Entries in 'parliament' (20)

MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central Chi Onwurah has asked Parliament to address the lack of females employed in UK games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2013 at 10:16AM in News
Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Labour MP and long-term opponent of the games industry Keith Vaz has tabled his FIFTH early day motion about violent video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 2:59PM in News
R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:52AM in News
Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2011 at 9:18AM in News

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MPs consider web block plans

MPs consider web block plans

MPs have been in negotiations with Internet Service Providers and intellectual rights holders to create a system that would allow access to be blocked to certain websites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 4:03PM in News
Vaz back on the anti-games bandwagon

Vaz back on the anti-games bandwagon

One of the UK’s staunchest anti-games critics is back on the warpath with the news that Keith Vaz, the Labour MP for Leicester East, has gone to Parliament with fresh ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Hung parliament could aid the industry

Hung parliament could aid the industry

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told Develop that he believes a Hung Parliament, now confirmed as the result of yesterday’s election, “may well work in the favour” of the UK ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 7th 2010 at 2:11PM in News
ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

National financial support, age ratings, IP theft, skills, broadband – these are the areas that ELSPA will focus its efforts on as it outlines its lobbying intentions for the duration ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 10:49AM in News

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Digital Economy Bill is passed

Digital Economy Bill is passed

The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed at Westminster, despite the persistent efforts of staunch opponents from the Liberal Democrats and even from within the Labour party but not, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 12:40AM in News
DEB could be shelved until post-Election

DEB could be shelved until post-Election

The Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament may not be as quick and easy as we’ve been lead to believe, with Commons Leader Harriet Harman assuring that there is “no ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
MPs criticised for DEB turnout

MPs criticised for DEB turnout

Britain’s MPs have been criticised for the poor turnout for yesterday’s discussion about the controversial Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Though it will no doubt be tough to put the just-announced General Election out of their minds, MPs will gather later today to discuss the controversial Digital Economy Bill – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 11:52AM in News

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MPs: Keith Vaz has changed

MPs: Keith Vaz has changed

Backbench MP Keith Vaz – better known within the industry for his frequent outbursts on violent games – has changed, says leading politicians.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2010 at 11:56AM in News
AUS: Atkinson steps down

AUS: Atkinson steps down

The man who many see as the main barrier to Australia’s introduction of a R18+ ratings certificate, Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, is to leave Parliamant in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 9:50AM in News
ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

The Open Rights Group has announced that it is to organise a public protest in response to the Lords’ passing of the Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 12:27PM in News
ELSPA backs new MP game

ELSPA backs new MP game

As government increases its efforts in embracing to modern technological world a new video game called MP For A Week has gone live on Parliament.uk – and trade body ELSPA ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 2:40PM in News

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Pirate Party wins Swedish EU seat

Pirate Party wins Swedish EU seat

Controversial political body The Pirate Party has won a seat in the European parliament after capitalising on the pro-Pirate Bay movement in homeland Sweden.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2009 at 11:32AM in News
Budget 2009: Economy turnaround ‘by 2010’

Budget 2009: Economy turnaround ‘by 2010’

A daring and contentious budget speech by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling was punctuated with an interesting promise: the UK economy is set to grow at the start ...

by Rob Crossley
on Apr 22nd 2009 at 2:54PM in News
Byron Review published next week

Byron Review published next week

The Department for Children, Schools and Families has told MCV that Tanya Byron’s Review into violence in modern media is to be published next Thursday, March 27th.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 20th 2008 at 1:37PM in News
Modern games feature ‘virtual rape’, MP tells Parliament

Modern games feature ‘virtual rape’, MP tells Parliament

MP for Leicester East Keith Vaz has put forward the questionable claim that players can “rape women” in modern games to Parliament.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 3rd 2008 at 3:21PM in News