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Clause 5 - Extent, commencement and short title

Part of Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 19th November 2013.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) 10:15 am, 19th November 2013

I accept the clause, but I have a question about the elements of the commencement that are subject to approval by the Secretary of State. It is similar to a question I have already asked but, at the risk of repeating myself, I will ask it again. Does the Minister anticipate any delays in the commencement of the Bill, such as a gambling operator mounting a legal challenge that might hold it back? Given a smooth roll-out of the Bill, when would she expect those elements that are subject to the Secretary of State’s approval to come into force?