Tiga Supports All Party Parliamentary Group For Industry

12 Jun 2009  by   Paul Younger
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Tiga has announced it will be supporting the creation of an All Party Parliamentary Group to help raise the profile of the computer and videogames industry in the UK.

The group will discuss key industry issues, and will be open to any MP from any party, and Tiga; the industry the national trade association for games developers in the UK, CEO Richard Wilson has said the formation of the group “will ensure that issues affecting the sector, including the tax system, skill needs and industry-academia links are raised still more effectively in Parliament and Government.”

The All Party Parliamentary Group will be chaired by Bill Olner MP and will be vice-chaired by Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, CBE; John Wittingdale OBE MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture , Media and Sport; and Philip Davies MP.

Bill Olner MP said “[a]ll-Party Groups can be a highly effective vehicle to raise and discuss issues amongst interested Parliamentarians.

“The entire All Party Parliamentary Group is looking forward to working with Tiga in discussing issues crucial to the video games industry.”

Could this be the injection the games industry has needed for so long, especially after members of the opposition made it clear enough wasn’t being done to support the industry.

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