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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

  • Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Budget 2020

      16 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effect of Budget 2020 on the Northern Ireland economy.

    • Electric Buses

      6 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport to ensure that new electric buses supported by the Government are built in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) other parts of the UK.

      Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Northern Ireland business community on the Ireland/Northern Ireland protocol and future trading arrangements with the EU.

      Abortion Services

      6 speeches

      If he will make an assessment of the effect of the collapse of Flybe on the ability of women in Northern Ireland to access abortion services in England.

      Customs

      4 speeches

      What steps the Government are taking to ensure consistency in customs regulations throughout Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

      Strengthening the Union

      9 speeches

      What steps the Government are taking to strengthen the Union.

      Environment Strategy

      4 speeches

      What discussions he has had with representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on the development of a Northern Ireland environment strategy.

      Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

      12 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol in the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.

  • Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      28 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 March.

    • Rhondda

      4 speeches

      If he will visit the Rhondda.

      Engagements

      30 speeches

      As the Member of Parliament for Grenfell Tower, I would like to thank my right hon. Friend for the additional £1 billion in the Budget for cladding remediation. Moving on to today’s...

  • Bill Presented

    • Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories)

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Robert Jenrick, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Michael Gove, Secretary Matt Hancock, Secretary...

    • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans)

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Ben Wallace, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Robert Buckland, Secretary Brandon Lewis, Suella Braverman, Jeremy Quin,...

      Vagrancy (Repeal)

      2 speeches

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Layla Moran, supported by Tracey Crouch, Caroline Lucas, Tonia Antoniazzi, Liz Saville Roberts, Jamie Stone and Tim Farron, presented a...

  • Children (Access to Treatment)

    1 speech

    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • Opposition Day - 6th Allotted DayOpposition Day

  • Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers

    62 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of Statutory Sick Pay and protection available for all workers. This is an international crisis, where countries need to learn from each...

  • Local Government Responsibilities: Public Services

    77 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the statutory and broader local government responsibilities for public services, including social care. In the coming weeks and months, it is right...

  • Educational Settings

    131 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement regarding changes to the operations of educational settings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We are facing increasingly...

  • House of Commons Commission

    Resolved, That Sir Charles Walker be appointed to the House of Commons Commission in place of Sir Paul Beresford in pursuance of the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, as...

  • Public Accounts Commission

    Resolved, That Mr Richard Bacon, Jack Brereton, Mr Nicholas Brown, Clive Efford, Peter Grant, Sir Edward Leigh and Alan Mak be appointed, and that Douglas Chapman and Julian Knight be discharged...

  • Business without Debate

  • Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [Lords]

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Orders Nos. 59(3) and 90(5)), That the Bill be now read a Second time. Question agreed to. Bill accordingly read a Second time; to stand...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will take motions 6 to 9 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 27 January, be approved. That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2)...

    • Housing

      That the draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 13 January, be approved.

      Local Government

      1 speech

      That the draft Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) (Supplementary Provision and Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 24 February, be approved.—(David Rutley.)...

  • Business of the House (24 March)

    Ordered, That at the sitting on Tuesday 24 March, the business determined by the Backbench Business Committee may continue until 7.00pm or for one and a half hours after its commencement,...

  • Coronavirus Bill

    Ordered, That, if a Bill entitled the Coronavirus Bill is presented and read the first time— Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83O (Certification of bills, clauses, schedules etc) shall not apply...

  • Future of Farming: Somerset

    5 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Rutley.)

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