HL Deb 30 January 2003 vol 643 c181WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why two types of amusement arcade machines, namely cranes and redemption, are included in the Government's definition of machines as Category D. [HL1286]

Baroness Blackstone

Under current law, crane and redemption machines found in arcades are classed as gaming machines if they involve gambling. That will remain the case under our plans for the reform of the law on gambling, which we have set out inA Safe Bet fir Success. Under our plans, the only gaming machines which will be allowed to be made available for play by children will be those classified as Category D.