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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...

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Julian Lewis: My right hon. Friend speaks with great experience as a former Armed Forces Minister, and he made a considerable input to our recent report, “Gambling on ‘Efficiency’: Defence Acquisition and Procurement”, by making that very point. Quite rightly, the hon. Member for Gedling emphasised the current process involving the national security capability review, and he focused...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

Daniel Zeichner: You may be aware, Mr Speaker, of the concern that many parents have about skin gambling and loot boxes and worries in the video gaming sector about unauthorised third party website selling those items from those loot boxes, thus potentially turning young people into gamblers. There have been reports of young people losing a great deal of money very quickly. May we have a debate in Government...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines: Gower (11 Jan 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the effect of fixed-odds betting terminals on gambling addiction rates in Gower constituency in the last three years.

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Hywel Williams: .... If we are to grandfather agreements and continue with the status quo ante Brexit, we will be reliant on the co-operation and good will of the 50-plus nations with which we have existing deals. This is a £140 billion gamble to try to secure trade terms that we already have. My second point concerns the power grab. The Government’s default position on Brexit legislation now...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: ...Government’s approach. For that reason, I ask him the following: if certainty is his aim, and the status quo is certainty, why is rolling the dice on more than half our imports and exports a good idea? Why is he gambling away my constituents’ jobs and wages? Why is he pulling us out of the customs union at all? I also implore Labour Front Benchers to come to their senses. The...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (22 Dec 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to protect children against underage gambling.

Christmas Adjournment (21 Dec 2017)

Lyn Brown: ... the Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) have called for a reduction of the maximum stake to £2, and I welcome the Government’s consultation on that issue, which rightly suggests that a £2 limit will help to stop problem gambling. Such a limit would be a great, if belated, Christmas present to the children of Newham. In conclusion, I thank the staff of the House for their...

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