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Tuesday, 19 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of food during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps he is taking to promote (a) good hygiene and (b) social distancing in supermarkets.
What assessment he has made of the risk to food security from the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent steps he has taken to promote UK food producers.
What additional financial support he plans to provide to food producers to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment he has made of the effect on air quality of the reduction in the use of motor vehicles during the covid-19 lockdown.
What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) commercial and (b) household waste continues to be collected during the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the relationship between air quality and the rate of (a) death and (b) infection from covid-19.
The hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
With reference to the July 2019 recommendations of Gemma White QC on tackling the isolation of House staff, what plans the Commission has to implement those recommendations while staff are...
What assessment the Commission has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of hybrid proceedings in Parliament.
What steps the Commission is taking on the parliamentary estate to help tackle the spread of covid-19.
The right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, was asked—
What assessment the sponsor body has made of the potential merits of reducing the cost of the parliamentary works programme as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.
The hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—
What recent assessment the Committee has made of the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission.
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent progress has been made on the boundary review in England.
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent discussions the Committee has had with the Commission on improving...
The hon. Member for South Norfolk, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—
To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, if the NAO will estimate the cost to the public purse of changing the date of eligibility for the coronavirus job retention scheme to 19...
What steps the Church of England is taking to support family life during the covid-19 lockdown.
What assessment the Commissioners have made of the implications for the access of clergy to their churches of the most recent Government advice on covid-19.
What representations the Church of England has received on the adaptation of its buildings, liturgy and worship prior to their reopening after the covid-19 lockdown.
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking with (a) the Government and (b) other faith groups to support...
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Commissioners are taking to review the clergy discipline process.
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to maintain remote access to church services during the...
What support the Church of England provides to hospital chaplains in the course of their ministry to the sick during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps Church of England schools have taken to support children and parents during the covid-19 lockdown.
Before the first urgent question, I have a short statement to make. The Government have called for Parliament to set an example as to how business can continue in this new normal. The Government...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement on coronavirus and care homes.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet office, if he will make a statement on the third round of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Minister Chloe Smith, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Secretary...
I call the Minister to move the motion. She is asked to speak for no more than 20 minutes.
We come now to the motion on constitutional law. I call Douglas Ross to move the motion. The Minister is asked to speak for no more than 20 minutes.
I beg to move, That (notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills) provision taking effect in a future year...
House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).
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