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National Lottery Scratchcards And Children Under 16

EDM number 35 in 1995-96, proposed by David Rendel on 15/11/1995.

That this House notes that 34 per cent. of children under 16 years have bought a lottery ticket and 25.5 per cent. have bought a scratchcard; fears that many children are being encouraged to gamble at an early age following the advent of National Lottery scratch cards; believes that is difficult for many newsagents and National Lottery outlets to differentiate between children who are under and over 16 years; believes that if the legal age for purchasing lottery scratchcards were raised to 18 years this would alleviate the problem of identifying the vulnerable children who are attempting to purchase lottery tickets illegally; and calls upon the Government to increase the legal age limit for purchasing scratchcards to 18 years.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

David Rendel15/11/1995NewburyProposed
Nick Harvey15/11/1995North DevonSigned
Nigel Jones15/11/1995CheltenhamSigned
Archy Kirkwood15/11/1995Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Liz Lynne15/11/1995RochdaleSigned
Paul Tyler15/11/1995North CornwallSigned
Ken Livingstone16/11/1995Brent EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce16/11/1995GordonSigned
Don Foster16/11/1995BathSigned
Ray Michie17/11/1995Argyll & ButeSigned
Anne Campbell20/11/1995CambridgeSigned
Alex Carlile20/11/1995MontgomerySigned
Norman Godman20/11/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Barnes20/11/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Dafydd Wigley20/11/1995CaernarfonSigned
John Cummings21/11/1995EasingtonSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones21/11/1995Ynys MSigned
James Callaghan21/11/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Roland Boyes21/11/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes21/11/1995HaltonSigned
Bill Michie21/11/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Martin Smyth21/11/1995Belfast SouthSigned
Mike Hall22/11/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall23/11/1995West LancashireSigned
Alan Meale23/11/1995MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke23/11/1995MidlothianSigned
Paul Flynn23/11/1995Newport WestSigned
David Chidgey27/11/1995EastleighSigned
Andrew Faulds30/11/1995Warley EastSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/12/1995Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Roy Beggs20/12/1995East AntrimSigned
Diana Maddock14/10/1996ChristchurchSigned

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