Results 1–20 of 316 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:John Glen

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.

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...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Staff (14 Sep 2017)

John Glen: The Department does not collect data on the number of children's librarians in public libraries in England.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Reviews (13 Sep 2017)

John Glen: The Museums Review is in its end stages following an extensive period of research, analysis and sector engagement around the emerging recommendations. The Department is presently engaged in securing the necessary clearances for publication, and expects to publish in the Autumn.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Closures (12 Sep 2017)

John Glen: Local authorities in England have a statutory duty under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (1964 Act) to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service. In December 2016, the Taskforce published ‘Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021’, which sets out a vision for library services in England. The Government is working with the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Art Works: Taiwan (12 Sep 2017)

John Glen: DCMS has had no discussions with the Taiwanese authorities about the display of artworks from the National Palace Museum, Taipei at British museums.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Conservation Areas: Greater London (12 Sep 2017)

John Glen: In this, the 50th anniversary of their introduction, I can confirm that in total nearly 10,000 localities in England have been designated as conservation areas, including over 1,000 in London. Though the Secretary of State has discretion to designate conservation areas, local planning authorities are generally best placed to do so by identifying those parts of their locality that possess...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Health Services: Arts (11 Sep 2017)

John Glen: We believe that arts-based activity can have a significant role in improving health and wellbeing of citizens. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has previously commissioned research to develop the evidence base on the social and wellbeing impacts of cultural engagement, including on mental health conditions such as clinical depression. Research commissioned from the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Health Services: Arts (11 Sep 2017)

John Glen: We welcome the recent ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’ report. The report made a specific recommendation for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) the Department of Health (DoH) and other relevant departments to develop and lead a cross-government strategy to support the delivery of health and wellbeing through arts and culture. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (11 Sep 2017)

John Glen: Local authorities are responsible for funding and providing public library services in England, and made net investment of £701 million in 2015/16. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has additionally provided funding support for library authorities throughout England. This included funding a £2.6 million programme to support the installation or upgrade of...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mining: Cultural Heritage (7 Sep 2017)

John Glen: Government recognises the enormous contribution that mining communities have given and continue to give to this country and funds several cultural projects in mining areas through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. One project, a £270,000 grant for the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre at Sunderland University, will preserve, catalogue and provide access...


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