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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 23344, tabled on 20 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with betting operators to ascertain how much is held in dormant betting accounts and unclaimed winnings.

Answered on

9 February 2016

My officials have regular discussions with betting operators on a wide range of issues.

The Government keeps under review ways to support investment in good causes, including the recommendations of the Use of Dormant Betting Accounts Report.

Ministers continue to encourage the gambling industry to maximise their contributions to these important areas, including funding programmes of research, prevention, and treatment of gambling-related harm,