Mr. William O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what restrictions currently exist governing the granting of licences to gaming and amusement establishments in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ancram
The detailed restrictions are contained in parts III and V of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and related regulations made under it. These relate mainly to the status and fitness of the applicant and to the suitability of the premises in which the business is to be conducted.