Exports: Economic Situation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Conservative, Lincoln

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value of esports to the UK economy (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) at other times; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State

Esports has the potential to develop as an area of real national strength in the UK, building on our world-class video games, entertainment and sports sectors. The government continues to consider ways to further support the growth of esports in the UK, and officials have been in regular contact with esports companies to assess the impact of covid-19.

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