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European Union (Future Relationship) Bill (30 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: This is about sovereignty. Sovereignty is spoken of by some as a near-religious phenomenon, either through veneration or rejection. It is either doctrinal truth or mumbo-jumbo, depending on the bent of the beholder. However, it is far more prosaic than that. It boils down to the question of who governs, and whether that exercise of government carries the broad consent of the people so...

Covid-19 Update (17 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: It being Christmas, and given the circumstances that we are in, covid-compliant carol singers in Stockport have been heard singing the words of that well-known epidemiologist Mariah Carey, “All I want for Christmas is tier 2”, but sadly their entreating that outcome has not been successful at all. Can my right hon. Friend explain, further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Food: Advertising (17 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the (a) quality of responses to his Department's consultation on total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt, and (b) potential merits of extending that consultation to allow for more responses to be submitted.

Covid-19 Update (14 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: rose—

Covid-19 Update (14 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for that warm welcome. Further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich and North Essex (Sir Bernard Jenkin), the approach of Essex and Hertfordshire shows that district authorities can be dealt with separately between tiers. With that tantalising prospect, will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State commit to looking closely at the...

EU Withdrawal Agreement (9 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: The implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol has become my right hon. Friend’s equivalent of the Schleswig-Holstein question, given the variety of interpretations that surround it, but fundamentally does what my right hon. Friend agreed yesterday make it more or less likely that a free trade agreement with the European Union that, crucially, ensures United Kingdom sovereignty in its...

Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out (8 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: I always enjoy my exchanges with my right hon. Friend, and this time I mean that when I say it, because this is incredibly welcome news, particularly given Stepping Hill Hospital’s role in the administration of the vaccine. I will certainly encourage all my constituents, when they receive the invitation, to have the vaccine, take it and dispel some of the more eccentric views that are...

Public Health (1 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: Before I make my brief remarks, I am reminded of the quote by Teddy Roosevelt, who spoke of the person in the arena. I rather feel that my hon. Friend the Minister is that person at the moment, while everybody else around her carps on without any particular responsibility. My apologies to her on a personal level if I now fall into that category. Many people have been in touch with me, as I am...

Public Health (1 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: Absolutely right. We are told that non-essential retail can reopen—hurrah! But I am not quite sure why we would express great surprise—

Public Health (1 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: I will give way again, very generously.

Public Health (1 Dec 2020)

William Wragg: Absolutely not. This has brought out the number of lunatics in the country, quite frankly. Non-essential retail is to reopen. Why on earth was it closed in the first place? A Secretary of State beamed at us from the pages of The Daily Telegraph yesterday to say, “Rejoice! You can go out and shop around the clock.” We express surprise that so many of our high street retailers are going...

Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast (25 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: As somebody who campaigns to protect green-belt land, I welcome my right hon. Friend’s additional investment in prioritising brownfield developments. His changes to the Green Book will also benefit the north-west in relation to infrastructure investment. Will he say more about what he can do to incentivise business growth in the north of England, which will bring jobs and, importantly, tax...

Covid-19: Winter Plan (23 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: Can my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister confirm that decisions over tiering will be based on local authority areas such as Stockport, rather than wider combined authority areas such as Greater Manchester?

Written Answers — Treasury: Exports: VAT (11 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the removal of the Extra Statutory Concession on VAT on goods supplied at duty-free and tax-free shops on the economy.

Committee on Standards (10 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: I just want to ask whether, if this is House business—which I think it is, absolutely—why, therefore, is the Labour Chief Whip’s name on the amendment?

Covid-19 (2 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: I understand that I am quickly building a reputation in this House for being somewhat grumpy and contrarian—[Hon. Members: “Building?”] Or indeed cementing the pinnacle of it. I can understand why those on the Front Bench may regard me as one of the characters from “The Muppet Show”; perhaps Statler and Waldorf—some cantankerous muppet perched high up in the gallery. My brief...

Covid-19 (2 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: My right hon. Friend lists the many commendable achievements of the national health service in the period since the first wave, but the main contention is that this policy is for ICU capacity issues. What specifically has been done over the summer to increase that capacity?

Covid-19 Update (2 Nov 2020)

William Wragg: As models of athleticism, the Prime Minister and I know of the benefits of regular gym-going—not only for physical health, but for mental wellbeing. Knowing that repetition is not a cardinal sin in this House, will he therefore reconsider the intention to close gyms, particularly given the great endeavours that they have made to make themselves covid secure?

Additional Covid-19 Restrictions: Fair Economic Support (21 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Makerfield (Yvonne Fovargue). I pass on my condolences to the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner), whose aunt sadly passed away in the hospital that serves my constituency. This is my first time participating in an Opposition day debate. I am told that they are good practice, akin to a sixth-form debating society, or else a means...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Treatments: Coronavirus (21 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential effectiveness of cotrimoxazole in the treatment of covid-19.

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