Thursday, 18 March 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 help ensure that art and antiques can be easily exported to EU countries.
What steps his Department is taking to roll out gigabit broadband.
What steps the Government is taking to ensure the free flow of data to and from the EU.
What progress his Department has made on allocating further support to the culture and heritage sector through the Culture Recovery Fund.
If he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing a Government-backed insurance scheme for the live events sector.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure fair competition for the fourth national lottery licence.
What steps his Department is taking to support the return of elite sport as covid-19 restrictions are eased.
What steps his Department is taking to support the reopening of the culture and entertainment industries as covid-19 restrictions are eased.
What progress he has made on rolling out fibre spine infrastructure in West Dorset.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of work permit-free travel between the UK and EU for musicians and performers on the UK's creative industries.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of the CPS complex casework units.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department in helping to ensure the Government’s compliance with international law on the rights of refugees.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in prosecuting offences relating to county lines drug dealing.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of prosecutions relating to modern slavery.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of CPS engagement with (a) local communities and (b) external stakeholders during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps he has taken to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by the CPS to tackle the increased backlog of cases before the courts as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps he is taking to increase public understanding of the law during the covid-19 outbreak.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I rise to make a point of order in relation to what the Leader of the House said earlier. He may have inadvertently misled the House when he used words like...
With permission, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s response to the independent review of administrative law. In our democracy, judicial review plays a vital role in...
With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the support that we are giving to the NHS and social care to help recover from the pandemic. Before turning to that, I...
Select Committee statement
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. My point of order relates to the debate held by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) on Tuesday evening on the Scottish civil...
It may be helpful to inform the House that this debate is likely to run until about 3.45 pm.
I beg to move, That this House has considered World Water Day 2021. I thank the co-sponsors of this debate, ahead of World Water Day on 22 March— the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Mr...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.)
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