Tuesday, 12 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 recent assessment the Government have made of the potential effect of a US trade agreement on SMEs.
What assessment she has made of the potential merits of a free trade agreement with the US.
What recent progress her Department has made on negotiating free trade deals.
What her policy is on protectionism.
What steps he is taking to expedite the import of essential medical products during the Covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on including clauses on human rights in future trade deals.
What recent steps she has taken to support businesses trading internationally that are affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
What assessment she has made of the effect of trade barriers to UK exports on the UK’s contribution to the global economic recovery from the covid-19 pandemic.
What recent progress her Department has made on trade negotiations with African countries.
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether the Royal Navy plans to continue operations in the South China sea.
What support his Department has provided in tackling the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment his Department has made of the additional support that armed forces personnel could provide to help tackle the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment he has made of the contribution of the armed forces in tackling the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling the spread of disinformation on covid-19.
What work the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is undertaking to tackle the spread of covid-19.
What steps his Department has taken to support Government procurement during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the defence industry.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that the projected capabilities of the armed forces over the next 10 years are adequate to meet future expected threats to national security.
What steps his Department is taking to commemorate VE Day.
What support his Department has provided to the overseas territories during the covid-19 pandemic.
What support his Department has provided to veterans during the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government’s economic package in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
Following the report of the Procedure Committee, and in advance of the first remote Division taking place later today, I have a statement to make about remote Divisions. A decision of the House...
Motion made, That— The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business: At the conclusion of each debate, the Speaker shall put the Question on each of the motions on the...
I would like to update the House on the Government’s new covid-19-secure workplace guidance. On 23 March, the Government announced lockdown measures and required certain businesses and...
With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the new transport guidance for passengers and operators that has been published by my Department today. Coronavirus has...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House has considered covid-19—(James Morris.)
I have not selected the amendment. I call the Leader of the House, who is asked to speak for no more than five minutes.
I can now announce the result of the remote Division that has just taken place. Question, That this House has considered Covid-19.
Debate resumed. Question again proposed, That the Orders of 21 April (Hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Temporary Orders)) and 22 April (Hybrid substantive proceedings (Temporary Orders) and Remote...
Ordered, That— (1) the Resolution of the House of 16 January 2020 (Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)), as amended by the Orders of the House of 25 March and 22 April...
Ordered, That Kate Green be discharged from the Committee of Privileges and Chris Bryant be added.—(Stuart Andrew.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Wednesday 20 May, do adjourn until Tuesday 2 June.—(Stuart Andrew.) Question agreed to.
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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