Thursday, 17 May 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to secure export markets and inward investment for the UK textile and fashion industry after the UK leaves the EU.
What steps his Department has taken to promote the merits of free trade to the public.
What steps his Department is taking to increase the level of foreign direct investment into the UK.
What assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the UK arising from third-country trade deals after the UK leaves the EU.
What steps he is taking to ensure that the UK maintains preferential market access to those countries with which it currently has such access as a member of the EU after leaving the EU.
What progress he made on potential trade agreements with Commonwealth countries at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018.
If he will take steps to ensure that the UK has third-party membership of current EU free trade agreements to maintain compliance with rules of origin requirements after the UK leaves the EU.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to ensure that companies publish action plans to reduce their gender pay gaps.
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on women.
If she will discuss with Cabinet colleagues the potential benefits for women of bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce shared parental leave for freelance workers.
What steps the Government are taking to help ensure that women are better represented at the highest levels of business.
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on treating domestic abuse as a health priority.
When the Government plans to launch the consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
What discussions she has had with social media companies on tackling gendered online abuse on their platforms.
What steps the Government are taking to support women who are experiencing domestic abuse.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, I will make a statement on the gambling review and the publication of our response to the consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and on social responsibility...
With permission, I would like to make a statement on the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report following her independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Members...
Select Committee statement
Application for emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
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I beg to move, That this House has considered the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. I thank all the Members who supported the application for the debate: I am very...
Ordered, That the Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 and the Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2018 be referred to a Delegated Legislation...
Motion made, and Question proposed,That this House do now adjourn.—(Wendy Morton.)
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