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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which gambling companies he has held meetings with since he took up his current office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 187321 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>I have not met with any gambling companies since my appointment. The Minister for Sport and Civil Society, together with officials, hold regular such meetings and I will be attending a roundtable with the gambling industry later this year.</p><p> </p><p>I held a meeting with the hon Member for Shipley and the hon Member for Tewkesbury on 10 October and have held further conversations with colleagues on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>I am fully briefed on all aspects of the Gambling Review, including the Government's response to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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187322 more like this
187323 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:39:22.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:39:22.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
942029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that gambling operators minimise the addictive nature of gambling products. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL9543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Protecting vulnerable people from gambling-related harm is a priority for the Government and where there is evidence that a particular product or environment is causing harm, we will take action. The government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility in May sought to ensure the right balance between socially responsible growth of industry, and the protection of the most vulnerable, including children, from gambling-related harm. We have committed to reduce the maximum stake on B2 machines from £100 to £2 and the Gambling Commission will work with industry to improve player control measures on these and other category B gaming machines.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission regularly reviews its regulatory requirements to take account of developments in technology and in the market and in response to emerging risks and issues. It recently concluded a review of the online gambling sector, which identified a number of key areas where it plans to consult on enhancing protections. It also identified areas for further work, including reviewing game and product characteristics to identify whether particular features pose greater risk of harm than others. It intends to conduct further research into the relationship between in-game features and the potential to incentivise negative gambling behaviour.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T11:53:13.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T11:53:13.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
980128
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to conduct a large-scale gambling prevalence survey. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL10397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Questions about gambling participation are included in the large scale English and Scottish Health Surveys and an alternative omnibus survey for Wales. The Combined Health Survey for England, Scotland and Wales 2016 results were published on 6 September 2018 and can be found at <a href="https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/survey-data/Gambling-behaviour-in-Great-Britain-2016.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/survey-data/Gambling-behaviour-in-Great-Britain-2016.pdf</a> . A copy of which is attached.</p><p>In addition, the Gambling Commission collects participation data through smaller scale quarterly telephone and online surveys and monitors underage gambling through its young persons survey. The latest information can be found at: <a href="https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/Statistics-and-research/Levels-of-participation-and-problem-gambling/Gambling-participation-and-problem-gambling.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/Statistics-and-research/Levels-of-participation-and-problem-gambling/Gambling-participation-and-problem-gambling.aspx</a>. A copy of the full document is also attached.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property file name Gambling-behaviour-in-Great-Britain-2016.pdf more like this
star this property title Gambling Behavior 2016 more like this
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star this property file name Gambling-participation-in-2017-behaviour-awareness-and-attitudes.pdf more like this
star this property title Gambling participation 2017 more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T16:59:26.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:59:26.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory contributions for the (i) research, (ii) education and (iii) treatment of gambling disorders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 164309 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission requires all operators licensed under the Gambling Act 2005 to make a contribution towards the research, prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm. It does not specify how much this should be, nor which organisations should be supported.</p><p> </p><p>GambleAware is the leading charity commissioning research, education and treatment, and currently asks operators to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their Gross Gambling Yield (GGY). Most do, with GambleAware receiving £9.4m in 2017/18. Industry also made donations to other bodies supporting research, education and treatment, bringing industry’s collective support for RET to above 0.1% of its GGY.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">We considered research, education and treatment as part of our Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility and published our response on 17 May. The Review looked at protections across the gambling industry and support for those who experience harm, including the arrangements for funding support.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We want to see an effective and sustainable voluntary system, with improved coordination and better understanding of what measures are most effective to ensure future funding increases will be spent in the most effective way. Our response outlined a number of initiatives for improving the current system, increasing access to services and strengthening the evidence base. The Government does not consider that introducing a statutory levy is necessary or appropriate at this stage.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T12:10:11.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T12:10:11.017Z
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less than 2018-07-19T13:05:29.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:05:29.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who are living with parents who have problems with gambling. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL10353 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-03more like thismore than 2018-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold data on the number of children living with parents who have problems with gambling. The Gambling Commission recently published Gambling behaviour in Great Britain 2016, which reports participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling rates. The data, drawn from combined Health surveys, shows that the rate of problem gambling in Great Britain was 0.7%, a figure which has remained relatively stable over many years.</p><p><br>The Government's response to the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility set out a number of initiatives to improve understanding of gambling-related harm, how to prevent and reduce it, the need for treatment and the most effective means of delivering it. This was part of a wider package of measures designed to protect those vulnerable to harm, including reducing the maximum stake from £100 to £2 on B2 gaming machines and strengthening protections around gambling advertising and online gambling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-10-03T12:25:31.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-03T12:25:31.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
980129
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-01more like thismore than 2018-10-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the contribution of gambling-related harm to the UK divorce rate. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL10398 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold data on the number of divorces caused by problem gambling. The Government published its response, which I attach, to the Consultation on proposed changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures on 17 May 2018: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-proposals-for-changes-to-gaming-machines-and-social-responsibility-measures" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-proposals-for-changes-to-gaming-machines-and-social-responsibility-measures</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T17:00:08.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T17:00:08.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property file name Government_response_to_the_consultation_on_proposals_for_changes_to_gaming_machines_and_social_responsibility_measures.pdf more like this
star this property title Government Response more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the development of a national strategy for the prevention and treatment of harms resulting from gambling. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL10471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility has taken action to reduce gambling-related harm and ensure that those experiencing problems can access the help they need. As well as reducing the maximum stake from £100 to £2 on B2 gaming machines, government's response announced increased safeguards on online gambling and strengthened protections around gambling advertising. We also set out measures to improve understanding of gambling-related harm, how to prevent and reduce it, the need for treatment and the most effective means of delivering it. We are working closely with the Gambling Commission, Public Health England, GambleAware and health bodies on the follow up to these initiatives.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to the Review, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), the independent advisors to the Gambling Commission, published a three year National Responsible Gambling Strategy in 2016. The strategy identified 12 areas for action by a range of bodies, including developing a better understanding of gambling-related harm and identifying improvements in treatment. Regular progress reports have been published and the Commission is working with the RGSB and partners on the shaping of a future strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T11:00:28.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T11:00:28.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department made of the effectiveness of responsible gambling messages in tackling problem gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 164307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>We considered advertising as part of our Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility. The Review looked at protections around gambling advertising and set out a package of initiatives to strengthen protections further. The gambling industry changed its code to require responsible gambling messaging appears on screen throughout the length of TV adverts, and it is working with GambleAware and the Gambling Commission to identify good practice on identifying vulnerable players, pilot responsible gambling messaging and interventions and understand the information players need to help them manage their own gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The package of measures also included a major responsible gambling advertising campaign, to run for two years with a budget of £5-7m each year, and will aim to raise awareness of risks and signpost to help where appropriate. The campaign will be led by GambleAware, with extensive input from experts on public health and gambling-related harm to ensure its effectiveness. Different messages will be tested with focus groups to build understanding around what type of core messaging can be used to achieve the desired behaviour and attitude change.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T12:09:18.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T12:09:18.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this