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Wednesday, 13 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 discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the EU’s request to establish an office in Belfast.
What steps he is taking to support businesses in Northern Ireland (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) in preparation for the end of the transition period.
What discussions he has had with his counterparts from the (a) devolved Administrations, (b) other administrations of the UK and (c) Republic of Ireland to facilitate (i) co-operation and (ii)...
What assessment he has made of the role of the Union in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What progress he has made on the implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement.
What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle Northern Ireland legacy issues; and whether those proposals will require cross-community support.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of personal protective equipment to Northern Ireland from the UK procurement system during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to safeguard air passenger routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
What steps the Government is taking to support the continuation of ferry crossings between Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the covid-19 outbreak.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 13 May.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement on his Department’s plans to reopen schools as part of the Government’s covid-19 recovery...
I call the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who should speak for no more than 10 minutes.
Before we start the business today, I should like to make a statement. Before I call the Leader of the House, I want to make some points that arise from the announcement last night about the...
Motion made, That— The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business: At the conclusion of proceedings on Consideration of the Agriculture Bill the Speaker shall put the...
Thank you for your statement, Mr Speaker. It is obviously important that the House maintains social distancing in accordance with the guidelines. The business for the week commencing 18 May will...
[Relevant documents: Tenth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill, Session 2017-19, HC1591, and the Government response, Session 2019-21,...
“(1) After IP completion day, agricultural goods imported under a free trade agreement may be imported into the UK only if the standards to which those goods were produced were as high as,...
“(1) A Minister of the Crown may not lay a copy of an international trade agreement before Parliament under section 20(1) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 that contains...
‘(1) The Secretary of State must, within six months of Royal Assent being given to this Act, prepare and lay before Parliament a document (a “coronavirus emergency food plan”)...
I can now announce the result of the remote Division on new clause 2. Question, That new clause 2 be added to the Bill.
Amendment proposed: 39, page 38, line 28, leave out subsections (4) and (5).—(Deidre Brock.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House proceeded to a remote Division.
I can now announce the result of the remote Division on new clause 7, which has just taken place. Question, That new clause 7 be added to the Bill.
I can now announce the result of the remote Division on amendment 39. Question, That amendment 39 be made.
Ordered, That Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Chris Elmore be added.—(Stuart Andrew.)
Ordered, That Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Committee of Privileges and Chris Elmore be added.—(Tom Pursglove, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
I can now announce the result of the remote Division that has just taken place. Question, That the Agriculture Bill be now read the Third time.
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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