Thursday, 10 September 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to protect British food production standards in trade deals.
What representations he has received on the potential merits of amending the Environment Bill’s provisions on air quality.
What steps he is taking to implement the national food strategy.
What plans he has to increase the penalties for animal welfare offences.
What plans he has to promote UK-grown produce in the domestic market.
What steps he is taking to ensure the accessibility of (a) healthy and (b) sustainable food.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that small farmers obtain a fair price from supermarkets for their produce.
What steps he is taking to increase flood defences.
What steps he is taking to increase animal welfare standards.
What steps he is taking to promote sustainable fishing.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
What discussions the (a) Prime Minister and (b) Prime Minister's staff have had with the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body on the (i) timeline, (ii) cost and (iii) logistics of relocating the...
What steps the Church of England is taking to support mental health during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment the committee has made of the effectiveness of electoral arrangements during the covid-19 outbreak.
What plans he has to support the National Audit Office in following up the recommendations of its June 2020 report on Carrier Strike.
What assessment he has made of the independence of the Electoral Commission.
The hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
Who is responsible for setting the strategy for the running of the House of Commons.
The hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—
What representations he has received on recent media reports suggesting that the Government plan to abolish the Electoral Commission.
The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners was asked—
What steps the Church of England is taking to support churches to continue to use innovative ways of conducting services after the covid-19 outbreak.
When he plans to provide an outline business case for the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.
What (a) steps the Church of England is taking and (b) recent discussions the Church of England has had with the Government on overseas aid and development.
If he will publish an update on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s steps to tackle racial discrimination in the Church of England.
Will the Deputy Chief Whip and Deputy Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
Before I call the Secretary of State, I would like to say that he and I had a conversation in a meeting last night, and I think we have some new arrangements coming forward to help the House.
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I first start by thanking the Secretary of State for putting some of the record straight about the suicide figures for the first quarter of this...
Select Committee statement
[Relevant Documents: Second report of the Transport Committee, “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector”, HC 268, and the Government response, HC 745; and...
I beg to move, That this House has considered support for the tourism industry after the covid-19 lockdown. Tourism is so much more than just going on our summer holidays. I would like to thank...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maria Caulfield.)
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