Thursday, 11 January 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress he has made on securing trade deals with non-EU countries.
What steps his Department is taking to support exports by small and medium-sized businesses.
What assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the joint declaration of 8 December 2017 on maintaining full regulatory alignment between the EU and the UK.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of trade deals between the UK and developing countries on the economies of those countries.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Sawers report on Womenomics.
What steps the Government are taking to encourage more girls and women to get involved with the 2018 Year of Engineering.
If the Government will commission an independent gender impact analysis of the autumn Budget 2017.
If she will discuss with Cabinet colleagues the adequacy of the time limit for a woman to bring an employment tribunal claim for pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
What recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Scottish Government on plans for the suffrage centenary fund.
What steps her Department is taking to promote the right to a balanced share of statutory pay for mothers and fathers taking parental leave.
What steps her Department is taking to support other Government Departments better to assist victims of domestic abuse.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the death sentence verdict made against Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni...
Will the Leader of the House please update us on the forthcoming business?
Select Committee statement
I beg to move, That this House pays tribute to the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces; believes that the Armed Forces must be fully-equipped and resourced to carry out their duties; and...
Ordered, That David Evennett, Andrew Griffiths and Esther McVey be discharged from the Selection Committee and Chris Heaton-Harris, Christopher Pincher and Andrew Stephenson be...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Rutley.)
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