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186. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is planned to bring forward a gambling control Bill in view of the ongoing problems identified with the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 in a recent District Court judgment (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11674/19]

Answer

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): Through my previous responses to the Deputy on this matter, he will be aware of the work of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Future Licensing and Regulation of Gambling, established as a result of the Government Decision to review the 2013 General Scheme of the Gambling Control Bill and all relevant developments since. 
The Group's Report is currently being finalised and I hope to bring it to Government for consideration shortly.