Minister 'may quit' over FOBT delay as government faces urgent question

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Labour granted question on delay to introducing cap for fixed-odds betting terminals

The government is facing an urgent question in the House of Commons about its decision to delay implementing a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals, as speculation grows that the minister who led the drive to cut the amount could resign in protest.

Tracey Crouch, a junior culture minister who spearheaded efforts that led to an announcement in May that the maximum stake on FOBTs would be cut from £100 to £2, was missing from ministerial questions on Thursday morning.

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