Extension of deadline for submissions responding to first consultation paper for the Review of Research, Education and T
Date: 4 December
The Gambling Commission has agreed to extend the deadline for
submissions responding to the first consultation paper for the
Review of research education and treatment - first
consultation - November 2007 until Friday 11 January
2008. The extension came after consulting with stakeholders at the
first RRET workshop held in Birmingham on Monday 26 November.
Rachel Lampard, The Gambling Commission Commissioner who is the
lead Commissioner for the review said:
"I was grateful that so many key players from across the
stakeholder spectrum attended the workshop, helping us scope the
review and understand the issues better.
"This is the first stage in the consultative process and we have
extended the deadline so that responses can now be submitted until
Friday 11 January.
"Once we have had the consultation responses and the evidence we
are collecting we will publish an options paper on how priorities
should be set and research, education and treatment commissioned
"As we emphasised we have no preconceived views for or against a
levy - but the industry needs to demonstrate that the voluntary
approach remains a viable option."
The Commission is also considering the possibility of extending
the length of the second consultation period that will take place
after the issue of the second consultation paper. A timetable
is already available on our website and this will be
updated should any further changes take place.