Results 121–140 of 2749 for speaker:Nigel Huddleston

International Trade: Global Trade (3 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Department is working tirelessly to remove the trade barriers that British businesses face across the world. In the last financial year alone, we have removed 192 barriers across 79 countries. The removal of just 45 of those barriers is estimated to be worth £5 billion to businesses over five years, but we want to do more. Targeting the 100 trade barriers on our most wanted list has the...

International Trade: Global Trade (3 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: My hon. Friend and I have talked about this before. I know that the Secretary of State very much enjoyed her visit earlier this week. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to highlight the great expertise in renewable energy and green technology sectors in the UK. We need to do more to export those fantastic skills. The Government take our export control responsibilities incredibly seriously,...

International Trade: Global Trade (3 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: We do, of course, have an arrangement with the European Union now. I am familiar with the issues that the hon. Gentleman has raised as a result of my time at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but I know that Ministers at that Department and, indeed, the Department for Transport are engaging with individual countries and progress is being made on those issues, most recently...

International Trade: Topical Questions (3 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: This is a very important deal. Earlier this year, we launched negotiations between the United Kingdom and Israel on an upgraded, innovation-focused free trade agreement with services at its heart. The first round of negotiations with Israel were completed in September. An upgraded FTA with Israel will cement our relationship with that rapidly growing economy, and take our trading relationship...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agricultural Products and Food: Trade Barriers (1 Nov 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Removing barriers boosts exports to familiar markets and unlocks new ones. In the financial year 2021-22, we resolved 192 barriers across 79 countries. This has included opening the markets for UK poultry meat to Japan and UK pork to Mexico and Chile. Most recently, the first export of British lamb was sent to the USA in October, for the first time in over 20 years. Now millions of USA...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: South Asia (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: My Department has funded many exhibitions and programmes related to the contribution of South Asian culture and history through the bodies it funds. Significant projects have been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund between 2003- 2021, in the London Borough of Harrow, with a total investment of £178,732 which explored and celebrated the South Asian community. Arts Council...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Unboxed: Overseas Visitors (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK delivered two five-day international delegations in partnership with the British Council. The names, positions and nationalities of the delegates can be found here. The delegations were devised to facilitate knowledge exchange and to share practice regarding interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement and creative production. Commercial touring...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charities and Religious Buildings: Energy (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: As households and communities face rising energy prices, charities are seeing increased demand for their services while contending with the same price increases themselves. Places of worship are facing similar price pressures and increased running costs. With government support, charities have shown significant resilience over the past two years, and will again be crucial in supporting...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture: Finance (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: As the Prime Minister stated to Parliament on 8 September, and as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy set out in a written ministerial statement on the same day, the government is acting to protect the UK from the spiralling costs of energy. The Government will support all business, charities and public sector organisations with their energy costs this winter,...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Holiday Accommodation: Regulation (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The sharing economy has brought many benefits to the tourism sector and wider economy, as well as creating an additional income stream for homeowners. However, we recognise that the increase in short-term letting has also prompted some concerns. These include the impact on the housing market and local communities, and a sense that new entrants in the market are not being held to the same...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Volunteering is critical to a vibrant and resilient civil society; it benefits volunteers and the organisations involving them and has transformational impacts on beneficiaries and their communities. This Government is committed to enabling people to take part in all forms of social action, including volunteering. We know the profound benefit that volunteering has on the individual, on...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charities: Government Assistance (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: As households and communities face rising energy prices, charities are seeing increased demand for their services while contending with the same price increases themselves. With government support, charities have shown significant resilience over the past two years, and will again be crucial in supporting communities and households over the winter. That is why the government will support all...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Females (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Each year, the government invests £18 million into community sport facilities via the Football Foundation, alongside the English Football Association and the Premier League. A further £21 million was invested in England in 2021/22, supporting a range of projects to deliver improved facilities in deprived areas, support multi-sport use and increase participation among currently...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Hitchin and Harpenden (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Sport and physical activity are incredibly important for our physical and mental health and everyone, regardless of their background, should have access to and benefit from quality sport and physical activity opportunities. Since 2019, the department, through Sport England, has invested 24 grants totalling £171,061 into a wide range of grassroots sport projects within the Hitchin and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The Government’s position towards the creation of new museums, as set out in the action plan following The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England, is that public funding should only support the creation of new museums in areas and communities with a demonstrable need for them. Instead we have focused on investment in existing museums and galleries through capital...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Unboxed (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The UNBOXED programme is still running. The live events programme will conclude at the end of October. A departmental Accounting Officer Assessment for the UNBOXED programme was published on 12 August. It stated that our pre-delivery assessment of the costs and benefits for UNBOXED showed the programme would be value for money, even where some expected benefits are not monetisable. DCMS has...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Unboxed (20 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: The UNBOXED programme aims to bring people together and showcase our creativity and innovation to the world through 10 major commissions across the UK. There are 8 commissions that are live or about to go live, and the live events programme will conclude at the end of October. The UNBOXED delivery company, an arm’s length body of DCMS, continues to measure the programme’s progress and...

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen (10 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: I rise humbly and with great sadness to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of my family, my constituents and the people of Worcestershire. The late Queen was an inspiration and an example to us all. She taught us the true meaning of duty, and she reigned and worked for so long and so hard. More than 85% of the population of this country have never known anybody but the Queen as...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Commonwealth Games 2022: Charitable Donations (7 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Based on discussions between the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee and Sport England, my department estimates that over 16,000 items of sports equipment will be given to community organisations in the West Midlands following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. This includes items such as boxing gloves, martial arts mats, netball bibs, basketballs and T20 cricket equipment as well as a...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Commonwealth Games 2022 (7 Sep 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Ensuring that the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games leaves a lasting legacy for the host city and region, and the whole of the UK, has been our top priority in delivering the Games. Birmingham 2022 has played a crucial role in our levelling up agenda, creating opportunities for individuals, communities and businesses all over the UK, from contracts let to businesses, to participation in the...


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