Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Minutes of Proceedings Report


Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Chris BryantMiss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Frank DoranRosemary McKenna
Michael FabricantMs Debra Shipley
Mr Adrian FlookJohn Thurso
Alan KeenDerek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.


Mr Paul Bellringer OBE, Director, GamCare, Ms Rachel Lampard, Secretary for Parliamentary and Political Affairs, the Methodist Church, representing Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the Bishop of Blackburn, Professor Peter Collins, Centre for the Studying of Gambling, Salford University, Professor Jim Orford, Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology, School of Psychology, the University of Birmingham, were examined.

Mr Keith Smith, President, Mr Tim Batstone, Vice President, British Amusement and Catering Trade Association, were examined.

Mrs Brigid Simmons, Chief Executive, Business in Sport and Leisure, was further examined. Ms Susanna Fitzgerald QC, Business in Sport and Leisure, was examined.

Councillor Roy Fisher, Local Strategic Partnership and Leader of Blackpool Borough Council, Chair, Blackpool Challenge Partnership, Mr Steve Weaver, Chief Executive, Blackpool Borough Council, Mr Peter Moore, Consultant, Blackpool Challenge Partnership, were examined.

Penny, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman, and Mr Roy Ramm, Chairman of the Technical Committee, British Casino Association, were examined.

  [Adjourned till Tuesday 25 June at a quarter­past Ten o'clock.


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