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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 16th November 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE B


GAMBLING BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the Committee (9th and 11th November 2004).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

110

Clause     21,     page     9,     line     30,     leave out 'aim'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

112

Clause     21,     page     9,     line     31,     leave out from beginning to 'the' and insert 'pursue and shall act consistently with'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

113

Clause     21,     page     9,     leave out line 33, and insert '(b) permit gambling in a manner'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

18

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

'(aa) Her Majesty's Commissioners of Customs and Excise,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

111

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     18,     at end insert 'which are affected by the statement or revision'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

156

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     22,     at end add—

    '(6)   In performing their duties for the purposes of this section, the Commission must have regard in all cases, to—

(a) the principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed, and

(b) any other principles appearing to the Commission to represent best regulatory practice.

    (7)   In reviewing their functions under this section it shall be the duty of the Commission—

(a) to have regard to the extent to which the licensing objectives are already achieved, or are likely to be achieved, by effective self-regulation or co-regulation; and

(b) in the light of that, to consider to what extent it would be appropriate to remove or reduce regulatory burdens imposed by the Commission.

    (8)   In determining whether for the purposes of this section the encouraging of procedures for self-regulation or co-regulation is desirable and effective the Commission must consider, in particular—

(a) whether those procedures are administered by a person who is sufficiently independent of the persons who may be subjected to the procedures,

(b) whether a person represents an existing established means of regulation, and

(c) whether adequate arrangements are in force for funding the activities of that person.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

206

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     25,     leave out 'whether'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

207

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     26,     leave out 'or by another person'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

93

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     33,     at end insert 'and

    (d)   setting forth reasonable steps that such a person might take which will constitute a defence to an offence under the Act.'.

   

Clive Efford
Jon Cruddas

223

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     33,     at end insert 'and

(d) ensuring that alcohol is not consumed in areas where category A gaming machines or casino games are played.'.

   

Clive Efford
Jon Cruddas

224

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     33,     at end insert 'and

(d) preventing a person from gambling where there is reason to suspect that they may have consumed too much alcohol.'.

   

Clive Efford
Jon Cruddas

225

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     33,     at end insert 'and

(d) providing training for staff in the indentifying of individuals who may have consumed too much alcohol or have problems related to gambling.'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

19

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     11,     at end insert—

'(aa) Her Majesty's Commissioners of Customs and Excise,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

92

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     14,     after 'businesses', insert 'or industry trade bodies'.


   

Mr Tony Banks

125

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The guidance issued under subsection (1) will include guidance to promote the welfare of racing animals including—

(a) the attendance of independently employed veterinary surgeons at greyhound tracks,

(b) the kennelling standards at tracks,

(c) the track conditions,

(d) the training of staff, and

(e) the re-homing of retired greyhounds.'.

   

Mr Tony Banks

126

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The guidance issued under subsection (1) will include guidance to promote the integrity of the betting product including—

(a) the attendance of independently employed veterinary surgeons at greyhound tracks,

(b) the kennelling standards at tracks,

(c) the track conditions,

(d) the training of staff, and

(e) the re-homing of retired greyhounds.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Hawkins

94

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     39,     leave out 'shall have regard to' and insert 'must follow the'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

20

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     42,     at end insert—

'(aa) Her Majesty's Commissioners of Customs and Excise,'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell
Mr Nick Hawkins

3

Clause     24,     page     12,     line     4,     at end insert 'and

(f) one or more persons who appear to the Commission to represent chief constables of police forces.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Bob Russell

4

Clause     24,     page     12,     line     8,     leave out paragraph (a).


   

Mr Nick Hawkins

131

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     33,     at end insert ', and

(c) on a regular basis by reports no less frequently than annually.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

275

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     33,     at end insert ', and

(c) where required by any provision of this Act.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

152

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     35,     at end add 'and the general public.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

153

Clause     30,     page     14,     line     15,     at end insert—

'(c) shall not include betting machines, lottery vending machines, MCB machines and similar machine games.'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

21

Clause     34,     page     15,     line     35,      after 'who', insert '—

(a) are acting in the course of a business, or

(b) '.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

154

Clause     34,     page     16,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(10)   for the purposes of this section "use" shall have its normal and natural meaning.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

155

Clause     35,     page     16,     line     10,     after 'may', insert ', only after consultation with those parties set out in section 22(5) and acting reasonably,'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

22

Clause     35,     page     16,     line     18,     after '10(1)', insert 'subject to any specified exceptions.'.


   

Mr Richard Caborn

157

Clause     38,     page     17,     line     35,     at end add—

    '( )   In the application of subsection (3) to Scotland the reference to 51 weeks shall have effect as a reference to six months.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

142

Clause     39,     page     17,     line     41,     at end insert 'or

(c) commits directly or indirectly any act which permits or effects advantage or benefits not intended by the manufacturer or operator of the game.'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

28

Clause     39,     page     18,     line     11,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Mr Richard Caborn

158

Clause     40,     page     18,     line     44,     at end add—

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


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Whittingdale

151

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     6,     leave out 'a' and insert '—

(a) the United States of America, and

(b) any other'.

 
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