Monday, 22 November 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Madam Speaker in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What calculations his Department has made of the impact on the tourism and leisure industry of Government regulations introduced since May 1997. 
What account his Department takes of the range of ticket prices for theatre, opera and ballet in London in its funding policies. 
What assessment he has made of funding levels for the arts in Britain since May 1997. 
What recent discussions he has had with the football authorities about the world cup 2006 bid. 
What assistance his Department is giving to the project for the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium. 
On what date pensioners will be allowed free admittance to national museums and art galleries. 
How many pensioners will benefit from the provision of free television licences to those aged over 75 years; and what plans he has to reform the current system of concessionary television...
What plans his Department has to support the Tower Opera tour of England. 
What action he is taking to ensure a fair regional spread of the proceeds from the national lottery. 
If he will make a statement on the progress of the millennium dome project. 
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
What contribution the Church Commissioners are making to the millennium celebrations. 
What plans the commissioners have to revise the structure of bishops' salaries and allowances. 
If he will make a statement on the financial implications of the churchwardens Measure. 
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—
Mr. Geoffrey CliftonBrown: What are the funding implications for the National Audit Office of its remit to evaluate the methodology of the Red Book figures. 
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Mr. Nicholas Brown, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Byers, Mr. Secretary Murphy and Mr. Elliot Morley, presented a Bill to...
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I must inform hon. Members that there is a limit of 10 minutes on Back-Benchers' speeches throughout the entire debate.
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to Committees.
That Miss Julie Kirkbride be discharged from the Social Security Committee and Mr. Laurence Robertson be added to the Committee.
That Dr. Vincent Cable be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr. Edward Davey be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Pope.]
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