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Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling Commission (3 Nov 2016)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what remuneration is received by members of the Board of Commissioners of the Gambling Commission; and how many days those members work in that capacity each year.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling Commission: National Lottery (3 Nov 2016)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the duties of the Board of Commissioners of the Gambling Commission are in relation to the regulation of the National Lottery.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling Commission: National Lottery (3 Nov 2016)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place the minutes of the 2016 meetings of the Gambling Commission's National Lottery Committee in the Library.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (3 Nov 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on its commitment to end unsupervised high-stakes gambling on fixed odds betting terminals.

Scottish Parliament: Planning Legislation (Betting Shops) (3 Nov 2016)

Kevin Stewart: ...5 March 2015, we were seeking powers—they were promised in the Smith report—that would have been more effective than planning controls are in addressing the problems of payday lending and problem gambling. As the Scotland Act 2016 did not deliver those powers, we are now introducing planning controls. The Scotland Act 2016 included a limited power in respect of the number of...

Scottish Parliament: UK Referendum on EU Membership: Justice and Security (1 Nov 2016)

Mary Fee: ...Secretary, Theresa May knows that Brexit will put key protections at risk and make it harder for Police Scotland and the security services to do their jobs. We must ensure that our country’s security is not jeopardised by this Tory gamble. On civil justice, I ask the Scottish Government to inform the Parliament how it plans to secure protections on human rights, maintenance rights...

Driven Grouse Shooting — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (31 Oct 2016)

Steve Double: ...;32 million to the economy. It is estimated that it supports more than 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs in some of the poorest and most rural communities in the UK. Banning grouse shooting would be an epic gamble with our rural economy.

Cyprus - Question for Short Debate (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Balfe: ...the moment. However, in fairness to Islamic states, there has been a reasonable input from them into North Cyprus—they are clearly friends of North Cyprus—as of course are the Israelis. There is quite a bit of Israeli investment in North Cyprus, particularly in the gambling industry. But if things do not work, we will need to build an alternative. My noble friend Lord...

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Wei: ...to Patrick Shine, co-partner of the Shaftesbury Partnership, who went on to chair the Challenge Network charity in those early years, as well as to Craig Morley, who we recruited following a successful career in Proctor & Gamble and as a mentor with the Prince’s Trust to help lead the project. He became the charity’s first CEO. I also highlight the work of Jon Yates, who...

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

Ben Wallace: ...in the Bill, so that Parliament can properly scrutinise its potential use. We continue to consult operational partners on their requirements, and I expect that we will introduce a Government amendment to extend the list to include gambling slips and tokens, which are often used by organised criminals to launder their ill-gotten cash. I hope that such an amendment will attract cross-party...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (25 Oct 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...will look at evidence in regards to stakes and prizes of gaming machines; the number and location of gaming machines; and social responsibility measures to protect players and communities from gambling-related harm, including gambling advertising. This review will include a close look at the issue of sub-category B2 gaming machines (more commonly known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals -...

Scottish Parliament: Building a Fairer Scotland (25 Oct 2016)

Alison Harris: ...programme to tackle poverty but gives no criteria for how communities can access the money. I would have welcomed more detail on plans to address the problems of poverty and physical and mental ill-health that are caused by addiction to gambling, drugs and alcohol. We must not forget the effect that those addictions can have on the health of partners and children as well as on...

Local Government Pension Scheme — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (24 Oct 2016)

Marcus Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) for introducing this debate about investments made under the local government pension scheme in England and Wales. It provides me with the opportunity to address the significant misconceptions about Government policy that have arisen as a result of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures - Call for Evidence (24 Oct 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...2016, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a terms of reference and a call for evidence for a review of gaming machines and social responsibility requirements across the gambling industry. The review will be considering robust evidence on the appropriate maximum stakes and prizes for gaming machines across all premises licensed under the Gambling Act 2005; the number...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Enforcement of sections 15 and 19 (20 Oct 2016)

Claire Perry: I think we will let the Minister talk about that. Again, think about the practical series of keystrokes. Let us take gambling for a moment. It is quite a good analogy, because we mandated in the Gambling Act 2005 that there should be age verification. The search engine host provides access to a site, and users must go through an age verification mechanism. Age verification is incumbent on the...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Internet pornography: requirement to prevent access by persons under the age of 18 (20 Oct 2016)

Claire Perry: ...regulate. The big missing link in all this has been getting content providers that provide material deemed to be pornographic to do anything with that material. The difference is that content providers of, say, gambling sites have always been required to have age-verification machinery sitting on their sites. The hon. Member for Bristol West is quite right that we want ISPs to be captured...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Internet pornography: requirement to prevent access by persons under the age of 18 (20 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...or to go on a bad website.” Crucially, in research by Barnardo’s, four fifths of teenagers agreed that it was too easy for young people to see pornography online by accident. Adult products and spaces, including gambling shops, sex shops and nightclubs, are restricted in the offline sphere. Contents such as film and television, advertising and pornography are all also limited,...

Gambling - Question (20 Oct 2016)

Gambling - Question

Business of the House (20 Oct 2016)

Valerie Vaz: ...make a statement to explain what the Secretary of State for International Development meant when she said that the Government cannot reveal their hand on negotiations to exit the EU because one does not do so when one plays poker? Poker, Mr Speaker? Are the Government gambling with the lives of the British people? Even Margaret Thatcher had a negotiating position. It was “No, no,...


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