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Point of Order

Volume 678: debated on Monday 6 July 2020

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I spoke to you about this matter this morning. Some Members attend St Margaret’s church, which is just across the way. A letter has been sent out to say that the church services there on a Sunday will be stopped. We all know that this is a result of the repercussions of covid-19 and the visitors who attend Westminster Abbey. I seek your guidance. What would be the best way of highlighting this issue to ensure that the Government can help St Margaret’s to continue? Would it be through an urgent question, an Adjournment debate or direct contact with the Minister?

Seeing that you intervene on everybody else’s Adjournment debate, it might be a good idea to see if we can facilitate one for you.

In order to allow the safe exit of hon. Members participating in this item of business and the safe arrival of those participating in the next, I am suspending the House for three minutes.

Sitting suspended.

Bill Presented

Tibet (Reciprocal Access) Bill

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Tim Loughton, supported by Chris Law, Sir Peter Bottomley, Jim Shannon, Christine Jardine, Fiona Bruce, Marion Fellows, Chris Bryant, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Damian Green, Henry Smith, Dame Diana Johnson, presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on restrictions on access by UK nationals to Tibet in comparison with other regions of China; to make provision to deny persons involved in imposing such restrictions permission to enter the UK; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on 12 March 2021, and to be printed (Bill 154).