MPs debated the second reading of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 5 November 2013.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Mrs Helen Grant opened the debate. The Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Clive Efford, responded on behalf of the opposition.
Summary of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill
To make provision about the licensing and advertising of gambling.
Progress of the Bill
The Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 9 May 2013.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
House of Commons Library Analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has published a briefing paper for the second reading.
What happens at second reading?
At second reading the House debates the whole principle of the bill. It usually takes place no sooner than two weekends after first reading.
The Member in charge or the Minister moves the motion ‘that the bill be now read a second time’. MPs then debate the bill.
At the end of the debate the Speaker determines whether there are any objections to the motion being debated and asks for the Ayes and Noes.
Members voice their opinion, and if no objections are made, the bill passes second reading without a vote. If the Speaker believes Members have voiced disagreement a division is called and a vote taken.
What happens after second reading?
If the motion at second reading is agreed to, the Bill will go to a Public Bill Committee for consideration.
Watching proceedings from the public gallery
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