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Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendments Nos. 204 and 205:

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 162, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 163 [Rejection of application]:

[Amendment No. 206 not moved.]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendments Nos. 207 and 208:

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 163, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 164 [Resolution not to issue casino licences]:

[Amendments Nos. 209 to 219 not moved.]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendment No. 220:


"(7) The Secretary of State may by order require a licensing authority to consider whether or not to pass a resolution under subsection (1).
(8) An order under subsection (7) may—
(a) be directed to a particular licensing authority or to a class or description of licensing authority;
(b) require the licensing authority to consult such persons or classes of persons as they think are likely to be affected by the resolution (having regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State);
(c) require the licensing authority to take other procedural steps;
(d) specify a period within which the consideration must take place;
(e) require consideration once or at specified intervals."


 
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On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 164, as amended, agreed to.

10.45 p.m.

Clause 165 [Mandatory conditions]:

[Amendment No. 221 not moved.]

Clause 165 agreed to.

Clause 166 [Default conditions]:

[Amendment No. 222 not moved.]

Clause 166 agreed to.

Clauses 167 and 168 agreed to.

Clause 169 [Stakes, &c.]:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendment No. 223:


"(2) The prohibition in subsection (1)(b) shall not prevent the imposition by virtue of section 165 of a condition about fees for admission to a track."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 169, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 170 [Gaming machines]:

[Amendments Nos. 224 to 228 not moved.]

Clause 170 agreed to.

Clause 171 agreed to.

Clause 172 [Casino premises licence]:

[Amendments Nos. 229 to 232 not moved.]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendment No. 233:


"(5A) Regulations under section 165 shall, in particular, make provision in relation to casino premises licences imposing limits in respect of machines of a kind that would be gaming machines but for section 229(2)(g); and the limits may, in particular, operate by reference to—
(a) the number of machines, or
(b) the number of players that the machines are designed or adapted to accommodate."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 234 not moved.]

Clause 172, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 173 [Casino premises licence: overall limits]:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendment No. 234A:

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendments Nos. 235 to 243 not moved.]

Clause 173, as amended, agreed to.
 
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Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendments Nos. 243A to 244:


"CASINO PREMISES LICENCE: ACCESS BY CHILDREN
(1) The Commission shall issue one or more codes of practice under section 24 about access to casino premises for children and young persons.
(2) The code or codes issued in accordance with subsection (1) shall, in particular—
(a) require the holder of a casino premises licence to take specified steps to ensure that no child or young person enters premises or a part of premises which it would be an offence under section 46 to permit him to enter ("prohibited premises or areas"),
(b) for that purpose, require the holder of a casino premises licence to ensure—
(i) that each entrance to prohibited premises or to a prohibited area is supervised by one or more persons whose responsibilities include ensuring compliance with the code of practice ("the supervisor"), and
(ii) that arrangements are made to require evidence of age to be produced by any person seeking admission to prohibited premises or to a prohibited area unless the supervisor, reasonably, is certain that the person seeking admission is an adult, and
(c) make provision about the nature of evidence that may be used for the purpose of arrangements made in accordance with paragraph (b)(ii).
(3) A casino premises licence shall by virtue of this section be subject to the condition that the licensee ensures compliance with any relevant code of practice issued in accordance with subsection (1)."
After Clause 173, insert the following new clause—
"CREDIT
(1) This section applies to—
(a) casino premises licences, and
(b) bingo premises licences.
(2) A premises licence to which this section applies shall by virtue of this section be subject to the condition that the licensee does not—
(a) give credit in connection with gambling authorised by the licence, or
(b) participate in, arrange, permit or knowingly facilitate the giving of credit in connection with gambling authorised by the licence.
(3) But the condition in subsection (2) shall not prevent the licensee from permitting the installation and use on the premises of a machine enabling cash to be obtained on credit from a person (the "credit provider") provided that—
(a) the licensee has no other commercial connection with the credit provider in relation to gambling,
(b) the licensee neither makes nor receives any payment or reward (whether by way of commission, rent or otherwise) in connection with the machine, and
(c) any conditions about the nature, location or use of the machine attached by virtue of section 165, 166 or 167 are complied with.
(4) In this section "credit" has the same meaning as in section 79."

On Question, amendments agreed to.
 
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[Amendment No. 245 not moved.]

Schedule 9 [Applications for Casino Premises Licences]:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey moved Amendment No. 246:


"7A (1) An appeal may be brought under section 200(1) or (2) in respect of a decision under paragraph 4.
(2) While an appeal under section 200 could be brought by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), or has been brought by virtue of that sub-paragraph and has not yet been either finally determined or abandoned, the licensing authority shall take no action under paragraph 5(2).
(3) Sub-paragraph (2) has effect in place of section 202 in respect of an appeal by virtue of sub-paragraph (1).
(4) No appeal may be brought under section 200 in respect of a decision under paragraph 5."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Schedule 9, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 174 [Door supervision]:


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