Tracey Crouch: Neither the Department nor the Gambling Commission hold information concerning the number of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals and, therefore spend, on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals in individual constituencies.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many prosecutions under the Gambling Act 2005 there have been in each of the last five years.
Andrew Jones: Gambling regulation is a matter for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Gambling Commission. The DCMS are currently undertaking a review of the Gambling Industry, and expect to publish a consultation document shortly. As the DCMS develops policy in this area, HM Treasury will work closely with them to establish the fiscal effect.
Chris Elmore: ...to identify and tackle it. A prison sentence will not in itself reform a woman who only stole in the initial instance to feed her children, nor will it reform a woman with an addiction, be it to alcohol, drugs or gambling. Addiction is an illness, and the crimes committed to fund addictions are a symptom of that illness. Someone suffering from a physical medical condition will be offered...
Imran Hussain: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders who were recalled to prison in each year since 2007 were diagnosed with (a) alcohol misuse issues, (b) gambling addiction issues and (c) mental health issues.
David Linden: ...back into third place in Scotland. However, on the subject of fixed odds betting terminals, I represent a constituency that is littered with betting shops, as a result of the liberalisation of the Gambling Act 2005. Does he recognise that most of those shops are covered by previous legislation and that only new terminals are dealt with differently?
Kelvin Hopkins: There is a lot of evidence that the banks are still engaging in risky gambling on the international exchanges, and compensating for that by squeezing ordinary taxpayers, ordinary bank customers and small businesses in particular to back up their gambling losses. Would my hon. Friend say that we are still facing danger in the future because of the banks’ behaviour?
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of problem gambling and gambling addiction on acquisitive crime.
Rachel Reeves: ...Ministers are during Bill’s passage, and I know that they will be, they cannot provide those assurances to Parliament today, or any time soon, and they have no way of knowing whether the conditions will be met. It is a very big gamble, and frankly, it is unacceptable to say, “Don’t worry, it will all happen through regulation and we will deal with it later; we have a very...
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with organisations in the gaming industry on games replicating gambling activities being available to children.
Daniel Zeichner: ...ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Isle of Man's enhanced protections against illegal and in-game gambling and loot boxes; and what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on adopting such protections in the UK.
Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what level of funds her Department has spent on addressing problem gambling in each of the last five years.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received counselling or other treatment for an addiction to gambling in the last 12 months.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the introduction of a compulsory levy on licensed gambling businesses to help treat problem gamblers.
Hugh Gaffney: ...—or else the banks are meant to replace the post offices, but the banks and the post offices are all shutting down. Need I say more? Instead, let us open another betting shop, another place to gamble money away or treat people wrongly with charity shops. My hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) has been leading a campaign against closures in her part of...
Stephen Barclay: There are 25 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) supervisors in the UK. These include the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs, the Gambling Commission and the 22 accountancy and legal professional bodies listed below: Association of Accounting TechniciansAssociation of Chartered Certified AccountantsAssociation of International AccountantsAssociation of Taxation...
Tracey Crouch: As I made clear at Departmental Oral Questions on 18 September, I am determined that the gambling industry acknowledges its social responsibilities, including properly funding the work undertaken by GambleAware, and other organisations, on research, education and treatment for gambling-related harm. The industry currently contributes over £8 million per year to GambleAware. GambleAware...
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost to the UK economy of problem gambling.
the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to incorporate a review of online gambling into the Triennial Review of Gaming Machine Stake and Prize Limits.