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Results 181–200 of 1700 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:David Evennett

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber (25 May 2016)

David Evennett: Yorkshire had a record breaking year for inbound tourism in 2014 following the Grand Depart, and there were 1.29 million visits from international tourists to the region in 2015. Domestic overnight trips to Yorkshire were also strong in 2015: £1.92 billion was spent by these tourists in that year - an 11% increase on spending in 2014. Yorkshire also benefited from the £1m staycation...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: West Yorkshire (25 May 2016)

David Evennett: The requested information is not held centrally. Local authorities are responsible for the issuing of gambling premises licences in accordance with the Licensing Objectives and their own Statement of Licensing Policy. Local Authority license registers listing the number of licences in each borough are available to access by the public. More information from Calderdale Council can be found at...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise (24 May 2016)

David Evennett: Government is determined to tackle physical inactivity. Around one in two women and a third of men in England are damaging their health through a lack of physical activity. In December 2015, Government published ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation", which set out a new vision for a successful and active sporting nation, with a strong focus on reaching inactive people and...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Sales (24 May 2016)

David Evennett: My Rt. Hon Friends, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport intend to lay the report shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: World War I: Sikhs (23 May 2016)

David Evennett: Government fully recognises the outstanding military contribution of Sikhs during the First World War. It is for local groups and organisations interested in establishing such a memorial to work with the relevant local planning authority and other organisations to identify a suitable site and obtain the necessary planning permissions.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Horse Racing: Betting (23 May 2016)

David Evennett: The rate payable by gambling operators will be informed by this independent economic analysis of the funding of horseracing and further discussion with the betting and racing industries. We will be consulting on the findings of the report with both industries within the next few weeks and intend to publish the report in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (10 May 2016)

David Evennett: In April 2015 the previous Government introduced regulations which require authorisation of stakes over £50 on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals through a “verified account” or staff interaction. The Government published its evaluation of the £50 regulations on 21 January. The evaluation paper can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-gam...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Unsolicited Goods and Services: Email (9 May 2016)

David Evennett: The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 are clear that organisations may only send marketing emails to individuals if the individual has agreed to receive them, or where there is a clearly defined customer relationship and the recipient has been given a simple means of refusing the use of their contact details for the purposes of such marketing. The Information...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Tickets (5 May 2016)

David Evennett: The Police are responsible for enforcing the football ticketing provisions of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 that apply to England and Wales. Trading Standards Services are responsible for enforcing the secondary ticketing provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and other relevant consumer protection legislation. Suspected or actual breaches of such legislation should first...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries (4 May 2016)

David Evennett: My Department works in close partnership with the Department for Education on the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours and Legacy 110 programmes for secondary schools, which we encourage schools to sign up to throughout the centenary period. To get even more young people involved in commemorations, we will soon launch the Great War Debate series for schools. We plan to hold one of...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Northern Ireland (4 May 2016)

David Evennett: Tourism Ireland, a body established under the Good Friday Agreement, has responsibility for marketing Northern Ireland as a visitor destination in all markets outside of the island of Ireland, including in Great Britain. We want more tourists to visit Northern Ireland, and experience all that it has to offer, from the Giant's Causeway to the film set for Game of Thrones. My officials have...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sportsgrounds: Safety (4 May 2016)

David Evennett: My Rt Honourable Friend the Home Secretary made a statement on the determinations and findings of the fresh Hillsborough inquests (Official Report, 27 April 2016, columns 1433-1463). The Taylor Report made recommendations after the disaster that would make sports grounds safer, which included the introduction of all-seater stadia in the top two tiers of English football. The Government...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Tickets (4 May 2016)

David Evennett: It is an offence for an unauthorized person to sell a ticket for a designated football match via the internet under section 166A of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. The Government expects companies in the secondary market to comply with the law. Professor Michael Waterson is chairing an independent Review of consumer protection measures applying to the re-sale of tickets for...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Rugby: World Cup (3 May 2016)

David Evennett: Pursuant to my answer of 13 April 2016, my officials have been working closely with the Rugby Football League and the government is aware of the deadline for submitting the bid to the Rugby League International Federation. The government will make a decision in due course, ahead of this deadline.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Cornwall (21 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: Our tourism industry supports millions of jobs and is one of the nation's leading employers and export earners. In 2014, the sector contributed nearly £60bn to the UK economy, and at the latest spending round the Chancellor announced a new £40m Discover England to encourage international visitors to explore beyond London. In the South West, the number of domestic visitors has​ increased...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Drugs (21 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: The case for legislation including criminal powers is currently being reviewed by the Department.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Flags (20 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: The designated days for flying the Union Flag on Government buildings have been set specifically to mark special occasions by command of Her Majesty the Queen and on the advice of Government.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Flags (20 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: My officials discuss any additions or changes with the Lord Chamberlain's Office. The Designated Days for the flying of the Union Flag are agreed each year and published on the DCMS presence on GOV.UK. There are currently no plans to change the list.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (19 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: This Government has been clear with the whole gambling industry that they are expected to demonstrate they are continuously improving player protection initiatives and evaluating the effects of previous initiatives. The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) revised its social responsibility Code of Conduct in 2015. On 6 April the industry also launched the multi-operator self-exclusion...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Responsible Gambling Trust (19 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: The Responsible Gambling Trust is an independent charity that raises funds from industry to spend on research, education and treatment for problem gambling. In developing its programme of activities, it takes into account priorities set by the Gambling Commission’s advisory body, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. The Department considers the findings of the Responsible Gambling...


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