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Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Chris Evans: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) on securing the debate and on a fantastic opening speech. I also want to express my disappointment that the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey) is not in the Cabinet. He was overlooked on several occasions by Prime Ministers and, as we heard in his speech,...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Chris Evans: We have to pay them. Last month I met Gail Renard, chair of the Writer’s Guild. She was one of several people who came to meet me to talk about concerns about the impact of Brexit on the creative industries. Gail is a very interesting character. She met John and Yoko at one of their famous bed-ins. As I am a big fan of the Beatles, our meeting went on from half an hour to two hours...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Chris Evans: That is an extremely important point. What do we want to see on our television screens: low-budget foreign television productions or the high-quality drama and film productions we currently enjoy in this country? My hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff West will know that Wales has become a hub for BBC drama productions and for film, just as Scotland has—and Northern Ireland, with...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Chris Evans: In the light of what the hon. Lady just listed and the importance of the creative industries to our wider economy, does she think it will be pertinent for the Government to appoint officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Department for Exiting the European Union?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Film and Television (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK television and film production sector.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn River Crossing: Tolls (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of the M4 second Severn Crossing tolls on 31 December 2018 on levels of road congestion on the M4 between Bristol and Cardiff.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn River Crossing: Tolls (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what traffic modelling his Department has carried out to predict the effect of the abolition of tolls on the M4 second Severn Crossing on levels of road congestion on the M4 between Bristol and Cardiff.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn River Crossing: Tolls (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is for the abolition of tolls on the M4 second Severn Crossing leading to a reduction in peak-time congestion on the M4 between Bristol and Cardiff.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn River Crossing: Tolls (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to minimise disruption to road users arising from the removal of toll booths and plazas as a result of the abolition of tolls on the M4 second Severn Crossing on 31 December 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn River Crossing: Tolls (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) a phased reduction of toll fees over a period of several years and (b) other alternatives to the abolition of tolls on the M4 second Severn Crossing on 31 December 2018.

Rail Announcement (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: The Minister will know that £1.2 billion was overspent on electrification between London Paddington and Swansea, and he knows that is not the only transport infrastructure project in relation to which the National Audit Office has found overspending. How confident is he that safeguards are in place for future infrastructure contracts for the east and west coast main lines, along with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will permit employment and support allowance claimants with motor neurone disease to have their diagnosis confirmed by medical professionals as part of the reassessment process instead of by means of paper forms completed by those claimants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Ballistic Missile Programme (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: The Minister will know that cyber- attacks by rogue states are on the rise. This week, Iran has been reported to have launched a cyber-attack on British universities. Does he have any comment to make about that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: With the resignation of Jacob Zuma, who is about to go on trial on 6 April, is the Secretary of State confident that the cycles of corruption will now finally begin to be stamped out in South Africa?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: Finance (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to increase funding from the public purse to the creative industries.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: European Convention On Cinematographic Co-production (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production applies to the UK after it leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Entertainers: Free Movement of People (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the loss of freedom of movement on the UK entertainment sector.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: EU Grants and Loans (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to replicate Creative Europe funding for UK creative industries after the UK leaves the EU.

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: In 2010, Gareth Williams, a British security employee, was found naked and decomposing in a padlocked holdall. The coroner ruled that it was an unlawful killing, and that a professional contortionist would not have been able to get out of the bag. In the light of the events with Russia, will the Prime Minister now reopen that case to find out whether Mr Williams was indeed another victim of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Industrial Strategy: Cross-Border Working (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Evans: Bristol has been very successful in attracting financial services to its economy. Now that the tolls on the M4 toll bridge are coming down, what opportunity does Wales have to create a financial services powerhouse from Cardiff and Swansea?


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