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Gambling Commission: Manpower

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many specialist Gambling Commission compliance officers there are; and how many have been appointed since the Gambling Act 2005 entered into force. (189038)

The Gambling Commission has 55 regionally based compliance staff (all of whom are designated enforcement officers). In addition there is a specialist enforcement team of 10 officers based in Birmingham with national responsibilities. There are eight further specialist compliance staff (sector experts/technical advisers) who have also been appointed as enforcement officers.

Three compliance officers and one enforcement officer have been appointed since the Gambling Act 2005 came into force on 1 September 2007.