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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 9th November 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE B


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

GAMBLING BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 8th November (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Gambling Bill, in addition to its first Meeting on Tuesday 9th November at 9.30 am, the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except for Thursday 18th November, Tuesday 23rd November, Thursday 25th November and Tuesday 21st December ) at 9.30 am and 2.30 pm;

    (2)   20 sittings shall be allocated to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the table below and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the table.

TABLE

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 11; Schedule 1; Clauses 12 to 14; Schedule 2; Clauses 15 to 19; Schedule 3; Clause 20; Schedule 4; Clauses 21 to 28; Schedule 5; Clauses 29 to 119; Schedule 6; Clauses 120 to 1325.30 pm on Tuesday 16th November
Clause 133; Schedule 7; Clauses 134 to 2185.30 pm on Thursday 2nd December
Clauses 219 to 231; Schedule 8; Clauses 232 to 242; Schedule 9; Clauses 243 to 259; Schedule 10; Clauses 260 to 272; Schedule 11; Clauses 273 to 278; Schedule 12; Clauses 279 to 2845.30 pm on Tuesday 14th December
Clauses 285 to 3125.30 pm on Thursday 16th December
Clauses 313 to 333; Schedules 13 and 14; Clauses 334 and 335; Schedule 15; Clauses 336 and 337; remaining proceedings on the Bill5.30 pm on Tuesday 11th January 2005

Mr Richard Caborn has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C relating to Programming].


   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell
Mr Nick Hawkins

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     after first 'crime', insert ', public nuisance'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

71

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     after second 'crime', insert 'or being operated by anyone with a criminal record,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

72

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'fair', insert 'socially responsible'.

   

Mr Tony Banks

124

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     after 'persons', insert 'and animals'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss

36

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) ensuring that there is no link between excessive drinking after licensing hours and casino gambling in city or town centres.'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss

37

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) ensuring that the views of the Chief Constable for any police area determine the appropriateness of any increase in gambling provision in that area.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

73

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) ensuring the development of new gambling opportunities is gradual and controlled to minimise the potential for social harm.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

80

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) promoting fair competition between those associated with gambling.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

74

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     after 'councils', insert—

      '(iia) a unitary council.'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss

38

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(2)   For the avoidance of doubt, regional councils or regional development agencies shall have no role in licensing.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

81

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     7,     after '9', insert 'and section 11'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

12

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out 'entering' and insert 'participating in'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

27

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     8,     at end insert 'and subject to section [National Lottery]).'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

75

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     18,     at end insert 'other than that used for the playing of linked and multiple bingo under a bingo operator's licence.'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss

39

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(4)   Such regulations shall be brought within the jurisdiction of OFCOM, whose remit is extended by virtue of this section to seek to ensure that there is no link between any such remote communication and the remote provision of pornography or any other unsolicited services such as "pop-ups".'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

82

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     27,     leave out 'operates and administers' and insert 'in whole or in part or operates'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

83

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     29,     leave out 'in the operation or administration' and insert 'directly or indirectly in the operation'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss

40

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

84

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out 'operating or administering' and insert 'or operating'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale

41

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     43,     leave out '(despite subsection (3)(d))'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

85

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     3,     at end add—

    '(4)   The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a specified activity or an activity carried on in specified circumstances is or is not to be treated for the purposes of this Act as providing facilities for gambling.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

86

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     6,     leave out 'a prize' and insert 'winnings'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

87

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out sub-paragraph (iii).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

77

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     13,     after 'chance', insert 'except skill with price machines'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

88

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     14,     after 'sport' insert 'or a lottery.'

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

89

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     19,     at end insert—

       'but the provisions of Part 13 of the Act shall apply in respect of prize gaming where such provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of this section.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

78

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     23,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

90

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     29,     after 'activity' insert 'other than a game of skill'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

103

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     30,     after 'activity', insert 'other than a game of skill'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

79

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     34,     at end add—

    '(7)   For the purposes of subsection (6)(b) and (c) the Secretary of State shall consult with all recognised sporting bodies and organisations.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

104

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     37,     at end insert 'or as otherwise defined by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell
Dr John Pugh

45

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In this Act "casino premises" means premises in respect of which a casino premises licence has been granted under section 142(1)(a).'.

 
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