Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting job retention in Scotland during the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the delay to the autumn Budget 2020 on the finances of the devolved Administrations.
What steps his Department is taking to strengthen the Union.
What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the economic support available to businesses in Scotland during the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on co-operation in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the effect of additional covid-19 lockdown restrictions on the Scottish tourism and hospitality industries.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 7 October.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Monday, I suggested that you and your office had denied me a speaking slot in the debate we were discussing. I had of course put in the request late, and owing...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 5 November 2020. (3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to...
(4) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of...
(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Michael Tomlinson.) Question agreed to.
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 Pension Schemes Bill [Lords],...
I beg to move, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England and North East and North West of England etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1074), dated...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 14 September, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.) Question...
That the draft Adjacent Waters Boundaries (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 7 September, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.) Question agreed to.
I rise on behalf of my self-employed constituents who rightly feel let down by the lack of support from the UK Government. Some, such as the newly self-employed, those paid by dividends, those on...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)
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