Shadow Cabinet Minister Praises Videogame BAFTA
Shadow Minister for Arts, Tory MP Edward Vaizey, has highlighted the videogame’s importance to the UK economy by tabling an early day motion for debate in the Commons.
Vaizey also took the opportunity to praise British-based developers for their achievements at this year’s BAFTA ceremonies, specifically Media Molecule, Codemasters and Lionhead Studios.
Taking the chance to get one up on the opposition, Vaizey wasted no time outlining the failure of the current government to see the potential of videogame industry and the lack of support it’s been given.
“[This House] applauds this recognition of the continued success and significance of video games despite the complete lack of support from Government; regrets the fact that this lack of support from Government has seen the UK fall from being the third largest producer of video games in the world to the fifth largest; and urges the Government to devise a clear and supportive strategy for the UK video games sector as part of the Digital Britain review.”
The full report can be seen on the House of Commons website.