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Brexit: Risks to NHS Sustainability - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Clark of Windermere: ...expose ourselves. To put this issue in context, half a million scans are performed every year in Britain using imported isotopes and, on top of that, over 10,000 cancer patients have treatment involving their use. I just think that it is too big a gamble to take a decision on what I can only think are ideological grounds. That is a big, big error and I hope that the Government will rethink...

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Hannah Bardell: ...stand still and reach the position we now have with full access to the single market. Scotland’s businesses are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities to sell their products across Europe and the world. If we leave the single market, we gamble with a market of 500 million people and free trade deals with 90 countries around the world. The Tory manifesto contained a pledge...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Lotteries: Regulation (4 Jul 2017)

Tracey Crouch: The Government's response to the CMS Select Committee's report on society lotteries advised that it intended to explore all the recommendations further, with advice from the Gambling Commission. We are carefully considering the issues raised by the Select Committee and expect to make an announcement in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Lotteries (4 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward proposals to require advertising of the National Gambling Helpline or at the point of sale of lottery products, both in shops and online.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (29 Jun 2017)

Baroness Sherlock: ...companies and service providers to support prevention and counter internet harm. Can the Minister give us some detail on that when he comes to respond? There are other areas which I hope will get picked up in the debate concerning digital infrastructure, a fair deal for arts and culture, funding for grass-roots sport and, crucially, the review of gambling stakes and prizes, where I really...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (29 Jun 2017)

David Linden: Further to the point raised by the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley), will the Minister get a move on and get a grip on the crack cocaine of gambling—the fixed odds betting terminals? Shettleston Road, Tollcross Road and Baillieston Main Street in my constituency are awash with bookmakers, and we need action on this sooner rather than later.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Monks: not have to be here. If we flop outside the single market and the customs union, and if there are new tariff and non-tariff barriers, will they stay? We do not really know, do we? It is a hell of gamble to take with such an important part of the British economy. Can we really negotiate a comprehensive free trade deal, or even bespoke transitional arrangements, before 2019 is up? I fear...

Scottish Parliament: Equalities and Social Security (United Kingdom Government Proposals) (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: ...”. Does the cabinet secretary think that it is right that the Tories’ obsession with austerity and cuts will continue despite the volume of evidence against that approach and their failed general election gamble?

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jo Stevens: I know the Prime Minister is well aware of the misery and suffering caused by reckless gambling. Following her own recent experience and the turmoil it has caused to her friends and colleagues, will she now commit to legislating on fixed odds betting terminals, the cause of so much hardship across our communities?

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...those children looking outwards, not inwards. Seeing this care and compassion among our young people gave me hope for the future, and I hope that this Government will take note. Let me briefly touch on the recent election. The Prime Minister recklessly gambled with her majority and lost it. Far from providing strength and stability, we now have a fragile minority Government propped up by...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: ...into line with offline enforcement standards. The Government’s current approach to adult content filters, which cover a broad range of adult-only content including pornography, violence and gambling, is addressed through the voluntary filtering agreement of the big four ISPs which was negotiated in 2013. However, as I have said on a number of occasions, I do not believe that this...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Pat McFadden: ...went through, the election was never called because Parliament was blocking Brexit. It was called because the Government wanted to cash in on big opinion poll leads. The backfiring of that political gamble has left the Prime Minister leading a minority Government, dependent on the deal with the DUP that was announced today, at an immediate cost of £1.5 billion. When I was a child, we...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...up the state of our nation: “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece”— or “turmoil”, as the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, has said. The Queen’s Speech comes in the wake of two failed government gambles: first, the EU referendum and, secondly, the recent and unnecessary general election. The Government proposed; the people disposed. As we start the EU...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Kenneth Clarke: ...fortnight of the campaign. It was not with deep conviction: most of them were reassured that they could cast a protest vote for the Labour party without any risk of its winning and taking power. Another election would be a bigger gamble than the last one, with no certain outcome. We in this House have to prove that occasionally our tribalism can subside and that we are capable of putting...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (15 Jun 2017) do to the UK in the space of just one year. First, they called a divisive and unnecessary European Union referendum, entirely for reasons of Conservative Party management. Having lost that gamble, they are now pursuing a hard Brexit, purely to appease the right wing of the Conservative Party. As if that was not enough, they then called an unnecessary general election, purely in the...

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Daniel Johnson: ...debate has focused on cyberbullying and online grooming, but the OECD framework looks also at consumer-related risks and information privacy and security risks. Consumer-related risks are things such as children’s access to gambling and their ability to buy alcohol. Those might seem mundane, but they are nonetheless significant risks that we need to ensure that the action plan...

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Clark of Windermere: My Lords, I have listened very carefully to the Minister. I wanted to be persuaded; I am not persuaded. I believe that the Government are taking a big risk. They have gambled before. It may not be known, but in 2011, 2012 and 2013, they reduced the number of nurses in training because they thought we had sufficient. As a result, several thousand nurses were short-trained in those three years,...

Higher Education and Research Bill (26 Apr 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...and the noble Baroness and others in the other House, have had about the principle of independence. Giving providers the option from day one to build up degree-awarding powers is potentially dangerous, and we are potentially taking a gamble on probationary degrees from probationary providers. I do not want to reopen our debate on this in Committee, and I want to say very strongly that we...

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

Owen Thompson: ...populations, and EU migration helps to ensure the resilience of those communities. Without that movement of people, there is a real risk, not only for the food and farming industries but for entire communities across Scotland. The Government’s gamble with our EU membership has created significant uncertainty, with Scotland now facing the loss of much-needed seasonal workers....

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (25 Apr 2017)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost of problem gambling to the Government.

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