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Monday, 18 January 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
What recent steps he has taken to encourage children to undertake competitive sports in school.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's measures to protect the integrity and reputation of sport.
If he will take steps to maintain the financial independence of the BBC.
What progress his Department has made on the implementation of the initiative contained in the Digital Britain report to give Channel 4 a new public service remit.
When his Department plans next to review its policy on free admission to national museums and galleries.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects on the tourism industry of changes in taxation of furnished holiday lettings.
What his most recent estimate is of the number of 16 to 24-year-olds who regularly participate in sport.
What plans he has for future assistance to the domestic film industry; and if he will make a statement.
What recent representations he has received on maintaining libraries as a statutory service required from local government; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to secure the future of local news services.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for the Olympics was asked-
What representations she has received on the provision of multi-media coverage of the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement. [Official Report, 2 February 2010, Vol. 505, c. 1-2MC.]
If she will make it her policy to promote the sporting facilities at Crystal Palace as part of preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.
What recent discussions she has had with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the implementation of its commitment to maximise local employment opportunities; and if she will make a statement.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will remember that during last Thursday's business questions there was strong and welcome agreement between the Leader of the House and her shadow that when...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Mark Field presented a Bill to make provision for the control of pedicabs; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be...
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) ) , That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Crime and Security Bill, it is...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Pharmacy Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 11 November, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.- (Mr. Watts.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
That the draft State Pension Credit (Disclosure of Information) (Electricity Suppliers) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 2 December, be approved.- (Mr. Watts.) Question...
Motion made, That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2009 shall be...
Ordered, That Andrew Gwynne be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr Ian Cawsey be added.- (Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Dr Doug Naysmith be added to the Science and Technology Committee.- (Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Watts.)
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