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Bookmakers Industry

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the bookmakers industry regarding the future regulatory treatment of fixed odds betting machines; and if she will make a statement. [121290]

We meet representatives of the bookmaking industry regularly to discuss matters of current interest, including the regulation of fixed odds betting machines. The position remains as set out in the written statement which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State made on 8 January 2003, Official Report, column 7WS.