Thursday, 8 July 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 implement their levelling-up agenda.
What steps his Department is taking to increase transparency in the service delivery of public bodies.
Which Minister is responsible for authorising the installation of CCTV cameras in ministerial offices; and who receives notification of the installation of those cameras.
What assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the Government’s civil contingency plans and (b) preparedness for a potential future pandemic.
What recent discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on matters within his ministerial responsibility.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential implications of the road map out of lockdown for people who are immunosuppressed.
What steps the Government are taking to deliver civil service jobs outside London.
What steps the Government are taking to increase opportunities for small businesses to bid for Government contracts.
What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of voter ID on levels of enfranchisement.
If he will take steps to ensure that all ministerial correspondence relating to the Government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic is made available to the forthcoming public inquiry.
What recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) viability and (b) value for money of the Verify scheme.
If he will take steps to help ensure the enforcement of the ministerial code.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Obviously, many Members will want to congratulate the great team last night—England. We look forward to Sunday, and we wish them well. Let us now start business questions. I call Thangam...
With permission, I will make a statement on the UK’s policy towards Afghanistan. Twenty years ago, Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda leadership had turned Afghanistan into the epicentre of...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The rules of this House are very clear that any hon. Member visiting another Member’s constituency in any official capacity should inform that...
I apologise for the hoarseness of my voice, but this is what happens when you shout at a television for however long it was. It seemed like an eternity, but it was well worth a shout. I shall be...
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.) 6.2 pm
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