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Gambling: Death

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL3934, tabled on 10 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths related to gambling harm were recorded in Great Britain in each of the last five years.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The Ministry of Justice publishes annual coroner statistics which include all short form and narrative conclusions such as accident or misadventure, open and suicide.

However, the statistics do not include the motivating factor behind the deaths as it is beyond the coroner’s jurisdiction to determine why someone died. The coroner’s statutory role is limited to determining the identity of the deceased; how, when and where they died; and any information needed to register the death.