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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.

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Coty Manufacturing Plant (Seaton Delaval) (20 Apr 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: ...that they make it for 36p and sell it for about 40 quid, so there is a big profit to be made in this game. But that was then. The factory has been a good employer. It was taken over in 1990 by Procter & Gamble, which made another success of it, and then came the merger—it is not a takeover—with Coty, an American company that does the same thing. It makes hair things for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Microbeads (20 Apr 2017)

Henry Bellingham: ...exfoliating microbeads. Obviously, neither the Secretary of State nor her Minister would ever need to use such a product, but will the Minister get on the telephone to the chief executive of Procter & Gamble and tell him that selling that sort of product is completely outrageous and that it should be withdrawn from the market at once?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Betting Shops (18 Apr 2017)

Tracey Crouch: The Government is alive to the concerns around clustering of betting shops. Since 2015, planning permission has been required for any new betting shops on the high street. In addition, the Gambling Act 2005 requires local authorities to set out in a statement of policy the principles by which it manages the gambling environment in the local area. The statement can be used to set out reasons...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (18 Apr 2017)

Lord Harris of Haringey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 March (HL5634), what measures they use in assessing whether the Gambling Commission is effective in preventing underage gambling.

Brexit: European Union-derived Rights - Motion to Resolve (4 Apr 2017)

Baroness Ludford: ...“no deal is better than a bad deal” threat. However, that phrase was repeated in the White Paper the next day on the great repeal Bill and so the threat of hard Brexit is not dead. Indeed, the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, made an interesting prediction of the odds—I do not know which way it is; I am not a gambling person—and the prospect having got more likely. Hence the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (3 Apr 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position paper published by the Gambling Commission in March concerning online gambling using virtual in-game currencies, whether they will take further steps to protect children from being exposed to such gambling.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (3 Apr 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position paper by the Gambling Commission published in March drawing attention to the risk of users of social casino games transitioning to real money gambling, whether they will take steps to restrict children’s access to social casino games.

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