Clause 1 - The licensing objectives

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 9th November 2004.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 9:45 am, 9th November 2004

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment No. 71, in

clause 1, page 1, line 8, after second 'crime', insert

'or being operated by anyone with a criminal record,'.

Amendment No. 72, in

clause 1, page 1, line 9, after 'fair', insert 'socially responsible'.

Amendment No. 36, in

clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end insert—

'(d) ensuring that there is no link between excessive drinking after licensing hours and casino gambling in city or town centres.'.

Amendment No. 37, in

clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end insert—

'(d) ensuring that the views of the Chief Constable for any police area determine the appropriateness of any increase in gambling provision in that area.'.

Amendment No. 73, in

clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end insert—

'(d) ensuring the development of new gambling opportunities is gradual and controlled to minimise the potential for social harm.'.

Amendment No. 80, in

clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end insert—

'(d) promoting fair competition between those associated with gambling.'.