On Saturday 7 September, Hugh Robertson opened the new pavilion at Faversham Tennis Club alongside BBC Masterchef star, Janet Street-Porter and The Mayor, Councillor David Simmons. Read more about Hugh Robertson opens new facilities at Faversham Tennis Club
Hugh Robertson responds to back bench MPs’ questions on issues including national lottery funding for sport, the Tour de France stage in Yorkshire, strengthening grass-roots sport and replacing the horserace betting levy as a means of funding horse racing. Read more about Culture, Media and Sport Questions
Hugh Robertson has sent his congratulations to both Andy Murray and the British and Irish Lions on their superb victories at opposite ends of the world this week-end.
"In their very different sports, both victories showed huge reserves of talent, determination and an absolute will to win and both have given this country a huge lift." Read more about Hugh Robertson congratulates winners after great sporting weekend
Hugh Robertson answers back bench MP’s questions on issues including sport participation in the north-west, compulsory swimming in Key Stages 1 and 2 in Scotland and support for the UK stages of the Tour de France next year. Subsequently, in Women and Equalities Questions he was asked about girls’ participation in sport. Read more about Culture, Media and Sport Questions
From 28 – 30 May, Hugh Robertson visited St Petersburg for the SportAccord International Sports Conference. Whilst there, he signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Russia around cooperation in sport. He spoke from the platform at the Conference with Carlos Nuzman, the Chairman of Rio 2016, about staging an Olympics and had meeting with a number of International Sports Federations and bodies, accompanied by Lord Coe. Read more about Hugh Robertson visits Russia to sign International Memorandum of Understanding
Hugh Robertson responds to a back bench MP’s debate on the role of Parliament in the commemoration of the centenary of the first world war.
Hugh Robertson winds up the debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and addresses concerns of some back bench MPs in relation to issues such as education and faith schools.
As Minister responsible for the National Lottery, Hugh Robertson joined Sir John Major, the founding father of the National Lottery, and Diane Thompson, the current Chief Executive of Camelot, to celebrate the 18th birthday of the National Lottery at a celebration event in London. At the event, Camelot revealed record sales and a contribution of £1.95bn to good causes during the last financial year. Read more about Hugh Robertson celebrates National Lottery’s 18th Birthday
Hugh Robertson supported the Taste of Kent exhibition at Westminster both as a Kent Member of Parliament and as the Tourism Minister. The event was laid on in partnership with Visit Kent and hosted by Gareth Johnson, MP for Dartford and Mrs Amanda Cottrell. It was a fantastic opportunity for many of the county’s finest food producers, including Doughty’s butchers, Simply Ice Cream, Shepherd Neame and Canterbury Cheesmakers to showcase their produce in Parliament. Read more about Hugh Robertson supports Taste of Kent
Over the May bank holiday, Hugh Robertson led a GREAT trip to Australia to capitalise on the sporting and tourism links between the two countries. In a packed programme, and accompanied by The Chairman of Visit Britain, Chris Rodrigues, Hugh hosted GREAT receptions in both Sydney and Canberra and held meetings with Ministerial counterparts and government bodies across the sport and tourism sectors, including his sports counterpart, Senator Kate Lundy, with whom he had a medal table bet on London 2012 . Read more about Hugh Robertson leads GREAT trip to Australia