Clause 14 - General betting duty: overseas bet-brokers

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) 9:30 am, 16th May 2002

Will the hon. Lady explain how, when one is thinking about placing a bet on the internet, one knows whether an internet broker is based in the United Kingdom or overseas? That is a fundamental point that goes to the heart of the matter if we are creating new criminal offences.