HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 cc235-6W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated annual saving to private business and public funds form the Deregulation (Gaming on Sunday in Scotland) Order 1996. [39156]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

None. The order removes the restriction on licensed casinos and bingo clubs in Scotland opening on Sunday afternoons. The extension of the permitted gaming hours is likely to result in a financial benefit to the industry in the form of an increase in turnover.