Letter to Helen Grant MP

Helen Grant MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Sport, Tourism and Equalities) DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ RE: Timetable for a decision on FOBTs. January 2014 I write to you in response to last week’s Opposition Day debate on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, as I hope you might be … Continue reading “Letter to Helen Grant MP”

David Cameron and Ed Miliband on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals at PMQs today

Below, the transcript of the exchange between Ed Miliband and David Cameron at PMQs. I’m researching this but already I think the PM made an inaccurate claim about machine numbers. And I’m trying to find out what report he was talking about when he said they will “report in Spring”. He seemed to think the … Continue reading “David Cameron and Ed Miliband on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals at PMQs today”

Video games,rickets,newspapers and headline writers

Professor Simon Pearce Dr Tim Cheetham published an fascinating clinical review in the British Medical Journal earlier this month. Their research, a collaboration between Newcastle University and Newcastle NHS Foundation Hospital, led the two respected academics to conclude that Vitamin D should be added to milk and other food products, in a bid to halt … Continue reading “Video games,rickets,newspapers and headline writers”

Video Games: It’s time to play

Fascinating taxpayer funded research commissioned by NESTA on what leading figures in the games industry think the effect of a cultural tax credit might be. It’s Time to Play: A Survey on the impact of a tax credit for cultural video gamesin the UK development sector (pdf format) The executive summary says it all: A … Continue reading “Video Games: It’s time to play”