Parliamentary Questions - Written Replies

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BY THE RULES: Robert Key, the Under-Secretary for National Heritage, told John Austin-Walker (Lab, Woolwich) there was no inconsistency between the Government's support for Sport for All and its decision to charge the organisers of the London Marathon a fee of pounds 15,000 for the use of Greenwich Park for the start of the race.

WEDDINGS HITCH: Marriages can take place in the House of Commons crypt but only under a special licence for Church of England ceremonies, Tony Newton, the Leader of the House, said. He was responding after a row over the Labour frontbencher Keith Vaz being refused permission to marry Maria Fernandes in the 13th-Century crypt chapel. The couple are Roman Catholics.