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Mike Hancock

Former Independent MP for Portsmouth South

Gambling Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on a number of aspects of the regulation of gambling. Specific votes have been on the powers of local councils to use planning laws to control the numbers, and locations, of betting shops as well as regulations limiting stakes, and prizes, for gambling machines, and the laws governing the operation of casinos.

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Mike Hancock voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gambling

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater regulation of gambling:

  • On 8 Jan 2014: Mike Hancock voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Mike Hancock voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Mike Hancock voted to increase the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Mike Hancock voted against extending the horserace betting levy to overseas bookmakers. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Mike Hancock voted to require those running internet and telephone gambling operations to ban those who have registered for self-exclusion. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Mike Hancock voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2008: Mike Hancock voted yes on Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty Show vote
  • On 28 Mar 2007: Mike Hancock voted no on Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2006: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2005: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — Casino conditions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2004: Mike Hancock voted yes on Gambling Bill — reasoned amendment on 2nd reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2004: Mike Hancock voted no on Gambling Bill — 2nd reading Show vote

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