Written question – Gambling related harm [27/06/2022]

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the exposure to children of gambling adverts in football stadiums. (21229)

Tabled on: 20 June 2022

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many football clubs in the premier league have gambling sponsors. (21227)
    Tabled on: 20 June 2022
  2. To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of children who attended a professional football match in 2020-21 and 2021-22. (21228)
    Tabled on: 20 June 2022

Answer:
Chris Philp:

Football clubs can enter a wide variety of responsible commercial partnerships, which may be promoted in different ways including through kit sponsorships, advertising in stadiums or on club websites. In the 21/22 football season, all 20 Premier League clubs had an official betting partner, while nine clubs had front-of-shirt sponsorship by a gambling operator.

The Government does not make an assessment of the number of children attending professional football matches.

Evidence on the impacts of gambling sponsorship in sports, including the issue of children’s exposure to gambling brands, is being closely considered as part of the government’s Review of the Gambling Act. A white paper will be published in the coming weeks outlining our conclusions and next steps.

The answer was submitted on 27 Jun 2022 at 10:34.

Written question – Passports [18/05/2022]

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls have been received by the UK Visas and Immigration hotline on passport cases from hon. Members’ offices between 1 March and 12 May 2022. (1207)

Tabled on: 12 May 2022

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received any income as a result of calls to the passport hotline made by hon. Members’ offices. (1208)
    Tabled on: 12 May 2022

Answer:
Kevin Foster:

The HM Passports option on the MP enquiry line has received 797 calls between 4 April and 12 May 2022. We only have data from 4 April as this is when the specific passport option was made available. UKVI has not received any money as a result of calls to the MP Enquiry line, including the HM Passports specific option.

The answer was submitted on 18 May 2022 at 16:21.

Written question – Home Office [17/05/2022]

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much monies her Department has received as a result of calls to the Homes for Ukraine hotline made by hon. Members’ offices. (844)

Tabled on: 11 May 2022

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it costs per minute to call the hon. Members telephone hotline for UK Visas and Immigration. (842)
    Tabled on: 11 May 2022
  2. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls have been received by the Homes for Ukraine hotline from hon. Members’ offices between 1 March and 11 May 2022. (843)
    Tabled on: 11 May 2022

Answer:
Kevin Foster:

842 – The MP enquiry line is an 0345 number which is a local rate number, so calls to this line cost the same as calls to a geographic number and will be dependent on your telephone service provider. UKVI does not charge for calls to this number.

843 – The Ukraine option on the MP enquiry line has received 3223 calls between 1 March and 11 May 2022

844 – UKVI has not received any money as a result of calls to the MP Enquiry line, including the Ukraine specific option.

The answer was submitted on 17 May 2022 at 14:24.

Written question – Gambling [24/03/2022]

If she will make it her policy to introduce a statutory levy on gambling operators to fund services relating to gambling harms. (906280)

Tabled on: 24 March 2022

Answer:
Chris Philp:

The Government’s Review of the Gambling Act called for evidence on how best to recoup the regulatory and societal costs of problem gambling. We will publish a white paper in the coming weeks.

The answer was submitted on 24 Mar 2022 at 13:36.

Written question – Fishing vessels [21/03/2022]

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has placed sanctions on Russian owned and operated fishing vessels that may have obtained fish quotas or licences to fish within UK waters. (138315)

Tabled on: 11 March 2022

Answer:
Victoria Prentis:

We have not issued licences to fish in British fishery limits to any vessels which fly the Russian flag. We do not believe that any vessels owned or operated by Russian nationals currently fish in UK waters. UK quotas are only allocated for use by British-registered vessels.

The answer was submitted on 21 Mar 2022 at 16:40.