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HIGH STREET BOOKMAKERS AND B2 GAMING MACHINES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2634: tabled on 24 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed by the proliferation of B2 gaming machines in high street bookmakers and licensed betting offices, from 16,380 in 2006-07 to 32,000 today; is concerned that B2 machines offer fast, high stakes gambling in easy-to-access shops, effectively making them high street casinos; notes that these machines allow people to play as many as 180 roulette games an hour and can take up to 100 every 20 seconds; further notes the finding of the Portas Review that bookmakers are circumventing limits on the number of gaming machines in a single shop; acknowledges that problem gambling ruins lives and that research shows people on low incomes are particularly vulnerable; and calls on the Government to review the Gambling Act 2005, significantly reducing stake and prize limits for gaming machines and restricting game speeds to a more appropriate level, and to make parliamentary time available for the Betting Shops Bill presentedby the right hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford in July 2011 which creates a separate use class for betting shops allowing local authorities and communities more control over what appears on high streets as recommended by the Portas Review.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Lewisham East
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2012
Congleton
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Gower
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Stockton North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 January 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Ilford South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2012
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Luton North
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 26 January 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Edmonton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Stirling
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2012
Wells
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 January 2012
South Down
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2012
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2012
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Huddersfield
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
Walsall South
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.