary Statement, the Government announced three measures agreed with gaming companies to

“deliver real and meaningful progress on support for problem gamblers”.—[Official Report, 2/7/19; col. 1345.]

The noble Lord, Lord Ashton of Hyde, said the Government expected change and, if it did not manifest, would take other measures and did not rule out legislation. Is the Government’s judgment that the industry’s actions are delivering real, meaningful progress? What metrics are the Government using, and will they publish their calculations?