Monday, 8 June 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Windrush Compensation Scheme...
Following the orders passed on Thursday, virtual participation in questions, urgent questions and statements is allowed for certain Members. I have reintroduced a complete call list for...
The Secretary of State was asked—
If she will hold discussions with the Prime Minister on the suspension of the “no recourse to public funds” condition during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) police forces and (b) fire services have access to adequate levels of personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department is taking to help reduce the level of theft of tools from trades people.
If her Department will introduce a cap on the number of immigrants permitted to enter the UK each year.
What steps her Department is taking to help protect victims of domestic abuse.
What steps her Department is taking to stop migrants crossing the English Channel illegally.
What steps she is taking to help prevent hate crimes against (a) people and (b) places of worship while covid-19 lockdown measures are eased.
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of levels of financial support for people in the asylum system during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps her Department is taking to increase the number of police officers.
What steps her Department is taking to enforce social distancing measures during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the quarantining of people entering the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
I have a short statement to make about Select Committees. On Tuesday 24 March, the House passed an order allowing for virtual participation in Select Committee meetings and giving Chairs...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to make a statement on the R value and lockdown.
Order. It seems to me that there might be too many Members in places in the House where they are not properly distanced. Could they please not be there? Thank you. We now come to the statement by...
Emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24) [Relevant Documents: First Report from the Procedure Committee, Procedure under coronavirus restrictions: proposals for remote participation, HC 300;...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords]:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
(2) Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour...
(5) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Leo Docherty.) Question agreed to.
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Divorce, Dissolution and...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 6 and 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Weights and Measures Act 1985 (Definitions of “Metre” and “Kilogram”) (Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 16 March, be approved.
That the Direct Payments to Farmers (Crop Diversification Derogation) (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020 No. 475), dated 30 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 8 to 12 together. Ordered,
That Gareth Thomas be discharged from the International Trade Committee and Taiwo Owatemi be added.
That Karin Smyth be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mary Kelly Foy be added.
That Kerry McCarthy be discharged from the Petitions Committee and Tonia Antoniazzi be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Leo Docherty.)
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