Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Consideration of Bill, as amended, opposed and deferred until Wednesday 28 February at Four o’clock ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on that country’s operation in Afrin.
What steps his Department is taking to support the delivery of girls’ education throughout the world.
Whether he has had discussions with his French counterpart on the construction of a new fixed link across the channel.
What steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
Whether the Government plan to send observers to the elections in Iraq scheduled for May 2018.
What evidence his Department has received on the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on supporting the creation of an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
What the cost to the public purse was of the launch of the Institute for Free Trade held on his Department’s premises.
What steps his Department is taking to support global ocean conservation.
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for the British Council.
What assessment he has made of the strength of the UK’s future diplomatic co-operation with its current EU partners after leaving the EU.
What steps he is taking to support international peacekeeping efforts.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if she will make a statement on the case of Alfie Dingley, whose parents and doctors are seeking access to medical cannabis to treat his epilepsy.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the current political situation in Northern Ireland. Over recent weeks there have been talks involving the main political parties...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will update the House on my Department’s response to the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by charity workers in Haiti in 2011, and on the measures we...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the review of post-18 education and funding. While I am not announcing new policy today, I welcome the opportunity to confirm to...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 6 March. 3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice...
4. Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption...
7. Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.) Question agreed to.
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sanctions and Anti-Money...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords], it is expedient to...
With the leave of the House, I propose to take motions 6 to 17 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions)(General Council of the Bar) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 19 December 2017, be approved....
That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 19 December 2017, be approved. That the draft Representation of...
That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 January,...
That the draft Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.
That the draft Soft Drinks Industry Levy (Enforcement) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.
That the draft Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 January, be...
That the draft Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 19 January, be approved.
That the draft Proposal for Designation of an Age-Verification Regulator, which was laid before this House on 14 December 2017, be approved.—(Wendy Morton.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No.9(6)), That the following Orders, changes to Standing Orders and amendments to Resolutions of the House be made: A: Select Committees...
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 19 to 24 together. Ordered,
That Ms Nusrat Ghani and Nadhim Zahawi be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Priti Patel and Mr Bob Seely be added.
That Dr Caroline Johnson and Maggie Throup be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Derek Thomas and Martin Vickers be added.
That Will Quince be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Kirstene Hair be added.
That Heidi Allen and Nigel Mills be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Anne Marie Morris and Lee Rowley be added.
That Kit Malthouse be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr Simon Clarke be added.
That Chris Green be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Nigel Mills be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)
I rise to present this petition relating to LGBT sex and relationship education. Sadly, for everybody in Hull and elsewhere in the country, the Hull equalities campaigner Colin Livett died over...
I rise to present a petition relating to the damaging and misguided proposals to close the RBS branch in Linlithgow. The petition states: The petition of residents of Linlithgow East Falkirk,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Wendy Morton.)
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