Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling harm and affordability checks

25th May 2021

Asked by The Lord Bishop of St Albans
: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the six recommendations in the report by the Centre for Social Justice Not a Game ā€“ A call for effective protection from the harms of gambling’, published in May, in creating a co-operative framework for effective affordability checks. [HL373]

Baroness Barran: The Government is carrying out a Review of the Gambling Act 2005 and making sure we have the right balance between freedom of choice and protection from harm is a core objective. We welcome contributions to the debate, including the report by the Centre for Social Justice, and we will consider its recommendations carefully alongside the responses to our call for evidence.


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