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*Cancelled* How effective is the Government's policy response to gambling? *Cancelled*

13 March 2020


The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry is taking evidence from Government Ministers on the effectiveness of the Government's policy response to gambling and gambling-related harm.


Tuesday 17 March in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 3.20pm

  • The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education
  • Helen Whately MP, Minister of State for Care, Department for Health and Social Care
  • The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Media and Data, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Areas of discussion

The Committee's likely questions include:

  • Whether a public health approach to gambling-related harm is required;
  • The Government proposed review of the Gambling Act 2005;
  • How to ensure that regulatory changes can keep pace with future developments in gambling technology;
  • The Government's views on the suggestion that a gambling ombudsman should be established to deal with individual complaints by consumers;
  • Whether the definition of gambling in the Gambling Act 2005 should be amended to include products such as loot boxes;
  • Whether a mandatory levy should be introduced to fund research, education and treatment; and
  • The Government's views on proposals to amend the law to clarify that gambling operators owe their customers a duty of care in certain circumstances.

Further information