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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games 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 plans, if any, they have to conduct an investigation into the impact loot boxes in video games have on (1) underage gambling, and (2) instances of gambling related harm. more like this
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Lord Chadlington 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Where gambling facilities are offered, operators must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and have controls in place to prevent underage gambling.</p><p> </p><p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that loot boxes and other entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour and longer term lead to gambling related harm, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue. We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission, along with 16 other regulators from Europe and the USA signed a declaration which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:58:31.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Females more like this
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 reports that female gambling addicts now outnumber male gambling addicts in Sweden; and what plans they have to re-evaluate and expand the policy evidence base in the UK in respect of the gender makeup of gambling addicts. more like this
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Lord Chadlington 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The main source of data for problem and at-risk gambling behaviour in Great Britain is the Health Surveys for England and Scotland, and the Problem Gambling Survey Wales. 2016 data showed that men were more likely than women to be classified as a problem gambler (1.2% and 0.2% respectively). The surveys also indicated that certain other groups are at greater risk of experiencing problems from gambling, including those with poor mental health or who are unemployed. However, further work is needed to understand the nature of these associations.</p><p> </p><p>Government recognises the importance of building understanding of how gambling related harm is experienced and by whom. Public Health England (PHE) is carrying out an evidence review looking at the health harms associated with gambling and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (now called the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling, ABSG) published a paper setting out a potential framework for measuring harm. 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.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2019, government awarded just over £1 million to GamCare for a project to raise awareness of how gambling is linked with a range of issues affecting women and girls and help to better identify women in need of support. One of the core work strands of the programme is to build data in this area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T11:29:32.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T11:29:32.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1011244
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Advertising more like this
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 whether they have made an assessment of the impact a ban on gambling advertising on television would have on the number of problem gamblers in the UK; if so, what effect they estimate such a ban would have on that number; and what studies, if any, they have carried out to make such an estimate. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL11605 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 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government considered the evidence on gambling advertising as part of the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.</p><p> </p><p>The review found that although the number of gambling adverts on TV rose from 2007, reported rates of problem gambling remained below 1% during this period. The most recent survey estimated the number of adult problem gamblers in Great Britain as approximately 340,000, 0.7% of the adult population. A major research survey concluded that the impact of advertising on problem gambling prevalence is likely to be relatively small, but identified areas for further research.</p><p> </p><p>There are already strict rules on the tone, content and placement of gambling adverts, and while the Review did not conclude there was a case for a ban, it set out measures to strengthen protections further. Further research has been commissioned by GambleAware into the impact of gambling advertising on children, young people and those vulnerable to harm. This is due to be completed next year. We will keep these issues under review including examining new evidence as it emerges.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T12:34:11.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T12:34:11.987Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many problem gamblers they estimate are (1) under 18 years old, and (2) 18 years old or more, in (a) England, (b) Scotland, and (c) Wales. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL11888 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Neither Government nor Gambling Commission holds data on the number of problem gamblers aged 18 and over or under 18.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Survey for England and Scotland 2016 and Problem Gambling Survey Wales 2016 estimated the number of problem gamblers aged 16 and over in Great Britain as approximately 340,000, 0.7% of the population. Of these, approximately 280,000 were in England (based on 40 individuals identified as problem gamblers), approximately 40,000 in Scotland (based on 24 individuals) and approximately 20,000 in Wales (based on 29 individuals).</p><p> </p><p>All estimates are rounded to the nearest 10,000 and due to the low prevalence of problem gambling among respondents to the survey have large confidence intervals. There is 95% confidence that the true estimate for the total number of problem gamblers aged 16 and over in Britain is between 250,000 and 460,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission’s 2018 Young People and Gambling Report estimated that 1.7% of 11-16 year olds were problem gamblers, or approximately 55,000 if extrapolated to the population of Great Britain. This number is based on a survey completed by 2,865 children in schools in England, Scotland and Wales. Of these, 37 children were identified as problem gamblers: 30 in England, 3 in Scotland and 4 in Wales. Due to the low number of respondents it is not possible to provide robust estimates for the number of problem gamblers in each country.</p><p> </p><p>All estimates of the total figures of problem gamblers in Great Britain should be treated with caution due to the low numbers of individuals on which they are based.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T12:41:17.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T12:41:17.267Z
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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 date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Video Games 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) Belgium's decision to ban loot boxes in online games, and (2) the social impact adopting a similar policy would have on reducing gambling related harm in the UK. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL11928 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 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Loot boxes do not fall under gambling law where the in-game items acquired are confined for use within the game and cannot be cashed out. However, the Government is aware of concerns that entertainment products, such as some video games, could encourage gambling-like behaviour, and will continue to look closely at any evidence around this issue.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the recent introduction by the VSC Ratings Board and PEGI of a new label for video games to warn parents where they include the opportunity to make in-game purchases.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can take action where it needs to address emerging risks.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Gambling Commission published a declaration signed by 16 gambling regulators, which outlined common concerns around gaming and gambling. The regulators agreed to work together to monitor the characteristics of video games and social gaming and where there is potential cross-over into gambling.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:06:06.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:06:06.9Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC: Video on Demand 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to ensure licence payers are able to access BBC iPlayer when outside the UK; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL1496 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 2017-09-19more like thismore than 2017-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government's BBC White Paper published in May 2016, 'A BBC for the Future', made clear that the Government agrees that BBC content should be portable following the closure of the iPlayer loophole.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC is an independent body governed by the Royal Charter. Under the terms of the Charter, the BBC is operationally and editorially independent of Government and there is no provision for the Government to intervene in the Corporation's day-to-day operations. Therefore it will ultimately be up to the BBC to determine whether or not their content will be available abroad.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-09-19T13:02:00.537Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-19T13:02:00.537Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Regulation 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to establish an independent regulator for the gambling industry; and if so, what. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL5866 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 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Act 2005 created the Gambling Commission as the independent regulator for the gambling industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T15:00:25.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T15:00:25.667Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaming Machines 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 when they intend to announce the reduced stake for category B2 gaming machines, known as fixed odds betting terminals. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL7098 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>The Government’s consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures closed on 23 January. The Government is currently analysing the responses to the consultation and its response will be published in due course. The Government intends to publish the key responses to the consultation, subject to the respondents’ permission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7099 more like this
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less than 2018-05-01T13:41:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-01T13:41:23.327Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the key responses to the gambling consultation which was launched on 31 October 2017. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
unstar this property uin HL7099 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 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>The Government’s consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures closed on 23 January. The Government is currently analysing the responses to the consultation and its response will be published in due course. The Government intends to publish the key responses to the consultation, subject to the respondents’ permission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7098 more like this
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less than 2018-05-01T13:41:23.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-01T13:41:23.367Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling: Suicide 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 is their estimate of the number of annual gambling-related suicides in the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to conduct further research in this area. more like this
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Lord Chadlington 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 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Data on the cause of death in cases of suicide is not recorded centrally with a level of granularity that would list gambling as a factor. Government therefore does not have an estimate of the number of suicides each year where gambling is involved.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The government takes suicide prevention very seriously and updated the Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Strategy in 2017. We are also encouraging Local Authorities to implement prevention plans to provide support at a local level.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>A focus on reducing gambling-related harm, protecting the vulnerable and making sure that those experiencing problems are getting the help they need is key to the government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility. The consultation closed on 23 January, and we will publish our response in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T12:38:02.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T12:38:02.57Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Chadlington remove filter