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Monday, 28 February 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
I regret to have to report to the House the death of Mr. Michael Colvin, Member for Romsey, together with the death of his wife Nichola. I am sure that hon. Members in all parts of the House will...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment his Department has made of the contribution that arts and sport can make to tackling social exclusion; and if he will make a statement. 
When he proposes that the free television licence for those aged 75 years and over will start. 
What assessment he has made of the current levels of exports of works of art from Great Britain. 
If he will make a statement on the Millennium Commission funding for the dome. 
What action he is taking to simplify the application process for lottery grants. 
What proposals he has received from train and bus operating companies in Wales for special ticket and travel arrangements for the millennium dome. 
What plans he has for community sport activity to help combat social exclusion; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the gender balance relating to participation in sports and on funding to encourage greater participation by girls. 
If he will make a statement on progress on the review of national art collections to identify art that may have been looted from victims of Nazi persecution. 
What support he has provided to those responsible for the development of dance to ensure that those involved in the training, particularly of children, have appropriate qualifications and...
In what ways he expects children to benefit from the green spaces initiative funded by the new opportunities fund. 
What support and assistance he (a) has given and (b) intends to give, to the Rugby Football League with regard to promoting the forthcoming rugby league world cup in the UK. 
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the National Audit Office. 
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to make a statement on the Government's response to the situation in Mozambique following the recent cyclone and...
With the leave of the House, I should like to make a short business statement about the business for Wednesday 1 March. The business will now be, first, a motion to approve the Fifth Report of...
Order for Second Reading read.
[Relevant documents: First Report, Session 1999–2000, on the OCCAR Convention, HC 69, and the Government's response thereto, HC 224; Second Report, Session 1999–2000, on the Ministry...
Order for Third Reading read.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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