Bishop of St Albans asks Government about gambling regulation and children

On 30th November the Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to three questions on gambling regulation and children:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9946), what representations they have made to the (1) Gambling Commission, and (2) Electronic Money Association, about encouraging the providers of e-wallets to introduce gambling blocks. [HL10374]
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9946), what representations they have made to the Gambling Commission to encourage building societies to introduce gambling blocks on personal current accounts and credit cards. [HL10375] https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-11-16/hl10375
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the findings of the survey published by the Gambling Commission Young People & Gambling 2020, published in August, what representations they have made to the Advertising Standards Authority on what further measures can be taken to reduce childhood exposure to gambling. [HL10376] https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-11-16/hl10376

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Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling advertising, rehabilitation, education and football

On 23rd, 25th & 26th November 2020 the Bishop of St Albans received  written answers to questions on gambling advertising, rehabilitation, education and football:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement that Burnley FC are working with the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust to educate staff and supporters about the risks of gambling, what representations they have made to the Premier League to encourage clubs to adopt similar initiatives. [HL10378] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling advertising, rehabilitation, education and football”

Bishop of St Albans asks about problem gambling by young people

On 18th November the Bishop of St Albans received written answers to two questions on problem gambling and young people:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings from the Gambling Commission’s 2020 Young People and Gambling Survey; and what steps they are taking to reduce problem gambling among 11 to 16-year olds. [HL10105]

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Gambling Commission and Ipsos Mori Young People & Gambling 2020 Technical Report, published in August, in particular its finding that the number of 11 to 16 year-olds classified as problem gamblers had risen from 1.7 per cent in 2019 to 1.9 per cent in 2020; and what discussions they have had with the Gambling Commission about ways in which problem gambling by children can be reduced. [HL10245] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about problem gambling by young people”

Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling harm, housebuilding and Uighurs in China

On 10th November the Bishop of St Albans received written answers to questions he had tabled on gambling, housebuilding, and equipment used to construct Uighur detention facilities.

Gambling

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NatWest’s announcement of a 48-hour gambling block for debit cards to reduce gambling-related harm; and what action they are taking to encourage other companies in the banking sector to adopt similar policies. [HL9946] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling harm, housebuilding and Uighurs in China”

Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling and armed forces

On 3rd November 2020 the Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to two questions on gambling and the armed forces:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the existing syllabus for new recruits to the armed forces currently includes training on gambling related harm. [HL9440]

 The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enact legislation similar to the Gambling Addiction Prevention Act 2019 in the United States, which legally requires the development and implementation of policies and programmes to prevent and treat gambling disorders among members of the armed forces and their dependants. [HL9441] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling and armed forces”

Bishop of St Albans asks about economic and social impact of problem gambling

On 26th October 2020 the Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on the social and economic impact of problem gambling:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of problem gambling; and what estimate they have made of how likely problem gamblers are (1) to experience family break up, (2) to commit crime, (3) to be unemployed, (4) to lose their homes, and (5) to have compromised life expectancy, compared with the rest of the population. [HL9197] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about economic and social impact of problem gambling”

Bishop of St Albans asks Government about action on gambling advertising and addiction

On Wednesday 21st October the Bishop of St Albans received two written answers to questions to Government on gambling advertising and gambling addiction:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Advertising Standards Agency, Trends in exposure to TV ads during COVID-19, published on 8 October; and what steps they are taking to reduce young people’s exposure to gambling adverts. [HL9068] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks Government about action on gambling advertising and addiction”

Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling machines on UK Army bases

On 14th October 2020 the Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on gambling machines in British Army installations:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are gambling machines in any British Army installations in the UK; and if so, (1) which categories these machines fall into in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, and (2) whether these machines are operated by the Ministry of Defence or external contractors. [HL8770] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about gambling machines on UK Army bases”

Bishop of St Albans asks about impact of gambling advertising on young people

On 12th October 2020 the Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on gambling advertising and young people:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term effects of gambling advertising on young people and their future participation in gambling activities. [HL8688] Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans asks about impact of gambling advertising on young people”

Bishop of St Albans says Gambling Commission inadequately resourced

On 10th September 2020 Members of the House of Lords questioned Government on what plans they have to review gambling legislation. Rt Revd Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, asked a question:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans (V): My Lords, with the significant increase in gambling harms during lockdown, are Her Majesty’s Government satisfied that the Gambling Commission has adequate resources to do its work? Is the Minister content with the commission reducing its staffing to make savings at the very point when it needs to take additional action to regulate online gambling? Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans says Gambling Commission inadequately resourced”