David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise literacy standards amongst children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage further education providers to promote social mobility.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of people from (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough who graduated from university in the 2016-17 academic year.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of extending Crossrail to Ebbsfleet.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on extending the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants across England.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to facilitate access to superfast broadband for people who live in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve pupil attainment in deprived areas of Greater London.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to close the attainment gap between boys and girls.
David Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more men to enter the teaching profession.
David Evennett: The Government is aware of the threat to the seabirds of Gough Island posed by invasive mice and plants. Research and scoping work has concluded that it should be possible to eradicate both the mice and the invasive groundcover which present the two main threats to the island’s biodiversity. Together with colleagues across government, we are currently reviewing the options for addressing...
David Evennett: It is a requirement on all gambling licence holders to make an annual financial contribution to one or more organisations that perform research, education and treatment (RET) for gambling-related harm. The vast majority choose to make that contribution to the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) which raised £6.5million in 2015. The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), was set up to by...
David Evennett: Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on a quarterly basis and can be accessed via the gov.uk website.
David Evennett: All individual gambling operators are required by their licence conditions to put in place procedures for self-exclusion. In May 2015, the Gambling Commission introduced a new licence condition which also requires online gambling operators, other than certain society lottery operators, to participate in a national online self-exclusion scheme once it is developed and available. The Remote...
David Evennett: Sport England National Lottery and Exchequer grant investment in grassroots sport, broken down by constituency, is publicly available on Sport England’s website: www.sportengland.org/funding/investments-weve-made. Policy for grassroots sport is devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has a sports council which is responsible for funding of grassroots sport.
David Evennett: Professor Waterson’s Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities includes recommendations for the primary ticketing market in relation to ‘bots’ and tackling them. Professor Waterson considers that primary ticket sellers should be routinely reporting bot attacks to the police as such incidents may give rise to breaches of the...
David Evennett: UK Sport continues to work closely with Sheffield City Council having previously funded 15 major events in Sheffield since 2007 and Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France which finished in the city.
David Evennett: Government is committed to increasing physical activity as set out in our sport strategy, ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation’ published late last year. That strategy removed the artificial barriers between sport and wider physical activity, broadening Sport England’s remit to include cycling, dancing and walking. The recently published Sport England strategy,...
David Evennett: The English Heritage Trust flies its house flag at its historic sites to help visitors identify its properties. Where properties have more than one flagpole, they are encouraged to fly the Union flag. On certain important occasions, including on the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (21 April) and Remembrance Day, the Union flag is flown from all sites with flagpoles.
David Evennett: The number of overnight trips in England in 2015 was up 11% on 2014, with associated spend reaching a new record of £19.6bn. In 2015, five English regions (East Midlands, West Midlands, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber and London) saw double digit growth in domestic overnight trips on the previous year.
David Evennett: The Government, through UK Sport, is investing almost £73m into 18 summer Paralympic sports during the Rio 2016 cycle, an increase of 48% from London 2012, and £3.9m into 2 winter Paralympic sports during the current cycle. In addition, Sport England is investing over £170m to make sport a practical and attractive lifestyle choice for disabled people and to get more disabled people...