Gambling Commission: Public Appointments

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th March 2023.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of requesting that the Gambling Commission list knowledge of the gambling industry as a formal requirement in job adverts for Commissioners.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Equalities)

Appointments to the Gambling Commission are made in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments. The Code states that Ministers must be consulted before a competition opens to agree the job description for the role. The requirements of all roles are carefully based on the needs of each organisation and the existing skills and experience on boards, while ensuring that roles attract applications from the broadest range of suitable candidates possible.

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