An interesting exchange of correspondence – accessible here – has recently passed between Carolyn Harris MP (the Chair of the Gambling Related Harm APPG) and Andrew Rhodes (the Interim Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission).
The letters were exchanged during June and July this year but have only recently been made available on the APPG’s website. You can download both letters below.
The APPG’s letter (under the heading ‘Gambling Related Harm’) raises a series of questions in relation to:
- Differences in the information & reporting provisions between the current National Lottery Licence and the forthcoming fourth licence
- How the Gambling Commission has updated the information & reporting provisions
- Whether the definition of ‘licensee information’ updated in the fourth National Lottery Licence has been updated to include data held by third parties
- Technical advancements and monitoring harm
- Licence development process
- Harm monitoring in the current licence
The Gambling Commission’s reply makes clear that it cannot “discuss the live work around the fourth National Lottery licence competition [4NLC] or share details regarding the current licence that could impact on the competition”. Nevertheless the Commission’s letter does provide information regarding relevant aspects of the 4NLC and “harm monitoring in the current licence”.