The APPG on Wrestling is delighted to announce that following the release of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Professional Wrestling in Great Britain report, group Co-Chair Mark Fletcher MP has secured a Parliamentary debate on the subject. This parliamentary event will allow Mark and other MPs to highlight some of the recommendations of the report and to understand the Government’s initial positions and intentions as regards implementation of the findings.
On 24 September 2020, the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wrestling, Alex Davies-Jones MP and Mark Fletcher MP announced their intentiontogether with colleagues to instigate a parliamentary inquiry into the successes, challenges and potential improvements that could be made to the professional wrestling industry in Britain. In the process of compiling this report we have examined evidence from various sources and have determined that there is anurgent requirement for action on many fronts.
The report itself is over 100 pages, full of details about the inquiry so far along with an Overview of Professional Wrestling in Britain, the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on British Wrestling, the debate on wherever or not Professional Wrestling is Sport or Theatrical Entertainment, and the Business Practices of UK Wrestling Promotions. Most importantly, Speaking Out is addressed at length.
The debate will happen on Thursday 22nd April just before 17.30pm.
It can be watched here.