Thursday, 21 January 2021
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will take steps to ensure that the new regulations for Great Britain-Northern Ireland pet travel are not overly restrictive.
What discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on when the Buckskin flood alleviation scheme in Basingstoke will be completed.
What recent progress has been made on negotiations for distant fleet fishing for 2021.
What steps he has taken to prevent disruption to food (a) imports and (b) exports since the end of the transition period.
What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement on Scottish fishing communities.
What steps he is taking to support agriculture as direct payments are phased out.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK food producers of proposed restrictions on promotions of products high in fat, sugar and salt.
What steps he is taking to increase tree planting.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the level of air pollution generated from the redevelopment of brownfield sites.
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling food poverty and insecurity during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.
What steps he is taking to ensure the UK is a global leader in animal welfare.
What steps he is taking to stop recently born puppies being brought into the UK illegally.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
What assessment the Church of England has made of the effectiveness of partnerships between local authorities and faith groups in providing support to vulnerable people during the covid-19 outbreak.
What progress the Church of England has made on its work to help tackle the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
The hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—
What steps the Committee is taking to ensure the safe conduct of elections planned for May 2021 during the covid-19 outbreak.
What additional support has been provided to the clergy and churches to help people attend church in person or online during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.
What steps are being taken to consult disabled stakeholders on the restoration and renewal project.
What assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on Church of England landholdings.
What steps the Church of England is taking across the worldwide Anglican Communion to tackle the persecution of Christians during the covid-19 pandemic.
The hon. Member for South Norfolk, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, was asked—
What the planned timescale is for a response by the Government to the NAO report findings on the Ministry of Defence's equipment plan 2020 to 2030, published on 12 January 2021.
The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners was asked—
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England is providing to schools during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Monday, preceding the Division on the Labour party’s motion on universal credit, a number of Opposition Members shouted “No”, seemingly to...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement on the covid-19 vaccine roll-out.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the publication of a Skills for Jobs White Paper on the next steps for post-16 education reform. Last October, I...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether I might seek your advice. During Women and Equalities questions last week, the Minister for Equalities told me that her first report on...
I beg to move, That this House expresses grave concern regarding the Government’s continued inaction with respect to the injustice suffered by Equitable Life policyholders, the vast...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the operation of the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak. I will do my very best to keep my speech within that time, Madam Deputy...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.)
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