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Scottish Parliament: Protection and Promotion of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Union) (10 Jan 2017)

Mark Griffin: ...to urge others to respect the rule of law and the freedoms and rights that every human being is entitled to. Scotland’s place in the UK and the EU was put at risk because of the Tories’ reckless Brexit gamble. The Tories have been willing to put the future of the UK in danger at every turn, and it is high time that they shouldered responsibility for that. Now, with Brexit,...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (20 Dec 2016)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has plans to produce a strategy to tackle problem gambling and reduce gambling-related harm.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Leaving the EU: NHS Workforce (20 Dec 2016)

Justin Madders: ...The decision to scrap nurse bursaries is having the consequences that every expert predicted it would. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming over our workforce, now is not the time to be taking a massive gamble with our nurses so, in light of the evidence, will the Secretary of State now agree to scrap that disastrous policy?

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Carol Monaghan: ...action now to prevent fundamental and lasting damage. It is said that Albert Einstein said, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe”. The Government need not be infinitely stupid as they gamble with this most important area of the UK economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: Funding for Further Education (19 Dec 2016)

Carol Monaghan: Colleges Scotland has received more than £250 million in EU funding in the past 10 years to help fund capital projects. Given that it was this Government who gambled away Scotland’s EU membership, what is the likelihood of their replacing this type of vital funding in the years ahead?

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Tom Watson: ...of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, the Culture Secretary agreed to come back to the Dispatch Box if a further security breach were to be revealed at the national lottery. In the last few minutes, the Gambling Commission has published a document saying that it was “more likely than not that a fraudulent prize claim had been made and paid out.” There is potentially a great lotto...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures Review (16 Dec 2016)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47027, when she expects to publish the Triennial Review of Stakes and Prizes for gambling machines.

Greyhound Welfare (15 Dec 2016)

George Eustice: .... I therefore do not believe that we need the type of moratorium she suggests. The hon. Lady and several other hon. Members, including the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley), raised doping. That is already an offence under the Gambling Act 2005, and people can be prosecuted for it. Depending on what is used, it is also potentially an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The hon....

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (15 Dec 2016)

Derek Mackay: ...said that we will keep the additional rate under review. However, there is a risk that if we increase it, we could lose revenue and receipts, and that would impact on public services. That is not a gamble that this Government is willing to make. There are extra resources: I say once again that if we look at the totality of the resources going to local government services, there is an...

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...Ely said at the outset. First, it is not a good way to treat the House for the Government to insist on mixing up, in one group, amendments on this variety of topics—energy, the Crown Estate and gambling. This is not a basis for rational scrutiny of legislation and it should not have happened. I want to dwell on the gambling issue for only a moment, as much more important is the...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Morrow: ...not to facilitate illegal transactions. This, of course, is not a new argument. It is the same one that was deployed by the Government in response to the financial transaction blocking amendment brought by the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill in 2014. The House was told that there was no need to make statutory provision because the Gambling...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Guidance on clustering of betting offices and pay day loan shops (13 Dec 2016)

David Burrowes: ...communities, and especially as a result of the clustering of betting shops. There is good evidence from the Local Government Association that in areas of clustering there is increased problem gambling. We cannot avoid that evidence. New clause 1 seeks to deal with clustering. It is just one tool. The number of betting shops, the number of those betting, and indeed those going to payday...

Scottish Parliament: International Migrants to Scotland (13 Dec 2016)

Rona Mackay: ...instead to adopt an I-will-if-you-will mentality and to insist that workers from this country are given security in other EU countries. What utter hypocrisy and arrogance. The Tory Government gambled with our European identity and lost, and now it thinks that it can set the rules. The fact is that Brexit is a no-win situation. We are all losers, and that is why our First Minister and...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Save as You Earn: employee request (12 Dec 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...Opposition’s wider concern is that the new savings scheme will interfere with and perhaps even have a negative impact on the automatic enrolment of people into pensions. Do the Government really want to gamble that, with 6.7 million people already auto-enrolled across 250,000 employers, they will not reach their target of 10 million by 2020? The Opposition new clauses and amendments...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (8 Dec 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Gambling Commission report, Young People and Gambling, published in November 2016, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children aged 11 to 16 from participating in gambling.

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...these terminals and of the problems that we now face. When the matter was discussed in Committee, the Government said that they understood the concern that such gaming machines could fuel problem gambling and that they were committed to reducing the risks of potential harms associated with such machines. They did not express any enthusiasm for adopting the amendments in Committee and, as...

Tree Planting — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Drew Hendry: ...that the Scottish forestry sector receives vital support from the EU, the Scottish Government are focused on continuing investment in the sector to ensure economic growth, so that the reckless gamble of Brexit does not impact on that vital Scottish industry. The Scottish rural development programme, which is funded via the EU, provides vital support for the Scottish forestry sector and...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (6 Dec 2016)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Forestry in England. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Ian Gambles, Director of England, Forestry Commission Peter Freer-Smith, Chief Scientist, Forest Research Martin Froment, Principal Adviser for Incentive and Advice grant schemes, Natural England Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confor Sir William Worsley, Chairman, The National Forest Company Mike Seville, Forestry Advisor, Country Land and Business Association

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

the Earl of Listowel: ...study computing. My concern was that this intelligent young man, who I fear was unable to make close relationships with people, would have a close relationship with his computer and the internet, and perhaps with pornography and gambling. That would be the way that he compensated for the fact that he had not received the help he needed to recover from his earlier trauma. On the positive...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Rooker: ...tribe, but when she looks across the Dispatch Box, I can see why she did not choose that path. As a nation we are in enormous uncertainty and that is affecting our economy and social cohesion, and all because her predecessor gambled the nation for peace in his party and lost. She must not do that. Those at the centre of the 27 will not want other members to see a large exiting member...


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