Zac Goldsmith

MP, Richmond Park

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Richmond Park Conservative

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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Zac Goldsmith generally voted for 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 17 May 2011: Zac Goldsmith 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 16 Oct 2013: Zac Goldsmith was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Zac Goldsmith was absent for a vote on Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 11 — Power to Extend Horserace Betting Levy to Overseas Bookmakers Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Zac Goldsmith voted to require those running internet and telephone gambling operations to ban those who have registered for self-exclusion. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Zac Goldsmith voted against increasing the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Zac Goldsmith voted to give local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Zac Goldsmith was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Show vote

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