Video Games and Esports APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To work with the games and interactive entertainment industry, including with its trade body UK Interactive Entertainment, to promote the industry's economic, technological and cultural contributions within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Video Games and Esports

1. ISFE (Interactive Software Federation Europe) - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: TECHNOLGIES Executive SummaryISFE represents the video games industry in Europe and is based in Brussels,

2. ESL UK - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: continue to be supported and recognised. ●        Esports is a particular growth area globally, and the UK

3. TIGA - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Independent Games Developers’ Association (TIGA)  Introduction 1.1   TIGA is the network for games developers

4. UK Gambling Commission - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: style games available via social media and app stores In the absence of solutions from the games industry

5. Pol Murphy - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: gambling. As well as the acceptance and promotion of eSports as an actual sport which has prevented its growth

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Recent Speeches related to Video Games and Esports

1. UK Video Games Industry: Contribution of Leamington Spa
09/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: of Leamington Spa to the creation of the UK video games industry.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Immersive and Addictive Technologies: Government Response to DCMS Committee Inquiry
08/06/2020 - Written Statements

1: called for improved research on the impact of video games and included extensive commentary on loot boxes - Speech Link

3. Loot Boxes: Call for Evidence
23/09/2020 - Written Statements

1: launching a call for evidence on loot boxes in video games. I want to understand fully the existing research - Speech Link

4. Streaming Platforms: Age Ratings
08/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: currently voluntary, we welcome their usage by video on-demand platforms. This includes an ongoing partnership - Speech Link
2: directive, the UK cannot regulate non-UK-based video on-demand services, does the Minister agree that - Speech Link
3: allow their young children to play 18-plus-rated video games than allow them to watch 18-plus-rated films - Speech Link

5. Loot Box Call for Evidence: Government Response
21/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: about potential harms relating to loot boxes in video games seriously. That is why we are continuing to thoroughly - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Video Games and Esports
1. Video Games
asked by: Lord Storey
29/10/2019
... they intend to offer to the Video Standards Council on the age-rating system for video games.

2. Video Games
asked by: Liam Byrne
15/03/2019
... how many video games businesses have breached the Competition and Markets Authority’s set of Principles for Online and App-based Games since 2014; and how many of those businesses were British games companies.

3. Video Games
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
04/02/2019
... what steps the Government is taking to support the UK video games industry.

4. Video Games
asked by: Matthew Offord
29/01/2019
... what safeguards his Department has put in place to prevent vulnerable people being exploited by the gaming industry.

5. Video Games
asked by: Liam Byrne
17/12/2018
... what estimate he has made of the contribution of the video games industry to the economy.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Dehenna Davison Portrait
Dehenna Davison
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bishop Auckland
Joined: 20th May 2020
Luke Evans Portrait
Luke Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bosworth
Joined: 29th December 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Sobel MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8295.

Email: alex.sobel.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Tim Scott, UK Interactive Entertainment, 18a Black Bull Yard, 24-28 Hatton Wall, London EC1N 8JH. Tel: 020 7534 0580

Email: tim@ukie.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
UK Interactive Entertainment
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Video Games and Esports APPG

Former APPG Officers
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Portrait
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Vaizey of Didcot Portrait
Lord Vaizey of Didcot
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019