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Gambling Act 2005

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Gambling Act 2005 on the gambling industry. (310131)

Ongoing assessment of various aspects of the Gambling Act 2005 has been undertaken since its introduction and through its continuing implementation. This has included an administrative burdens measurement exercise, conducted by my Department in 2008 and verified by an industry expert panel, which concluded that the administrative costs imposed by the Gambling Act 2005 were £56.6 million per annum less than those imposed by the old regime.