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Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...Ely said at the outset. First, it is not a good way to treat the House for the Government to insist on mixing up, in one group, amendments on this variety of topics—energy, the Crown Estate and gambling. This is not a basis for rational scrutiny of legislation and it should not have happened. I want to dwell on the gambling issue for only a moment, as much more important is the...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Morrow: ...not to facilitate illegal transactions. This, of course, is not a new argument. It is the same one that was deployed by the Government in response to the financial transaction blocking amendment brought by the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill in 2014. The House was told that there was no need to make statutory provision because the Gambling...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Guidance on clustering of betting offices and pay day loan shops (13 Dec 2016)

David Burrowes: ...communities, and especially as a result of the clustering of betting shops. There is good evidence from the Local Government Association that in areas of clustering there is increased problem gambling. We cannot avoid that evidence. New clause 1 seeks to deal with clustering. It is just one tool. The number of betting shops, the number of those betting, and indeed those going to payday...

Scottish Parliament: International Migrants to Scotland (13 Dec 2016)

Rona Mackay: ...instead to adopt an I-will-if-you-will mentality and to insist that workers from this country are given security in other EU countries. What utter hypocrisy and arrogance. The Tory Government gambled with our European identity and lost, and now it thinks that it can set the rules. The fact is that Brexit is a no-win situation. We are all losers, and that is why our First Minister and...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Save as You Earn: employee request (12 Dec 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...Opposition’s wider concern is that the new savings scheme will interfere with and perhaps even have a negative impact on the automatic enrolment of people into pensions. Do the Government really want to gamble that, with 6.7 million people already auto-enrolled across 250,000 employers, they will not reach their target of 10 million by 2020? The Opposition new clauses and amendments...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (8 Dec 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Gambling Commission report, Young People and Gambling, published in November 2016, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children aged 11 to 16 from participating in gambling.

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...these terminals and of the problems that we now face. When the matter was discussed in Committee, the Government said that they understood the concern that such gaming machines could fuel problem gambling and that they were committed to reducing the risks of potential harms associated with such machines. They did not express any enthusiasm for adopting the amendments in Committee and, as...

Tree Planting — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Drew Hendry: ...that the Scottish forestry sector receives vital support from the EU, the Scottish Government are focused on continuing investment in the sector to ensure economic growth, so that the reckless gamble of Brexit does not impact on that vital Scottish industry. The Scottish rural development programme, which is funded via the EU, provides vital support for the Scottish forestry sector and...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (6 Dec 2016)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Forestry in England. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Ian Gambles, Director of England, Forestry Commission Peter Freer-Smith, Chief Scientist, Forest Research Martin Froment, Principal Adviser for Incentive and Advice grant schemes, Natural England Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confor Sir William Worsley, Chairman, The National Forest Company Mike Seville, Forestry Advisor, Country Land and Business Association

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

the Earl of Listowel: computing. My concern was that this intelligent young man, who I fear was unable to make close relationships with people, would have a close relationship with his computer and the internet, and perhaps with pornography and gambling. That would be the way that he compensated for the fact that he had not received the help he needed to recover from his earlier trauma. On the positive...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Rooker: ...tribe, but when she looks across the Dispatch Box, I can see why she did not choose that path. As a nation we are in enormous uncertainty and that is affecting our economy and social cohesion, and all because her predecessor gambled the nation for peace in his party and lost. She must not do that. Those at the centre of the 27 will not want other members to see a large exiting member...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ministerial Policy Advisers (1 Dec 2016)

Tom Watson: ...for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2016 to Question 53795, what the (a) name, (b) job title and (c) responsibility is of each of the unpaid advisers based in the gambling, licensing and lottery section of her Department.

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Northbrook: ...every year. Also, he was unsuccessful in keeping welfare expenditure below a cap. Brexit has now killed the third, the legislated commitment to reach an overall budget surplus by 2019-20. While the debt figures are mouth-wateringly high, the Chancellor is gambling that, as other major G7 countries also have very high levels of debt, the markets will take this calmly. The wild-card factor...

Sport: Corruption - Question (29 Nov 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: ...fully committed to tackling corruption in sport at all levels. This is reflected in Sporting Future, the Government’s sport strategy. Working closely with bodies such as UK Anti-Doping and the Gambling Commission, we are not only taking steps to protect integrity in the United Kingdom, but playing our part in tackling these threats through co-ordinated international efforts with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: High Streets (28 Nov 2016)

Graham Jones: Fixed odds betting terminals, the crack cocaine of gambling, have led to an explosion in the number of betting shops on our high streets. What are the Government going to do about it? Aside from my amendment, what is in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to tackle the explosion in betting shops, which no one wants?

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement (24 Nov 2016)

Bruce Crawford: Does the First Minister agree that the full extent of the Tories’ reckless gamble with the nation’s future is now laid bare for all to see in the autumn statement, with, as she says, slower growth, higher inflation and lower tax revenues? Does she also agree that the bombshell projection that the UK debt will increase by a staggering £220 billion by 2020 if there is a hard...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Stephen Gethins: .... After all, that is critical for Scotland’s economy and for the UK’s economy, just as the four freedoms are critical for future success. These areas are vital for growth when this reckless gamble is putting our country at risk. I give credit where credit is due, and it has been good to see in his place the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) standing up for his beliefs...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Finances Bill: National Crime Agency: Report on staff training (22 Nov 2016)

Rupa Huq: ...was that AFIs are working for organisations where one could reasonable suspect that their skills may not be put to the most ethical use. I mentioned the other day that some of them have gone over to, for example, the gambling industry—something we do not want to encourage. It is wholly unfair for the state effectively to subsidise their training costs when they then scurry off to the...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Finances Bill: Forfeiture of cash (22 Nov 2016)

...,”. (2) After section 289(7) of that Act insert— “(7A) For the purposes of subsection (6)— (a) “gaming voucher” means a voucher in physical form issued by a gaming machine within the meaning of the Gambling Act 2005 (see section 235 of that Act) that represents a right to be paid the amount stated on it; (b) “fixed-value casino token” means a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: UKRI report: international specialist employees (21 Nov 2016)

Carol Monaghan: ...pot were to diminish, it would be to the detriment of the Scottish HE sector and, indeed, those of Wales and Northern Ireland. We are already seeing uncertainty about funding for our HE sector, thanks to the reckless gamble over Brexit. Is it right now that we should deprive our HE institutes by taking UK funding away from them, too? Many stakeholders in Scotland are concerned about the...

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