Armed Forces: Gambling

(asked on 9th November 2020) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 3 November (HL9441), what assessment they have made of the success of existing programmes within the military in reducing gambling-related harm among serving personnel.

Answered by
Baroness Goldie Portrait
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
This question was answered on 18th November 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes problem-gambling seriously and provides welfare support and financial awareness training for our people. The MOD also blocks gambling websites on all its networks in order to reduce their accessibility.

The MOD has seen no evidence to suggest that Service personnel are more prone to problem-gambling than any other group in society and has made no assessment of the efficacy of our existing approach to the reduction of gambling-related harm.

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