Thursday, 7 December 2017
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to improve animal welfare standards after the UK leaves the EU.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on promoting UK agriculture in negotiations on future trade agreements.
What steps his Department is taking to tackle pulse fishing in EU waters.
What assessment he has made of the effect on food prices of the UK leaving the EU.
What steps he is taking to ensure the availability of vets for abattoirs after the UK leaves the EU.
What steps he is taking to maintain the economic viability of farming after the UK has left the EU.
What recent discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Government and (b) National Farmers Union of Scotland on EU convergence uplift funding.
What recent assessment he has made of the resilience of flood defences in Cumbria.
What steps his Department is taking to prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU.
What steps he is taking to support the food and drink sector in line with the industrial strategy.
What steps he is taking to ensure the full transfer of EU environmental law to the UK after the UK leaves the EU.
What plans he has to ensure the welfare of puppies traded between the UK and EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
What recent discussions the Church of England has had with the Government on enabling mothers to be registered on an equal basis with fathers on marriage certificates.
The hon. Member for Gainsborough, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, was asked—
What the policy of the National Audit Office is on conducting regular reviews of the financial sustainability of police forces.
What comparative assessment he has made of the operating costs of the National Audit Office and auditing bodies in other countries.
The right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
What estimate the Commission has made of the level of financial subsidy on sales of alcohol on the parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.
What progress has been made on implementing the recommendation of Professor Childs’s “The Good Parliament” review to publish information on the diversity of the members of the...
What steps the Church of England is taking to support religious communities in Egypt as a result of the recent attacks against Coptic and Islamic communities in that country.
What assessment has been made of the adequacy of resources available to the Electoral Commission to undertake multiple investigations into the EU Referendum campaign.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implications of President Trump’s decision to move the United States...
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her royal assent to the following Act: European Union (Approvals) Act 2017.
Will the Leader of the House please update the House on the forthcoming business?
This oral statement is the Government’s response to the recent Opposition day debate on social care on Wednesday 25 October. Since that debate, the Government announced further plans for...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. On 13 September, this House unanimously passed a motion to revoke the Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and the Higher Education...
[Relevant Documents: Sixth Report of the Justice Committee, Session 2015–16, Prison Safety, HC 625; and the Government Response, Session 2016–17, HC 647; oral evidence taken before...
[Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 15 and 29 November 2017, HC 489; Second Report of Session 2017-19 from the European Scrutiny...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.)
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