Britain is facing a ‘generational time bomb’ of children conditioned to think that gambling is normal, says Bishop of St Albans

The following article by the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, was published in the Daily Telegraph.

Britain is facing a ‘generational time bomb’ of children conditioned to think that gambling is normal

Alan Smith
17 AUGUST 2018 • 9:30 PM

Ask any parent or teacher and they will tell you children play a lot of online games, including Fortnite which has taken the world by storm. What they might not know is that these games allow children to gamble quite openly – just without money.

This is all legal because of a loophole. And at the same time, whether on tablets or phones, children are bombarded with ads which make gambling sound like harmless fun.

The combined effect of these two factors is that, like Pavlov’s Dogs, a generation of children are being conditioned to gamble. Continue reading “Britain is facing a ‘generational time bomb’ of children conditioned to think that gambling is normal, says Bishop of St Albans”

Written Answer – Bishop of St Albans questions the Government about Planning Policy in Rural Areas

On the 07 August 2018 the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith received a written answer from Lord Bourne about planning policy in rural areas.

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Written Answer – Bishop of St Albans questions the Government about Bengali-Muslim’s in Assam State losing their Indian citizenship

On the 3 August 2018 the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith received a written answer from Lord Ahmad about Bengali-Muslim’s in Assam State  

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Written Answer – Bishop of Durham questions the Government about the two child limit and Child Tax Credit

On 2nd August 2018 the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler received a written answer from Lord Bates about Child Tax Credit.

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Written Answer – Bishop of Durham questions the Government about Social Security Benefits and two child limit.

On the 25 July 2018 the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler received three written answers from Lord Bates about the number of households affected by the two child limit.

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Written Answer – Bishop of St Albans questions the Government about Gaming Machines

On the 25th July 2018 the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith received a written answer from Lord Ashton about Gaming Machines.

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Church Commissioners: Cathedral Insolvency

On 25th July 2018 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question from Nia Griffith MP about cathedral insolvency arrangements: Continue reading “Church Commissioners: Cathedral Insolvency”