Tuesday, 9 February 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—
What recent discussions he has had with (a) employers and (b) trade unions on the use of dismiss and re-engage tactics in negotiations with employees.
What steps his Department is taking to support businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to support the hospitality industry during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to support the luxury textile sector during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent steps he has taken to strengthen and update his Department's guidance to employers on covid-secure working.
What steps his Department is taking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
With reference to recent flooding in Skewen, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Coal Authority on the safety of old mine workings.
What assessment he has made of the capacity of the UK to produce green hydrogen.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of dismiss and re-engage tactics by employers.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the automotive sector on the adequacy of Government fiscal support for that sector.
What steps his Department is taking to help businesses support victims of domestic abuse.
What assessment he has made of the safety of gas and electricity meter readers during the national covid-19 lockdown that has been in place since January 2021.
What plans he has to support the development of the renewable energy sector.
What recent steps he has taken with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to improve the enforcement of workplace health and safety laws.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, I would like to make a statement on new measures to keep this country safe from coronavirus. Thanks to our collective efforts, we are turning a corner. Cases of coronavirus have...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 18 January, be approved. There is no question but that this has been a...
I beg to move, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 18 January, be approved. I welcome the new shadow Ministers to their posts. You...
Consideration of Lords message
We now come to the message from the House of Lords on the Trade Bill, which is to be considered in accordance with the order of 19 January. We begin with the Government motion to disagree with...
[Relevant documents: First Report of the Defence Committee, Session 2019-21, In Search of Strategy—The 2020 Integrated Review, HC 165, and the Government response, HC 910; Oral evidence...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 17 December, be approved.—(Tom Pursglove.) Question agreed to....
That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 53), dated 18 January 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.)
The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) (Lab)...
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