Thursday, 16 March 2017
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport was asked—
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on funding for the creative industries.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on charities and voluntary organisations.
What support her Department is giving local authorities to achieve superfast broadband coverage targets.
What steps her Department is taking to encourage diversity in broadcasting.
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on skills shortages in the creative industries.
What steps her Department is taking to increase the number of funding sources available for charities and voluntary organisations.
What assessment she has made of the access working-class people have to the arts.
What steps she is taking to mitigate the effect on the provision of arts and culture of future changes in local authority budgets.
What discussions she has had with football associations on the status of youth football contracts.
What steps she is taking to improve broadband speeds in rural areas.
When she plans to make an announcement on the future status of Channel 4.
When she plans to publish the review of stakes and prizes.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the requirement for legislative consent motions for the proposed great repeal Bill.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service has adequate resources to tackle serious fraud and other economic crimes.
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in prosecuting cases of domestic violence.
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for violence against women and girls.
What the legal and administrative costs incurred by the Government were of the Supreme Court appeal on article 50.
What steps the Government are taking to reform criminal corporate liability.
What discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on rates of prosecution for hare coursing.
What the Government’s policy is on which factors to take into account when deciding whether responding to an imminent threat is permitted under international law.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
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On a point of order, Mr Speaker.
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Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrew Griffiths.) House adjourned.
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