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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

EDM number 146 in 2014-15, proposed by Tom Watson on 19/06/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Gambling.

That this House notes with disappointment that the Government has again missed an opportunity to proceed with a stake reduction on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT); further notes the measures requiring a planning application for new betting shops combined with requiring those accessing stakes over £50 to use account-based play or load cash over the counter do not go far enough; further notes that more people are going to be drawn into more addictive FOBT play, whilst the most effective solution and the power to implement it already rests with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of reducing the stake on par with all other high street gaming machines; further notes that the Government's package of reforms will only support the bookmakers whilst further encouraging problem gambling and leaving councils with ineffective powers to deal with the issues; and calls on the Government to use the precautionary principle and reduce the maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2 in line with all other high street gaming machines.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Tom Watson19/06/2014West Bromwich EastLabourProposed
John McDonnell19/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan19/06/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Joan Ruddock19/06/2014Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSeconded
David Lammy19/06/2014TottenhamLabourSeconded
John Robertson19/06/2014Glasgow North WestLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins19/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/06/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie23/06/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards23/06/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Lindsay Roy24/06/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/06/2014GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/06/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Williams24/06/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson24/06/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Chris Ruane24/06/2014Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice25/06/2014LivingstonLabourSigned
Diane Abbott25/06/2014Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon25/06/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Virendra Sharma25/06/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Heyes25/06/2014Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/06/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Frank Field26/06/2014BirkenheadLabourSigned
Mary Glindon26/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Mike Wood30/06/2014Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Ian Davidson30/06/2014Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin30/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley30/06/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley30/06/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Michael Connarty30/06/2014Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff30/06/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/07/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran01/07/2014Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Naomi Long02/07/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Michael Weir02/07/2014AngusScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford02/07/2014Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas07/07/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Sarah Champion08/07/2014RotherhamLabourSigned
Jim McGovern08/07/2014Dundee WestLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders10/07/2014TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne10/07/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/07/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi01/09/2014Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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