Thursday, 3 December 2015
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport was asked—
What assessment his Department has made of the rate of take-up of broadband grant vouchers by small and medium-sized businesses.
When he plans for a broadband universal service obligation to be in place.
What recent discussions he has had with football authorities on the voluntary and community work of supporters associations.
When the Government plans to publish its new sports strategy.
What progress he has made in reforming the horserace betting levy. [R]
What steps the Government have taken to improve mobile phone reception and broadband service in rural areas.
What plans he has to promote and strengthen the Welsh language.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Leader of the House was asked—
If he will bring forward proposals for Prime Minister’s questions to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in each week.
For what reason it is his policy for the House to retain a November recess.
If he will ensure that debate time for Back-Bench business is safeguarded.
What assessment he has made of whether oral questions to the Leader of the House is an effective use of parliamentary time.
What steps he has taken to assist the work of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster (Restoration and Renewal).
The right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
Whether officials of the House have discussed with HM Treasury the potential costs of restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.
The Leader of the House was asked—
What progress the Government are making on reforming the estimates process.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week? Before he does so, will he just straighten his tie?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker, of which I have given notice to the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood),...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 7 January 2016. (3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to...
(4) Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on...
(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed. —(Sarah Newton.) Question agreed to.
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 Charities (Protection and...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Sarah Newton.)
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