David Evennett: King Richard.
David Evennett: The best!
David Evennett: Absolutely.
David Evennett: I believe she is unavailable to come along today because of other commitments. We are disappointed, but obviously people have full diaries.
David Evennett: A Jeremy Corbyn approach.
David Evennett: We need a cup of tea!
David Evennett: An expert!
David Evennett: Perish the thought.
David Evennett: Not as long ago as 1918!
David Evennett: That’s a bit feeble.
David Evennett: That is rubbish.
David Evennett: I can’t believe that!
David Evennett: Wait and see.
David Evennett: I am absolutely delighted to be able to respond to this important debate this evening. I would like to begin by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) and the Backbench Business Committee on securing this important debate on the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. I would also like thank him personally for all the work he has done and continues to...
David Evennett: I am pleased to join the hon. Gentleman in commemorating those events and in congratulating those involved. I am grateful to him for bringing that to the attention of the House. The Imperial War Museum will also open late on 30 June, with film screenings, live music, immersive theatre and poetry, while the film “The Battle of the Somme” is available to Centenary Partnership...
David Evennett: The Government is aware of the threat to the seabirds of Gough Island posed by invasive mice and plants. Research and scoping work has concluded that it should be possible to eradicate both the mice and the invasive groundcover which present the two main threats to the island’s biodiversity. Together with colleagues across government, we are currently reviewing the options for...
David Evennett: It is a requirement on all gambling licence holders to make an annual financial contribution to one or more organisations that perform research, education and treatment (RET) for gambling-related harm. The vast majority choose to make that contribution to the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) which raised £6.5million in 2015. The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), was set up to...
David Evennett: Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on a quarterly basis and can be accessed via the gov.uk website.
David Evennett: All individual gambling operators are required by their licence conditions to put in place procedures for self-exclusion. In May 2015, the Gambling Commission introduced a new licence condition which also requires online gambling operators, other than certain society lottery operators, to participate in a national online self-exclusion scheme once it is developed and available. The Remote...
David Evennett: Sport England National Lottery and Exchequer grant investment in grassroots sport, broken down by constituency, is publicly available on Sport England’s website: www.sportengland.org/funding/investments-weve-made. Policy for grassroots sport is devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has a sports council which is responsible for funding of grassroots sport.