Thursday, 22 February 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the trade envoy programme.
What estimate his Department has made of the number of new institutions required to replicate the terms of existing trade agreements with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.
Whether he plans to replicate the terms of EU free trade agreements in trade deals with Switzerland, Norway and Turkey after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to strengthen UK trading relations with Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries in the Pacific.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on UK trade of the UK leaving the EU single market and the Customs Union.
What progress he has made on arrangements for the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong planned for March 2018.
What progress he has made on his Department’s overseas direct investment strategy.
What recent estimate he has made of the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
How much of the centenary fund to celebrate women having the right to vote has been spent; and how much of that funding has been distributed to women's organisations.
What assessment she has made of the effect on the Government’s policies on equality of the UK leaving the EU.
If the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 40 of the Equality Act 2010 to protect employees from sexual harassment by third parties in the workplace.
What steps the Government are taking to tackle period poverty.
How many and what proportion of employers within the scope of the gender pay gap regulations have published gender pay gap data.
What steps the Government are taking to encourage more women to stand for election to public office.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department will take to improve air quality after the High Court ruling on 21 February 2018.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I know this issue has been raised with you before, but I wish to raise it now while the Leader of the House is in her place. Many constituents come to Parliament...
Select Committee Statement
Select Committee statement
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 145(3)), That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 21 February: (1) That a day not later than 18 March be...
I call Dr Lisa Cameron to speak for up to 15 minutes.
I beg to move, That this House has considered the Cancer Strategy. Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for your guidance. I will try to behave much better timewise in this debate, which it is an...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Wendy Morton.)
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