Members of the Lords, including a former chairman of Action on Addiction and a former shadow secretary of state in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, debated the challenges of online gambling and the Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme, in the House of Lords on Thursday 23 November.
This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Browne of Belmont (Democratic Unionist Party).
Members who took part included:
- Lord Chadlington (Conservative), former chairman, Action on Addiction
- Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat), former shadow secretary of state in the Department for, Culture, Media and Sport
- Lord Griffiths of Burry Port (Labour), former shadow spokesperson for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Baroness Howe of Idicote (Crossbench), council member, Institute of Business Ethics
Lord Ashton of Hyde (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.