Thursday, 24 September 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
Resolved, That there be laid before this House an Account of the Contingencies Fund 2019-20, showing: A Statement of Financial Position A Statement of Cash Flows and Notes to the Accounts;...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What further steps he will take to support people in the creative industries who are unable to return to work as a result of covid-19 restrictions.
What plans the Government has to reintroduce the TV licence concession for people aged over 75.
What progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the culture recovery fund.
What steps he is taking to help maintain access to international funding for the culture sector after the transition period.
What steps his Department is taking to support the return of spectators at live sports events during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to support local, independent newspapers during the covid-19 outbreak.
What progress his Department has made on improving mobile coverage in rural areas.
What recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on the BBC's compliance with its statutory duties on local and regional news and political coverage for the English regions.
What steps he has taken to ensure parity in the application of covid-19 restrictions to sports and music groups.
What assessment he has made of the financial effect of covid-19 restrictions on football clubs.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney General was asked—
What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.
What steps she is taking to improve disclosure practices throughout the criminal justice system.
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her role in ensuring compliance with (a) domestic and (b) international law.
What steps she is taking to reduce the backlog of cases in the criminal justice system.
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the implications of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill for her role in promoting the rule of law.
What assessment she has made of the adequacy of CPS resources to pursue domestic abuse prosecutions arising from the covid-19 lockdown.
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effectiveness of the legal framework governing covid-19 restrictions.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will make a statement on the Government’s response to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 outlined in...
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
Thank you for granting me permission to make this statement to the House, Mr Speaker. Earlier this week, the Prime Minister set out the next stage of the Government’s health response to...
With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the situation in Belarus. As the House will recall, on 9 August Belarus held presidential elections that were neither...
Last week, the Committee on Standards published its report concluding that I inadvertently breached the paid advocacy rule when I asked a topical question in the Chamber and subsequently emailed...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Priti Patel, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Dominic Raab, Secretary Robert Buckland, Secretary Brandon Lewis, the...
[Relevant documents: e-petition 326932, Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid; oral evidence taken before the International Development Committee of Session...
[Relevant Documents: Oral evidence taken before the International Development Committee of Session 2017-19 on 8 October 2019 on “Follow-up on Yemen, Syria, Israel and the Occupied...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 30 September, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) and Standing Order...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Duguid.)
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