To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to introduce cheaper entry for young people to (a) heritage, (b) sport and (c) arts venues and activities during the 2022 summer holidays.
DCMS is committed to increasing access to its sectors for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes a range of ongoing policies, for example, supporting free-entry to Museums and Galleries and numerous English Heritage historic monuments, buildings and sites. We are also encouraging sporting bodies to enable access to major sporting events for people, particularly children, from more deprived backgrounds. This year, we have worked closely with the Football Association on the ‘Invitations’ programme for the UEFA Women’s European Championships, ensuring tickets are available through the government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme.