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Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 12th November 2013.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) 9:25 am, 12th November 2013

While the Opposition support the programme motion, I want to put on the record our disappointment at the short time that we had to call witnesses to give evidence. When we discussed the motion last night, it was pointed out that the Government had made a drafting error. We accept that it was an error, but its unfortunate consequence was that we had only one week’s notice to call witnesses, because we were under the impression that there was to be no oral evidence, which has meant that some of our witnesses have not been able to make it here with such short notice.