Wales Bill — After Clause 48 — Devolution of Regulation of Gaming Machines — Maximum Charge Threshold — 24 Jan 2017 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted against empowering Welsh ministers and the National Assembly for Wales to regulate the number of betting machines in licensed betting premises where the maximum charge for use is over £2, opting instead to limit devolved powers to where the maximum charge is over £10.
MPs were considering the Wales Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 36.
Lords amendment 36 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Gaming machines on licensed betting premises
- (1) In section 172 of the Gambling Act 2005 (gaming machines), in subsection (12) (definition of “appropriate Minister”), after paragraph (a) insert—
- “(aa) the Welsh Ministers, so far as, in the case of a betting premises licence in respect of premises in Wales and not in respect of a track, the order varies—
- (i) the number of gaming machines authorised for which the maximum charge for use is more than £10,
- (ii) whether such machines are authorised;”.
- (2) In section 355 of that Act (regulations, orders and rules)—
- (a) in subsection (1), after “the Secretary of State” insert “, the Welsh Ministers”;
- (b) in subsection (3), after “the Secretary of State” insert “or the Welsh Ministers”;
- (c) after subsection (8) insert—
- “(8A) An order of the Welsh Ministers under section 172 shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.”
- (3) The amendments made by this section do not apply in relation to a betting premises licence issued before this section comes into force.”
Amendment (a) stated:
- Line 9, leave out ‘£10’ and insert ‘£2’
During the debate Jo Stevens MP (Cardiff Central, Labour) stated the amendment rejected in this vote:
- would allow devolved regulation of machines with stakes of £2 or above, rather than £10.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Wales Bill
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Wales Bill containing amendment 36
-  House of Commons amendment paper, 24 January 2017
-  Jo Stevens MP (Cardiff Central, Labour), House of Commons, 24 January 2017
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||276 (+2 tell)||0||1||84.8%|
|Lab||0||157 (+2 tell)||0||69.1%|
|Sammy Wilson||East Antrim||DUP (front bench)||no|
|Ian Paisley Jnr||North Antrim||DUP (front bench)||no|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||both|