Oral evidence given to the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Inquiry

We have reported previously on the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into “the social and economic impact of the gambling industry”, that is required to make recommendations and report by 31 March 2020.

That Committee has so far held the following evidence sessions.

The first (on 16 July 2019) was with Government officials from the Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education and can be viewed on parliament live.tv here

The second (on 23 July 2019) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:

  • Professor Jim Orford, Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Heather Wardle, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Anna van der Gaag, Chair, Advisory Board for Safer Gambling and
  • Tim Miller, Executive Director, Gambling Commission

UPDATES:

  1. Transcripts of the oral evidence given to the Select Committee can be accessed here (and can be downloaded below when they become available)
  2. The third evidence session (on 3 September 2019) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Sir Alan Budd GBE, former Chairman, Gambling Review Body
    • Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners
    • Susanna Fitzgerald QC
    • Dr Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law, Queen Mary University of London
  3. The fourth evidence session (on 8 October 2019) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Owen Baily,
    • Alex Macey,
    • Tony Parente,
    • Michelle Singlehurst
  4. The fifth evidence session (on 29 October 2019) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Marc Etches, Chief Executive, GambleAware,
    • Kate Lampard CBE, Chair, Board of Trustees, GambleAware,
    • John White, CEO, BACTA,
    • Jason Frost, Former President, BACTA
  5. The sixth evidence session (on 5 November 2019) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Simon Thomas, Chief Executive and Chairman, Hippodrome Casino London,
    • John O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Rank Group plc,
    • Miles Baron, Chief Executive, the Bingo Association,
    • Phil Cronin, Chief Executive, Tombola,
    • Simon Wykes, Transition Director and Member of the Board, Gamesys Group
  6. The seventh evidence session (on 28 January 2020) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Alex Frost, Chief Executive, UK Tote Group,
    • Robin Grossmith, Director, Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers,
    • Nigel Roddis, Managing Director, Britbet Racing,
    • Nick Rust, Chief Executive, British Horseracing Authority
  7. The eighth evidence session (on 4 February 2020) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Kenny Alexander, Chief Executive, GVC,
    • Ulrik Bengtsson, Chief Executive, William Hill,
    • John Coates, Joint Chief Executive, Bet365,
    • Conor Grant, Chief Operating Officer, Sky Betting and Gaming,
    • Dan Taylor, Chief Executive, Paddy Power Betfair,
    • Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chair, Betting and Gaming Council
  8. The ninth evidence session (on 11 February 2020) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Neil McArthur, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission
    • Bill Moyes, Chair, Gambling Commission
  9. The tenth evidence session (on 25 February 2020) – that can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv here – was with:
    • Lord Currie of Marylebone, Chair, Advertising Standards Authority
    • Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority
    • Charles Ritchie, Founder, Gambling with Lives
    • Liz Ritchie, Founder, Gambling with Lives