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.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of IAPT services for the treatment of people with problem gambling disorders.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) problem gambling and (b) gambling addiction on acquisitive crime.
Lord Chadlington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to increase the provision of services for gambling addiction, in particular in connection with mental health services.
Lord Young of Cookham: ...Council; Claims Management Regulation Unit; Commissioners of Irish Lights; Companies’ House; Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; Financial Conduct Authority; Financial Reporting Council; Gambling Commission; Groceries Code Adjudicator; Intellectual Property Office; Land Registry; Legal Services Board; Northern Lighthouse Board; Office for Nuclear Regulation; Office of Rail and Road;...