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Wednesday, 6 May 2020
The House entered into hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Order, 22 April). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
I would like to make a short statement. Last night I received a letter from the Chair of the Procedure Committee giving the Committee’s views on a new system for remote Divisions in the...
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to help ensure equality of opportunity for people throughout the UK.
What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits for social equality of introducing a universal basic income.
What steps the Government are taking to tackle the disproportionate number of BAME deaths from covid-19.
What assessment she has made of the effect of school closures in response to the covid-19 outbreak on the life chances of children from working-class backgrounds.
If the Government will convene a cross-party taskforce to (a) oversee the BAME covid-19 review announced on 17 April 2020 and (b) monitor the implementation of actions arising from that review.
What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on women.
What recent assessment she has made of the disproportionate effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) BAME and (b) working-class communities.
What steps the Government have taken to help protect people living with abusive partners during the covid-19 lockdown.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 May.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a statement on guidelines for workplace safety after the lifting of lockdown.
I call the Secretary of State for International Development, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who should speak for no more than 10 minutes.
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...
The business for the week commencing 11 May will include: Monday 11 May—Motion to approve the fourth report from the Committee on Standards, followed by a general debate on covid-19....
I beg to move, That items 2 (resident particulars), 5, 6 (visitor particulars), 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 (demographic particulars), 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 36(d) (education and...
I am now able to announce the results of the ballots that have been held today for the election of new Chairs of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and the Committee on...
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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