Snooker APPG

First Registered: 10/10/2018 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To support the sport of snooker.

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Recent Documents related to Snooker

1. Support for Snooker Clubs
08/07/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: Harlow’s snooker clubs to our local economy and social well-being; further recognises that snooker clubs

2. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
08/01/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: horse-racing” (xiv)“World Snooker Tour - Northern Ireland Open” (xv)“World Snooker Tour - Scottish Open”

16/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: achievement of winning her 12th World Women’s Snooker Championship; notes that her 19-year-old opponent

02/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House congratulates Scotland's winning Snooker World Cup team; recognises the achievement of John

5. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 25) Regulations 2020
20/11/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Champions Snooker Tournament” (ii)“The Showcase meeting Cheltenham horse-racing” (iii)“World Snooker Tour

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Snooker

1. Oral Answers to Questions
10/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: which have had a very difficult 2020? Finally, has snooker now be reclassed as entertainment and not sport - Speech Link
2: In relation to snooker, the professional game has returned, but some recreational snooker and leagues may - Speech Link

2. Local Sporting Heroes
13/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

3. Self-build Housing
13/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: still love our house. It was built for our needs: snooker, books and vinyl; and a large cooker. Where others - Speech Link

4. Sport in the UK
04/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: being done by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association not only with seniors—I think I qualify - Speech Link
2: their country, whether they be tennis umpires or snooker referees, we should celebrate that as well. - Speech Link

5. Football Attendances: VAR
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: moment. It is not comparable to tennis, cricket, snooker, or, to a lesser extent, rugby, where there are - Speech Link

6. Ark Pension Schemes
11/03/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: position they were in to begin with is, to use a snooker term, a bit of a shot to nothing. Although this - Speech Link

7. Data Protection Bill [HL]
13/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: sport? That is a major question. For instance, in snooker, which I believe is defined as a sport, it is recognised - Speech Link

8. Data Protection Bill [HL]
13/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: amendment—which I will be supporting. Darts and snooker are considered sports. They are therefore covered - Speech Link

9. UK Sport: Elite Sport Funding
18/01/2018 - Grand Committee

1: going—have gradually become more sedentary, ending with snooker. I have even given that up, not so much because - Speech Link

10. Youth Services
26/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Friday-night youth clubs with table tennis and snooker and ending with a disco will not cut any ice with - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Snooker
1. Snooker: Coronavirus
asked by: Robert Halfon
... whether snooker clubs are subject to the covid-19 10pm curfew restrictions.

2. Snooker: Coronavirus
asked by: Robert Halfon
... what his timescale is for the reopening of snooker clubs as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

3. Snooker
asked by: Karl McCartney
... what meetings he has had with representatives of snooker organisations; and what the outcome was of those meetings.

4. Snooker
asked by: Karl McCartney
... what recent meetings he has had with representatives of snooker; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

5. Snooker
asked by: Conor Burns
... whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic benefits that major snooker tournaments deliver to host cities and towns.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 20th May 2020
Gavin Newlands Portrait
Gavin Newlands
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Joined: 10th October 2018
Hannah Bardell Portrait
Hannah Bardell
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Livingston
Joined: 10th October 2018
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 10th October 2018
Greg Smith Portrait
Greg Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Buckingham
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karl McCartney MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.


Public Enquiry Point:

Mark Ramsdale, MR Sport, c/o Karl McCartney MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA



MR Sport acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
5 Feb 2020
MR Sport
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/02/2021
5 Feb 2020
MR Sport
MR Sport is paid by the WPBSA to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/02/2021
Financial Benefits Received
5 Jul 2019
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
8 Jan 2019
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Former APPG Officers
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
1 APPG Membership
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