Thursday, 1 October 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office was asked—
What recent progress he has made on negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
What assessment he has made of the implications for the strength of the Union of recent differences in UK and Scottish Government policy on international law.
What steps the Government is taking to prepare ports for trade with the EU after the end of the transition period.
What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of cross-Government communications during the covid-19 outbreak.
What progress the Government has made on ensuring regional equality of economic opportunity.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) supplier performance and (b) value for money achieved under Government contracts issued in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on visa arrangements for British workers at the end of the transition period.
What steps the Government are taking to strengthen the Union.
What steps he is taking to ensure high levels of (a) electoral registration and (b) participation in the May 2021 local elections.
What discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the establishment of a commission on the policing of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.
With reference to the speech he made at the Ditchley annual lecture on 27 June 2020, what progress he has made on implementing changes to the public service.
What recent discussions the Government have had with the devolved Administrations on tackling the covid-19 outbreak.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the work to tackle coronavirus. The virus continues to spread. Yesterday, there were 7,108 new cases. However, there are also...
Before I call the Leader of the House to answer business questions, I want to say a few words about Mark Hutton, who retired from the House of Commons Service yesterday. Mark joined the House on...
With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement regarding the lifetime skills guarantee and post-16 education. Ever since I was appointed Education Secretary, I have been...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I hope the Secretary of State will be able to stay on in the Chamber for this matter. I have notified him, but I apologise: I suspect he has not had a...
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill: Timetable (1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the...
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 Social Security (Up-rating of...
Proceedings resumed (Order, this day) Considered in Committee (Order, this day) [DAME ROSIE WINTERTON in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, page 1, line 10, leave out from “State” to the end of line 15 and insert— “shall lay before Parliament the draft of an order...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)
Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
And sometimes to shout at each other.