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 Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Crossbench 11:18 am, 25th June 2020

Excessive gambling is a public health challenge, with thousands of people—as the noble Baroness just said, 1% of the population—incurring debt and a high proportion of those experiencing mental health problems. Yet we continue to be one of the top 10 countries for gambling advertising online based on knowledge-based marketing. Will the Minister inform the House whether the Government intend to further limit such advertising, particularly pop-up ads on social media platforms, to absolve the need to self-exclude? This would prevent the associated harm to health caused by gambling.