Bishop of St Albans asks Government about the Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

On 6th April 2018 the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, received a written answer to three questions about the Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans:

(i) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings civil servants and ministers have had with stakeholders about the Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures; and what were the (1) dates, (2) locations, and (3) attendees, of each of those meetings.

(ii) To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all submissions to the Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures will be published alongside the review.

(iii) To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned small-scale qualitative research to assess the appropriate stakes for category B2 gaming machines.

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

The Government set out four illustrative options at consultation for a stake reduction on B2 gaming machines. We are considering all the available evidence, including advice from the Gambling Commission and published research, and will set out our response in due course. As part of this the Government intends to publish the key responses to the consultation, subject to the respondents permission.

The following table lists the meetings that civil servants have had with stakeholders where the consultation was mentioned or discussed since it was launched on 31 October 2017. Details of Ministerial meetings are published quarterly on gov.uk

Date Organisation Location
17/11/17 GambleAware DCMS
21/11/17 All Party Parliamentary Group on FOBTs Palace of Westminster
22/11/2017 Gambling Business Group (GBG) DCMS
23/11/17 Remote Gambling Association (RGA) RGA
23/11/17 GambleAware DCMS
27/11/2017 British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA) DCMS
28/11/2017 British Horseracing Authority (BHA) DCMS
30/11/2017 Local Government Association (LGA) LGA
30/11/2017 GambleAware GambleAware
5/12/2017 Justice4punters DCMS
7/12/17 GambleAware GambleAware
13/12/17 Bingo Association (BA) DCMS
14/12/2017 Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) ABB
18/12/17 RGA DCMS
18/12/2017 Christian Faith Groups DCMS
10/01/18 All Party Parliamentary Group on FOBTs Palace of Westminster
11/01/18 Sky DCMS
15/1/2018 Senet DCMS
17/01/18 BHA DCMS
23/1/18 GamCare GamCare
23/1/18 Christian Faith Groups DCMS
24/1/18 BA DCMS
30/1/18 National Casino Forum (NCF), Hippodrome Casino, Rank Group, Grayling UK and Ireland, Aspers DCMS
31/01/2018 GambleAware, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), Advertising Association (AA), ISBA, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Senet DCMS
8/2/18 ABB DCMS
21/2/18 BACTA DCMS
27/2/18 BACTA DCMS
28/2/18 BHA DCMS
7/3/18 RGA, Bet365, Skybet, PaddyPower Betfair, Kindred DCMS
7/3/18 ABB, PaddyPower Betfair, William Hill, Ladbrokes Coral, JenningsBet, BetFred DCMS
20/3/18 National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) NPGC

(via Parliament.uk)