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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the economy of the creative sector.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the contribution of the video games industry to the economy.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are incredibly proud of our world-beating Creative Industries. In 2017, the creative industries made a record contribution of £101.5 billion to the UK economy - accounting for 5.5% of UK GVA - as shown by the latest DCMS Economic Estimates, which were released last month and can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759707/DCMS_Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2017__provisional__GVA.pdf

Within this, the video games industry contributed £1.1bn, accounting for 0.1% of UK GVA. The sector has increased from £430 million in 2010.

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