Amendments proposed to the Gambling Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Richard Caborn

175

Schedule     10,     page     187,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   In relation to premises in Scotland—

      (a) sub-paragraph (5)(a) shall have effect as if it referred to a sheriff within whose sheriffdom the premises are wholly or partly situated,

      (b) sub-paragraph (5)(b) shall not have effect,

      (c) the reference in sub-paragraph (6) to the magistrates' court shall have effect as a reference to the sheriff, and

      (d) the reference in sub-paragraph (6)(e) to costs shall have effect as a reference to expenses.'

   

Mr Richard Caborn

176

Schedule     10,     page     188,     line     11,     leave out ': "prescribed"'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

177

Schedule     10,     page     188,     line     13,     at end insert 'except that in paragraphs 1(2)(e), 14(2)(a) and 15(2) it means, where the application in question is made to a licensing authority in Scotland, prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations.

      This Schedule shall, in its application to Scotland, have effect as if references to a chief officer of police were references to a chief constable.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

208

Clause     264,     page     117,     line     30,     leave out from 'that' to end of line 31 and insert 'no child or young person uses a Category C gaming machine on the premises'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

178

Schedule     11,     page     188,     line     29,     at end insert 'except that in paragraphs 5 and 20(2) it means, where the application in question is made to a licensing authority in Scotland, prescribed by regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.

      This Schedule shall, in its application to Scotland, have effect as if references to a chief officer of police were references to a chief constable.'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

179

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     25,     leave out 'he'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

180

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     26,     at beginning insert 'he'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

181

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     27,     at beginning insert 'he'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

182

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     29,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

183

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     30,     at beginning insert 'he'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

184

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     31,     at end insert ', or

    ( )   sequestration of his estate is awarded under section 12(1) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

185

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     42,     after 'bankrupt),', insert—

    '( )   the holder's interim or permanent trustee (in the case of an individual holder whose estate is sequestrated),'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

186

Schedule     11,     page     190,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '( )   In relation to premises in Scotland—

      (a) sub-paragraph (2)(a) shall have effect as if it referred to a sheriff within whose sheriffdom the premises are wholly or partly situated,

      (b) sub-paragraph (2)(b) shall not have effect,

      (c) the reference in sub-paragraph (3) to a magistrate's court shall have effect as a reference to the sheriff, and

      (d) the reference in sub-paragraph (3)(d) to costs shall have effect as a reference to expenses.'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

166

Clause     284,     page     125,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '( )   In the application of subsection (4) to Scotland the reference to 51 weeks shall have effect as a reference to six months.'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

23

Clause     318,     page     140,     line     11,     leave out 'entering' and insert 'participating in'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell
Dr John Pugh

47

Clause     330,     page     145,     line     5,     at end insert—

       '"casino premises" has the meaning given by that section,'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

238

*Clause     330,     page     146,     line     11,     at end insert—

        '"non-commercial betting" has the meaning given by section [Non-commercial betting],'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

24

Clause     330,     page     147,     line     39,     leave out 'entering' and insert 'participating in'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

32

Clause     333,     page     150,     line     4,     at end insert '(subject to the Note to that Schedule).'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

33

Schedule     14,     page     200,     line     36,     at end insert—

'National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39)Section 2.
Section 18(1) to (4).
Section 45.
Section 46(3).
Sections 47 to 59.
In Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 and 2.
Schedules 7 to 9.'.
   

Mr Richard Caborn

34

Schedule     14,     page     201,     line     14,     at end insert—

'Note

       The repeal of section 2 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 shall not extend to Northern Ireland.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Consultation with Commissioners of Customs and Excise

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   If in the course of the exercise of its functions the Gambling Commission becomes aware of a matter about which the Commissioners of Customs and Excise are likely to have an opinion, the Gambling Commission shall consult the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.

    (2)   The Gambling Commission shall comply with any direction of the Secretary of State (which may be general or specific) to consult the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.'.


Prosecution: time limit

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A magistrates' court may try an information for an offence under this Act provided that the information was laid within the period of twelve months beginning with the date (or last date) on which the offence is alleged to have been committed.

    (2)   Section 127(1) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43) shall not apply to an offence under this Act.'.


National Lottery

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Entering the National Lottery is not gambling for the purposes of this Act (despite section 3(c) but subject to subsections (2) to (4) below).

    (2)   Entering the National Lottery is gambling for the purposes of—

      (a) section 39, and

      (b) section 314.

    (3)   Where entering the National Lottery would also constitute gaming within the meaning of section 6, it shall be treated as gaming for the purposes of this Act if and only if a person entering the lottery is required to participate in, or to be successful in, more than three processes before becoming entitled to a prize.

    (4)   Entering the National Lottery shall not be treated as betting for the purposes of this Act where it would—

      (a) satisfy the definition of pool betting in section 12, or

      (b) satisfy the definition of betting in section 9 by virtue of section 11.

    (5)   Schedule [Amendment of National Lottery etc. Act 1993] shall have effect.'.


Liaison between Gambling Commission and OFCOM

   

Mr Nick Hawkins

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Gambling Commission will liaise with the Office of Communications (OFCOM) on all issues relating to the internet and all other communication media over which OFCOM has a remit, to ensure that there is no regulatory gap between the Commission and OFCOM.'.


Information about internet sites

   

Mr Nick Hawkins

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'Any provision in any Act of Parliament or European Union directive or regulation which prevents the Gambling Commission or the Office of Communications from indicating to punters that an internet site is approved as being one which operates within the UK is hereby repealed.'.


Non-commercial betting

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC6

*To move the following Clause:—

    'For the purposes of this Act a betting transaction is non-commercial betting if no party to the transaction—

      (a) enters it in the course of a business, or

      (b) holds himself out as being in business in relation to the acceptance of bets.'.


NEW SCHEDULE

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NS1

To move the following Schedule:—

'Amendment of National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39)

      Consultation with Gambling Commission

     After section 4 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (overriding duties) insert—

          "4A   Consultation with Gambling Commission

          (1)   If in the course of the exercise of its functions the National Lottery Commission becomes aware of a matter about which the Gambling Commission is likely to have an opinion, the National Lottery Commission shall consult the Gambling Commission.

          (2)   The National Lottery Commission shall comply with any direction of the Secretary of State (which may be general or specific) to consult the Gambling Commission."

      Definition of "lottery"

     In section 20 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) (interpretation) after the definition of "contravention" insert—

            "lottery" has the same meaning as in the Gambling Act 2005;".'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [1ST NOVEMBER 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Gambling Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 11th January 2005.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [9th NOVEMBER 2004]

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


 
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