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Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (Damp) (20 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Is not one of the problems the bedroom tax, which has meant that people are in arrears and have to choose between paying their rent and paying their energy bills? In Bradford, 2,100 families are suffering because the tax means that they cannot pay their energy bills.

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Housing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (8 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I refer the House to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I am also a non-paid, independent trustee of the Responsible Gambling Trust. The trust was set up under the previous Labour Government, who wanted the gambling industry to contribute to a voluntary levy towards research, education and treatment. As the hon. Member for Hornchurch and Upminster (Dame Angela...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Housing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (8 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I accept that there are many independent betting shops, but the problem, as the hon. Gentleman pointed out in his speech, is the perceived proliferation of the main bookmakers on the high street. As he said, the reason is that they used to be on side streets, but they have now moved to the high streets. The problem for the gambling companies is that they are associated with payday loan...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Housing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (8 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: As my hon. Friend says, at that time it was difficult to bring together various bodies to fund research, education and treatment for problem gamblers. The NHS does not fund such programmes, and the Responsible Gambling Trust provided the best possible deal at the time. What I find regrettable is that the Campaign for Fairer Gambling should attack the integrity of that individual body of...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Housing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (8 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I am pleased that the Minister has acknowledged the work of the Responsible Gambling Trust, which is made up of five independent members and five members from the industry. Will she condemn the attacks that have been made on the Responsible Gambling Trust by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, which is rubbishing any work that comes from the trust?

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Housing: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (8 Jan 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I did call for FOBTs to be looked at again in 2009, but I also called for the industry to provide £5 million for the Responsible Gambling Trust, which looks at problem gambling. I hope that my hon. Friend admires the work being done by the trust, a charity that has five independent directors and five from the industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Access to Justice (17 Dec 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: What steps he plans to take to ensure access to justice regardless of ability to pay.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Access to Justice (17 Dec 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I am interested in that answer. Why is it, then, that the legal profession in Bradford is telling me that, as a result of the Government’s introduction of charges for industrial tribunals—£1,500 before taking a case—and reduced support for legal advice workers, people will be denied reasonable access to justice?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Professional Football (Stewardship) (12 Dec 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Will the sports Minister convene a meeting between the football authorities and the betting industry? We are seeing an increase in cheating, in the form of match-fixing and spot-betting, and we need to start a discussion on what constitutes an appropriate bet. Betting on the number of corners or of red and yellow cards, for example, is inappropriate. Does she agree that there should be a...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copyright: Arts (29 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that copyright protection for artistic designs made before 1 June 1957 is provided under British law.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copyright: Arts (29 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the transition period for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copyright: Arts (29 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's planned timeline is for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Betting (28 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Gambling Commission on in-running laying on a betting exchange by those benefiting from the time delay between live and transmitted events; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Money Laundering: EU Law (28 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent meetings his Department has held on EU anti-money laundering directives; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Prime Minister is very keen to encourage energy users to switch providers to get the best tariff. Why has it been so difficult over the past three years to switch mobile phone providers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: New Clause 14 — Self-exclusion for remote gambling (26 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies). We disagree on some things, but he is an excellent advocate for the horse racing and betting industries. We might draw different conclusions on the purpose of the Bill, but I think that we agree that it is important. I pay tribute to the Minister for bringing it forward. The process started, as my hon. Friend the Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: New Clause 1 — Facilities for remote gambling (26 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I understand the point the Minister makes; it is quite proper that she speaks to the industry, but there is concern over the time scale. Is she going to try to do this while the Bill is going through both Houses, or is she looking at another date? The concern is that if we miss this opportunity, the boat will have gone. Just so I can be clear, is she talking about trying to do this within the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: New Clause 1 — Facilities for remote gambling (26 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I agree with the point my hon. Friend is making, and nobody would want to underestimate the issues relating to problem gambling. The industry has a voluntary levy and it raises more than £5 million. Is it not the case that the health service provides no budget at all to deal with problem gambling, whereas it does make provision to deal with problem drinkers and those dealing with other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: New Clause 1 — Facilities for remote gambling (26 Nov 2013)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Has my hon. Friend had a chance to read the briefing from the National Casino Industry Forum? It deals with the way in which casinos would implement and monitor the proposed change, if new clause 1 were to be accepted. It has been stated that our casino industry is the most regulated of the lot, and I would say it is also the safest of the lot. I understand my hon. Friend’s fears about new...


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