Harlow MP Robert Halfon asks question on gaming machines

Politics / Sat 12th May 2018 am31 10:24am

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question on gaming machines.

Mr Halfon said: “To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s review of gaming machines on trends in the level of betting shop closures.

“To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made the effect of potential betting shop closures as a result of changes to the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals on trends in the level of illegal gambling.

Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport replied:

“The consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures closed on 23 January and the responses are being considered. The Government’s response will be published in due course with a revised final impact assessment.

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8 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon asks question on gaming machines:

2018-05-12 11:58:30

Oh here we go again. "Compassionate Conservatism" means saying you care a bit until big business dictates that you don't. Just so happens that many Tory MPs receive donations from betting firms. What about the destructive effects of these machines dubbed the "crack cocaine of gambling" by industry experts? The lives they're ruining? But then I guess you don't get many of these shops to the pound in the Tory shires do you. And we have the outrageous spectacle of Bob and the Tories (which sounds like the worst boyband name ever), trying to defend those in underpaid employment in these shops, like their party didn't take away the skilled jobs from these areas through "managed decline" and their holy war against the trade unions and replace them with uncertain service industry jobs and even more uncertain futures. The cheek of it. The bare faced cheek of it.

2018-05-12 14:16:53

Yours, appears to be a very drab and discontented life. Try and get out a bit more dear. It just might, cheer you up a bit.

2018-05-12 21:31:38

Tell you what I need, a nice stay at India House. Got 25 grand spare, Micky? You weren't fussed when Bob took it from you. What's good for the goose is good for the gander...

2018-05-12 21:55:46

Well actually it was the East India Club that Bob liked a bit too much. I'll stay at India House though, save you a few quid Micky.

2018-05-13 06:09:36

A glass to many methinks. What drab people you Corbynistas are. India House to East India Club in a sentence, very drab indeed.

2018-05-13 06:12:42

Have you got any visible proof of any Tories being funded by the bookies ? As usual, dis-information by the bucket load. You're lucky that you haven't been sued.

2018-05-13 07:33:38

Boom... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/betting-companies-ladbrokes-corals-fixed-odds-betting-terminals-philip-davies-top-list-of-donations-a7925461.html%3famp All parties accept donations from gambling firms but one takes the most, they're the ones in government and not opposed to legislation.

2018-05-14 05:49:37

A very feeble affirmation. More attempts to smear anything that isn't tainted RED.

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