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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 11th November 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE B


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

GAMBLING BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee (9th November 2004).

Clause 5.

Amendment (82) proposed, in page 2, line 27, to leave out the words 'operates and administers' and insert the words 'in whole or in part or operates'.—(Mr Malcolm Moss.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.


   

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 Nick Hawkins

132

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     29,     leave out subsection (6).

   

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).'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell
Dr John Pugh

46

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     4,     after 'of', insert 'casino'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

105

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     8,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell

95

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     10,     leave out 'regional' and insert 'leisure destination'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

70

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Secretary of State shall make regulations to set up a pilot scheme for the introduction of casinos classified in subsection (5)(a) above as regional casinos.

    (5B)   A pilot scheme shall consist of no more than four regional casinos, one of which shall be situated in a coastal resort area, and all of which shall be in key regeneration areas.

    (5C)   The Secretary of State shall before the end of the pilot scheme, which shall be in force for a minimum of five years from the commencement of this Act, commission an independent report assessing the impact of regional casinos..

    (5D)   The Secretary of State shall present the report to Parliament and may bring forward proposals for further regional casinos in regeneration areas.'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

11

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     21,     leave out paragraphs (d) to (f) and insert—

'(d) the floor area used or designated for a specified purpose,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

106

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     25,     leave out 'matter' and insert 'relevant matter including provisions of any national planning policy from time to time.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

48

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     27,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

107

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(8)   The Secretary of State shall make regulations regarding a national planning policy which shall apply to any casino classified pursuant to sub-section (5). Before issuing the national planning policy the Secretary of State shall consult those parties referred to in section 22(5) in addition to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

49

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     40,     leave out 'are equally favourable to all participants' and insert 'of winning are equally favourable to all participants but not the level of prize winnings.'.


   

Mr Nick Hawkins

25

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     3,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A),'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins

10

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     6,     at end insert 'provided that any bet which seeks to place money on any horse or greyhound to lose a race shall be void and unenforceable.'.

   

Mr Nick Hawkins

26

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   But "betting" does not include making or accepting a bet on the outcome of a race which involves placing money on any horse or greyhound to lose the race.'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

13

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     30,     leave out 'he guesses' and insert 'participants are required to guess'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

63

Schedule     1,     page     151,     line     10,     leave out 'includes' and insert 'is'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

64

Schedule     1,     page     151,     line     13,     leave out 'reflects' and insert 'is enhanced or increased in a manner directly attributable to'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

65

Schedule     1,     page     151,     line     29,     leave out 'does not reflect' and insert 'is not enhanced or increased in a manner directly attributable to'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

66

Schedule     1,     page     152,     line     6,     after 'pay', insert 'the promoter or an associate of the promoter.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

67

Schedule     1,     page     152,     line     18,     leave out 'neither' and insert 'no'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

68

Schedule     1,     page     152,     line     19,     leave out 'nor less convenient'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

69

Schedule     1,     page     152,     line     19,     after 'participating', insert 'in the arrangement'.



 
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