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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL171, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for granting local authorities greater powers to determine the number and location of gambling premises, such as betting shops, in a local area, to help mitigate gambling related harms.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The Gambling Act Review is taking a comprehensive look at gambling legislation and regulation in Great Britain to make sure it is fit for the digital age, including whether licensing and local authorities have enough powers to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of premises licences. We will publish a white paper setting out our conclusions and next steps in the coming weeks.