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Covid-19: Creative Industries - Question (22 Sep 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic to support diversity in the creative industries.

Covid-19: Creative Industries - Question (22 Sep 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I thank the Minister for her Answer. As she knows, many freelancers in the creative industries are still having a problem accessing support. There is talent everywhere in this area, but that cannot be said for opportunity. Those from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, and the disabled, are being particularly hard hit. The Minister mentioned the Government’s commitment to impacting on...

Covid-19: Performing Arts - Question (13 Jul 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: My Lords, I declare my interests as laid out in the register. Does the Minister accept that, despite the generous and much-appreciated cash injection for the sector announced last week, unless we get the EU-UK deal right post Brexit—and now, post the possibility of an extension—and in particular the right deal on movement of talent and skills, the creative industry faces another crisis...

Arts, Culture and Heritage: Support Package - Commons Urgent Question (8 Jul 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I welcome this excellent news and thank the Secretary of State and his team, including the noble Baroness, at the DCMS. It is a generous package, and it shows a listening department. Can the Minister confirm that funding decisions will reflect existing priorities within the arts—she just mentioned in her Answer that it was understood that funding for creatives in the regions was...

Television Licences - Question (6 Jul 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I am sure that the Minister agrees that the BBC has proved its gold-dust weight during this crisis of the Covid pandemic and lockdown, providing a reliable source of national and local news for all, an essential aid to those home-schooling, and solace and entertainment for the lonely and elderly. In which case, why do the Government not take back responsibility for the licence fee concession...

Covid-19: Orchestras and Cultural Venues - Private Notice Question (1 Jul 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I declare my interests as a trustee of The Lowry and One Dance UK. The situation in which cultural venues find themselves is dire, especially without specific dates in the recovery plan. However, does the Minister accept that this goes further? Many organisations do not have a permanent home and rely on touring, such as dance troupes, theatre companies, festivals and so on. They should not be...

Covid-19: Local Government Finance - Private Notice Question (29 Jun 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: Does the Minister not accept that one of the consequences of this is the risk that cultural venues will be decimated in the areas affected? With them go not just the institutions themselves but their vital outreach programmes; the Minister mentioned them in an earlier answer. Will the Government commit to adequate funding being put in place to ensure that this essential engagement with...

Education Settings: Wider Opening - Statement (11 Jun 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: My Lords, I apologise that noble Lords cannot see me, but it was a choice between seeing me and hearing me. I think that hearing me is probably better—and I hope that noble Lords can hear me. Does the Minister agree that creative activities have been central in helping children and their parents get through the challenges of lockdown? I hope that this has been heard loud and clear by the...

Press Freedom - Question (8 Jun 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I know that the Minister agrees that the ability of journalists to do their job unhindered by threats of or the actual experience of violence is a vital part of our democracy. The UK embassy in Washington has raised concerns about the conduct of US police officers. Is there not a greater concern: the conduct of a US President who describes journalists as enemies of the people? Does the...

Covid-19: Television Licences - Question (2 Jun 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I am sure the Minister agrees that the BBC has once again proved invaluable at a time of crisis. Does she not accept that when jobs in the creative sector are in such severe jeopardy, allowing the continued loss of funds for the BBC will severely harm any recovery there? Does she accept that this policy actually penalises the licence fee payer twice over, both in paying the concession and in...

Self-employment Income Support Scheme - Question (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that freelance workers can access adequate funds through the welfare system until payments under the COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme begin. The Question was considered in a Virtual Proceeding via video call.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme - Question (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: I declare an interest as a trustee of the Lowry and One Dance UK. We are very concerned about the ability of freelancers to access adequate funds until support is made available in June. Our all-important creative industries are a sector hit particularly hard; one-third of people in this sector are freelance and some are ineligible for any of the Government’s schemes. Will the Minister...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Small Businesses: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide further tools to local government to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Arts: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many creative industries businesses have applied for the (1) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans scheme, (2) the Small Business Grants Fund, and (3) the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund since their introduction.

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 100 per cent business rates holiday for the next 12 months to “all leisure business in England”, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 17 March, will cover the offices of such businesses, including theatre production offices and places used for content production such as studios; and what guidance they have provided to local...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to support creative industries businesses whose premises have a rateable value higher than £51,000.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture: Coronavirus (5 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to use current cultural funding streams to support the cultural sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charities and Voluntary Work: Coronavirus (4 May 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support arts charities with community outreach work which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cairncross Review - Question for Short Debate (6 Feb 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: My Lords, I join the noble Lord in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, for this debate. Its popularity means that we will have to do speed debating, as the noble Lord, Lord Birt, once suggested. We welcome the Government’s positive response to supporting Nesta’s pilot innovation fund, focused on improving the supply of public interest news, and we welcome that the Government are...

Media and Lobby Briefings - Statement (4 Feb 2020)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: My Lords, Downing Street’s director of communications, Lee Cain, said: “We are welcome to brief whoever we want whenever we want”. But does the noble Earl not agree that this democratically elected Government are not welcome to ban whatever news outlet or journalist they want whenever they want? What were the criteria for this smaller meeting and where was the transparency? When does a...


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