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Public Bill Committee: Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Clause 1 - Form in which registers are to be kept (27 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: May I first say, on behalf of the whole Committee, what a pleasure it is to serve under your benign chairmanship, Ms McVey, and welcome you to the Chair? May I also express my admiration and gratitude to hon. Members from all parts of the House who have physically made the journey to the Committee today? Under the rules of the House, we all have to be here physically to conduct the Committee...

Public Bill Committee: Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Clause 1 - Form in which registers are to be kept (27 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: The right hon. Gentleman raises an important point. There is no doubt an overwhelming benefit for our constituents to be able to do this online, but there are provisions for checking and following up on fraud. I shall come to some of them during my remarks. I have completed the detailed coverage of clause 3, so I turn to clause 4, which covers the treatment of the existing registers of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Outdoor Recreation (20 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting (a) golf clubs, (b) tennis clubs and (c) other outdoor sports facilities from the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Sutton Coldfield (20 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that everyone on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation priority list is able to access covid-19 vaccines promptly in Sutton Coldfield constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus (18 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the hospitality sector in (a) Sutton Coldfield and (b) England during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Learning Disability and Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus (18 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the needs of children with special needs and learning disabilities are being met during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown in England.

Sittings in Westminster Hall (Suspension) (No. 2) (13 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I have a private Member’s Bill that is all ready to go into Committee. The Bill saves a great deal of taxpayers’ money, it is very good for our constituents and it is supported across the House, all the Members from across the House who have generously volunteered to serve on the Committee are ready, and it has gone to the Committee of Selection. If the Committee of Selection were to...

Financial Services Bill: New Clause 27 - Money laundering offences: electronic money institutions, payment institutions and deposit-taking bodies (13 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I rise to say just a few words about new clause 4 and amendment 7, both of which I support. New clause 4, on the facilitation of economic crime, has been ably tabled by the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge), who, together with me and many others across the House, has sought to...

Xinjiang: Forced Labour (12 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend has made a very well measured and balanced statement. Of course we seek a constructive relationship with China, but it has to be within the rules-based system. As he has so eloquently made clear, global Britain is values-driven or it is nothing. May I add to those who have urged him to keep on the table continuously the Magnitsky provisions, which he, I and others worked...

Health and Social Care: Terminally Ill People: End of Life Options (12 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: What plans he has to improve the evidence base for future debates on the options available for terminally ill people at the end of their life.

Health and Social Care: Terminally Ill People: End of Life Options (12 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: May I also express my gratitude to the NHS in all its many forms in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield for their hard work over Christmas and new year, including giving me a new knee? I thank the Secretary of State for managing to take an interest in this important subject when he is so stretched on so many other fronts. Nearly 10% of suicides are by people who are terminally ill, and the...

Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is right that we should be debating global Britain this week, the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and the House of Commons will want to mark with sadness the passing of Sir Brian Urquhart, one of the principal architects of the UN and a fine British civil servant. As my...

Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I am afraid that I cannot give way as I have so little time.

Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I give way to my hon. Friend.

Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend. Of course, he is right that trade is the key, but in order to get to a point where countries can trade, you need many of the very important services that DFID has been providing in some of the poorest parts of the world. Remember that the 0.7% has already been reduced, because it is connected with our gross national income, by nearly £3 billion. If this...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Overseas Territories: Companies (16 Dec 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he will publish the Order in Council in relation to public registers of beneficial ownership of companies registered in British Overseas Territories.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Malnutrition (7 Dec 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has spent on tackling malnutrition and starvation in the developing world in each of the last five years; and what his Department's budget will be to tackle malnutrition and starvation in each of the next three years.

Official Development Assistance (26 Nov 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I thank the Foreign Secretary very much for his courtesy over recent months, for his extremely welcome support for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, and for his kind comments about Lady Sugg, who was a brilliant Development Minister. I hope that everyone in the House will read her principled and moving resignation letter, which she released yesterday. My right hon. Friend and I both...

Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast (25 Nov 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I thank my right hon. Friend for his courtesy over the weekend and I assure him of my very strong support for virtually all of his package today. As a result of the pandemic here in the UK, 50,000 people have died and we are rightly moving heaven and earth to prevent more deaths here at home. Is he aware that his proposed breaking of the 0.7% promise and the 30% further reduction in cash will...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Sutton Coldfield (25 Nov 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing in Sutton Coldfield constituency.


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