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Elspa warms to UK Government

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2007 18:04

Elspa warms to UK Government The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (Elspa) needs to work more closely with the UK government, director general Paul Jackson has said. He emphasised how the group must boost the industry's standing. "What's been said to me is that so far we haven't really been punching our weight. Everybody is keen that we really step up to the plate, and we're equally keen to do so," he said.
He said that Elspa has already begun engaging more in the political arena "but we need to develop it more aggressively, not just with Government ministers but with shadow spokespeople and Lib Dem spokespeople."

"When I first joined the ELSPA board in '92 or '93 there was almost no interaction between us and the political world. There's been a huge growth in the interest in and appreciation of our industry in the last five or six years particularly," he said.

He added: "But I would say that we're facing enormous challenges, and that we as an industry need to step up and take them on."


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