Problem Gambling

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:15 pm on 17th May 2011.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 1:15 pm, 17th May 2011

Will the Minister also bear in mind the common-sense point that the number of machines in a particular shop cannot hinder problem gambling on the basis that somebody can only play on one at a time? That is like saying that if a pub has four different beers, and decides to extend that to 10, there will be an increase in alcoholism. That would clearly be nonsense, and I hope that the Minister will not let common sense fly out of the window when he looks at the research.