All 13 results for music venues speaker:Kevin Brennan

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Tourism (3 Jul 2017)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the importance of live music venues to music tourism in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Planning Permission (4 Jul 2017)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on live music venues of introducing a statutory agent of change provision into planning law.

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Kevin Brennan: Tonight Cardiff will be designated officially a music city. I congratulate the Womanby street campaign and others, and my colleagues in Cardiff on that achievement. When my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (John Spellar) introduces his ten-minute rule Bill on 10 January, will the Leader of the House take a look at it and consider giving it Government time to ensure that other parts...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (29 Jan 2019)

Kevin Brennan: It is Independent Venue Week. Such venues are the research and development to a £4.5 billion music industry, but a third of them have closed in the past decade. Why is the Chancellor, who has Runnymede Jazz Club in his constituency, giving a rates discount to pubs but not to music venues? Will he look at that again?

Beer Taxation and Pubs (28 Mar 2019)

Kevin Brennan: ...other hon. Members—I am a member. Does he agree that, although it is very welcome that the Government extended rates relief to pubs, it is disappointing that they did not also extend it to small music venues, where people often also drink the occasional beer?

Business of the House (27 Jun 2019)

Kevin Brennan: ...of MP4! [Laughter.] I’m not saying who is, obviously. By some strange omission MP4 have not been booked to play the Glastonbury festival this weekend, but it is a reminder of the importance of music festivals to the economy and to people’s wellbeing. A lot of smaller music festivals are now being hit for the first time by business rates bills, making their survival marginal at best....

Music Education in England — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Kevin Brennan: ...my hon. Friend agree that the Government missed a real opportunity when rate relief was offered to pubs, shops and other organisations on the high street, but the guidelines specifically excluded music venues from that list? Despite appeals to the Chancellor by me, UK Music and others, the Government refused to change that ruling.

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Kevin Brennan: According to Wikipedia, the Leader of the House has an unusually shaped seat, but like many of our seats, it contains a good music festival. The pipeline to good music festivals are good-quality grassroots music venues, so may we have a debate about why the Government are specifically not allowing rate relief for grassroots music venues when they are for institutions such as pubs and high...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Economy and Society: Contribution of Music (21 Jan 2020)

Kevin Brennan: I refer to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, including my membership of, and support for, the Musicians’ Union and PRS for Music. I open by sending a message to Michael, as the song says, and pay tribute to the outgoing chief executive of UK Music, Michael Dugher, for the tremendous job he has done during his tenure, not only because of the way in which he...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Kevin Brennan: Even if the Government were to reduce the limit as a result of this review, it would make very little difference to theatres and grassroots music venues. Neither a 1 nor 2 metre limit will make much difference to their capacity, because, just like us, they would still have to keep rows closed. Even with a 1 metre limit, half of the venue would be closed. Will the Minister ensure that the...

Business of the House (25 Jun 2020)

Kevin Brennan: We are long overdue a statement from the Culture Secretary or perhaps even the Chancellor about what further fiscal measures will be taken to support our music venues, music festivals, recording studios, theatres and other cultural assets. When I originally raised this with the Leader of the House in March, he said: “The Government are inevitably conscious that when we close places by order...

Business of the House (2 Jul 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...at some point to secure an Adjournment debate on that. Following on from last week, I raised with the Leader of the House the need for a statement from the Culture Secretary about the reopening of venues, or support if they cannot be reopened, and today we have seen the launch of the “Let The Music Play” campaign by UK Music, the Music Venues Trust and so on in order to get more...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Licensed Premises (6 Jul 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that Government proposals to reform planning regulations retain protections for grassroots music venues.


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