Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...and my family for the rest of my life?’ Or ‘will my compensation payment keep pace with inflation in the long term?’”. Injured people need a fair system which recognises the fact that people with life-changing injuries should not have to gamble with the compensation which is carefully calculated to last for the rest of their lives. The fact that many people are so...
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the potential switch from fixed odds betting terminals to online gambling if a £2 maximum stake is introduced.
Tracey Crouch: .... The consultation outlined options for cutting the maximum stake of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals to between £50 and £2 and invited views. The consultation closed on 23 January. On 19 March the Gambling Commission published its advice. The Government will consider this alongside the responses received by the consultation, including those from the industry and from others, and...
Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...and communities of gaming machines, including Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals. The framework for analysis in the impact assessment takes into account some isolated economic effects in other gambling markets but does not attempt to look at the effects on the rest of the economy (general equilibrium) because doing so would be disproportionate relative to the size of the policy impacts expected....
PSHE Lessons: Problem Gambling
Karen Lee: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that voting is an entirely positive thing, whereas drinking, smoking and gambling really cannot be seen in the same light?
Robert Halfon: ..., what assessment his Department has made the effect of potential betting shop closures as a result of changes to the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals on trends in the level of illegal gambling.
Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of consistency between the recent advice of the Gambling Commission to his Department and the proposed reduction in the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.
Andrea Leadsom: We all want to see more steps taken to prevent and to get rid of the problem of gambling addiction. The Government will come forward soon with our proposed recommendations following the consultation that has been taking place.
Kevin Brennan: ...the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the right hon. Member for Tatton (Ms McVey), has apparently blocked the Secretary of State from being able to make that announcement. Who is in charge of gambling policy in this country—him or the right hon. Member for Tatton?
Lord Chadlington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of annual gambling-related suicides in the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to conduct further research in this area.
Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic and social costs of providing welfare and support services as a result of the high stakes being gambled on fixed-odds betting terminals.
Lord Tomlinson: ...people are forced to pay very high interest rates on loans. It is not right when it comes to alcohol consumption levels, and it is certainly not right when it comes to massive stakes on fixed-odds gambling machines—so can I persuade him not to issue that mantra again?
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...seem to be at sixes and sevens over whether or not we are going to leave the European Union. I am certain that we will not leave the European Union. Last week we had a Question on the dangers of gambling, particularly internet gambling, but I am prepared to make a wager with the Minister of at least £10—I am a generous Scotsman—that by the date designated for exiting we...
Vincent Cable: Is the Minister aware of the growing incidence of mental illness associated with gambling addiction and of the rapid rise in suicides as a consequence? Will she try to ensure that there is adequate psychiatric capacity within the NHS, and will she liaise with her colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport on preventive action?
Gambling Advertising - Question
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have a gambling addiction.
Tom Watson: ..., Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings he has had with (a) officials and (b) Ministers of the Department of Health and Social Care under its current and previous names to discuss problem gambling over the last 12 months.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the system of voluntary contributions from the gambling industry to fund research, education and treatment of gambling disorder.