Monday, 22 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 steps his Department is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.
What response his Department has made to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s final report.
What steps he is taking to help ensure that local authority funding is used to tackle regional inequality.
What recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on the shared prosperity fund.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the provision of financial support by local authorities for schools during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to increase funding for local authorities in Cumbria.
What progress he has made on the design of the loan scheme to fund the removal of cladding on buildings under 18 metres in height.
What steps he is taking to reform planning rules in England.
What steps he is taking to promote home ownership.
What steps he is taking to support first-time home buyers in parts of the UK with the highest house prices.
What steps he is taking to promote energy-efficient house building.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Order. Before I call the Prime Minister, I would like to point out that a British Sign Language interpretation of the statement is available to watch on parliamentlive.tv. I now call the Prime...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The Prime Minister has today outlined a very helpful road map for reopening our economy and our society. Does any such plan exist for our House of...
I beg to move, That this House has considered covid-19. When I last spoke in this Chamber in a general covid debate, on 12 January, we faced a very grave situation. There was a very real risk of...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 25 March, do adjourn until Tuesday 13 April 2021.—(David Duguid.) Question...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Scottish Rates of Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.—(David Duguid.) Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 9 December, be approved.—(David Duguid.) Question...
Ordered, That Zarah Sultana be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Sarah Owen be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Feryal Clark and Alex Sobel be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Dan Carden and Helen Hayes be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Abena Oppong-Asare and Paul Holmes be discharged from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and Florence Eshalomi and Andrew Lewer be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on...
Ordered, That Richard Burgon be discharged from the Justice Committee and Janet Daby be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Navendu Mishra be discharged from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and John McDonnell be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of...
Ordered, That Darren Jones be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Rebecca Long-Bailey be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, That Stuart Anderson, Tonia Antoniazzi, Dan Carden, Leo Docherty, Martin Docherty-Hughes, Darren Henry, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Mr Richard Holden, Mr Kevan Jones, Jack Lopresti, Johnny...
Ordered, That Sam Tarry be discharged from the Transport Committee and Ben Bradshaw be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Duguid.)
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