§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward legislation to outlaw the advertising of gambling and amusement coin-operated slot machines in such a way as to promote the exploitation of young people.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
No. The results of the Home Office research study "Amusement Machines Dependency and Delinquency", published in July 1988, provided no grounds to justify additional controls on amusement-with-prizes and other coin-operated amusement machines. As regards "jackpot" machines, these are permitted only On premises either licensed or registered under the Gaming 395W Act 1968 to which young people do not normally have access and which are already subject to controls on advertising.