Thursday, 3 March 2011
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport was asked—
What information his Department holds on the effects of tourism on the economy; and if he will make a statement.
How much Arts Council England spent in (a) London and (b) Croydon in 2010-11.
What recent steps he has taken to increase inbound tourism.
What plans he has for the future use of the Olympic stadium after the London 2012 Olympics.
What plans he has for the long-term future of the public library service.
If he will require the British Film Institute to continue the UK Film Council’s work on promoting diversity in the film sector.
What steps he is taking to encourage young people to participate in competitive sport.
What plans he has for the future of community radio; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the revision of the timetable for the introduction of universal broadband.
What assessment he has made of the contribution of arts and culture to the regeneration of deprived seaside towns.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Leader of the House was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee on means for that Committee to receive representations from hon. Members.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chair of the Committee of Selection on the operation of that Committee.
What recent representations he has received on the consequences of the timing of Question Time in the House for the conduct of Committee business; and if he will make a statement.
If he will bring forward proposals to provide for the publication in the Official Report of advice given by Government business managers on voting by hon. Members.
How many questions for oral answer printed in the Questions Book Departments have subsequently transferred during the present Session of Parliament.
What recent representations he has received on the practice of the House of holding daily Prayers in the Chamber.
The hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of the House of Commons nursery; and if he will make a statement.
Will the Leader of the House gives us the forthcoming business?
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Dunne.)
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