Parliament: Coronavirus

(asked on 18th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will ensure that a full return to Parliament during the covid-19 outbreak will only take place after a full consultation with (a) trade unions and (b) other interested parties; and if he will make a statement.


Answered by
Pete Wishart Portrait
Pete Wishart
Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 3rd June 2020

The safety of all of those on the estate is the key concern of the Commission. Working extensively with Public Health England and via the implementation of the Covid-19 workplace guidance the appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all on the estate.

The House authorities have met with representatives of the Trades Unions for staff in the House of Commons and PDS formally at least three times per week since the beginning of March, and with representatives of Members’ and Peers’ Staff Association (MAPSA) and Unite as representatives of Members’ staff.

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Parliament: Coronavirus

1. Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme
16/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: www.parliament.uk/commons-library | intranet.parliament.uk/commons-library | papers@parliament.uk |

2. Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2018
20/06/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: House of Commons1NOTICES OF AMENDMENTSgiven up to and includingTuesday 19 June 2018New Amendments handed

3. Offshore helicopter safety
04/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: www.parliament.uk/commons-library | intranet.parliament.uk/commons-library | papers@parliament.uk |

4. Further Take-Note Debate on EU Withdrawal
08/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Briefing Further Take-Note Debate on EU Withdrawal 13 February 2019 Summary A take note debate (a debate

5. Leaving the European Union: Recent Developments and Debates under Section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
31/01/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019, further Brexit debates took place in the Lords and the Commons on 28 and 29 January 2019 respectively

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Parliament: Coronavirus

1. Oral Answers to Questions
19/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: from a wide range of sources. We have also put in place a £3.8 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen - Speech Link
2: concerns within their community. We have put in place a £3.8 billion plan to improve air quality and deliver - Speech Link
3: was that they would be planting 30,000 hectares in full by 2025, not per year. Can the Minister clarify - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
19/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Of course, we also recognise that until things return to something closer to normal and they can reopen - Speech Link
2: level with our West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, to ensure that pubs in the Black Country have all the means - Speech Link
3: the crisis. Staff have worked around the clock to ensure that people have the food they need. To support - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
10/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and rivers in North West Norfolk and across the country 200,000 times. I welcome my hon. Friend’s efforts - Speech Link
2: do not want to anticipate the outcome of the consultation. Any decisions on the next steps on these measures - Speech Link
3: promised not to compromise on food standards in trade deals, but twice—twice—the Government have refused - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
15/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Brownfield Institute will soon open in Wolverhampton North East. Will the Minister tell me how, as we move - Speech Link
2: level of air pollution from motor vehicles since covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased in August 2020 - Speech Link
3: lockdown as traffic levels increase. We continue to take urgent action to curb the impact of air pollution - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: with the devolved Administration, we launched a consultation seeking views from dairy farmers and processors - Speech Link
2: stood on a manifesto commitment that, in all our trade negotiations, we will not compromise on our high - Speech Link
3: that those have been brought across and remain in place. We also stand by our manifesto commitment, which - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Parliament: Coronavirus
Latest Questions