Monday, 3 December 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions she has had with (a) the English Tourism Council and (b) other bodies on marketing and expanding opportunities for domestic holidays for people with disabilities.
What progress has been made in ensuring an increased share of successful bids for national lottery money in south Yorkshire.
When she last met the chairman of the governors of the BBC to discuss political impartiality in the corporation's broadcasts.
What assistance is being given to local sports clubs in the north-east.
What action she has taken to help the tourism industry in the United Kingdom since 11 September.
What role Ofcom will play in the governance of the BBC.
How many national museums have free entry.
When she will introduce legislation to abolish the restrictions on the numbers of musicians permitted to play together in licensed premises.
What recent assessment her Department has made of the ability of former coalfield communities to attract lotterygrants.
What progress she has made towards appointing the advisory group on choosing the European City of Culture 2008; and if she will make a statement.
What contribution her Department makes to promoting a reduction in levels of obesity.
What assessment she has made of the state of sports tourism in this country; and what proposals she has to increase it.
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
What recent valuation the Church Commissioners have made of the value of their property portfolio in London.
If he will make a statement on progress on the financial implications of the Department of Trade and Industry discussion paper on extending employment rights under the Employment Relations Act...
What provision he makes within Church accounts for the relief of poverty.
What responses the Church Commissioners have (a) received and (b) made in respect of the Government's Command Paper, "The House of Lords—Completing the Reform"; and if he will make a statement.
What recent representations the commissioners have received from trade unions on clergy pay.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I ask for your guidance, assistance and, indeed—as a Back Bencher—even your protection. In the business statement last Thursday, my right hon. Friend...
I beg to move, That this House condemns the repeated instances of inadequate or incomplete records of meetings and conversations involving Ministers since 1997; deplores the culture of secrecy...
We now come to the funding of public services. I must announce that the Speaker has selected the manuscript amendment, which is available to Members in the Vote Office.
Order for Second Reading read. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90(6) (Second reading committees), That the Bill be now read a Second time. Question agreed...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union documents nos. 5619/01, the Commission Green Paper, Towards a European Strategy for the Security of Energy Supply, and 7218/01, relating to common...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft The Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 14th November, be approved.—[Mr. Kemp.] Question agreed...
That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Enforcement of External Orders) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 14th November, be approved.—[Mr. Kemp.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, That, (1) At the sittings on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Lords Messages relating to the Anti-terrorism,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Wednesday 19th December, do adjourn till Tuesday 8th January...
Ordered, That Bob Spink be discharged from the Education and Skills Committee and Mr. Mark Simmonds be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered, That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Pre-Budget Report 2001 shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Kemp.]
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