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First World War Servicemen: Memorial Plaques (20 Oct 2017)

John Glen: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Morecambe and Lunesdale (David Morris) for securing this debate, and I commend him for his eloquence, emotion and seriousness of purpose. It is interesting to hear of the number of memorial plaques and scrolls that were issued to the families of the fallen, reminding us of the huge losses suffered by Britain and the then empire. As we have heard, the...

First World War Servicemen: Memorial Plaques (20 Oct 2017)

John Glen: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her intervention. She has made the case for the importance of local museums all over the country, and the enormous impact that they can have as communities seek to do the right thing by those who came before them and remember appropriately the sacrifices that were made. It is very difficult to categorise the appeal of the plaques to their owners 100 years...

First World War Servicemen: Memorial Plaques (20 Oct 2017)

John Glen: I thank my hon, and gallant Friend for what he has said. Whenever I think of him, I think of his service and the sacrifices made by him and by those alongside him. Once again, he has made a very important point. There are also two invaluable online resources that help to commemorate those who fell. They provide more information about the person commemorated, and give those in possession of a...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Battle of Cambrai: Anniversaries (20 Oct 2017)

John Glen: Whilst the Government has no plans to deliver a specific event to commemorate the Battle of Cambrai, the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) will be commemorating the centenary of the battle over the weekend of 24 to 26 November, with a series of events for both serving and former members of the Regiment. They will include a Drumhead service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Louverval...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (19 Oct 2017)

John Glen: Tourism Industry Emergency Response (TIER) has been active through all the terror attacks over the past few months, including convening four meetings since the first attack in March.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Closures (19 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport does not collect or publish data on the number of public library closures in each Parliamentary constituency. Data relating to public libraries is collected from local authorities by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy which makes available the data annually to subscribers.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: Security (19 Oct 2017)

John Glen: I refer the Hon Member to my answer to PQ 106697.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: Finance (19 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The department is engaged in ongoing discussions with the Treasury regarding all new spending proposals.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Royal Naval Museum: Hartlepool (16 Oct 2017)

John Glen: As Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, I would be delighted to visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool, subject to diary commitments. Hartlepool has a fantastic maritime and industrial heritage and the museum plays an important role in telling the story of the North East’s contribution to Royal Navy heritage.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Terrorism: Greater London (16 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The Department has made no formal assessment of the costs. However, we meet regularly with a range of cultural institutions, including sponsored museums and sector bodies, in which we discuss both financial and security arrangements. We are aware that cultural institutions have and are taking steps to ensure security measures are in place. The Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group also...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Local Government: Culture (16 Oct 2017)

John Glen: Government believes funding decisions should be made at a local level and local authorities are best placed to decide how to prioritise their spending. A locality’s cultural assets can be a major part of the local economy, attracting businesses and visitors, as well as providing a source of local pride and a sense of place.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: South East (13 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport monitors proposed changes to library service provision throughout England, however the Department does not hold complete figures on the number of public library closures in each local authority in the South East of England in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Closures (13 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport monitors proposed changes to library service provision throughout England, however the Department does not hold complete figures on the number of public library closures in each local authority in England in the last 12 months.

The Arts: Health Effects (11 Oct 2017)

John Glen: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey) for bringing this matter before us today. I would also like to acknowledge the excellent contributions. We have had 11 Back-Bench speeches and several interventions, and I will try to respond to some of those, but I also want to respond to this excellent report. I...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries (9 Oct 2017)

John Glen: I am delighted that Yr Ysgwrn, the home of Hedd Wyn has recently reopened to the public, thanks to £2,972,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair and develop the buildings, and following its purchase in 2012 with money from both the Welsh Government and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). While funding decisions are made by the Heritage Lottery Fund independently of my...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries (9 Oct 2017)

John Glen: A wide range of projects are receiving funding from Government to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Government has committed LIBOR funds to support the National Commemorative events delivered by my Department - to commemorate the Gallipoli Campaign, the battles of Jutland, the Somme and Passchendaele, and a variety of events to be delivered in 2018. Government funding has...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts Council England (4 Oct 2017)

John Glen: The table outlines Arts Council funding for organisations in the Parliamentary constituency of Keighley since 2008/09 Arts Council funding in Keighley (Excel SpreadSheet, 11.59 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Travel Agents: Internet (20 Sep 2017)

John Glen: DCMS is not taking any steps to ensure that online travel agents do not charge commission on the full VAT inclusive bill for bookings taken online.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Travel Agents: Internet (20 Sep 2017)

John Glen: DCMS has not conducted an assessment of the effect of online travel agents charging commission on the full VAT inclusive bill for bookings taken online on hospitality SMEs in rural and deprived areas.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Republic of Ireland (15 Sep 2017)

John Glen: DCMS will not produce a public assessment of the potential effects of exiting the EU for specific sectors, including how the tourism industry between the UK and the Republic of Ireland might be affected. However, the department is engaging with the tourism sector and devolved administrations to ensure that views about the challenges and opportunities of the UK’s exit from the EU are...


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