Amendments proposed to the Gambling Bill - continued House of Commons

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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.'.


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.'.


Gambling software operating licence: standards

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Commission may establish, or provide for the establishment of, standards in respect of the manufacture, supply, installation or adaptation of gambling software.

    (2)   In particular, the Commission may—

(a) provide for the enforcement of standards by the attachment of conditions under section 71 or 73;

(b) make arrangements with any person for the establishment of standards;

(c) make arrangements with any person for the administration of tests of compliance with standards;

(d) for the purpose of considering whether a condition under section 71 or 73 has been complied with, require the holder of a gambling software operating licence—

(i) to submit to a test in accordance with arrangements made under paragraph (c) above, and

(ii) to produce specified evidence of the result of the test;

(e) for the purpose of considering whether to grant an application under this Part, require the holder of or an applicant for a gambling software operating licence—

(i) to submit to a test in accordance with arrangements made under paragraph (c) above, and

(ii) to produce specified evidence of the result of the test.

    (3)   Standards established under subsection (2) may, in particular, be expressed—

(a) by reference to the opinion of a specified person or class of persons;

(b) by reference to a specified process or description of software.

    (4)   This section is without prejudice to the generality of sections 71, 73 and 74.'.


Operating licences: conditions: information

   

Mr Richard Caborn

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A condition attached to an operating licence by virtue of section 71 or 74 may require the provision of information of a specified kind to—

(a) the Commission, or

(b) another specified person or class of person.

    (2)   A condition attached by virtue of this section may, in particular—

(a) relate to information about the use made of facilities provided in accordance with the operating licence;

(b) require a person to provide any information that he suspects may—

(i) relate to the commission of an offence under this Act,

(ii) relate to a breach of a rule applied by a sporting or other body, or

(iii) lead to the making of an order under section 315.'.


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.'.


 
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