Members of both Houses of Parliament have come together to create an All-Party Group to support the sport of golf and announced the date of its first meeting of 2016.
All-Party Groups comprise Members of both Houses and all political parties who support specific interests. In the case of the Golf Group, Members have decided on the deliberately broad but simple remit “to support the game of golf”. The Group’s first meeting of next year is to be held on the evening of Tuesday 19 January 2016 in the Houses of Parliament.
As well as Lords and MPs, the Group welcomes non-Parliamentarians as Associate Members, and invites organisations, clubs, and individuals to join the Group and attend meetings and provide their thoughts on various issues and any regulation that impacts on the sport.
To coincide with the launch of the Group, the website www.parliamentary.golf has been created and anyone interested in becoming an Associate Member can join by visiting the relevant page or can sign up to the Group’s news announcements.
The Group’s Chairman is Lincoln’s MP Karl McCartney. Announcing the creation of the Group, he said “I am delighted to be a part of this new Group. Golf is a sport enjoyed by everyone, and many of them are my constituents, but there is more that can be done to ensure the opportunities to play are there and barriers to being involved are removed. I am very much looking forward to welcoming Members of all parties into the Group and holding our first meeting in the New Year on January 19th.”