Thursday, 23 May 2019
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was asked—
What steps he is taking to support the maintenance of free television licences for the over-75s.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate funding for (a) education, (b) research, (c) treatment and (d) support to minimise gambling-related harm.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the performing arts of the UK leaving the EU.
What steps he plans to take in response to the consultation on society lottery reform.
What assessment he has made of the cultural importance of heritage to towns and cities throughout the UK.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the regulation of commercial radio in Wales.
What advice his Department provides to institutions seeking to retain pre-eminent works of art in the UK.
What steps he has taken to protect access to public libraries.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the CPS on prosecution rates for electoral fraud.
What steps the CPS is taking to support parliamentarians in responding to intimidating behaviour and harassment.
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases of (a) rape and (b) other sexual offences where the victims are...
Colleagues, today marks the last day in the service of the House of the Principal Clerk of the Table Office, Philippa Helme. Philippa began in the service of the House on 3 October 1983, so she...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister if she will make a statement on the treatment of people with learning disabilities and complex needs at Whorlton Hall.
May I welcome the hon. Gentleman to business questions and ask him to give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. One thing was omitted from the congratulations paid to Philippa Helme by Mr Speaker, and I take this opportunity to congratulate her on her work over...
I beg to move, That this House notes that 22 May 2019 is the 28th anniversary of the unification of Yemen, when that country emerged from a long and painful civil war; further notes that today...
I beg to move, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment. It is always a privilege to lead such debates as Chair of the Backbench Business Committee,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)
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