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Betting Shops

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what change there has been in the number of betting shops since the enactment of the Gambling Act 2006. (137050)

Local magistrates courts currently issue bookmakers’ permits. The Government does not hold information centrally on the number of bookmakers’ permits held.

However, the Gambling Commission has undertaken to publish figures on the number of licensed betting offices in 2008.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many betting shops there were in each local authority area in each of the last three years. (138879)

Local magistrates courts currently issue bookmakers permits. The Government does not hold information centrally on the number of bookmakers permits held.

However, the Gambling Commission has undertaken to publish figures on the number of licensed betting offices in 2008.