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Gambling: Casino Licences

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What investigations they have made to ensure that evidence concerning casino applications, especially from religious bodies, is authentic and does not misrepresent the views of the organisations concerned.[HL7377]

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has established the Casino Advisory Panel to recommend to her the local authority areas where the 17 new casinos permitted under the Gambling Act 2005 should be located. All representations on the casino applications have been made to the panel. It is for the panel to assess the evidence that it receives.