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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Opinion Polls (21 May 2021)

William Wragg: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his correspondence of 7 May 2021 on Government polling, reference MC2021/08351, if he will provide the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee with a list of the companies contracted to conduct polling by the Cabinet Office since 1 March 2020.

Ministerial Code/Register of Ministers’ Interests (18 May 2021)

William Wragg: The role of the independent adviser is an important one, and I personally was impressed by Lord Geidt’s evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee last week. Ostensibly, the delay in the publication of the Register of Ministers’ Interests was due to the vacancy in that important position that arose after the resignation of Sir Alex Allan. What does my right...

Covid-19 Update (17 May 2021)

William Wragg: The Health Secretary can be proud of his role in the vaccination programme, and I welcome the further reduction in the age of eligibility. It may surprise my right hon. Friend, and indeed the House, that despite my appearance and general manner, there are still a few years yet to go, but I will be there, seized of the importance of taking up my vaccine. May I urge him to favour a surge in...

Covid-19: Government Transparency and Accountability (22 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: May I just say that we always enjoy my right hon. Friend the Minister’s appearances before our Committee, and I would not wish to reduce those in number or diminish them in quality. I say in her defence that we are tired of Ministers being sent to us who have been set up to fail, because they have not been part of the decision-making process. It is not they who are accountable, but rather...

Covid-19: Government Transparency and Accountability (22 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Government transparency and accountability during Covid-19: The data underpinning decisions, HC 803. I thank the Liaison Committee and the Backbench Business Committee for granting us time to debate this important report this afternoon. I thank the members and...

Covid-19: Government Transparency and Accountability (22 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: I refer my right hon. Friend to my correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which is published regularly on the PACAC website. I would hope that the response to a well-meant, generous invitation to such a senior Minister will promptly be put right and that we will be assured of his attendance at our Committee, so that we can do the job we are there to do, which is to...

Covid-19: Government Transparency and Accountability (22 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: My hon. Friend hits the nail on the head, and the short answer is no. If the Government were to express the view that these are arbitrary decisions made because this is a difficult situation, that would be a more honest approach than vague references to following the science without bringing forward the evidence to underpin decisions. He hits the nail exactly on the head. I try to say this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Personal Care Services: Coronavirus (15 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Department’s guidance for close contact services in England is consistent with the latest evidence on covid-19 transmissibility; and what the evidential basis for advising against the provision of newspapers and magazines for clients is, as referenced in section 5.2 of that...

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: On the point about scrutiny, and following the speech made by the hon. Member for Luton South (Rachel Hopkins), who is indeed a member of the Committee that will be scrutinising all of these matters—of which it is my privilege to be Chair—I wonder if the hon. Lady could seek not to correct the record, but to explain? If she is seeking independence of scrutiny, the motion before us and on...

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: May I thank the Opposition for tabling a motion to establish a Committee, but gently point out to them that one already exists; namely, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which the House has given me the honour of chairing? I trust that the motion before us is not a vote of no confidence in either me or, indeed, the very independent-minded membership of that...

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: It is often the case that if an individual’s attitude and sense of public probity were such, there would be no need for rules, but I fear we are quite often at risk of falling short.

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: The Chair of the Liaison Committee is indicating that he wishes to intervene.

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: My hon. Friend is entirely correct, and I believe the whole new Committee entirely endorses the latest, 2017, report of the previous Committee and would wish to see those recommendations taken forward.

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: Yes, but I am at risk of indulging the hon. Gentleman too much.

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. Hon. and right hon. Members should always be careful in using the privilege afforded to us in speaking in this House, but I find it odd that the leaked emails should be from the late Cabinet Secretary, which cannot be contextualised or challenged by a man who is dead. We must be mindful of scapegoating, especially when it appears too neat, but...

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: I note the motion and thank the hon. Member for it. I just wondered why she thought it was appropriate that the membership of that Committee be nominated by the Committee of Selection? Why should it be filled with a load of Whips’ stooges?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (13 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the bonus payments that GPs have received for administering the covid-19 vaccine to care home patients to the vaccination of other difficult to reach groups.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (12 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement financial rewards for (a) GPs, (b) vaccination centres and (c) other local health professionals for each vaccine administered that goes above the average number of vaccines administered.

Coronavirus (25 Mar 2021)

William Wragg: What an extraordinary thing! This evening, I imagine I will find myself in the Lobby with the right hon. Gentleman who spoke before me, although he will do it by proxy, I presume, and, perhaps more concerningly from my perspective, with the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Ed Davey), who is to follow me. It is an eccentric thing, I suppose, to talk in this House about beliefs and...


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