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77258
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what work they have undertaken to quantify the costs of following the regulatory process for businesses applying for a United Kingdom gambling licence; and what assessment they have made of its impact on the competitiveness of new entrants to the online gambling sector. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mancroft more like this
uin HL992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
grouped question UIN
HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-17T14:20:10.5131627Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:10.5131627Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1833
label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77259
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken any work to quantify the impact that the cost of regulatory compliance would have on the ability of licensed gambling operators to compete against unlicensed operators in the United Kingdom market. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mancroft more like this
uin HL993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
grouped question UIN
HL992 more like this
HL994 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.1639805Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.1639805Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1833
label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77260
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what work they have undertaken to ensure that the burden on companies applying for a gambling licence is minimised in line with their priorities to reduce red tape; and whether they considered the ability of such companies to compete against unlicensed operators in any such work. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mancroft more like this
uin HL994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
grouped question UIN
HL992 more like this
HL993 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1833
label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
223631
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in other Departments on a national gambling strategy. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 225488 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and his officials have had no discussions with other Government departments on the subject of a national gambling strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has not made an assessment of the effects of gambling on mental health. We do not centrally hold information on the amount spent on counselling for people with a gambling addiction in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government has invested over £400 million in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy programme over the spending review period to make a choice of psychological therapies available for those who need them in all parts of England. This includes people who experience mental ill health as a result of an addiction to gambling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> published in October 2014, articulates our ambition and the immediate actions we are taking to achieve better access and waiting times in mental health services. It includes the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies commitment of treatment within six weeks for 75% of people with 95% of people being treated within 18 weeks.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
grouped question UIN 225496 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-02T17:42:51.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T17:42:51.637Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
223623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department holds on and what assessment it has made of the effects of gambling on mental health; and how much his Department spent on counselling for people with an addiction to gambling in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 225496 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and his officials have had no discussions with other Government departments on the subject of a national gambling strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has not made an assessment of the effects of gambling on mental health. We do not centrally hold information on the amount spent on counselling for people with a gambling addiction in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government has invested over £400 million in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy programme over the spending review period to make a choice of psychological therapies available for those who need them in all parts of England. This includes people who experience mental ill health as a result of an addiction to gambling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> published in October 2014, articulates our ambition and the immediate actions we are taking to achieve better access and waiting times in mental health services. It includes the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies commitment of treatment within six weeks for 75% of people with 95% of people being treated within 18 weeks.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
grouped question UIN 225488 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-02T17:42:51.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T17:42:51.777Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
61743
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is provided to staff working within alcohol and drugs treatment in identifying and treating the problem of gambling addiction. more like this
tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
tabling member printed
Tracey Crouch more like this
uin 200541 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on what specific training is provided to alcohol and drug treatment staff. Ensuring competent staff is the responsibility of local commissioners and providers.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the national gambling treatment service to identify how it can strengthen training, and are promoting the work of the Royal College of General Practitioners who have developed an online gambling diagnosis and treatment training resource that is available free to all health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>PHE promotes the Royal College of General Practitioners' online training resource among all health professionals. PHE has developed guidance for local authorities on gambling and is exploring what the local needs are and where evidence allows it to intervene. However, PHE does not wish to undermine the treatment available through the national provider GamCare until evidence emerges that this is not meeting current need.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has regular discussions with PHE and NHS England on a range of health issues. PHE is also working with NHS England and the Local Government Association to explore what the current need is locally so it can get a better picture; and decide whether PHE needs to act through prevention and restrictions on gambling shops; or through changes to the current GamCare treatment network.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
grouped question UIN
200542 more like this
200558 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:06:56.504543Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
61745
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Department is taking to improve healthcare outcomes by improving the awareness of gambling addiction on the part of healthcare professionals; and what guidance NHS England provides to local health authorities on the commissioning of services for gambling addiction. more like this
tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
tabling member printed
Tracey Crouch more like this
uin 200542 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on what specific training is provided to alcohol and drug treatment staff. Ensuring competent staff is the responsibility of local commissioners and providers.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the national gambling treatment service to identify how it can strengthen training, and are promoting the work of the Royal College of General Practitioners who have developed an online gambling diagnosis and treatment training resource that is available free to all health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>PHE promotes the Royal College of General Practitioners' online training resource among all health professionals. PHE has developed guidance for local authorities on gambling and is exploring what the local needs are and where evidence allows it to intervene. However, PHE does not wish to undermine the treatment available through the national provider GamCare until evidence emerges that this is not meeting current need.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has regular discussions with PHE and NHS England on a range of health issues. PHE is also working with NHS England and the Local Government Association to explore what the current need is locally so it can get a better picture; and decide whether PHE needs to act through prevention and restrictions on gambling shops; or through changes to the current GamCare treatment network.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
grouped question UIN
200541 more like this
200558 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:06:56.5972922Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:06:56.5972922Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
61751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) NHS England and (b) Public Health England on improving treatment for gambling addicts. more like this
tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
tabling member printed
Tracey Crouch more like this
uin 200558 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on what specific training is provided to alcohol and drug treatment staff. Ensuring competent staff is the responsibility of local commissioners and providers.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the national gambling treatment service to identify how it can strengthen training, and are promoting the work of the Royal College of General Practitioners who have developed an online gambling diagnosis and treatment training resource that is available free to all health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>PHE promotes the Royal College of General Practitioners' online training resource among all health professionals. PHE has developed guidance for local authorities on gambling and is exploring what the local needs are and where evidence allows it to intervene. However, PHE does not wish to undermine the treatment available through the national provider GamCare until evidence emerges that this is not meeting current need.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has regular discussions with PHE and NHS England on a range of health issues. PHE is also working with NHS England and the Local Government Association to explore what the current need is locally so it can get a better picture; and decide whether PHE needs to act through prevention and restrictions on gambling shops; or through changes to the current GamCare treatment network.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
grouped question UIN
200541 more like this
200542 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:06:56.6753788Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:06:56.6753788Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
100324
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on financial transaction and IP blocking; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 211611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>DCMS officials and I hold regular discussions with the Gambling Commission on a range of matters including arrangements for enforcing the new licensing regime for remote gambling operators, which comes into force on 1 November 2014.</p><p>These enforcement arrangements include the disruption of illegal financial transactions. Companies such as MasterCard, Visa and PayPal are working with the Gambling Commission to ensure the termination of financial processing contracts with unlicensed gambling operators.</p><p>The Government and the Gambling Commission will assess the effectiveness of this approach, to enable Government to ensure that the Gambling Commission continues to have all of the enforcement tools that it needs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T09:59:39.3015601Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T09:59:39.3015601Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
100325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gambling remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on introducing a one stop shop for problem gamblers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 211609 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is currently consulting on a requirement for gambling operators to allow individuals to exclude themselves from gambling, by making a single request to exclude from all online gambling, and a single request to exclude from all land-based gambling within a local area.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T09:49:41.8221624Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T09:49:41.8221624Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this