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UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I thank the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) for securing this debate. Given the number of contributions from colleagues across the House, I hope that the players who have travelled to watch the debate from the Gallery, and indeed those who are watching outside, recognise how much we value basketball in...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: I completely agree. I will refer to the BBC coverage in my speech. It is important to remember that people watch the BBC’s free-to-air broadcasting and that it brings value to sport in this country. I pay tribute to the comments made by the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West, who has been a true champion of basketball for all the time we have been in the House together. It...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: I hear what the right hon. Gentleman is saying. That is why it is important that we continue to invest in the grassroots and community delivery. I completely empathise and sympathise with the points that he and others have made about the talent pathway. That is why we need to continue to have these conversations, particularly around 3 on 3 funding. As other colleagues have mentioned,...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: I hope that so far in my speech I have assured colleagues that I absolutely recognise that point. It is why we look at different funding criteria for different sports across the whole activity perspective in the sports strategy. We also do that in the work we do in all Departments, whether that is to get people healthy or to get them engaged in their communities and so on. I hear what...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Sorry, but I cannot, otherwise I will not give the hon. Member for Leeds North West time to respond. For the current cycle, UK Sport has set a clear investment strategy, has made a long-term commitment to invest against that and is delivering against that. I recognise that elite basketball and top-flight players can have an enormous impact on the grassroots across the country. Many colleagues...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Third Sector: Females (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Strong leadership is essential to a healthy charity and non-profit sector. Part of building strong leadership is ensuring that there are opportunities for those with the right talent, skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles, regardless of gender. Government is not currently taking an active role in promoting women’s leadership in the charity sector. However, in preparation...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charities: Fund Raising (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Sexual harassment is completely unacceptable and has no place in the name of charity or charitable fundraising. Charities have a duty to fundraise responsibly and in line with their values. Charity trustees must also consider the well-being and protection of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries – not just those they are there to help. The Charity Commission, the independent registrar and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Betting (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Gambling policy and regulation is devolved to Northern Ireland, and we do not hold figures covering spending on gambling in Northern Ireland. The Gambling Commission is the regulator for Great Britain and collects industry statistics from operators’ regulatory returns which include data on Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) and turnover. These are published on the Commission’s website:...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Children: Gambling (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a core objective of the regulation of gambling in Great Britain, and a priority for the government. Operators offering gambling services to people in Great Britain must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and must have effective policies and procedures designed to prevent underage gambling. The...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Governing Bodies (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Following a robust assessment process, on 20 December 2017 Sport England and UK Sport made a formal statement on the current levels of compliance with the Code for Sports Governance of the 58 national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport that they fund. UK Sport and Sport England are working with the other organisations that they fund to assess compliance against the Code and are now working to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Industry (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The Department has had no specific discussions with the Gambling Commission on sexual harassment or sexist practices at gambling industry events. Legislation relating to sexual harassment and equality applies to all industries and events and we would expect any breaches to be dealt with under such legislation.The Gambling Commission has reminded the industry that more diverse organisations,...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Healthy Living Ministerial Group (14 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Sporting Future: A Strategy for an Active Nation, published in December 2015, made the commitment to a more joined-up approach to delivery and funding for sport and physical activity, putting in place the structures needed to make this happen including a cross government ministerial group which will meet regularly to drive implementation. Sporting Future - Second Annual Report published last...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Health (14 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The setting and environment in which sport and physical activity takes place has a big impact on the likelihood of people taking part, and continuing to take part, in the activity. As set out in government's Sporting Future strategy, government is committed to investing in facilities that are designed and built around customer need and that reflect people's preferences for how they want to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit (14 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: HM Treasury has already allocated departments nearly £700 million to prepare for Brexit: £412m for DIT, FCO and DExEU over the parliament at Autumn Statement 2016 and nearly £300m across a number of departments from the Reserve in 17/18​. ​My Department received £9m of this funding in 17/18. At Autumn Budget 2017 HM Treasury made another £3bn of...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (14 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Category B2 gaming machines generated around £1.8bn in revenue to the betting industry in 2016/17. However, players can access other types of gaming machine content on B2 gaming machines in betting shops (primarily B3) so we know that of this £1.8bn, a proportion (around 30%) is attributable to other gaming machine content. This is because industry data is categorised under the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery: Tickets (14 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The Department receives a weekly breakdown of sales for all National Lottery games from the Gambling Commission. The data provided are given as total value of sales, rather than numbers of tickets sold. This data is not shared publicly for reasons of commercial confidentiality. However, data on sales are published three months in arrears by Camelot, these can be found at:...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service Trust (8 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: 46 candidates applied for the position of Chair of the National Citizen Service.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Young People (7 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a core objective of the regulation of gambling in Great Britain, and a priority for the Government. Online gambling operators must carry out age verification checks for any UK resident who deposits money using any type of payment method other than a credit card. If the checks do not confirm that the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise: Children (6 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The cross-Government sport strategy, Sporting Future, set out how important it is for all children to be healthy and active. The Active Movement programme aims to combat sedentary behaviour, and we would be happy to meet them to discuss effective ways to encourage children and young people to enjoy active lifestyles.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Gender (6 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: No such discussions have taken place. The Premier League and English Football League are private companies, wholly owned by their member clubs. It is entirely up to the boards of those organisations whom they appoint to the role of Chief Executive. Sports organisations are aware of the importance of good governance and more diversity into leadership positions can only be good for the sport.


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