Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
I remind colleagues that a deferred Division will take place today on the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. I have approved new arrangements for deferred Divisions to help...
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to support self-employed women during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps she has taken in response to the findings on the risks of covid-19 for BAME people in Public Health England’s report entitled “COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and...
What steps she is taking to ensure that women in the workplace are not disproportionately affected during the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect on the economy of increased levels of female entrepreneurship after the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment she has made of the implications of the Black Lives Matter movement for the priorities of the Government Equalities Office.
What steps she is taking to end conversion therapy.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure equality of economic opportunity after the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effectiveness of the benefit system for supporting disabled people.
What steps she is taking with the Foreign Secretary to promote global LGBT equality.
What steps she is taking to help ensure that BAME key workers are protected during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment the Government have made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect on the gender pay gap of the suspension of gender pay gap reporting during the covid-19 outbreak.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 17 June.
(Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement on coronavirus.
Today’s launch of trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand is an historic moment for this country. When we left the EU, we did so on the promise of trading more with friends and...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The House authorities have done a magnificent job in this time of covid-19 in terms of preparations for debates and voting in the House. Today, we are...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Considered in Committee [Dame Eleanor Laing in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, page 2, line 8, leave out “20” and insert “46” This amendment would extend the minimum legal period for a divorce from six months to one year...
Amendment made: 6, in page 6, line 28, leave out subsection (2).—(Alex Chalk.) This amendment removes the privilege amendment inserted by the Lords. Clause 9, as amended, ordered to stand...
‘(1) Section 22 of the Family Law Act 1996 (Funding for marriage support services) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (1), for “may” substitute “must”. (3) In...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.)
The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy:
That the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.l, 2020, No. 503), dated 12 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.
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