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Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery: Coronavirus (26 Oct 2020)

Baroness Barran: Income raised by the National Lottery funds good causes in four broad areas, which are set out in the National Lottery Act 1993: communities 40%, arts 20%, heritage 20%, and sport 20%. The government remains committed to funding these four areas and funds are distributed by 12 Lottery Distributing Bodies (LDBs) at arm’s length from government. The National Lottery distributors have...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My hon. Friend raises an important point. He is right to say that we are living in unprecedented times with this coronavirus pandemic and many businesses are struggling. As a Government, we are working hard to support them. We want to carry out those impact assessments. On the pitch fees, that is why I said we need to consult the industry further to come up with a proposal that has consensus....

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My hon. Friend raises an important point. He is right to say that we are living in unprecedented times with this coronavirus pandemic and many businesses are struggling. As a Government, we are working hard to support them. We want to carry out those impact assessments. On the pitch fees, that is why I said we need to consult the industry further to come up with a proposal that has consensus....

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Sir David Amess: I do, and I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend in his endeavours. Research shows that tougher prison sentences do act as a deterrent to would-be perpetrators and can help to prevent animal cruelty abuses from taking place. In 2019, over half of immediate custodial sentences imposed for animal cruelty were at the upper end of the scale of over 17 weeks. In cases where sentences are near the...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Sir David Amess: I do, and I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend in his endeavours. Research shows that tougher prison sentences do act as a deterrent to would-be perpetrators and can help to prevent animal cruelty abuses from taking place. In 2019, over half of immediate custodial sentences imposed for animal cruelty were at the upper end of the scale of over 17 weeks. In cases where sentences are near the...

Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Spending (22 Oct 2020)

David Lammy: ...whom I am very grateful. I declare an interest as an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, which uses legal aid. The right to a fair hearing is a human right guaranteed by the Human Rights Act 1998 under article 6. Just like the right to no punishment without law, the right to freedom of expression and the right to participate in free elections, it is a fundamental part of our...

Covid-19 (22 Oct 2020)

Robert Largan: ...measures to protect jobs and businesses in areas such as Glossopdale that have been under tier 2 restrictions. Those measures are vital, though I hope that we can continue to consider the impact on businesses in the supply chain and in the events industry, which have also been very badly affected and will need to play a vital role in the economic recovery. Thinking ahead to this winter and...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Touhig: ...in the context of the failure of the Government’s test and trace system. The most recent weekly statistics show that only two-thirds of people who tested positive were transferred to the contact tracing system. How can we possibly expect people to self-isolate if they are not contacted? It beggars belief that what was called Britain’s world-beating app, costing tens of millions of...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Touhig: ...in the context of the failure of the Government’s test and trace system. The most recent weekly statistics show that only two-thirds of people who tested positive were transferred to the contact tracing system. How can we possibly expect people to self-isolate if they are not contacted? It beggars belief that what was called Britain’s world-beating app, costing tens of millions of...

Covid-19: Disparate Impact (22 Oct 2020)

Marsha de Cordova: I thank the Minister for advance sight of her statement. Coronavirus continues to expose deep-rooted structural inequalities in our society, and these drive the health inequalities. Today, the Minister has published her first quarterly report on progress into addressing covid health inequalities, but it is now well over four months since both Public Health England reviews were published. The...

Covid-19: South Yorkshire - Statement (22 Oct 2020)

The following Statement was made on Wednesday 21 October in the House of Commons. “With permission, I would like to make a Statement on coronavirus, further to the Statement made by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care last night. This virus remains a serious threat, and over 1 million people have tested positive for coronavirus in Europe over the...

Covid-19: South Yorkshire - Statement (22 Oct 2020)

The following Statement was made on Wednesday 21 October in the House of Commons. “With permission, I would like to make a Statement on coronavirus, further to the Statement made by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care last night. This virus remains a serious threat, and over 1 million people have tested positive for coronavirus in Europe over the...

Procedure and Privileges Committee - Motion to Agree (22 Oct 2020)

Lord McFall of Alcluith: ...Companion were thought to be imminent, and the committee decided to present all the changes to the House when these new editions were ready. Work on the new editions was, however, paused when the coronavirus pandemic started, and the procedures underpinning the virtual and hybrid proceedings became the focus. More recently, on 6 October, the committee agreed changes to procedures...

Procedure and Privileges Committee - Motion to Agree (22 Oct 2020)

Lord McFall of Alcluith: ...Companion were thought to be imminent, and the committee decided to present all the changes to the House when these new editions were ready. Work on the new editions was, however, paused when the coronavirus pandemic started, and the procedures underpinning the virtual and hybrid proceedings became the focus. More recently, on 6 October, the committee agreed changes to procedures...

Covid-19: Economy Update (22 Oct 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...—a sign of real disrespect to the other parties in this House. We in the Opposition have called for more certainty and a plan, because the evidence is that we are not coming out of this coronavirus crisis any time soon. The Chancellor has not listened or responded, so I ask again for three things. I ask him to listen and to act; to extend furlough and the self-employment income support...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Health Services: Coronavirus (22 Oct 2020)

Paul Scully: The Government’s ultimate priority has been to act to reduce the high levels of Covid-19 infection and we are taking many steps to protect the long-term financial future of all businesses during the current economic emergency. The Government has introduced an unprecedented and comprehensive package of support to help as many individuals and businesses during this difficult period. This...

Deferred Divisions: Insolvency (21 Oct 2020)

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1031), dated 23 September 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 September, be approved.

Free School Meals (21 Oct 2020)

Rosie Winterton: ...’ Rights (Application Deadline and Temporary Protection) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, the Ayes were 342 and the Noes were 237, so the Ayes have it. On the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1031), the Ayes were 353 and the Noes were nil, so the Ayes have it. On the Health Protection (Coronavirus,...

External Private Contractors: Government Use and Employment (21 Oct 2020)

Claudia Webbe: ...have been outsourced in recent years. The NHS supply chain, which is responsible for delivering personal protective equipment, was privatised in 2006. Since the disastrous Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS outsourcing and privatisation has been incentivised. In the last five years alone, private companies were handed £15 billion of NHS contracts. According to research by We Own It,...

Support for People and Businesses in Wales: Covid-19 — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (21 Oct 2020)

Stephen Kinnock: .... Community groups in Aberavon sprang into action to help residents across our community, to help with food shopping, prescription pick-ups and so many other forms of support, and often just with acts of human kindness. Demand on our food banks has increased dramatically. I thank the Port Talbot, Briton Ferry, Cwmafan and the Skewen Salvation Army food banks, as well as Age Cymru West...


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