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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold further discussions with the BBC to ensure that free TV licences are provided to all people over the age of 75; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 275659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I made a statement to the House on 11 June 2019, and spoke on the matter at Oral Questions on 04 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has expressed its disappointment with the BBC’s decision for taking the most narrowly focused review option. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:39:25.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:39:25.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1136015
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the withdrawal of free TV licences for over-75s on the (a) well-being and (b) isolation of elderly people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney more like this
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Gerald Jones more like this
star this property uin 271553 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is a matter for the BBC. Parliament transferred responsibility in passing the Digital Economy Act in 2017. On the specific issues of the well-being and isolation of the elderly, My Department work closely with the Department for Health and Social Care, and the Government is taking steps to address loneliness. These include appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness; publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness; and securing £20 million of new grant-funding for projects run by charities and community groups to bring people together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T09:22:56.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T09:22:56.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gerald Jones more like this
1134847
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people over 75 who cannot afford to pay for a TV licence will be able to access democracy and keep informed of current affairs from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269764 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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269765 more like this
269766 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134848
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people over 75 who do not use the internet are not digitally excluded and will receive the necessary support to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269765 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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269764 more like this
269766 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134849
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that people over 75 whose level of income is above the threshold of eligibility for pension credit are able to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269766 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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269764 more like this
269765 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134495
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the BBC on the BBC's decision to charge people aged over 75 for TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 269020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:49:15.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:49:15.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1134007
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on the proposed removal of free television licences for people aged over 75. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 268373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:38:06.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:38:06.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1132095
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the BBC on the over-75s TV licence and the report from Frontier Economics to the Corporation that found only 11 per cent of the poorest tenth households would continue to receive a free licence under the BBC’s means-test plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 264383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>I meet with the BBC regularly to discuss a range of issues, including the over 75 licence fee concession. The future of the age-related licence fee concession was entirely a matter for the BBC and it has decided to continue the concession only for those who are aged 75 and above and in receipt of Pension Credit from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>I am disappointed with this decision and the Government expects the BBC to look at further ways to support older people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:06:53.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:06:53.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tourism: Historic Buildings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage an increase the number of annual visits to historic houses throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 256953 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>In 2018 historic properties responded to a VisitEngland survey of visitor attractions in England, indicating that there were approximately 70m visits to historic properties in 2017. Of these, the most popular types of historic attractions were historic houses, making up 43% of all heritage visits. VisitBritain use historic houses in their promotional material to promote our heritage abroad and incentivise visits to the UK.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>VisitEngland also administer the £40m Discover England Fund which helps create innovative, bookable tourism product across England and markets them at international audiences. Products which focus on historic houses include the England’s Originals project, The Great West Way and the Explorers Road.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In addition, Historic Houses work in partnership with the GREAT campaign. The GREAT Campaign use images and events throughout their international marketing campaigns to stimulate tourism and project a positive image of British national heritage abroad.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:53:53.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:53:53.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1127875
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tourism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help increase tourism to the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 256954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the tourism and hospitality sector to ensure it remains globally competitive.</p><p> </p><p>Whether the UK leaves with a deal or not, the UK and the EU have proposed reciprocal visa-free travel arrangements to enable UK and EU citizens to continue to travel freely for tourism in the future. The Government has also confirmed that EU nationals can continue to travel on a national ID card until December 2020 and use e-gates when travelling on a passport. The Home Office has also announced this week that the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea have been added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK.</p><p> </p><p>For those visitors who need a visa, the UK Visas and Immigration service (UKVI) aims to deliver a world-class customer experience that is competitive, flexible and accessible. UKVI have a number of projects underway that will deliver significant customer service improvements this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The proposed tourism sector deal, which is in formal negotiations, has a strong focus on competitiveness through boosting connectivity (both transport connections and digital connectivity) and working with destinations to build quality tourism products that meet visitors needs and expectations. A key focus is also making the sector more attractive to UK nationals through investment in skills, career development and retention policies.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain are also working hard to promote the UK as a destination, using targeted marketing in Europe, increasing work with partnerships such as EasyJet and increasing press engagement in the tourism market, featuring activities for visitors to do in the UK this summer.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:49:45.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:49:45.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this