Results 1–20 of 955 for speaker:Michael Ellis

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (27 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: VisitBritain research shows that in 2016, over one million of the UK’s inbound visitors come here with attending a festival in mind, spending nearly £1.2bn during their visit. In addition, the Arts Council has carried out research into the benefits of local events on the community and economy. For example, the SO Festival in East Lindsey is estimated to have increased footfall...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Holidays: Coastal Areas (24 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 24 July 2018. The correct answer should have been: DCMS works hard to support the UK’s coastal destinations, engaging closely with the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) to stay abreast of current trends, opportunities and concerns. Together with VisitEngland, the £40m Discover England Fund project supports...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Holidays: Coastal Areas (24 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: DCMS works hard to support the UK’s coastal destinations, engaging closely with the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) to stay abreast of current trends, opportunities and concerns. Together with VisitEngland, the £40m Discover England Fund project supports several coastal products, developed to target international visitors but also benefit domestic tourism. Projects such...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (24 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: Business visits and events are extremely important aspects of the visitor economy. In 2016, the UK welcomed 9.12million inbound visitors for business visits who spent £5.46bn while here. 3.62m of these visits were to London with £3.25bn being spent in the capital. A report by VisitBritain shows that delegates attending an event in the UK who extended their trip for leisure...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Entertainments and Exhibitions (24 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: In order to support our important business visits and events sector, DCMS published the Business Visits and Events Strategy in 2015 which laid out our commitment to the sector. We also created the Events Industry Board, which brings together key stakeholders to discuss opportunities and concerns from the sector, and act as a sounding board between the industry and ministers. ...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (23 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: We do not hold the information requested.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Performing Arts: Young People (23 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Government believes that all art forms should be accessible to as many people as possible regardless of their background. Both the Royal Opera House (ROH) and the ROH Bridge Delivery Organisation, who receive Arts Council England (ACE) grants for 2018 - 22, have funding conditions linked to increasing participation in the arts through outreach work with schools and local communities. ....

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Forests and Nature Reserves (18 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: VisitBritain and VisitEngland are responsible for marketing the UK and England as tourist destinations. As part of their remit, they manage the £40m Discover England Fund which supports the development of bookable tourism products across England, including the Make Great Memories in England’s National Parks and the Telling the Stories of England projects. There are several...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (17 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: VisitBritain and VisitEngland are responsible for promoting the UK as a tourist destination, through a range of different initiatives and campaigns. The following table shows the funding that has been spent on promoting England and developing English tourism product since 2010. It includes activity focused on both domestic and international visitors: Financial Year Expenditure (£k)...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Markets: Woolwich (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: Requests for buildings to be considered for ‘listing’ under the terms of the Planning Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act 1990 are received by Historic England. Historic England assesses such requests before providing its recommendations to the Secretary of State. We understand that Historic England has received such a request in relation to the former covered market in...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture: Marketing (10 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: We are taking a number of steps to promote UK arts and culture overseas, including through the GREAT campaign, annual Seasons of Culture, formal cultural agreements with other governments and through our membership of UNESCO. Ministers also undertake regular international visits to champion British arts organisations working in other countries and hold frequent dialogues with counterparts...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: West Midlands (9 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: Local authorities in England have a statutory duty to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service. Local authorities currently receive their funding from a number of sources, including grants from central government, council tax and other locally generated fees and charges for services. It is for individual local authorities to decide how to use their funds, including how best to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Service Industries (3 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: We are committed to supporting the continued growth of the Tourism and Hospitality industry. We continue to work closely with key stakeholders in the sector to develop initiatives that will share the economic and job creation benefits of this vibrant sector across the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber (3 Jul 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Department does not hold information on the economic impact of individual destination management organisations. Please find below details of visitor numbers and spend from both the inbound and domestic markets to Yorkshire and Humberside for 2013-2017 in the table below. Please note inbound data is only up to quarter 3 2017. TOTAL Inbound Domestic Volume (m) Spend...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts and Culture (28 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: The arts help individuals and communities by bringing people together, encouraging creativity and removing social barriers. This government is committed to supporting and promoting our world class arts and culture to ensure that everyone can engage and participate in them, make places better for people to live,work and visit, and boost the economy. Government support for arts and culture is...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museum of Orange Heritage (28 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: As tourism and culture responsibilities are devolved issues, we have had no such discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (25 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: It is necessary to carefully prioritise resources towards those Conventions that will have the most impact on the safeguarding of our heritage, such as the ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property undertaken last year. However, the Government fully recognises the contribution that the UK’s oral traditions, social practices and festive events make...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums Sector (21 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: Museums play an important role in our lives and in society. The Mendoza review of museums was published last November, and my Department is implementing its recommendations to improve support of the sector. The sector continues to be supported by more than £800 million of public funds.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums Sector (21 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: I very much agree with my hon. Friend about the benefits of the Isle of Wight. I visited it last year, and Osborne House is just one of its many attractions. Arts Council England South West has identified the cultural development of the Isle of Wight as one of its key activities for 2018 to 2020, and we support that.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums Sector (21 Jun 2018)

Michael Ellis: Of course, it continues to be our policy that museums are free to enter. People of all backgrounds can and do visit them, and they are very busy during the holiday period. We always want to do more to increase access to museums, and that is a constant focus for me and my Department.


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