Thursday, 8 September 2011
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport was asked—
Whether he has had discussions with (a) the BBC Trust and (b) Ministers in the Scottish Government about the broadcasting rights for the 2014 Commonwealth games.
What recent progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Shott review into local television; and if he will make a statement.
What estimate he has made of the likely change in the level of participation in sport as a result of the London 2012 Olympics.
If he will attend the Brighton digital festival in September 2011.
When he plans to publish the UK high-speed broadband balanced scorecard.
What recent discussions he has had with television distribution companies on the variation of digital transmitter sites across the UK.
What recent progress his Department has made in delivering broadband to rural communities.
What plans he has for the future of public service broadcasting.
What recent representations he has received on the implications for the broadcasting sector of the decision by News Corporation not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of BSkyB.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the Government’s policy on human trafficking in respect of major sporting events.
What recent representations he has received on broadcasting rights for Formula 1 races.
If he will make statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
What progress the House of Commons Commission has made in its savings programme in the financial year to date; and if he will make a statement.
The Leader of the House was asked—
What steps he is taking to increase the transparency of the lobbying of hon. Members.
When he plans to implement the remaining recommendations of the House of Commons Reform Committee’s report “Rebuilding the House”.
If he will take steps to encourage Secretaries of State to participate in debates in Westminster Hall pertaining to their Department.
What assessment he has made of the process for using ministerial statements to make major Government announcements.
What plans he has to assess the effectiveness of the e-petitions initiative.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. This relates to what we have just been discussing, so I am sorry that the Minister has already fled the Chamber. A written ministerial statement...
Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee
After section 16D of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006, insert— “16E Goods vehicle operator licences: waiver of procedural requirements (1) This section applies...
‘(1) Section 11 of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (4) in paragraph (a) leave out from “unless” to end of...
‘(1) Section 6 of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 is amended as follows. (2) After subsection (2) insert— “(3) Any consultation under subsection (2) shall...
I beg to move amendment 1, page 1, line 2, in clause 1, at end insert— ‘( ) In section 21 of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (offence of contravening...
Amendments made: 3, page 14, line 34, in clause 9, leave out ‘8’ and insert ‘[Goods vehicle operator licences]’. Amendment...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Angela Watkinson.)
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