Joint Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE, 16TH SEPTEMBER, 21ST OCTOBER, 11TH AND 16TH DECEMBER 2003,  8TH and 29TH JANUARY 2004

Members disclosed their interests relating to the draft Bill, pursuant to the resolutions of the House of Commons 13th July 1992 and the House of Lords 2nd July 2001:

The Rt Hon Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville declared an interest as a small shareholder in London Clubs International; and as a telephone account holder with Ladbrokes plc.

Lord Donoughue of Ashton declared an interest as the part owner of a race horse; the beneficiary of hospitality by Cheltenham racecourse, Ladbrokes plc, Ascot racecourse, Plumpton racecourse, the Tote, William Hill, Trading Sports, Corals bookmaker and the Association of British Bookmakers; the chairman of the racing industry's Commission on Stable Staff (unpaid); an occasional holder of shares in gambling industry plcs (currently Stanley Leisure); the holder of a badge of the Race Course Association for 2003; a former president of Gamcare; the Chairman of the Starting Price Executive (a remunerated post); and as secretary of the All Party Betting Group.

Lord Falkland declared an interest as the part owner of a race horse; the recipient of hospitality at Newmarket races in 2003 under the auspices of the All Party Racing and Bloodstock Industries Group; and as the recipient of hospitality at Plumpton racecourse.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester declared an interest as a former adviser to Littlewoods Leisure Ltd; and a Trustee of the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

Baroness Golding declared an interest as treasurer of the All Party Racing and Bloodstock Group from which she received a badge by the Race Course Association for 2003; as the recipient of hospitality at Plumpton racecourse; and as secretary of the All Party Betting Group.

Lord Mancroft declared an interest as Chairman and 16% shareholder of Inter Lotto (UK) Ltd.; a member of the Executive Committee of the Lotteries Council; Non-executive Deputy Chairman of the ROK Corporation Ltd (which designs and supplies content for mobile telephone operators, including games and a variety of lottery and gambling products - none of which are currently available in the UK); as the registered Promoter of lotteries held by the Addiction Recovery Foundation and the Drug and Alcohol Foundation; and the recipient of hospitality from Ladbrokes plc.

Lord Wade of Chorlton declared an interest as a shareholder in Arena Leisure and Sportec; chairman of a small company, Country Pubs Limited; and that his son-in-law ran a consultancy advising several companies in the gambling sector.

Lord Walpole declared an interest as the promoter of National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill; and a Justice of the Peace.

Tony Banks MP declared as an interest an Industry and Parliament Trust Fellowship at Ladbrokes plc.

Jeff Ennis MP declared an interest as Joint Chair of the All Party Racing and Bloodstock Group from which he received a badge by the Race Course Association for 2003; part owner of a race horse; and the recipient of hospitality at various racecourses.

John Greenway MP declared an interest as adviser to College Hill (a financial PR company not engaged in political lobbying, whose clients include the Tote); adviser to the Institute of Sales Promotion; the beneficiary of hospitality at various events by York Race Committee, the Tote, Ladbrokes plc, Betfair.com, Yorkshire television,  Plumpton racecourse and the Association of British Bookmakers; and as a former Chair of the All Party Racing and Bloodstock Group, from which he received a badge by the Race Course Association for 2003.

Alan Meale MP declared an interest as an adviser to College Hill (a financial PR company not engaged in political lobbying, whose clients include the Tote); as a part owner of a race horse; and as Chairman (unpaid) of a registered charity, the Stags Community Trust, a body connected with football which occasionally receives funds from organisations that may be in receipt of football pools' monies eg the Football League.

Richard Page MP declared an interest as Joint Chair of the All Party Racing and Bloodstock Group, from which he received a badge by the Race Course Association for 2003; as the owner of racehorses; the holder of a Betfair account; and as the recipient of hospitality at Plumpton racecourse.

Anthony D. Wright MP declared an interest as part owner of a race horse; and member of a casino.

(Janet Anderson MP and Dr John Pugh MP declared that they had no relevant interests).