Results 1–20 of 40 for (gambling act) OR (gambling commission) 23/07/2020..28/10/2020

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (26 Oct 2020)

Baroness Barran: Public Health England is currently undertaking a major evidence review looking at the prevalence of gambling health harms and their social and economic burden. Publication of this study has been delayed by Covid 19 and is expected in early 2021. The government does not hold figures on the proportion of problem gamblers who experience family break up, commit a crime, experience unemployment,...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Ombudsman (26 Oct 2020)

Baroness Barran: The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry recommended that a statutory ombudsman be created for the gambling sector. The government is carefully considering this and other recommendations made by the committee and will respond in due course. In addition, the Public Accounts Committee has recommended that the government and the Gambling...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Gambling: Health Services (21 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an NHS-led and commissioned treatment system to treat gambling addiction.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (21 Oct 2020)

Baroness Barran: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently published data on TV viewing patterns and exposure to TV advertising during the initial lockdown period (16 March – 3rd May 2020). That data shows that both adults and children spent more time watching TV during lockdown compared to the same period in 2019, with average viewing time per week 20% higher amongst adults and 17% higher amongst...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct (15 Oct 2020)

Yvette Cooper: ...work that our security and intelligence agencies do. We now have just a few short hours for the Committee stage of this Bill today. We will end up, in effect, with no Report stage. It is only 10 days since Second Reading. Third Reading is likely to be squeezed by how long it takes us to vote at the moment. I say to the Minister that this is an irresponsible way to deal with legislation...

Business of the House (15 Oct 2020)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Indeed, I join my hon. Friend on the very encouraging point she raises. Tackling gambling addiction is a cause that has cross-party support. The Government are committed to protecting people from the risks of gambling-related harm, and we have been clear that we will review the Gambling Act 2005 to ensure that it is fit for the digital age. I do hope that more banks will follow the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (15 Oct 2020)

Nigel Huddleston: The Gambling Commission conducts an annual survey of children and young people that collects data about gambling participation. Since 2014, that survey has included screening questions adapted for use with adolescents to identify respondents who may be problem gamblers. Problem gambling rates for all available years are given in the accompanying table. No comparable data is available for the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Operation Sleeping Beauty Fund (14 Oct 2020)

Caroline Dinenage: ...is in addition to the ongoing support the National Lottery provides to good causes through the National Lottery Distribution Fund. Approval of National Lottery promotional spend is a matter for the Gambling Commission. DCMS does not hold a decision making role in the allocation of the funds. We welcome this announcement from the National Lottery, who have found innovative ways to support...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Gambling (14 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are gambling machines in any British Army installations in the UK; and if so, (1) which categories these machines fall into in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, and (2) whether these machines are operated by the Ministry of Defence or external contractors.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (8 Oct 2020)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Department for Health and Social Care, (b) the Gambling Commission and (c) the Prime Minister's Office on the establishment of a review of gambling legislation.

Online Harms — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (7 Oct 2020)

Gavin Newlands: ...comparing the long-term effects of doing nothing to smoking. The hon. Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy) spoke of the ridiculous anti-mask and anti-vaxxer narrative and how it has gained traction online. He shared some of the vile antisemitic comments that often get posted online, often unchallenged on some platforms. The hon. Member for Ogmore (Chris Elmore) went into a lot more...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (7 Oct 2020)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of commissioning a longitudinal study of gambling-related harm.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Zarah Sultana: ...burst through the door, entered the room and shot Mr Finucane 14 times. He was killed by a loyalist paramilitary group that, as the Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, admitted in 2012, was acting in complicity with British security services. Far from stopping Mr Finnigan’s murder, the Prime Minister described the “shocking levels of state collusion”—[Official Report, 12...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (5 Oct 2020)

Richard Holden: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many inquests there have been where (a) Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998 has been engaged, (b) Article 2 of that Act was engaged in relation to gambling-related harm and (c) gambling-related harm was a relevant factor in each year since 2005.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Suicide (2 Oct 2020)

Richard Holden: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 on (a) levels of gambling-related harm and (b) rates of gambling-related suicide.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (29 Sep 2020)

Nigel Huddleston: ...in Great Britain played online slots, casino and bingo games, and 9.2% of those were considered problem gamblers. In the Health Survey for England 2018, 4% played those products, with a problem gambling rate of 8.5%. The Gambling Commission recently completed a consultation on new measures to make online slots safer. Those proposals included a minimum spin speed to reduce the maximum speed...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Coronavirus (29 Sep 2020)

Nigel Huddleston: Gambling operators providing facilities to customers in Great Britain must be licensed by the Gambling Commission and must abide by strict player protection requirements. In response to the Covid outbreak, the Commission strengthened its guidance for online operators to include increased customer interactions, a ban on direct marketing of bonus offers or promotions to customers showing...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Gambling (29 Sep 2020)

Nigel Huddleston: As set out in answer to questions 73904 and 73907, gambling advertising and sponsorship, including around football, must be socially responsible and must not be targeted at children. The Government assessed the evidence on advertising in its Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures, the full response to which can be found at:...

Covid-19 (28 Sep 2020)

John Spellar: ...and distribution will also have to be effectively managed. Today, in effect the Secretary of State told many businesses—particularly those in the hospitality, entertainment, sporting, gambling and leisure industries—and their employees that they have a very uncertain future. That is hundreds of thousands of jobs. Of course, we need to have some restrictions, but they must be balanced,...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Gambling (25 Sep 2020)

Nigel Huddleston: The Government has committed to review the Gambling Act 2005 to make sure it is fit for the digital age, and further details will be announced in due course. As set out in the answer to Question 91087, in August 2019 the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) Code for Socially Responsible Advertising was amended to ban betting adverts on TV during live sport before the 9pm watershed....


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