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Covid-19 Update (15 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: I bring news from Greater Manchester, where the impossible has been achieved: all the Members of Parliament, the leaders of the councils and indeed the Mayor are surprisingly in agreement with one another; but the meeting that we had earlier today was entirely pointless. I might as well have been talking to the wall. When are we going to be properly consulted, and learn about measures...

Covid-19 Update (12 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: I fear that talk of closing hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafés misses the point, given the very limited transmission of covid within them. For example, this has averaged at just 2.4% in Stockport over the last four months. Is not the danger in closing them that people will meet in each other’s homes, where transmission is much higher, rather than in these covid-secure...

Planning and House Building (8 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely), who gave a splendid exposition of the issue facing us today. Although she is no longer in her place, I also agree with the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) in wishing that our planning Ministers stuck around for a bit longer than they have done during the past 10 years. I do not wish to sentence...

Public Health (6 Oct 2020)

William Wragg: rose—

Covid-19 Update (21 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: My right hon. Friend has many invidious choices to continue to make, but, further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale West (Sir Graham Brady), the wider health implications of covid-19 cannot be overstated. They include delayed cancer diagnosis, missed stroke and heart attack treatments, and the cancellation of elective surgery. Will my right hon. Friend...

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker. On behalf of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, I am grateful for the opportunity to present our report on a public inquiry into the response to the covid-19 pandemic. I begin by expressing my gratitude to those who contributed to the report. In particular, I am indebted to our witnesses, who gave their time to the...

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: We have not quite made the recommendation that it should not be a judge-led inquiry; it could well be, but perhaps with a panel of different experts to contribute something different. I entirely agree with the hon. Lady on the need for a co-ordinating role, which has to be based on co-operation with the devolved Administrations.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: Without pre-empting such an inquiry, the short answer is yes, and I thank my right hon. Friend for his contribution to the report.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend for that and for his contribution to the Committee’s work. Time is indeed of the essence, as there will be an inevitable lag period before such an inquiry can begin taking evidence, and we should use that time wisely, as he suggests.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, but it would be for the inquiry to require that evidence if it was based on a statutory footing.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend. Being a qualified medic, he will share my disdain for any outbreak of “hindsightitis” in all this. I would emphasise that the summary of our report states that the primary purpose of the inquiry should be “to learn lessons and to make recommendations about how similar events can be better handled in future.”

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: Yes, I agree with the thrust of the hon. Member’s question. He may already be aware of—and, following this statement, may wish to follow up—the evidence kindly presented to us to by Gordon Lyons, Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive Office, who made an important contribution to our proceedings.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend for that question. Again, without pre-empting what such an inquiry may wish to investigate and find, it is useful to have the Paymaster General on the Treasury Bench, because I know that her department in the Cabinet Office is particularly keen on the areas that my hon. Friend mentioned.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank my fellow Committee member for his question. The short answer is yes, but it is important to remember that it will be the inquiry, placed on a statutory footing, that will be able to summon such evidence.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank the right hon. Lady for her constructive reply and careful consideration of the report and for welcoming all our recommendations. I am sure that the Government—with my right hon. Friend the Paymaster General on the Front Bench—will in due course welcome all those recommendations as well. Virtual participation in proceedings concluded (Order, 4 June.)

Treasury: Energy-Efficient Homes: Support (15 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: What financial support he is providing to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes.

Treasury: Energy-Efficient Homes: Support (15 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: What assessment has my hon. Friend made of the benefits of this ambitious £2 billion scheme for home insulation, and when will my constituents be able to access it to make those improvements to their homes?

Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple Trains (10 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for that announcement and for the work he has done to secure it. He mentions the short, medium and longer term. Without wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth, I wonder if he could elaborate further. Will Northern prioritise this route for the restoration of services before the deadline in December? Might there perhaps be the potential for better news in...

Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple Trains (10 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: I am grateful to have the opportunity this afternoon, like my hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Selaine Saxby) did in the previous debate, of moving a motion in my name that is of great importance to my constituency. It concerns the services on the Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill via Hyde line. This is of considerable interest to my constituents and is urgent given that, from Monday...

Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple Trains (10 Sep 2020)

William Wragg: On that note, I happily give way to my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Stalybridge and Hyde (Jonathan Reynolds).


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