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Problem gambling in the UK: Lords to question officials

16 July 2019

The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry holds its first evidence session with Government officials from the Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education.


Tuesday 16 July in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 3.20pm

  • Tim Baxter, Deputy Director, Healthy Behaviours, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Julie Carney, Head of Gambling and Lotteries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Richard Vaughan, Deputy Director for the Life Skills Division, Education Standards Directorate, Department for Education

Areas for discussion

  • The cost of problem gambling in Great Britain, and the benefits of the industry to the UK economy
  • Which government department is the most appropriate to lead on gambling
  • The voluntary levy and how the money raised is spent
  • Voluntary curbs on advertising
  • The relationship, if there is one, between gambling and suicide in the UK
  • NHS initiatives to tackle problem gambling in the UK 

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