Mr. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate she has made of the level of problem gambling in the UK. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The most recent authoritative estimate remains that noted in the report of the Gambling Review Body (Cm 5206), that between 0.6 per cent. and 0.8 per cent. of the adult population of Great Britain are problem gamblers.