Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Session 2007-08, 15 January 2008


The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will publish its report, On course horserace betting, on Wednesday 23 January 2008 at 1000 (Fifth Report, Session 2007-08, HC 37).

The report considers the consequences of the Gambling Act 2005 for the administration and allocation of pitch positions for on course bookmakers and comments on:

  • The discussions between bookmakers and racecourses to agree new arrangements for the administration and regulation of on course betting.

  • The question of whether any indications of security of tenure were given to those buying positions on bookmakers’ lists.

  • The likely effects of moving to commercial negotiation for the allocation and pricing of pitch positions.

Hard copies of the Report and published evidence will be posted on Wednesday 23 January to anyone who gave oral or written evidence to the inquiry.

Hard copies of the Report will be placed in the Press Gallery, House of Commons, by 1000 on Wednesday 23 January. Electronic copies of the Report can also be supplied to witnesses and to the media by prior arrangement with Committee staff, who can be contacted on 020 7219 6188 or at

The Report will be available on the Committee’s website at 1000 on Wednesday 23 January 2008. Bound printed copies of the Report will be obtainable from TSO outlets (0845 702 3474; e mail@ and the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890; e mail: on Wednesday 23 January 2008 by quoting HC 37.