Monday, 28 June 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 assessment she has made of trends in the number of households subject to the benefit cap.
If her Department will publish the findings from its review of the special rules for terminal illness before the summer 2021 parliamentary recess.
What recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to provide British Sign Language with full legal status.
What recent assessment she has made of the progress made by the kickstart scheme in creating jobs for young people.
What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of removing the £20 a week uplift to universal credit and working tax credit on child poverty in Scotland.
What steps her Department is taking to help implement the Government's levelling-up agenda.
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of people in in-work poverty.
What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of reintroducing benefit sanctions on vulnerable claimants.
What assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the disability employment gap.
What steps she is taking to tackle fraud and error in the benefits system.
What steps she is taking to work with (a) charities and (b) training providers to support young people back into work.
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of personal independence payment applications her Department has approved during the period that covid-19 restrictions have been in place.
What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants are able to take advantage of sector-specific training opportunities.
We now come to topical questions.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to update the House on the leak of classified and sensitive documents from the Ministry of Defence.
Order. Before we come to the next urgent question, I want to say something about the implications for this House of the apparent security breach involving the Department of Health and Social...
I would like to congratulate Secretary Sajid Javid on his new appointment.
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Last Monday, following Education questions, I raised a point of order querying the Secretary of State’s claim that the Government aimed to roll out...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies)...
[Relevant document: Report from the House of Commons Commission, Lay Members of the Committee on Standards: Nomination of Candidate, HC 474.]
I beg to move, That Marta Phillips, Dr Simon Thurley and Simon Wright be appointed as external members of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body under Part 1, Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Financial Markets and Insolvency (Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.
That the draft Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 24 May, be approved.—(Scott Mann.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Scott Mann.)
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