Clause 2 - Licensing authorities

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 9th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire 3:15 pm, 9th November 2004

The answer is remarkably simple. Unitary authorities will not be able to have licensed casinos, and nor will metropolitan ones. That is the Government's way of limiting the number of casinos around the country. It is relatively simple, and I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman has not spotted it.