GVC Holdings

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) dates and minutes of meetings and (b) correspondence between the Government and GVC Holdings PLC in the last 12 months; and whether the timing of the vote on the FOBT Statutory Instrument was raised in either case.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Details of Ministerial meetings are published on a quarterly basis on gov.uk. Details about such meetings, including minutes are confidential - to allow full and frank discussions between parties. Ladbrokes Coral (who have since been acquired by GVC Holdings PLC) were one of the attendees at a roundtable with the former Minister for Sport and Civil Society on 7 March 2018 to discuss the Consultation on Proposals for Changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

The current Minister for Sport and Civil Society and I have not met representatives of GVC Holding PLC since being appointed.

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