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Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Coronavirus (19 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is of his Department's contracts with (a) accountancy and (b) auditing for the purposes of supporting universities to access finances during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Health Services: Protective Clothing (19 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to remove trade barriers to imports of medical scrubs.

Covid-19 (18 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I echo the sentiments of many Members in thanking our NHS workers for the work they have done throughout this crisis and will be expected to do through the winter ahead. I want to focus on an issue that affects them very keenly: the national scrubs crisis, which leaves NHS workers without the equipment they need to do their job in fighting covid on the frontline. In answer to a written...

Union Learning Fund — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) on securing this important and timely debate. I declare an interest, as a member of Unison. Today I join employers, businesses, and especially workers, across the country in being staggered by the decision—out of the blue—to scrap the union...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (18 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the double-counting of covid-19 tests.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Coronavirus (18 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support parents to mitigate the detrimental effects of covid-19 lockdown on the social development of (a) new born babies and (b toddlers.

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 93 - General duty to conserve and enhance biodiversity (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I, too, would like to support amendment 137. I can picture the scene in the drafting committee. One group wanted to have “act in accordance with”, to make the duty very strong so “we would definitely put this into action”, and on the other side was the “must have regard to” group. I would like to speak on behalf of the “act in accordance with” group, and it was a mistake that...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 81 - Water quality: powers of Secretary of State (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: Before our lunch break, we were discussing clause 81, on water quality and the powers of the Secretary of State. The clause gives the Secretary of State a wide-ranging power to amend the regulations that implement the EU water framework directive, particularly as they relate to the chemical pollutants that should be considered under the regulations and the standards applied to them. I have...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 81 - Water quality: powers of Secretary of State (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: Although there is some justification for a power to make technical updates to regulations, as my hon. Friend the shadow Minister has set out, the clause could provide a licence for the Secretary of State to weaken, via secondary legislation, the standards of our waters, and their chemical status in particular. Secondary legislation has caused a huge amount of division between the Opposition...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 80 - Water abstraction: no compensation for certain licence modifications (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I would like to speak in support of the concerns raised by my hon. Friend the shadow Minister about the long deadlines of this Bill, which would be rectified by amendments 132, 133 and 134. Clause 80 amends the Water Resources Act 1991 to improve the way in which the abstraction is managed. This additional Environment Agency power, to act on licensing that causes environmental harm, is...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 76 - Drainage and sewerage management plans (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I welcome the Minister’s earlier comments about taking action on sewage pollution, of which this is an additional part. I welcome the aims of the clause, and I believe it is vital that a strategic approach is taken to waste water management. However, I have a couple of issues with it that I would like to point out. Sewage pollution is a very important issue for constituents across the...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 76 - Drainage and sewerage management plans (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: Which I should not do. I acknowledge that, but I would welcome the Minister’s comments on that. Clause 76 amends the Water Industry Act 1991 by adding new section 94C. There are a whole rash of “mays”, and we have chosen modestly, and I think correctly, to identify one that should be a “must”. It is in new section 94C(3), which, again, talks about consultation on plans. We have...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 75 - Water resources management plans, drought plans and joint proposals (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I would like to add to the argument about the fact that this legislation will stand for a long time. Even the fact that clause 75 amends the Water Industry Act 1991 is a reminder to us of how long we expect this legislation to be in force and people to be acting on it accordingly. The Water Industry Act became law 29 years ago and we are still discussing it, and how we will amend it, now....

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 75 - Water resources management plans, drought plans and joint proposals (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: I would like to unpack the amendment slightly more and highlight some areas that may be affected by the Government’s proposals. We would be very interested to hear from the Minister how this Bill will be enacted on the ground after it has progressed through both Houses. Consultation is key during any planned preparation. The plans to clean up our water across the country are essential and,...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 75 - Water resources management plans, drought plans and joint proposals (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: Thank you, Mr Gray. Amendment 130 would ensure that consultation rights for stakeholders could be created under such regulations and allow these provisions to include a requirement for “persons or bodies representing the interests of those likely to be affected” by a plan to be consulted during the plan preparation. This requirement should be included in the Bill to make it as clear as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Screening (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve supply chains for the chemicals used to process blood tests.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Schools (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to schools on managing and administering tests for covid-19.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tennis: Coronavirus (17 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether outdoor tennis played by people from (a) one household or (b) different households respecting social distancing guidelines is possible during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Muslims (16 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British-born Muslims who joined the armed forces from (a) 2016 to (b) 2019 completed the minimum length of service before exiting the armed services.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Muslims (16 Nov 2020)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many formal complaints were received from British-born Muslim armed forces personnel in service from (a) 2016 to (b) 2019.


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