Thursday, 11 February 2021
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to increase opportunities for small businesses to bid for Government contracts.
What steps the Government are taking to help ensure goods can continue to flow freely between the UK and the EU.
What steps the Government are taking to help increase transparency in procurement of Government contracts as part of the covid-19 response.
What plans he has to tackle voter fraud in elections.
What steps the Government are taking to strengthen the Union.
What his timescale is for publication of the Dunlop review into UK Government Union capability.
What offer his Department (a) made to and (b) received from the EU on reciprocal visa-free travel for touring musicians during negotiations on the future relationship with the EU.
What steps his Department is taking to improve democratic inclusion throughout society.
What steps he is taking to support hauliers operating between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government procurement policy.
What steps he is taking to improve the quality of civil service apprenticeships.
What steps he is taking to support the Government’s programme on regional economic growth after the covid-19 outbreak.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
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: Pension Schemes Act 2021 High Speed Rail (West...
Mr Speaker, I come to the House today to set out our White Paper on the future of health and care. The past year has been the most challenging in the NHS’s proud 72-year history. The health...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The petition calling on the Government to trigger article 16 to allow unfettered trade within the United Kingdom has been signed by 138,000 people as of...
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill: Timetable (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the...
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 Ministerial and other...
Proceedings resumed (Order, this day). Considered in Committee (Order, this day). [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 3, in page 1, line 5, leave out “may” and insert “must”. The intention of this amendment is to make paid maternity absence...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.)
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