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Bingo And Section 42 Of The Gaming Act

EDM number 1001 in 1989-90, proposed by Alan Meale on 15/05/1990.

That this House, aware that two and a half million people play the licensed game of bingo every week in Britain and that the games industry employ some 50,000 people throughout the United Kingdom in approximately 1,115 licensed bingo clubs, believes that the game of bingo when organised by and played in properly licensed bingo clubs, which have effective in-built mechanisms to limit the amount of money that can be taken from any player, and to control their memberships, and where all money staked is returned in prizes, less a 10 per cent. duty, cannot be viewed today as a serious danger in British society, nor should be treated at a disadvantage to the likes of national newspapers, some of whom promote their own bingo games, football pools companies or some bookmaking companies who promote their activities through advertisements; and therefore urges the Government to remove the licensed bingo game from restrictions imposed under section 42 of the Gaming Act 1968 to cease the present anomaly.

This motion has been signed by a total of 80 MPs.

Alan Meale15/05/1990MansfieldProposed
James Pawsey18/05/1990Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Tom Cox18/05/1990TootingSigned
Peter Hardy21/05/1990WentworthSigned
Keith Vaz21/05/1990Leicester EastSigned
Richard Alexander21/05/1990NewarkSigned
Alf Morris21/05/1990Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Thomas McAvoy21/05/1990Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Robin Squire22/05/1990HornchurchSigned
Michael Morris22/05/1990Northampton SouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe22/05/1990LeighSigned
Ronnie Fearn22/05/1990SouthportSigned
Jack Thompson22/05/1990WansbeckSigned
Harry Cohen23/05/1990LeytonSigned
Harry Greenway23/05/1990Ealing NorthSigned
Robert Banks23/05/1990HarrogateSigned
David Martin24/05/1990Portsmouth SouthSigned
John Watts05/06/1990SloughSigned
Peter Temple-Morris05/06/1990LeominsterSigned
Gerry Bermingham05/06/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Joe Ashton05/06/1990BassetlawSigned
Tommy Graham05/06/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
David Clelland05/06/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Alice Mahon05/06/1990HalifaxSigned
William Powell05/06/1990CorbySigned
Tom Pendry05/06/1990Stalybridge & HydeSigned
John Greenway05/06/1990RyedaleSigned
Ron Leighton06/06/1990Newham North EastSigned
Tony Lloyd06/06/1990StretfordSigned
Mo Mowlam06/06/1990RedcarSigned
Paul Flynn07/06/1990Newport WestSigned
Norman Godman07/06/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Eric Illsley07/06/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Richard Caborn13/06/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
David Marshall14/06/1990Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Terry Patchett15/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Russell Johnston21/06/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
George Foulkes26/06/1990Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Bill Walker05/07/1990North TaysideSigned
Maria Fyfe17/07/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Michael Martin17/07/1990Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
Martin Redmond18/07/1990Don ValleySigned
Vivian Bendall18/07/1990Ilford NorthSigned
Kevin Barron18/07/1990Rother ValleySigned
David Madel18/07/1990South West BedfordshireSigned
Geoffrey Robinson18/07/1990Coventry North WestSigned
Ron Davies18/07/1990CaerphillySigned
Peter Pike19/07/1990BurnleySigned
Peter Snape19/07/1990West Bromwich EastSigned
Ivan Lawrence19/07/1990BurtonSigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/1990Great GrimsbySigned
John Ward19/07/1990PooleSigned
Marion Roe20/07/1990BroxbourneSigned
James Hill20/07/1990Southampton, TestSigned
Rhodes Boyson23/07/1990Brent NorthSigned
Tom Clarke23/07/1990Monklands WestSigned
Denzil Davies23/07/1990LlanelliSigned
Tony Worthington24/07/1990Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
David Tredinnick24/07/1990BosworthSigned
Llin Golding24/07/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Simon Coombs24/07/1990SwindonSigned
Roger Moate24/07/1990FavershamSigned
Barry Sheerman24/07/1990HuddersfieldSigned
Anthony Meyer24/07/1990Clwyd North WestSigned
John Gilbert24/07/1990Dudley EastSigned
John Townend25/07/1990BridlingtonSigned
John Hannam25/07/1990ExeterSigned
Michael Alison25/07/1990SelbySigned
George Howarth25/07/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Allan Rogers25/07/1990RhonddaSigned
David Porter25/07/1990WaveneySigned
Tim Smith26/07/1990BeaconsfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle26/07/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Henry Bellingham26/07/1990North West NorfolkSigned
David Shaw06/09/1990DoverSigned
Eric Martlew06/09/1990CarlisleSigned
Elliot Morley06/09/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/09/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Den Dover06/09/1990ChorleySigned
Paul Murphy29/10/1990TorfaenSigned

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