HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c237W
13. Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on reform of gambling laws. [166154]

Mr. Caborn

We plan to introduce a Gambling Bill as soon as parliamentary time allows. The Bill will modernise the law and provide stronger safeguards. We are considering the report of the Joint Scrutiny Committee that looked at our draft Bill. It made 139 recommendations and we will consider each carefully.