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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 Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 10:15 am, 19th November 2013

I do not anticipate any holdups, but—in a way this is connected to the timing referred to by the shadow Minister—I can say, in terms of transition, that the scheme will start in the spring of 2014. A statutory instrument is being created for that purpose to avoid any holdups or disruption to business. There is little  further to add, save to say that at this moment I am not aware of any significant challenges that are about to be made.