Leisure

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on leisure. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
20.01.2012Allotments
This note covers issues arising from allotment gardens, including what happens when developers want to build on the site
06.01.2012British Summer Time and the Daylight Saving Bill 2010-11
This Standard Note provides an overview of the pros and cons of British Summer Time and the altering of clocks, as well as details of attempts to change clock times in the UK. It discusses the current Daylight Savings Bill 2010-11.
22.11.2011Holiday Caravan Parks
This note covers disputes between those owning holiday caravans and the site owners
26.07.2011Playing fields and public open spaces
The note covers existing protection for open spaces - especially playing fields - against development
09.03.2009Sex Discrimination and Social Clubs
Sex Discrimination and Social Clubs. By Vincent Keter. SN/BT/1081.

Research Papers

DateDescription
11.01.2012Daylight Saving Bill: Committee Stage Report
This is a report on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Daylight Saving Bill.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
23.01.2012PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
That this House notes with serious concern the present Pan European Game Information (PEGI) assessment criteria for video games rated acceptable for sale to 12-year-olds as established ...
17.01.2012INTERNET AND VIDEOGAME ADDICTION
That this House is deeply concerned by recent research which suggests that frequently using the internet or videogames can have a physical effect on the brain, similar to that of drugs ...
14.11.2011CALL OF DUTY 3
<p>That this House is deeply concerned about the recently released video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in which players engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members ...
21.06.2011FREE RANGE KIDS CAMPAIGN
That this House welcomes the launch of the Sustrans Free Range Kids campaign; calls on the Government to reverse the decline in the proportion of children walking and cycling to school; ...
13.05.2011VIDEO GAMES AND YOUNG PEOPLE
That this House welcomes the call by Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario, for people to drop their joypads and venture out into the sunlight once in a while; recognises that video ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - an occasional series of papers compiled by the House of Lords Library