§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in response to the consultation paper on modernisation of the Gaming Act 1968. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
We went out to consultation on 5 August on proposals to relax certain controls imposed by the Gaming Act 1968 on casino membership, advertising and jackpot machines. The consultation period ended on 21 October.
We received 37 responses, mostly in support of the proposals. We are discussing matters of detail with the industry and aim to make our intentions known in the New Year.