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Young People and Gambling survey

Request date: 17 November 2022

This version was printed or saved on: 20 July 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/young-people-and-gambling-survey

Request

Dear Freedom of Information Team

Please can you disclose all memoranda and communications (between 2020 and the present) on the subject of DSM-IV-MR-J 'problem gambling' rates for players of lottery activities (including National Lottery instant wins and private lotteries) from the Young People and Gambling Survey series?

Response

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested ‘all memoranda and communications (between 2020 and the present) on the subject of DSM-IV-MR-J 'problem gambling' rates for players of lottery activities (including National Lottery instant wins and private lotteries) from the Young People and Gambling Survey series?’

I can confirm that no recorded information is held by the Gambling Commission falling within the scopeo of your request.

In 2020 the fieldwork for the Young People and Gambling survey was not completed due to the impact of Covid, so we didn’t write a report or do any further analysis of the data given that it was deemed unrepresentative due to fieldwork stopping half way through. We also didn’t undertake a Young People Survey in 2021 so again there was no analysis to be done. Whilst we have just released the 2022 Young People and Gambling report, we haven’t undertaken the analysis referred to.

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Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

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Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
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Birmingham B2 4BP