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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.

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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 Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: Refugees
Dan Jarvis
Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Leave Outside the Immigration Rules (LOTR) applications for additional family members under the Afghan relocation and assistance policy (ARAP) and ex-gratia scheme (EGS), which Department makes ...

Asked 7 November 2022
Answered 21 November 2022
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
Answer corrected
By James Heappey (Wells, Wells)
80716
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits: Disqualification
Jonathan Ashworth
Labour, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Autumn Statement 2022, published on 17 November 2022, CP 751, if he will take steps to ensure that the in-work conditionality measures will not be accompanied by sanctions.

Asked 30 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
99855
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
John McDonnell
Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Departmental staff will be among the 600,000 workers subject to the Intensive Work Search regime.

Asked 25 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
96547
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits: Disability
Peter Dowd
Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he take steps to increase disability benefits in line with inflation.

Asked 30 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
99877
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits
Baroness Altmann
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government how much the threshold for (1) income support, (2) income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, (3) income-related Employment and Support Allowance, (4) housing benefit, (5) child tax credits, and (6) pension credits, has increased ...

Asked 21 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3573
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Migrants: Detainees
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government how many individuals were held in immigration detention at the (1) Dover, (2) Manston, and (3) Napier Barracks, immigration centres on the most recent dates for which data are available; and what is the normal capacity of e...

Asked 21 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Lord Murray of Blidworth (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3600
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan and Iraq: Reserve Forces
Lord De Mauley
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government how many reservists have died on operations in (1) Iraq, and (2) Afghanistan, since 2000, broken down by service.

Asked 21 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3592
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
HMS Bristol
Lord Trefgarne
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of HMS Bristol.

Asked 21 November 2022
Answered 5 December 2022
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3625
Answered
Lords

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Dehenna Davison
Minister for Levelling Up
Conservative, Bishop Auckland
Statement made 5 December 2022
HCWS412
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Employment Rights
Kevin Hollinrake
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business)
Conservative, Thirsk and Malton
Statement made 5 December 2022
HCWS411
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Homelessness Update
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 5 December 2022
HCWS410
Commons
Department for Transport
Ship Safety – draft Merchant Shipping (Inspections of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships and High-Speed Passenger Craft) Regulations 2023
Mr Richard Holden
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, North West Durham
Statement made 5 December 2022
HCWS409
Commons

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 5 December 2022
HLWS402
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Homelessness Update
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 5 December 2022
HLWS401
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Employment Rights
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 5 December 2022
HLWS400
Lords
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water company fines to be channelled into environmental improvements
Lord Benyon
Minister for Biosecurity, Marine and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 2 December 2022
HLWS399
Lords

Commons daily reports

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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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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 November 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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House of Lords written answers and statements
1 December 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 November 2022
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