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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: GoldenTree Asset Management more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) he or (b) officials from his Department have (i) met or (ii) been in correspondence with representatives from GoldenTree Asset Management since his appointment. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 194686 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>I updated the House on Monday 19th November regarding Johnston Press. Johnston Press had a number of creditors including Golden Tree Asset Management, Fidelity, Caravel Asset Management, and Benefits Street Partners. As I set out on 19 November, a consortium of creditors formed JPI Media to take over the assets of Johnston Press. DCMS has been in contact with a number of stakeholders in relation to the takeover<del class="ministerial">.</del><ins class="ministerial">:I spoke with David King (Chief Executive of JPI Media) and John Ensall (Director at JPI Media). Officials at DCMS have also spoken to representatives of Johnston Press and JPI Media. </ins></p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T14:57:08.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:57:08.09Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-11-27T18:02:20.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T18:02:20.17Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
previous answer version
87421
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Sir Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1045572
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Culture: St Helens more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 funding his Department has allocated to arts and culture projects in St Helens Council in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
tabling member printed
Conor McGinn more like this
uin 210594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answer text <p>As outlined in the table, since April 2013, Arts Council England has invested over £1 million in arts and culture projects in St Helens North including, National Lottery Grants for the Arts, Project Grants and through Music Education Hubs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2013/14</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2014/15</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2015/16</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2016/17</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2017/18</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>2018/19 to date</strong></ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">National Portfolio Organisations</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 460,000</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Music Education Hubs</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£ 196,771</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 198,850</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 258,548</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 255,889</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 252,312</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 252,419</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">GFTA/PG</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£ 177,138</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 185,254</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 75,580</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 87,526</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 44,800</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 14,961</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Strategic Funding/Other</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">£ 628,296</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 871,704</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ 1,651,550</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> £ - </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>£ 1,002,205</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> £ 384,104</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> £ 1,205,832</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> £ 1,994,965</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> £ 297,112</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> £ 727,380</strong></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>St Helens North</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2013/2014</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2014/2015</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2015/2016</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2016/2017</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2017/2018</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Grants For The Arts/Project Grants</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 27,170</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 14,682</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 40,324</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£10,000</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£29,800</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Music Education Hubs</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 196,771</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 198,850</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 258,548</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£255,889</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£252,312</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 223,941</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 213,532</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£ 298,872</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£265,889</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">£282,112</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-24T12:36:09.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T12:36:09.513Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-01-31T13:39:46.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:39:46.767Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
previous answer version
97120
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4458
label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1045659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 progress has he made on the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme in rural locations throughout Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Kirstene Hair more like this
uin 210715 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Programme has the following Scottish projects and potential projects:</p><p> </p><p><strong>LFFN Wave 2 Challenge Fund</strong></p><p>Highland Council are planning to use the SWAN Framework to implement a gigabit fibre network to 152 public buildings in Inverness, Fort William, Thurso and Wick - awarded £4.3m BDUK Funding. This project is in preparation stage for the 'Ready to Procure' Assurance Gate.</p><p> </p><p><strong>LFFN Wave 3 Challenge Fund</strong></p><p>Shetland Council have successfully passed the LFFN Investment Panel stage and are working on the final Business case to go through Assurance Gate A and if approved will be issued with a letter of offer for £2m BDUK Funding</p><p>Tay Cities combined authority are in the dialogue stage regarding a potential LFFN project in their area.</p><p>Renfrewshire Council are at the pre-dialogue stage regarding a potential LFFN project in their area</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme </strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To the end of September 2018 across Scotland, there have been 87 gigabit vouchers connected (value £243,953). A report up to the end of December 2018 will be released early in February</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T18:04:37.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T18:04:37.777Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-01-30T08:51:58.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T08:51:58.383Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
98327
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4675
label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
1057042
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Artificial Intelligence more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 his Department has taken to ensure that the use of artificial intelligence complies with equalities legislation. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 218822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">While we have seen some success with voluntary measures to improve online safety, Government has been clear that tech companies need to take more consistent and effective action to tackle online harms.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">A joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper will be published shortly, setting out clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep their users safe online</del>.</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government recently set up the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to provide independent, expert advice on the measures needed to enable and ensure safe, ethical and innovative uses of AI and data-driven technologies.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first two projects the Centre will study include: the use of data in shaping people's online experiences; and the potential for bias in decisions made using algorithms. This work will play an important role in promoting and ensuring fairness and the ethical use of data to deliver maximum benefits for society. An interim update on these projects is expected in summer 2019.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Further, it is essential that AI developed in the UK reflects the needs and make-up of society as a whole and that industry and the public sector are able to access the greatest supply of talent in terms of numbers. Increasing diversity in the AI workforce is vital to ensure that everyone with the potential to participate has the opportunity to do so. The government’s Office for AI will work with the AI Council to promote diversity in the AI workforce.</ins></p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:53:29.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:53:29.233Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-02-18T10:41:09.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:41:09.183Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
101754
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1092593
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Social Media: Young People more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 the effect of social media on young people’s mental health; and what plans his Department has to ensure that social media companies protect vulnerable young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 235350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>On 7th February, the UK Chief Medical Officers published their independent systematic map of evidence on screen and social media use in children and young people, and recommended next steps and advice for parents and carers. You can view the report here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777026/UK_CMO_commentary_on_screentime_and_social_media_map_of_reviews.pdf</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The DCMS and Home Office Online Harms White Paper, due to be published shortly, will contain a range of legislative and non-legislative measures, setting out definitive plans to tackle a wide range of harms that users, including children and young people, face online.</ins></p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T10:51:11.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T10:51:11.533Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-03-26T15:19:37.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:19:37.66Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
109967
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1125304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Culture: Finance more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 the Government is taking to (a) protect and (b) increase funding for arts and culture outside London. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 251910 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>We are committed to promoting the Arts and culture outside London, and continue to work closely with the Arts Council to ensure that the whole of the country has access to funding for arts and cultural programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Last year 70% of Arts Council's <ins class="ministerial">lottery</ins><del class="ministerial">total</del> funding was awarded outside London. Between 2018 and 2022 an additional £170 million of National Portfolio Organisation funding will be invested outside London.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the recent Cultural Development Fund has seen £20 million of funding shared between five towns and cities outside of the capital, while programmes such as Creative People and Places and the City of Culture programme continue to focus outside of the capital.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS has also recently announced an additional £4 million of funding for the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. In 2019/20, 35 museums and galleries will benefit from this funding which aims to improve audience experience. Over 80% of regional museums outside London will receive money from this Fund.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T11:01:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:01:57.163Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-05-14T10:50:06.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:50:06.633Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
previous answer version
117364
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1145167
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Anniversaries: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 plans she has to support events in Great Britain to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021. more like this
tabling member constituency Lagan Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
uin 287496 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Northern Ireland Office has lead responsibility within Government for exploring options to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021. My Department will work alongside the NIO, where appropriate, to support that work.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:33:09.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:33:09.71Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-09T09:02:17.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-09T09:02:17.297Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
previous answer version
134788
answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
answering member 4027
tabling member
650
label Biography information for Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson more like this
1171959
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Gambling more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory levy on gambling firms to fund gambling addiction treatment, education and research. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Flynn more like this
uin 5578 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>The Gambling Commission requires all operators licensed under the Gambling Act 2005 to make a contribution towards the research, prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm. Most operators donate to GambleAware, a charity which commissions dedicated support for problem gamblers, as well as research and awareness-raising on gambling-related harm. For the 2018-19 financial year, operators donated £9.6<ins class="ministerial">m</ins><del class="ministerial">bn</del> to GambleAware, and industry body the Betting and Gaming Council estimates that operators gave a further £9.7m to other charities. For that same financial year, the gambling sector paid around £3bn to the exchequer in gambling taxes.</p><p>GambleAware commission support and treatment services for those suffering through gambling problems, including the National Gambling Helpline and counselling services provided by GamCare. GambleAware commissioned services complement those of NHS England who are scaling up treatment provision for problem gambling as part of the NHS Long-term plan. This will see up to 14 new specialist clinics open in the next 5 years, 2 of which have opened already. The Health Secretary has also announced that a cross-government addiction strategy, to include gambling, will be published in 2020.</p><p>In May 2018 the government published its response to the consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility measures, which made clear that if industry failed to provide the funding needed to meet current and future needs, government would consider all options, including a mandatory levy. Following this, in July 2019, five large gambling operators announced that they will increase the amount they give tenfold, from 0.1% to 1% of their gross profits over the next four years, and as part of this have committed to spend £100 million on treatment.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-27T17:12:46.857Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T17:12:46.857Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-01-29T13:12:28.75Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T13:12:28.75Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
previous answer version
3030
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4735
label Biography information for Stephen Flynn more like this
1176158
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Civil Society more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 665, on Third Sector, what further progress his Department has made on establishing a cross-government group. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
tabling member printed
Vicky Foxcroft more like this
uin 12433 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
answer text <p><strong>Government recognises the need to work with<ins class="ministerial"> the</ins> civil society<ins class="ministerial"> sector</ins> to establish principles of effective civil society involvement in the policy-making process. My officials have started to scope a programme of work and the details of this will be set out in due course. </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-02-11T17:31:46.56Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-11T17:31:46.56Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-02-11T17:42:07.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-11T17:42:07.527Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
previous answer version
6372
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4491
label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1194269
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-11more like thismore than 2020-05-11
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Media: Public Health more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of arranging with the Independent Community News Network and the Publish Interest News Foundation for a portion of public health campaign spending to be disbursed across the independent media sector. more like this
tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
tabling member printed
Scott Mann more like this
uin 45333 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-19more like thismore than 2020-05-19
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I met with the Independent Community News Network and the Public Interest News Foundation on 6 May to discuss Government support for the independent news publishing sector in light of the impacts of Covid-19. This meeting included a discussion on the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on the independent news media sector, the Government's public information awareness campaign, and the ways in which the independent sector may be used to reach underserved audiences. I continue to engage with them via regular biweekly press sector meetings</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">All titles utilised in the public health campaign have been selected by the Government's media planning and buying agency, OmniGOV. As with any media planning approach, titles are selected on their ability to engage with audiences at a national, regional and local level and to ensure value for money, reach and targeting efficacy. The current partnership brings together over 600 national, regional and local titles across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to reach 49 million people a month. The vast majority of titles are local papers and additional titles have been selected in order to further reach priority audiences including BAME and older men.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The government recognises the vital role of independent newspapers in supporting communities by ensuring the provision of reliable, high-quality information throughout the current pandemic. Safeguarding the UK’s news media so that they are able to continue to provide this is a key priority for the government and we are in regular dialogue with a range of stakeholders, including publishers, the Independent Community News Network and the Public Interest News Foundation to ensure that our response to the challenges they are facing is as effective and wide reaching as it can be. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The government will continue to consider all possible options in the interests of promoting and sustaining high-quality news journalism. Never have the activities of journalists been more popular and critical; providing quality news to all, including those self-isolating, and binding communities together, a fundamental function of our modern day democracy.</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Maldon more like this
answering member printed Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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less than 2020-05-19T13:12:59.69Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-19T13:12:59.69Z
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label Biography information for Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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answering member constituency Maldon more like this
answering member printed Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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label Biography information for Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this