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Results 1–20 of 400 for dominic cummings

Finance Bill: Taxation of coronavirus support payments (2 Jul 2020)

Mary Foy: ...seem more concerned with taking support away than supporting people in dire financial straits. How on earth does this help child poverty? I wish that the Government were as quick to sanction Dominic Cummings or the Secretary of State for Housing as they are to sanction vulnerable people. What is clear from these decisions is that the Government either fundamentally misunderstand the issue...

Finance Bill: Review of impact of Act on job creation (1 Jul 2020)

Rupa Huq: ...used to be said that we are gripped by an age of apathy in politics. Well, I have to say that this debate has engendered quite the opposite in my inbox, which has been flooded—if not quite on a Dominic Cummings scale—by dozens of requests from constituents asking me to speak in this debate, aided and abetted by the digital function that we debated earlier today. Yesterday, like other...

Finance Bill: Review of impact of Act on the environment (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Lucas: ...investment in things such as energy efficiency and retrofit, creating thousands of good jobs in every constituency, ending fuel poverty and getting emissions down—a real win, win, win. Despite Dominic Cummings apparently thinking this is all a bit boring, it is fundamental to that win-win of combining social and environmental justice. It would also mean more jobs in care, and the...

Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment) (1 Jul 2020)

Pete Wishart: dint of his being the First Secretary, but he executed these responsibilities with all the guile of Emu without the assistance of Rod Hull. His only qualification for that role seemed to be that Dominic Cummings could not think of anybody else. He might not have been doing the job had we had a Deputy Prime Minister, but of course we no longer have one—that unpaid, powerless position...

Civil Service Appointments (30 Jun 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...of a mind that thinks a good way to test one’s eyesight is to go for a 60-mile drive. I have three questions for the Minister. First, will he confirm that this is the start of the hard rain that Dominic Cummings promised for the civil service? Secondly, it has long been thought desirable for the Government to have the assistance of a civil service that is neutral, objective, above party...

David Frost - Private Notice Question (30 Jun 2020)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...-party support in both Houses of Congress for his New Deal. Are this Government similarly committed to building support across the parties and in both Houses of Parliament or do they prefer, as Dominic Cummings suggests, to move fast and break the conventions?

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Covid-19 Vaccine (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Doughty: ...and MPs from both sides of the House, and those who have assessed the impact of mergers in Australia and Canada. Why does she think she got it wrong, they all got it wrong, and instead, it is Dominic Cummings who is right?

Business and Planning Bill (29 Jun 2020)

Ed Miliband: ...would help the construction sector, not just in relation to operational hours, and could create tens of thousands of jobs—but today there are reports that it is being blocked by none other than Dominic Cummings. Apparently, he is uninterested and thinks it is “boring old housing insulation”. The Secretary of State and I have a good relationship, and I am happy to give way to him so...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: ...wrong? Does he accept that the Government have lost credibility? Why is this? We know that the Chief Nursing Officer was excluded from a press conference when she would not toe the line about Dominic Cummings. Yesterday, the Guardian listed eight occasions on which Professor Chris Whitty’s advice has diverged from that of Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister said, for example, that...

Westferry Printworks Development (24 Jun 2020)

Mike Amesbury: ...and the moral authority of the Government—an authority that has been undermined by the actions of some, which imply that the rules, and in some cases even the laws, do not apply to them. From Dominic Cummings to, seemingly, the Secretary of State, it is a case of do as I say, not as I do. I thank many of the MPs who have spoken today in defence of the standards required in the...

Covid-19 Update (23 Jun 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: The Prime Minister has just spoken about making difficult judgments, but it was his judgment not to sack Dominic Cummings. Does his judgment extend to understanding the damage that that decision did to confidence in England’s public health messaging, and the consequences of that for people’s lives? What is his judgment now of how he can repair that damage?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (23 Jun 2020)

Gareth Thomas: ...for advancement and so inclined to ask tough questions that they would sit on their hands throughout the entire process. If the Prime Minister would not listen to Conservative MPs’ concerns over Dominic Cummings’s future, what confidence can we have that he would listen to their concerns about a future free trade agreement with China or anyone else? Modern trade agreements are wide...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Coronavirus: Disease Control (19 Jun 2020)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to Question 51836 and with reference to his decision to allow Dominic Cummings to remain in post following his trip to the North East from London during the covid-19 lockdown, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of that decision on public attitudes towards cooperating with social distancing and other guidelines to avoid transmission of...

Covid-19: BAME Communities (18 Jun 2020)

Sam Tarry: ...need to put those who too often find themselves at the very bottom to the very top of our priorities. Comments from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and decisions by people such as Dominic Cummings have meant that the trust that even some of my constituents had in the Government has been utterly eroded. We can never have a situation—

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19: Next Steps (18 Jun 2020)

...the economy. The most egregious example of that inconsistency—if I can put it so mildly—is that Jackson Carlaw led the pack that bayed for the head of Cath Calderwood but lost his tongue over Dominic Cummings. Such party-political engagement, inconsistency and hypocrisy have no place when we are dealing with a national crisis. This time is tough and hard for individuals, businesses and...

Petition - Conduct of Mr Dominic Cummings during the COVID-19 pandemic (16 Jun 2020)

Petition - Conduct of Mr Dominic Cummings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Free School Meals: Summer Holidays (16 Jun 2020)

Tulip Siddiq: ...Good Law Project—but there are so many more. If you will indulge me, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to thank the Minister for making this U-turn in the knowledge that her big boss in No. 10, Dominic Cummings, previously said that free school meals were a “gimmick”. We know what happens to Ministers who cross him, so I hope that the hon. Lady is in her position next week. I pay...

Social Distancing: Two-metre Rule - Commons Urgent Question (16 Jun 2020)

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate: My Lords, most people in my area of Durham appreciate Dominic Cummings for putting Barnard Castle on the tourism map—for the wrong reasons—but does the Minister accept that the prime ministerial adviser’s breach of the self-isolation rules, with the hypocritical support of members of the Cabinet, was a major cause of the loss of faith in the Government’s credibility regarding...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Blencathra: ...rules when they see mobs getting away with it? Let us have no more hypocrisy from the Guardian and left-wing politicians and commentators, who were desperate to destroy—and are still mentioning—Dominic Cummings, who did not break the law or the guidelines, but are now praising demonstrators gathered in their thousands and breaking all our coronavirus laws. If coronavirus takes off...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Dominic Cummings (12 Jun 2020)

Stephen Farry: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to whom did Dominic Cummings report to in his role as Special Adviser during the period when the Prime Minister was incapacitated with covid-19.

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