Part 2: Oral Questions for Answer on Monday 15th November 1999


Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER
Questions for Oral Answer
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
*1 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    If he will make a statement on the work of the British Film Council in the regions of England.
(97156)
*2 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    What steps his Department is taking to encourage the regeneration of British seaside resorts.
(97157)
*3 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye):    What assessment he has made of the minimum level of service that public libraries should provide to local communities.
(97158)
*4 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    What action his Department is taking to provide centres of excellence for dinghy sailing training.
(97159)
*5 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    What is the Government's policy relating to the preservation of antiquities within the safekeeping of British museums.
(97160)
*6 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What his proposals are for funding regional art galleries
(97161)
*7 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    What action his Department is taking to encourage the playing of competitive sporting fixtures in schools.
(97162)
*10 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What discussions he has had with (a) the Welsh Rugby Union and (b) the Rugby Football Union about the hosting of the FA Cup final and other major soccer matches at (i) the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff and (ii) Twickenham during the rebuilding of Wembley Stadium.
(97163)
*12 Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    What assessment he has made of the state of tourism at UK seaside resorts.
(97164)
*13 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    If he will ensure that a given proportion of arts funding is directed to the coalfield areas to fund cultural projects.
(97165)
*14 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    What progress has been made with the establishment of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts; and if he will make a statement.
(97166)
*15 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    What assessment he has made of Sport England's 10 year lottery strategy.
(97167)
*16 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    What measures his Department is implementing to provide greater access to cultural events for schoolchildren.
(97168)
*17 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to encourage the appreciation of, and participation in, music amongst young people.
(97169)
*18 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What targets have been set by the National Foundation for Youth Music for increasing participation in music for young people.
(97170)
*19 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    What steps he is taking to encourage the British film industry to make more films for children.
(97171)
*21 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What assessment his Department has made of the range of ticket prices for theatre, opera and ballet in London.
(97172)
*23 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    What plans he has to meet his European counterparts to discuss protection of musical copyright for music transmitted via the Internet, and if he will make a statement.
(97173)
*24 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    If he will make a statement on his policy for funding elite athletes.
(97174)
*25 Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    What assessment he has made of the impact of (a) the Working Time Directive, (b) the Directive on Part Time Work and (c) the Parental Leave Directive on the theatre industry.
(97175)
*27 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What progress has been made with the establishment of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts; and if he will make a statement.
(97176)
*28 Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    What assessment he has made of the impact of introducing free entry for children on museum attendance.
(97177)
*29 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    What recent representations he has received regarding the effect of Millennium Commission grant allocations in Suffolk.
(97178)
*31 Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    In what ways he expects local communities to benefit from the green spaces initiative funded by the New Opportunities Fund.
(97180)
*32 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    What proposals he has to promote English tourist resorts.
(97181)
*33 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    What is his policy relating to the broadcasting of music on the radio.
(97182)
*34 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What support his Department provides towards the establishment of local museums.
(97183)
*35 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on sporting provision for young people.
(97184)
*36 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will make a statement on the role of public service broadcasting.
(97185)
At 3.05 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the Millennium Experience
*8 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    How long it would take to evacuate the Millennium Dome in the event of an emergency.
(97186)
*22 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    What options are being considered for the long-term use of the Millennium Dome park and ride sites.
(97188)
*26 Dr George Turner (North West Norfolk):    How many advance ticket sales there have been for the Millennium Experience; and if he will make a statement.
(97189)
*40 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What discussions he has held with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions on arrangements for transporting visitors to the Millennium Dome.
(97191)
*43 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What discussions he has held with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the provision of transport on 1st January 2000 to carry spectators away from the New Year celebrations at the Millennium Dome.
(97192)
*48 Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    What steps he has taken to ensure that young people from Kilmarnock and Loudoun will be involved in the activities taking place in the Millennium Dome.
(97193)
*67 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    How many fire exits there are in the Millennium Dome; and what estimate has been made of the length of time needed to clear the building in times of emergency.
[R] (97194)
At 3.15 p.m. 
Questions to the President of the Council, the honourable Member answering for the House of Commons Commission and the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee
*9 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the President of the Council, what representations she has received on the guidance given to Ministers on the answering of parliamentary questions.
(97195)
*20 Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what proposals she has considered which would allow English honourable Members to debate matters relating to the English regions.
(97196)
*47 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans she has to bring forward proposals for further changes to the procedures of the House of Commons.
(97197)
*49 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on her proposals for further modernisation of the procedures of the House of Commons.
(97198)
*50 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement about the main changes resulting from the work of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons to date.
(97199)
*57 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on progress made in reforming the House of Lords.
(97200)
*61 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what will be her criteria for evaluating the success of the experiment in Westminster Hall.
(97201)
*62 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will set up a select committee on the bombing of Iraq.
(97202)
*73 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the President of the Council, what assessment she has made of the ability of power companies, and the National Grid's computers to meet their commitments over the millennium holiday; and if she will make a statement.
(97203)
*77 Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on progress on the reform of the House of Lords.
(97204)

Continued
 
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