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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. Oral or written statements to Parliament are also made by the Government and others to inform both Houses of their work. Written statements are normally used to put the day-to-day business of Government on the official record and in the public domain.

All oral statements and any written content from before 2014 can be found in Hansard.

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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Antony Higginbotham
Conservative, Burnley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on increasing the number of (a) scans, (b) diagnostic tests and (c) other health checks provided by the NHS.

Asked 6 December 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Will Quince (Conservative, Colchester)
902627
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Natural England
Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the budget for Natural England has been in each year since 2015.

Asked 3 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Trudy Harrison (Conservative, Copeland)
78668
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture: Land
Kevin Hollinrake
Conservative, Thirsk and Malton

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether class 3B agricultural land is classified as best and most versatile land in the National Planning Policy Framework.

Asked 12 July 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Trudy Harrison (Conservative, Copeland)
34984
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Seasonal Workers: Conditions of Employment
Nadia Whittome
Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there are guaranteed minimum hours of work for people on the agricultural Seasonal Worker visa working in horticulture.

Asked 29 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Mark Spencer (Conservative, Sherwood)
98896
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Supply
Lord Lucas
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government, further the publication of Updated energy and emissions projections 2021 to 2040 on 18 October, what are the projected (1) sources of, and (2) uses for, electrical energy in 2024 (a) on average, and (b) on a cold winter ev...

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3658
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture: Technology
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will provide an update on how they are supporting farmers to adapt to new technologies to improve efficiency of agri-tech businesses.

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3673
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Supply
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of electricity the UK will need per day by 2050.

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3654
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Flexible Working
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their response to the Making Flexible Working the Default consultation about proposals relating to a legislative framework for flexible working hours.

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 6 December 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3636
Answered
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Ministry of Defence
Defences's Support to Government Contingency Planning for Strike Action
James Heappey
Minister of State for the Armed Forces
Conservative, Wells
Statement made 6 December 2022
HCWS417
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
An Update on Levelling Up
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling UP, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 6 December 2022
HCWS416
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on the Levelling Up Bill
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling UP, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 6 December 2022
HCWS415
Commons
Department for Education
Capital Update
Gillian Keegan
Secretary of State for Education
Conservative, Chichester
Statement made 6 December 2022
HCWS414
Commons

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
An Update on Levelling Up
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 December 2022
HLWS406
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on the Levelling Up Bill
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 December 2022
HLWS405
Lords
Department for Transport
Transport Update
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 December 2022
HLWS404
Lords
Department for Education
Capital Update
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System and Student Finance)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 December 2022
HLWS403
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
6 December 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
5 December 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
2 December 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 December 2022
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6 December 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
5 December 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
2 December 2022
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1 December 2022
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