Results 1–20 of 858 for speaker:Michael Ellis

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Finance (25 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: VisitBritain and VisitEngland do not hold a breakdown of spending at local level, however London features in many of VisitBritain’s campaign, such as the current global marketing campaign ‘I Travel For’ to increase inbound tourism to Great Britain. VisitBritain also work with travel and tourism partners such as Sony Pictures and Studio Canal, to promote filming locations...

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

Michael Ellis: As I was saying, the UK’s creative industries likewise require access to skilled workers from the European Union. It is important that UK and EU workers can quickly and efficiently transfer across member states on time-limited projects such as film co-productions, or as touring musicians and performers. I have spoken to a number of tourism industry leaders since taking on this role, to...

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

Michael Ellis: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. We probably have about four or five minutes before the Division bell goes. I thank the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) and congratulate her on calling this important debate. I do not think I can do as well as the shadow Minister in name-dropping various pop groups and organisations that the hon. Member for Perth...

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

Michael Ellis: I am sorry, I do not have time. We are not resting on our laurels. As Members will be aware, DCMS recently published its sector deal for the creative industries. That important piece of work sets out an ambitious proposal on how Government and industry will work together to accelerate growth and productivity. The sector deal is a landmark document, and I urge Members to look at it if they...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Theatre: Pupils (16 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport publishes the Taking Part Survey every year which provides reliable national estimates of engagement with the arts, heritage, museums and libraries. The latest Taking Part: Annual Child Report (2016/17) survey shows that 27.5% of 5-10 year olds engaged with the theatre and drama activities, while 63.5% of 11-15 year olds engaged.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage (16 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: Heritage Action Zones are a Historic England initiative. The scheme was a commitment in the Culture White Paper and has run since 2017, with ten Heritage Action Zones designated to date. These are in Appleby, Coventry, Elsecar, Hull, King's Lynn, Nottingham, Ramsgate, Sunderland, Sutton and Weston-super-Mare. A further eight Heritage Action Zones are in development now. The Heritage Action...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Libraries: Closures (16 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport monitors proposed changes to library service provision throughout England, but does not hold complete figures on the number of public libraries closed in each constituency since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure (6 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 02 February 2018. The correct answer should have been: Figures for hospitality can be found in the table below. Wine is not purchased independently but included within catering expenditure on hospitality. It is not possible to identify the cost of wine within amounts paid and accrued for hospitality catering. Financial...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure (6 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: Figures for hospitality can be found in the table below. Wine is not purchased independently but included within catering expenditure on hospitality. It is not possible to identify the cost of wine within amounts paid and accrued for hospitality catering. Financial Yr Hospitality Catering H&C 201718 YTD 23,017 23,400 46,417 2016/17 10,130 42,068 52,199 2015/16...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries (3 Apr 2018)

Michael Ellis: The final year of the Government's four year programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War will see a series of events to commemorate the end of the War, and the path to peace. On Monday 26 March an event was held to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of Marshal Foch as Supreme Allied Commander on the Western Front, at the statue of the Marshal in Lower Grosvenor...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: National Income (29 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: In 2016 Tourism accounted for £66bn GVA, which was 14.2% of the total UK GVA.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (29 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: In November 2015, the Government announced the £40 million Discover England Fund (DEF), an unprecedented opportunity for investment in improving English tourism product. We have been working with VisitEngland to encourage more domestic visitors to explore the country and discover all there is to see and experience on their doorstep this spring. For example, the annual celebration of...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (29 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: Domestic Trip expenditure in England over the past five years are as follows (£millions): 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Overnight £19,389 £18,567 £17,943 £19,503 £18,466 Day Trips £51,614 £49,031 £48,485 £49,437 £50,910

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Heritage Lottery Fund (29 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: The proportion of total Heritage Lottery Fund funding given to each of the regions and nations over the last five years can be seen in the table below, broken down by financial year. Region/Nation 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 East Midlands 5% 6% 7% 12% 4% East of England 7% 6% 5% 8% 11% London 18% 21% 15% 17% 14% North East 6% 8% 7% 5% 8% ...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: World Poetry Day (27 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Government is committed to making sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience and participate in all forms of arts and culture including poetry. We continue to support organisations such as the Poetry School and the Poetry Society who aim to promote the recognition and appreciation of poetry. The Poetry Society will have received over £1 million in funding between 2015 and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (26 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: 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. Under the 1964 Act, the Secretary of State has a duty to superintend, and promote the improvement of, the public library service provided by local authorities in England, and to secure the proper discharge by local authorities...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: World Poetry Day (26 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Government is committed to making sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience and participate in all forms of arts and culture including poetry. We continue to support organisations such as the Poetry School and the Poetry Society who aim to promote the recognition and appreciation of poetry. The Poetry Society will have received over £1 million in funding between 2015 and...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (22 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: This week is English Tourism Week, and more than 50 Members of Parliament are doing constituency days tomorrow. The Government’s tourism action plan outlines the ways in which we support tourism, both domestic and international, throughout the UK, and VisitBritain works hard to promote Britain as both an international tourist destination and, of course, one for domestic visitors.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (22 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: Yes indeed. I thank my colleague for his interest in this area, and I will always support my colleagues in their efforts to improve the visitor economy in their constituencies. I hope that we can indeed organise a visit to the wool towns. In the meantime, I advise him in the first instance to look into the Discover England fund, which is a great fund. Also, the Ministry of Housing,...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (22 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State knew that as well, and I certainly want to congratulate the Brecon Beacons national park on its award. We are working closely with our national parks, which are real jewels in our tourism crown, to ensure that visitors enjoy our beautiful countryside, and thanks to Members of Parliament such as my hon. Friend, that message is being well and truly...


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