Gambling Legislation - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:29 pm on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Lord Smith of Hindhead Lord Smith of Hindhead Conservative 12:29 pm, 9th December 2020

My Lords, I refer to my interests as set out in the register. Does the Minister agree that part of this welcome review should consider the benefits of the gambling industry in terms of employment, revenue to the Exchequer and social cohesion—for example, racecourses and lotteries? A measured, regulated industry, as proposed in recommendations by the Lords Select Committee, would avoid the increase in black market activity that has been so prevalent in, for example, Sweden.