Thursday, 17 December 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 assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of voting for blind and partially sighted people.
If he will negotiate a phased period of implementation for new trading rules after the end of the transition period.
What recent discussions the Government have had with the devolved Administrations on the UK’s trade negotiations with the EU.
What progress the Government have made on ensuring regional equality of economic opportunity.
What plans he has to review the value for money of the Government’s use of consultants during the covid-19 outbreak.
What plans the Government have to ensure that the May 2021 local elections are covid-19 secure.
What discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on tackling electoral fraud.
What criteria was used by the Advisory Military Sub-Committee to inform its decision not to recommend a service medal award for British nuclear test veterans.
What steps he is taking to increase the proportion of civil service jobs based outside London.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the strength of the Union of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
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On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Have you received any indication from the Secretary of State for Education on when his statement regarding pupils’ return to school in January and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn until Tuesday 5 January 2021.—(Tom Pursglove.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 30 November 2020 (Telecommunications (Security) Bill: Programme) be varied as follows: In paragraph (2) of...
Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.—(Tom Pursglove.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.—(Tom Pursglove.)
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Taxation (Post-transition Period) Act 2020 United...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Eddie Hughes.) 5.1 pm
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