Monday, 4 May 2020
The House entered into hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Order, 22 April). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether the Government have collated statistics by region on the number of businesses that have had their coronavirus business interruption loan application (a) approved and (b) rejected.
What steps his Department is taking to support (a) vaccine manufacturing and (b) the UK life sciences sector.
What support his Department is providing to businesses designing new ways of working to help safely mitigate the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to help the UK space industry to support nationwide plans to tackle the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with (a) the Federation of Small Businesses and (b) other representatives of small businesses on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to support businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on providing financial support for workers ineligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
What steps he is taking to ensure that businesses do not profiteer from shortages of personal protective equipment in the health and social care sector.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office was asked—
What assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the Government’s ability to implement and apply the withdrawal agreement by 31 December 2020.
For what reasons the UK did not join the EU joint procurement programme for personal protective equipment.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on a potential extension to the transition period.
What steps he is taking to ensure that there is a co-ordinated response to the covid-19 outbreak with the devolved Administrations.
What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to prevent false information on covid-19 spreading online.
What steps his Department is taking with the armed forces to support NHS trusts in their response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What role his Department played in the decision to restrict covid-19 testing to hospital admissions at the beginning of March 2020.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on large-scale testing and tracing for covid-19.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement updating the House on the work of my Department. First, I want to pay tribute to the civil servants in my Department as well as our...
Motion made, That— (1) The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business: (2) At the conclusion of each debate, the Speaker shall put the Question on each of the motions on...
[Relevant documents: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Chair’s Briefing Paper: Coronavirus Restrictions Regulations and Lockdown, HC 265; Joint Committee on Human Rights: Background Paper:...
Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 447), dated 21 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on...
I beg to move, That the draft Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 16 March, be approved.
Resolved, That the House has considered the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.—(Stuart Andrew.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 26 February 2020 (Environment Bill: Programme) be varied as follows: In paragraph (2) of the Order...
Ordered, That Mhairi Black, Andrew Bowie, Deidre Brock, Wendy Chamberlain, Alberto Costa, Jon Cruddas, David Duguid, Sally-Ann Hart, John Lamont and Liz Twist be members of the Scottish Affairs...
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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