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1133461
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to legislate to reform the regulations governing the taxi and private hire trades; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16496 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16497 more like this
HL16498 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.053Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1133462
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to restricting cross border hiring to put an end to out-of-town taxi drivers operating in areas in which they (1) do not have a licence, and (2) threaten the safety of the public. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16497 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16496 more like this
HL16498 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.1Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1133463
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider introducing a statutory definition of (1) plying for hire, and (2) pre-booked, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16498 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16496 more like this
HL16497 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.147Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1133483
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Computers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop supercomputer technology in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In the Spring Statement, the Government announced £79 million funding for the next national supercomputer ARCHER2. The supercomputer will be hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than a traditional desktop computer and will be used to run massive research simulations. This project is being delivered and supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Engineering and Physical Sciences, and the Natural Environment Research Councils.</p><p> </p><p>E-infrastructure, including supercomputing, is also a critical strand within UKRI’s national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap programme. This is seeking to increase our understanding of the UK’s current capabilities and future requirements with a final report expected later in 2019. We want to ensure that future investments in High Performance Computing will deliver benefits across research and innovation, including to tech start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. (SMEs). The Government will be working with UKRI and Tech UK on UKRI’s e-infrastructure strategy which will be engaging with tech-SMEs on how they can access high-performance computing for the benefit of their businesses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:57:39.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:57:39.613Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1133033
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Exchange Rates more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for (1) sterling losing nearly five per cent of its value against the US dollar since the beginning of May this year, and (2) other major currencies holding their value over the same period. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16451 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The government does not comment on movements in financial markets. It is also important to note that the UK does not have an exchange rate target. Instead the UK’s macroeconomic framework is based on an inflation target, and it is for the independent Monetary Policy Committee to set monetary policy to meet this target.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:56:57.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:56:57.747Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2533
star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1132639
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to start the pilot of Universal Credit managed migration in July; if so, when in July; and what meetings they have held with stakeholders to discuss any such pilot. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16417 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We plan to commence the Move to UC pilot when the necessary preparations are in place, subject to management checks of readiness. Preparations are proceeding to plan.</p><p>Stakeholder engagement has been and continues to be a vital part of the work we are doing on Universal Credit. Since last October we have been working closely with a diverse range of stakeholders to listen to their views and to better understand their concerns, to ensure the widest possible range of insights are played into the design of the process for moving claimants from legacy benefits onto Universal Credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:40:22.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:40:22.313Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1132650
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Fixed-Odd Betting Terminals and (2) Electronic Gaming Machines, are on property belonging to the Ministry of Defence. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132651
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was made from Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals located on Ministry of Defence property in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018; and who was the beneficiary of any such money. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16429 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.227Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132652
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Gambling more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of gambling-related harm amongst (1) veterans, and (2) those currently serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces; and whether the Ministry of Defence has conducted any research into gambling participation rates in those groups. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16430 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16429 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.277Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132653
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Gambling more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is available to problem gamblers who are currently serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16431 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16432 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.323Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this