Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling — 8 Jan 2014 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals.
The motion passed in this vote was:
- That this House
- understands the public concerns around fixed odds betting terminals regulated by the Gambling Act 2005;
- notes that the Government has made clear that it considers the future of B2 regulation to be unresolved;
- welcomes the Government-backed research into the effect of fixed odds betting terminals on problem gambling;
- believes that any development in the Government’s policy on this matter should be evidence-led;
- calls upon the betting industry to provide the data required for a proper understanding of the impact of fixed odds betting terminals; and
- further notes that local authorities already have planning powers to tackle localised problems and target specific areas where the cumulative impact of betting shops or other specific types of premises might be problematic, as well as licensing powers to tackle individual premises causing problems.
This does not call for any action from the Government, but from the betting industry.
It appears it was intended to move this motion as an amendment to an original motion, deleting all the operative text of the original motion. The motion was treated in that manner. The original motion text, which was replaced following this vote, called on the Government to give more powers to local government to stop the proliferation fixed odds betting terminals.
-  Text of original motion replaced by the motion which was the subject of this vote, Official Record, House of Commons, 8 January 2014
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||265 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.2%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.8%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.1%|