Tiga Supports Video Game Group Creation in Parliament

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Tiga announced today that it was supporting the creation of an All Party Parliamentary Group for the Computer and Video Games Industry in the Westminster Parliament. The Group will raise and discuss key industry issues amongst interested Parliamentarians. Tiga will be providing the secretariat to the All Party Group.

The Group’s officers are:

· Chairman: Bill Olner MP

· Vice-Chairman: Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, C.B.E.

· Vice-Chairman: John Whittingdale OBE MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport

· Vice-Chairman: Philip Davies MP

· Treasurer: Dr Nick Palmer MP

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:

“I am delighted that Bill Olner MP has set up Westminster’s All Party Parliamentary Group on the Computer and Video Games Industry and been elected as the Group’s first Chairman. The participation of distinguished parliamentarians, including Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, C.B.E., Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, John Whittingdale OBE MP, will lend real weight to the Group’s work.

“Tiga has made a real impact over the last 15 months in raising policy issues affecting the video games industry in political circles. The establishment of the All Party Group on the Computer and Video Games Industry 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.”

Bill Olner MP and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Computer and Video Games Industry, said:

“All-Party Groups can be a highly effective vehicle to raise and discuss issues amongst interested Parliamentarians. I congratulate Tiga for showing leadership in instigating the creation of Westminster’s first All Party Parliamentary Group for the Computer and Video Games Industry, and for providing its secretariat. The entire All Party Parliamentary Group is looking forward to working with Tiga in discussing issues crucial to the video games industry.”

Bill Olner MP, John Whittingdale OBE MP and Richard Wilson Tiga CEO, will be speaking at the House of Common’s on Monday, 15 June, 09, for the launch of the ‘Play Together’ initiatives, aimed at helping the videogames industry maintain its position as one of the UK’s most successful and vibrant creative sectors.

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