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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Museums and Galleries: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase co-operation between Scottish museums and museums elsewhere in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 251336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>The Government welcomes cooperation between Scottish museums and museums across the UK. While culture is a devolved matter, and sponsored museums are arms-length bodies which are operationally independent, the Government provides significant support to museums, including grant-in-aid funding, exhibitions tax relief, and the VAT refund scheme.</p><p> </p><p>In line with a recommendation from the 2017 Mendoza Review of museums, DCMS and the National Museum Directors' Council worked together to devise a Museums’ Partnership Framework, which was published in October 2018. National Museums Scotland are fully involved in this project. DCMS is currently analysing the responses to a survey on the amount of collaboration that currently occurs, and will publish a report later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Examples of recent cooperation involving Scottish museums include V&amp;A Dundee, recently nominated for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award, which is a spectacular partnership showcasing hundreds of V&amp;A objects highlighting Scotland's rich design heritage; joint acquisitions and exhibitions such as the Artist Rooms collaboration between Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland; loans such as those from Scottsh museums and organisations to enable the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool; and the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the dinosaur which is touring the UK and was recently exhibited in Glasgow.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T10:30:11.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:30:11.22Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1061164
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Horse Racing: Equine Flu more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support horse racing venues after the recent equine flu outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 221822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is an arms-length body of DCMS which is responsible for collecting a statutory Levy from betting operators which it distributes in line with its statutory duties to support British horse racing. In April 2017, the Government implemented significant reforms to the Levy, resulting in a £45m increase in statutory Levy income in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The HBLB provides over £200,000 annually for the Equine Influenza Programme, and a further £150,000 towards the Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance Programme, provides British racing with expert information and provisions to minimise the impact of equine diseases and respond quickly to outbreaks.</p><p> </p><p>HBLB has committed to pay a contribution to owners or trainers for the costs incurred where the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) recently required test samples to be taken for equine influenza, including the cost of the swabs and the veterinary fees involved. In addition, HBLB has committed £321,500 to support the rescheduling of replacement races and fixtures following the recent suspension, and will continue discussions with the BHA regarding funding for further races and fixtures as required. The BHA have now scheduled a number of additional fixtures from February 20th onwards.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN 222699 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T11:24:53.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T11:24:53.003Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1038343
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Disadvantaged more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the effect of his Department’s policies on social exclusion in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 206842 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
answer text <p>Through the evidence gathered in the 2017-18 Community Life Survey in England, indicators linked to social exclusion do not show a significant difference between urban and rural areas. Adults living in rural areas are less likely to say that they often/always feel lonely than people living in urban areas (3% compared with 6%). In addition, adults living in rural areas are more likely to say they feel they belong to their immediate neighbourhood (68%) than those living in urban areas (61%).</p><p> </p><p>The cross-government loneliness team, based in DCMS, is overseeing the implementation of England’s first Loneliness Strategy, with policies for both rural and urban areas. Government has also unlocked £20 million to tackle loneliness across England including the £11.5m Building Connections Fund, from which evidence will be gathered on what interventions work in different places, including rural areas. Guidance has also been published with the Office for National Statistics to establish a consistent way of measuring loneliness.</p><p> </p><p>In its response to a House of Lords’ report on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act in May 2018, the government reiterated its commitment to rural proofing all policies. DCMS supports this through engagement with rural stakeholders and utilising Defra guidance and statistical information.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T14:38:09.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T14:38:09.947Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
819919
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Mobile Phones more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of whether mobile phone providers have met their legally binding agreement to provide a mobile phone signal to 90 per cent of the UK’s landmass by the end of 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 121991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The regulator Ofcom is responsible for enforcing spectrum licence obligations and it is assessing whether mobile network operators have met their licence obligations that were agreed in 2014. Ofcom plans to publish its assessment in early 2018. In 2017 the Government granted Ofcom new powers to issue fines to mobile operators in the event that they do not meet their licence obligations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
121993 more like this
121994 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.683Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
819921
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Mobile Phones more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the agreement with mobile phone providers to provide a mobile phone signal to 90 per cent of the UK’s landmass by the end of 2017 will be enforced. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 121993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The regulator Ofcom is responsible for enforcing spectrum licence obligations and it is assessing whether mobile network operators have met their licence obligations that were agreed in 2014. Ofcom plans to publish its assessment in early 2018. In 2017 the Government granted Ofcom new powers to issue fines to mobile operators in the event that they do not meet their licence obligations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
121991 more like this
121994 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.743Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
819922
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading 5G more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of strengthening future license conditions for the 5G spectrum auction in order to improve telephone and data signal in remote parts of the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 121994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The regulator Ofcom is responsible for enforcing spectrum licence obligations and it is assessing whether mobile network operators have met their licence obligations that were agreed in 2014. Ofcom plans to publish its assessment in early 2018. In 2017 the Government granted Ofcom new powers to issue fines to mobile operators in the event that they do not meet their licence obligations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
121991 more like this
121993 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:50:09.807Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
819928
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of rural premises in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England have access to superfast broadband. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 122000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>Ofcom's 2017 Connected Nations report includes the following percentages in figure 5, measuring superfast availability at 30Mbit/s in May 2017, showing percentage point changes from a year earlier (pp).</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Urban coverage, % premises</p></td><td><p>Rural coverage, % premises</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>95% (↑2pp)</p></td><td><p>66% (↑7pp)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>95% (↑1pp)</p></td><td><p>69% (↑6pp)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>97% (↑1pp)</p></td><td><p>57% (↑5pp)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>94% (↑4pp)</p></td><td><p>56% (↑10pp)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>96% (↑3pp)</p></td><td><p>66% (↑10pp)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Ofcom analysis of operator data</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:04:06.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:04:06.463Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
819933
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Horse Racing: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the horseracing industry to the economy in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 122005 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
answer text <p>The Government recognises the valuable contribution horseracing makes to rural economies across Britain. A recent economic impact study commissioned by Scottish Racing found that the Scottish horseracing industry generated £302 million in revenues in 2016, sustains 3,430 jobs, and generates £30m of tax revenues per annum. Further detail is provided in Scottish Racing’s 2016 Annual Review: http://www.scottishracing.co.uk/annual-review/</p><p>In April 2017 the Government implemented reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy, which extended the Levy to offshore online operators. This is expected to result in a significant increase in Levy income for the benefit of the sport across the whole of Britain.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-19T13:32:31.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T13:32:31.513Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
786176
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with counterparts in the Scottish Government on improving digital connectivity in the Scottish Borders. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 111864 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
answer text <p>Ministers and officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport hold regular discussions with their counterparts from the Scottish Government on a range of issues, including the improvement of digital connectivity in Scotland. A recent ministerial meeting was held on the 6 November 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-16T14:14:02.647Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T14:14:02.647Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
766167
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Business more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have benefited from the Better Broadband Scheme in (a) Scotland and (b) each local authority area. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont remove filter
uin 106140 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
answer text <p>The Better Broadband Scheme is available to all homes and businesses which are unable to access a broadband speed of at least 2Mbps. The Department does not distinguish applications between residential and business premises. Currently 1,658 installations have been approved under the scheme for premises in Scotland. We also do not hold information for specific local authorities within the Scottish total.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-16T12:12:01.22Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T12:12:01.22Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this