Sports Think Tank - Inside Parliament

"A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK" Seb Coe

Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

31-32 Bedford Street
Covent Garden
+44 20 3239 3380

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Inside Parliament

Our mission is to make sense of parliament to academics and those interested in policy development in Westminster and Whitehall. On our team we have former DCMS civil servants and an MP who worked for over a decade in sport policy at DCMS and the Treasury. We can help organisations work through the system to effect change. We can make sense of the workings of Parliament.

Written PQs

We will identify the most important Written PQs and the answers from Ministers and highlight anything we learn that is new.

Oral PQs

Ministerial Question on the floor of the House to various Ministers in DCMS, DfE and Health will be highlighted and covered by our team.

DCMS Select Committee

The DCMS and other Select Committees have a high profile and have exposed a series of events in sport policy over recent years. We will cover these hearings and bring you news of what they reveal.

Bills and Bill Committees

legislation effects sport on a regular basis and specific legislation is introduced that both helps and hinders sport policy! We will highlight what is happening in both Houses and what the issues are for sport.

Adjournment Debates

There are various mechanisms for debating issues in and around sport in the House. We will highlight when this is happening and let you know the outcomes.

House of Commons Library

Briefing Papers from the House of Commons Library on Sport issues

Party Conferences & Policy Making

We cover the Party Conferences and Policy making procedures to help influence policy making all year round