FOI Request - Licensed Betting Offices
Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.
For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.
This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over time.
Some councils make their current register available online, unfortunately this gives just the current number not the historic trend.
This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.. The information can be found here.
The entries with the prefix GA05-PRM-BET are the betting office premises.
The register gives the full picture as requested below. No other licences have lapsed or been surrendered or revoked.
The request does not make reference to transfers. However - for completeness - the current licence holder for premises numbers 0001 / 0002 / 0003 / 0004 is Ladbrokes. Those premises were transferred from Scotscoup on 31/07/2012. The date in the register is the date the original licence was issued.