Bingo APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum to discuss issues affecting the bingo industry, including their thousands of employees and customers across the UK; to represent the interests of the bingo industry in Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Bingo

1. National Bingo Day
07/06/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: celebrates National Bingo Day on 27 June 2021, when operators from both land based and online bingo operators will

2. Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
05/03/2020 - Inquiry: Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry - Gambling Industry Committee
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Found: Bingo Association – Supplementary written evidence (GAM0103) QUESTION 83 The Bingo Association

3. Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
05/03/2020 - Inquiry: Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry - Gambling Industry Committee
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Found: in 1867 Edward Thompson has supplied half the bingo tickets in UK clubs for six decades I founded

4. Miss Fani Nyikadzinashe v Mecca Bingo Ltd: 1403726/2019
30/12/2019 - HM Courts & Tribunals Service
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Found: Miss Fani Nyikadzinashe v Mecca Bingo Ltd: 1403726/2019 - GOV.UK

5. [2018] AACR 6ws
17/12/2019 - HM Courts & Tribunals Service
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Found: facilities for playing unlimited stake and prize bingo in up to eight of their pub lic houses as

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bingo

1. Review of the Gambling Act 2005
22/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: The figure is even higher if we include wider bingo, adult gaming centres and arcades on seaside piers - Speech Link
2: Understandably, the whole industry, from bingo operators to casinos to sports betting companies - Speech Link
3: (John Spellar)—businesses such as casinos and the bingo provide jobs and opportunities for social engagement - Speech Link

2. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
18/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: is quite serious—what about bingo halls? For an awful lot of people, bingo is really quite important. - Speech Link
2: in any of these events, but I reassure her that bingo halls have been reopened.On the economy and - Speech Link

3. Children: Gambling Advertisements
14/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: to be scheduled after the 9 pm watershed, except bingo advertisements or sports betting advertisements - Speech Link
2: exceptions to current regulations allow adverts for bingo and sports betting before the 9 pm watershed, which - Speech Link
3: playing the roulette tables, online blackjack, online bingo and, I note, a number of other exotic games which - Speech Link

4. petition
17/03/2014 - Commons Chamber

1: people that was arranged by those who enjoy bingo at Palace Bingo in Felixstowe. I thank Vivienne Warren for - Speech Link

5. Bingo Duty
17/03/2014 - Commons Chamber

1: people that was arranged by those who enjoy bingo at Palace Bingo in Felixstowe. I thank Vivienne Warren for - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bingo
1. Bingo
asked by: Justin Madders
22/12/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the role that bingo halls play in combating social isolation and loneliness.

2. Bingo
asked by: Peter Aldous
15/06/2021
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a bespoke financial support package for bingo clubs.

3. Bingo
asked by: Peter Aldous
15/06/2021
... whether he has plans to introduce additional financial support for bingo clubs in England.

4. Bingo
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
21/05/2021
... if he will allocate sector-specific funding to bingo clubs.

5. Bingo: Coronavirus
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
03/12/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading in bingo halls when hygiene and social distancing measures are followed.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 28th September 2017
Douglas Ross Portrait
Douglas Ross
Vice Chair
Conservative - Moray
Joined: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Boys' Brigade , Photography
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Norris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3899.

Email: alex.norris.mp@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Sep 2018
Source
Political Lobbying and Media Relations
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/09/2018 To : 10/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Sep 2017
Source
Political Lobbying and Media Relations
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/09/2017 To : 10/09/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Sep 2016
Source
Political Lobbying and Media Relations
Description
Political Lobbying and Media Relations is funded by the Bingo Association to act as the group's secretariat   From : 05/09/2016 To : 05/09/2017
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bingo APPG

Former APPG Officers
Anna Turley Portrait
Anna Turley
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Redcar
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Dawn Butler Portrait
Dawn Butler
Vice Chair
Labour - Brent Central
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Joint Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Luciana Berger Portrait
Luciana Berger
Joint Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships