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Stanton, David

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Pathway to Redress for Victims of Convicted Child Sexual Abusers: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I acknowledge that this is an important debate and that Fianna Fáil used its Private Members' time to table the motion for debate. I also draw attention to the Government's countermotion, which in...More Button

Gambling Legislation

The Deputy will be aware that, Government, on 10 January, 2018, approved the updating of the 2013 General Scheme of the Gambling Control Bill. The proposed updating follows on from the review work...More Button

The 2013 Scheme included a number of proposals that made provision for the protection of those who engage in gambling activities.  Among these proposals was the establishment of a centralised sel...More Button

Allied to this work, and in the context of reviewing and updating the General Scheme in all necessary aspects, a Working Group, chaired by myself, comprising all stakeholder Departments, relevant...More Button

My officials have engaged with counterparts in other EU jurisdictions where self exclusion measures are in place, with a view to the possible development of a proposal that would be feasible in a...More Button

In Ireland, where we have over 800 bookmaker shops and significant on-course betting, the difficulties in enforcing the exclusion - self or otherwise - of any person would be difficult, particula...More Button

Self-exclusion registers are likely to work best where the person concerned is gambling wholly on-line. However, it is common for gamblers to have multiple accounts with different operators.More Button

You will appreciate the critical requirement of adherence to data protection legislation when developing proposals in this area.More Button

One final point that is worth making is that no self-exclusion scheme is likely to work where the person concerned is not committed to their exclusion from gambling activities.More Button