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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle problem gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Gambling-related harm impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Of particular concern is the 55,000 children classified as problem gamblers in Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>The Church of England and the bishops in the House of Lords have regularly raised this issue with the Government, charities and the industry itself.</p><p> </p><p>The Bishop of St Albans successfully campaigned with others to reduce the stake on fixed-odds betting terminals in Great Britain and tabled an amendment to the Northern Ireland Executive (Formation) Bill 2019 to ask the Government to report on the case for legislative and regulatory alignment between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Government accepted this amendment.</p><p> </p><p>The Bishop of St Albans also sponsored a motion for debate in the General Synod of the Church of England, which was passed at the February 2019 session. He also successfully balloted for the House of Lords to establish the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry. The Committee Inquiry is underway and is expected to report between March and April 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:27:50.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:27:50.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this