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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...? No. Most ordinary citizens were not saying that the European Union and membership of it were at the top of their list—but the Back-Bench Conservative MPs were. The Prime Minister was throwing a bone to his Back-Benchers; he played a gamble and he lost it. He offered a referendum and said that he would campaign heart and soul to remain—the soul comes in again—and,...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Peter Grant: ...’s time to go through a security check more severe than at an airport, in order to read in a classified document that Airbus and Boeing make aeroplanes? To read in a classified document that gambling legislation in Northern Ireland is devolved but not elsewhere? These are all things that were in the documents that the Government said they could not disclose. To read in the sectoral...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (31 Jan 2018)

Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the finding by the Gambling Commission that 2 million people in the UK are addicted to gambling.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (31 Jan 2018)

David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with both terrestrial and satellite television companies on the number of betting adverts shown during major sporting events; and if he will make a statement.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Jan 2018)

Ivan McKee: ...’s lack of credibility on its budgeting process. It is now clear why Labour left the publication of its tax plans till the last minute—it wanted to avoid any scrutiny of its proposals. Well, that gamble has failed. The credibility of Labour’s analysis is in tatters and the party is seen as unfit to do any more than carp from third place. Labour’s tax proposals are...

Delegated Legislation: Betting, Gambling and Lotteries (30 Jan 2018)

Betting, Gambling and Lotteries

Public Bill Committee: Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Recommendations: general provisions (30 Jan 2018)

Peter Dowd: ...based on a crystal ball prediction of its future significance. Amendment 59 removes this dangerous sub-paragraph from the Bill to ensure that Secretaries of State keep their minds on likely impacts across the different interests at play, rather than gambling with the UK economy. Again, this is not a radical step, but a sensible reduction in the scope of the powers being handed to the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...Economics and Business Research, in a report published by bacta on 10 January, that if the maximum stake of fixed odds betting terminals were reduced from £100 to £2 the reduction in annual Gross Gambling Yield to high street betting shops would be £335 million; and how they reached the conclusion in their consultation on proposals to reduce such stakes that that reduction...

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (29 Jan 2018)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee: To consider the draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018. 6:00 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (24 Jan 2018)

Public Accounts: Decline in National Lottery income. 2:30 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission Nigel Railton, Chief Executive, Camelot Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: ...the fact that there is a review, will she meet me and others to discuss how the maximum bet on those terminals can be reduced, and will she take the chance simultaneously to plan a crackdown on online gambling sites that target young children? The stakes are too high to gamble with our children’s futures.

Sky/Fox Update (23 Jan 2018)

Tom Watson: ...Sky staff? Just this weekend, “friends” of the Secretary of State were quoted in the newspapers as hinting at the outcome of a separate Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport review of gambling stakes and prizes. Will he undertake, in his quasi-judicial role, not to speak to his “friends” about his views on the takeover, and to discourage them from talking...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery (19 Jan 2018)

Tracey Crouch: ...The percentage returns to good causes in 2016/17 from draw-based games were: Game Percentage to good causes Lotto 31% Lotto Hotpicks 29% Thunderball 26% EuroMillions 29% (Source: Gambling Commission) The UK Millionaire Maker and the Millionaire Raffle are elements of the EuroMillions and Lotto games respectively, and their contributions to good causes are included in...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade (18 Jan 2018)

Baroness Fairhead: ...Martin Microsoft Mitsubishi Corporation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mondelez International National Grid Plc Nestle Nissan Novartis PCCW Pearson PepsiCo Pfizer Procter & Gamble (P&G) PSA Roche Group Rolls-Royce Group plc Royal Dutch Shell Plc RWE Sage Group Samsung Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) Scottish & Southern Energy Siemens ...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Peter Grant: ...on a daily basis.” I am glad that I saw that in the Government’s impact assessment, because I did not know that before and neither did the EU. In the “Defence Sector Report”, we discover that “The Government is a key supporter of the defence sector”. And in the “Gambling Sectoral Report”, the EU’s very own James Bonds can now discover...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Government Borrowing (16 Jan 2018)

Philip Hammond: future generations and wasting more taxpayers’ money on debt interest. Even Labour’s shadow Education spokesperson has acknowledged that this is a ultra high-risk strategy that would be a gamble with our economic future.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (15 Jan 2018)

Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with online gaming platform providers on ensuring that moderators identify and remove hate speech and ban offending users.

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...views on this. The Government consider the effect of news, advertising and other content being tailored algorithmically to personal preferences to be an issue. The work on the digital charter will consider this and what response is most appropriate. I have an answer from the Box on the gambling questions that the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, asked. It says, “We will write”. It...

Housebuilders - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Kerslake: ...a skilled workforce. Thirdly, a fundamental change is needed in the way the viability assessment works. Currently, land prices are determined by whichever developer is prepared to take the biggest gamble on beating down costs and reducing Section 106 commitments. As Shelter commented, this makes for scheme delays, high legal costs and poorer quality schemes. This is creating real anger and...

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