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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 Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Indo-Pacific Region
Liam Byrne
Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there has been a change in the number of his Department's (a) personnel and (b) assets in the Indo-Pacific region since 16 March 2021.

Asked 30 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
99733
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Gender Based Violence
David Linden
Scottish National Party, Glasgow East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of trends in the level of violence against women and girls in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Asked 30 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Miss Sarah Dines (Conservative, Derbyshire Dales)
99948
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Accountancy
John Cryer
Labour, Leyton and Wanstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the (a) nature and (b) value was of all contracts, consultancies or other services placed with the accountancy firms (i) Deloitte & Touche, (ii) Ernst & Young, (iii) KPM...

Asked 30 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed)
99717
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Public Sector: Procurement
Dan Carden
Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to strengthen counter-fraud measures for public procurement.

Asked 2 December 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Jeremy Quin (Conservative, Horsham)
101777
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Protocol
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to protect Northern Ireland's constitutional position within the UK in any agreement they have with the EU on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Asked 29 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Lord Caine (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3849
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Active Travel England: Finance
Lord Young of Cookham
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Active Travel England budget will be protected.

Asked 29 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3871
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Line
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government whether any ministerial direction in relation to (1) costs, or (2) programme, has been sought by any of the accounting officers responsible for HS2; if so, when; and for what purpose.

Asked 28 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3797
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
South Africa: Development Aid
The Earl of Sandwich
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they are holding with (1) churches, and (2) non-governmental organisations, in South Africa in relation to any UK sponsored work to tackle rural poverty in that country.

Asked 23 November 2022
Answered 8 December 2022
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3722
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
International Cooperation on Telecoms Diversification
Julia Lopez
Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure
Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster
Statement made 8 December 2022
HCWS423
Commons
Northern Ireland Office
Fifth Substantive Report of the Independent Reporting Commission
Chris Heaton-Harris
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Daventry
Statement made 7 December 2022
HCWS422
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Electoral Commission – Performance Standards for Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers
Lee Rowley
Minister for Local Government and Building Safety
Conservative, North East Derbyshire
Statement made 7 December 2022
HCWS421
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Post Office: Compensation for Horizon scandal
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 7 December 2022
HCWS420
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
International Cooperation on Telecoms Diversification
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts and Heritage
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 8 December 2022
HLWS413
Lords
Northern Ireland Office
Fifth Substantive Report of the Independent Reporting Commission
Lord Caine
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2022
HLWS412
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Electoral Commission – Performance Standards for Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2022
HLWS411
Lords
Home Office
Consultation seeking views on additional agencies to be granted Accredited Financial Investigation powers
Lord Sharpe of Epsom
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2022
HLWS410
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
7 December 2022
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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 Lords written answers and statements
7 December 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
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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