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Results 161–180 of 1700 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:David Evennett

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (28 Jun 2016)

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...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (27 Jun 2016)

David Evennett: Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on a quarterly basis and can be accessed via the gov.uk website.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (27 Jun 2016)

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...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Investment (13 Jun 2016)

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.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Sales (13 Jun 2016)

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...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Sheffield (13 Jun 2016)

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.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise and Sports: Sheffield (13 Jun 2016)

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,...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Historic Buildings: Flags (13 Jun 2016)

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.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (9 Jun 2016)

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.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Disability (9 Jun 2016)

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...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football Association: Finance (6 Jun 2016)

David Evennett: Through Sport England the Government has invested a record £47.5 million in the Football Association (FA) directly since 2010 to help grow and sustain grassroots football participation in this country. That equates to £8,176,302m in 2010/11; £5,550,910m in 2011/12; £5,042,685 in 2012/13; £10,287,050m in 2013/14; £9,175,259m in 2014/15 and £9,345,964m over this last year. Since 2010...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football (6 Jun 2016)

David Evennett: Through Sport England's Whole Sport Plan process the FA has been challenged each year to demonstrate an increase in the number of people playing grassroots football in this country. In 2010/11 the target number of people aged 16 and over playing football for at least 30 minutes every week was 2,219,700; in 2011/12 it was 2,257,200; in 2012/13 it was 2,294,700; in 2013/14 it was 2,150,050; in...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Hooliganism (6 Jun 2016)

David Evennett: Responsibility for safety at football grounds in Scotland is devolved so any discussions would be for the Scottish Government. I meet regularly with the Football Association, the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (who are responsible for safety at sports grounds in England and Wales) and others to discuss those safety issues for which I am responsible.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Casinos (6 Jun 2016)

David Evennett: The Gambling (Advertising and Licensing) Act 2014 came into force in November 2014 and since then all remote casino operators who provide services to customers in Great Britain must be licensed by the Gambling Commission. The first full year of statistics relating to remote casinos will be available in November 2016 and will contribute to understanding how the sector is performing. Gross...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines (6 Jun 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: Tickets: Sales (26 May 2016)

David Evennett: The plan is to publish responses to the Call for Evidence in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Leisure: Yorkshire and the Humber (26 May 2016)

David Evennett: Over the last two financial years, Welcome to Yorkshire has received a total of ​£1,619,100 of Government funding to promote tourism and the success of cycling in Yorkshire, building on the Grand Depart. This Government is providing £1.5million funding for the Ferens gallery in Hull so it can host the 2017 Turner prize. And in 2014, the Canal River Trust won £450,000 from the Cycling...

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

David Evennett: The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), was set up to by the Gambling Commission to advise on priorities for research, education and training (RET) relating to responsible gambling. The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) an independent charity, then commissions research into gambling related harm and funds education and treatment programmes, taking into account the priorities set out by...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Greater London (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. The Gambling Commission estimates there are around 2,800...


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