Thursday, 30 November 2023
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment she has made of the potential impact of the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership on small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.
What recent progress her Department has made on bringing forward legislative proposals on reform of audit and corporate governance.
What steps she is taking to prevent the use of fire and rehire practices.
What steps she is taking to encourage businesses to open outlets on high streets.
What steps she is taking to help small and medium-sized businesses to export.
What assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the potential impact of retail crime on high street businesses.
If she will make a comparative assessment of the adequacy of the number of statutory duties of the Competition and Markets Authority and other regulators reporting to her Department.
What steps she is taking to maintain access to high street postal services.
What her planned timetable is for the ratification of the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership.
What steps she is taking to help increase the number of businesses that export.
What steps she is taking to help support businesses in Essex to export.
Whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of revoking arms export licences to Israel.
What recent progress she has made on negotiating a trade deal with India.
What steps she is taking to help support the steel industry.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) Bill—
(1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance...
(2) When the Bill has been read a second time: (a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole...
(8) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly. (b)...
(10) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended...
(12) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been...
(13) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill. (14) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which...
Second Reading [Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on the morning of 28 November 2023, on the Autumn Statement 2023, HC 286; Oral evidence taken before the...
King’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 National Insurance...
Proceedings resumed (Order, this day). Considered in Committee [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
“(1) The Treasury must lay before the House of Commons on the day on which this Act is passed a report which sets out forecasts of— (a) the changes to the amount of national insurance...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Jenkinson.)
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