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Monday, 11 May 2020
The House entered into hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Order, 21 April). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps she has taken to help ensure prompt payment of access to work costs during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the operation of universal credit.
What assessment she has made of the potential merits of ending the five-week wait for universal credit during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions local officials of her Department have had with operators of food banks on referral of benefit claimants to food banks during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department is taking to help ensure that people with multiple and complex needs can access universal credit.
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on support for vulnerable children during the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment she has made of the adequacy of levels of local housing allowance during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department plans to take to support economic recovery after the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department plans to take to support employment after the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that people who cannot work at home are able to work safely at their place of work during the covid-19 outbreak.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent steps he has taken to repatriate (a) British citizens and (b) UK residents overseas during the covid-19 pandemic.
What diplomatic steps the Government are taking to support the development of a covid-19 vaccine (a) in the UK and (b) throughout the world.
What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
What recent assessment he has made of the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran’s regional activity.
What recent reports he has received on Israeli co-operation with the Palestinian Authority in tackling covid-19.
What recent representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the proposed annexation of parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the Sino-British Joint Declaration of recent actions by the Chinese Government in Hong Kong.
Before calling the Prime Minister to make a statement, I would like to make a statement of my own accord. I am aware of widespread concerns across the House about delays in Government...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the next steps in our battle against coronavirus and how we can, with the utmost caution, gradually begin to rebuild our...
Mr Speaker, with permission, I should like to make a short business statement. Today’s general debate on covid-19 has understandably generated a significant amount of interest from Members...
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...
Mr Speaker, you will be aware that the Committee on Standards last week published a report following an inquiry into the use of parliamentary stationery for the purpose of a communication with my...
I beg to move, That this House– (1) approves the Fourth Report of the Committee on Standards (HC 212); (2) endorses the recommendations in paragraphs 36 and 37; and (3) accordingly suspends...
We now come to the general debate on covid-19. I call Minister Penny Mordaunt to move the motion. I ask her to speak for no more than 12 minutes.
Ordered, That Dame Margaret Beckett, Sarah Champion, Yvette Cooper, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Richard Graham, Darren Jones, Alicia Kearns, Angus Brendan MacNeil, Sir Robert Neill, Bob Stewart and Tom...
That Peter Kyle, Pat McFadden and Anna McMorrin be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Judith Cummins, Ruth Jones and Charlotte Nichols be added.
That Wayne David and Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr Kevan Jones and Derek Twigg be added.
That Jo Stevens be discharged from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Alex Davies-Jones be added.
That Fleur Anderson and Lucy Powell be discharged from the Education Committee and Dawn Butler and Kim Johnson be added.
That Mr Toby Perkins be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Ian Byrne be added.
That Chris Elmore and Ian Murray be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and that Neil Coyle and Claudia Webbe be added.
That Matthew Pennycook be discharged from the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union and Mr Barry Sheerman be added.
That James Murray be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Barbara Keeley be added.
That Janet Daby, Stephen Doughty and Holly Lynch be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Ms Diane Abbott, Andrew Gwynne and Dame Diana Johnson be added.
That Ellie Reeves and Ms Marie Rimmer be discharged from the Justice Committee and Paula Barker and Richard Burgon be added.
That Chi Onwurah be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Dawn Butler be added.
That Liz Kendall and Alison McGovern be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mike Hill and Siobhain McDonagh be added.
That Rosie Duffield be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Bell Ribeiro-Addy be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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