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Gambling related harms

Meeting: 13/06/2022 - Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 6)

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To consider a report of the Director of Public Health.

 

This report has been prepared at the request of the Adults, Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee.  It outlines the legal context, the issue of gambling related harm and the national, regional and local perspective, before summarising the actions we are taking in Stockport to address this issue.   

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Jennifer Connolly on 0161 474 2442 or email: jennifer.connolly@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Director of Strategy submitted a report of the Director of Public Health (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the legal context, the issue of gambling related harm and the national, regional and local perspective, before summarising the actions being taking in Stockport to address this issue.  

 

It was noted that the report had been prepared at the request of the Adults, Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing (Councillor Helen Foster-Grime) attended the meeting to respond to questions from the Scrutiny Committee.

 

It was commented that there remained significant difficulties in this area including the proliferation of online gambling which meant that problem gambling was becoming increasingly hidden from view and online and television advertising for such services.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.