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Gambling White Paper: Comment from CMS Committee acting Chair Damian Green MP

27 April 2023

Chair comment

Commenting on the publication today of the Government’s White Paper on gambling, CMS Committee acting Chair Damian Green said:

“We have had to wait too long for this White Paper, so I am pleased that it is finally published. It is important that effective action follows in quick time, as problem gambling is a widespread scourge. In particular I want the Select Committee to probe the protections being introduced for children who are problem gamblers. Of all groups they need and deserve protection, and we need assurance that the White Paper will lead to this.”

The Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into gambling regulation and will hold its first evidence session on May 16. MPs will have a chance to question academic experts on issues including gambling-related harm and their views on the White Paper. Further details to follow.

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