Thursday, 3 November 2016
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Thursday 17 November ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport was asked—
What assessment she has made of trends in the level of tourism to the UK over the next five years.
What support her Department is providing for Local Charities Day.
What assessment she has made of the effect of recent changes in the currency exchange rate on tourism in the UK.
What assessment she has made of the contribution of the creative industries to the economy.
What steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of homophobia in sport.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel as a result of the decision to leave the EU.
What discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the development of bilateral trade deals between the UK and other countries.
What discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on Parliament debating and voting on the outcome of trade negotiations before they are signed.
What assessment he has made of the international trade opportunities available to the UK in the event of the UK leaving the EU customs union.
What steps his Department is taking to help businesses take advantage of future trading opportunities abroad.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department will take to improve air quality after her defeat in the High Court on 2 November.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s proposals for prison reform. The prison system in England and Wales is under serious and sustained...
I call the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It is good that he has beetled into the Chamber just in time. We are greatly obliged to him.
Select Committee statement
We have two debates to get through in three hours and 20 minutes, so brevity will help everybody.
I beg to move, That this House recognises Living Wage Week which began on 31 October; believes that the use of the introduction of the national living wage to drive down conditions and take-home...
Ordered, That the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 928), be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Michael Ellis.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrew Griffiths.)
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