Thursday, 12 November 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 discussions he has had with Scottish Government Ministers on preparations for the end of the transition period in the event of no agreement on the UK’s future relations with the EU.
What progress the Government have made on ensuring regional equality of economic opportunity.
Whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of service medals for British nuclear test veterans.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on apprenticeship targets for the civil service.
What steps he is taking to increase the proportion of civil service jobs based outside London.
What recent progress he has made on negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.
What recent discussions he has had with (a) other Departments and (b) local leaders on the logistics of distributing covid-19 vaccines; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to review the (a) Government’s use and (b) value for money of consultants during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on co-ordinating a UK-wide response to the covid-19 outbreak.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs if he will make a statement on the disqualification of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
Her Majesty the Queen will, in just over a year from now, mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. As the House will hear from the Culture Secretary in a moment, the...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am grateful to you for the chance to make this point of order on behalf of my constituent Harpreet Chahal, regarding her husband’s visa...
I beg to move, That this House is deeply concerned by the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing refugees across the globe; has considered the secondary effects of the covid-19 pandemic on refugees...
I beg to move, That this House welcomes the Government’s ambition for England to be smokefree by 2030; notes the increasing disparities in smoking rates between the richest and poorest in...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)
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