Monday, 29 October 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What the take-up of digital television in (a) Yorkshire and Humberside, (b) the north-east and (c) the north-west was in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will...
If he will make a statement on the future of public service broadcasting.
What the change has been in the level of arts funding since 1997.
What assessment he has made of the role of heritage in regenerating seaside and coastal towns; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on the effect of the Comprehensive Spending Review on national museums and galleries.
If he will make a statement on the future of seaside resort tourism.
The Minister for the Olympics was asked—
What preparations she has made to host the Olympics in a manner sympathetic to the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012.
What steps she is taking to encourage the use of the opportunity presented by the Olympic Games in 2012 to celebrate a wide range of British achievements.
The hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission , was asked—
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
What recent discussions the commissioners have had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on VAT on church repairs.
The hon. Member for Gosport , representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—
What assessment the Electoral Commission has made of lowering the qualifying age of voting from 18 to 16 years as a means of increasing turnout at elections.
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough , representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
How many people have been killed by falling gravestones in church graveyards in the last 20 years.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(7) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the UK Borders Bill for the purpose of...
Lords amendment: No. 7.
Lords amendment: No. 8.
Lords amendment: No. 17.
Lords a mendment proposed: No. 19. "Children (1) The Secretary of State shall issue a code of practice designed to ensure that in exercising functions in the United Kingdom the Border and...
Ordered, That on Tuesday 30th October, the House shall meet at 11.30 a.m. —[Mr. Alan Campbell.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Alan Campbell.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Tax Avoidance Schemes (Penalty) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 24th July, be approved .—[Alison Seabeck.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
That the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure (HC 998), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Her Royal Assent in the form in which the said...
I want to present a petition on behalf of my constituent Mrs. Catherine McDermott and more than 5,000 residents from my constituency and throughout South Yorkshire. The petition protests at the...
Some 7.75 million babies have been killed in this country since the introduction of the Abortion Act 1967. I do not believe that that was the intention of the original legislators. I therefore...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Alison Seabeck.]
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