Monday, 21 September 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What support his Department has provided to the humanitarian efforts in Beirut.
What support his Department has provided to veterans during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to provide an effective welfare service for veterans.
What recent assessment he has made of the UK’s ability to tackle (a) hybrid and (b) cyber-enabled threats in the context of the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain armed forces personnel.
What steps his Department has taken to support Government procurement during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of threat of private and mercenary military forces to (a) the UK and (b) the UK’s allies.
What support his Department has provided to the overseas territories during the covid-19 pandemic.
If he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent body to oversee the operations of the UK’s Special Forces.
What support the Army reserves have provided in tackling the covid-19 pandemic.
What steps his Department is taking to protect veterans from vexatious claims.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on coronavirus. This deadly virus continues to advance across the world. The World Health Organisation has confirmed that the number...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. In response to the lockdown earlier this year, the Government made significant changes to the operation of our railway network, which cost not millions but...
[Relevant Documents: First Report of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Unfettered Access: Customs Arrangements in Northern Ireland after Brexit, HC 161, and the Government response, HC 783;...
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Amendment proposed: 41, page 31, line 16, at end insert— ‘(1A) When exercising any functions covered by this Part, any appropriate authority has a paramount duty— (a) to act...
Amendments made: 61, page 32, line 13, at end insert— “(d) is necessary for the purposes of VAT or excise duty in consequence of the Northern Ireland Protocol, or...
Amendment proposed: 54, page 33, line 40, at end insert “, and (c) the need to respect the rule of law.”—(Paul Blomfield.) This amendment would require...
Amendments made: 64, page 36, line 11, at end insert— ‘(2A) The period mentioned in each of the following provisions (standard time limits for seeking judicial...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 2 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) (Revocation) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on...
That the draft Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 14 July, be approved.
That the draft Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 15 June, be approved.
That the draft Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 21 July, be approved.
That the draft Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 25 June, be approved.—(David T. C....
That Ruth Jones be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Zarah Sultana be added.
That Dawn Butler be discharged from the Education Committee and Fleur Anderson be added.
That Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Public Accounts Committee and Barry Gardiner be added.
That Chris Evans be discharged from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and Navendu Mishra be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David T. C. Davies.)
The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) Bell...
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