MEDIA CALL: Scottish Affairs Committee report on the video games industry in Scotland

Date: Monday 7 February 2011

Time: Please arrive for 10am start

Location: The University of Abertay Dundee, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG. Please report to the main Kydd Building foyer.

The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee is launching its report on the video games industry in Scotland at the University of Abertay Dundee, an international centre of excellence for computer games education.

Embargoed copies of the report will be available to the media from 9am on the day, the briefing will start at 10am and the report is published at 11am.

Committee members will talk about the key findings in the report and will be available for media interviews.

All media are welcome. To confirm attendance please email jonesbl@parliament.uk

For all queries about the Committee please contact Becky Jones: jonesbl@parliament.uk / 020 7219 5693. For all queries about the University of Abertay Dundee, please contact Chris Wilson: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk / 07837 250 284 / 01382 308 935

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NOTES FOR EDITORS:

The purpose of the Committee's inquiry was to examine the potential impact on Scotland's video games industry of the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to abolish tax relief for this sector, and to examine alternative financial incentives for the industry.

The full inquiry terms of reference are available here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committee/inquiries/the-video-games-industry-in-scotland

The Committee held oral evidence sessions on 13 and 20 October 2010, and travelled to Dundee to visit the University of Abertay and two video games studios, and met industry representatives. 


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