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Question for Department for Transport
Regional Airports
Mr David Davis
Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether her Department is taking steps to help keep (a) Doncaster Sheffield Airport and (b) other regional transport hubs open.

Asked 20 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Kevin Foster (Conservative, Torbay)
51423
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Homes for Ukraine Scheme
Catherine West
Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support will be available to Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme after the end of the initial six month period for which sponsors were as...

Asked 8 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Paul Scully (Conservative, Sutton and Cheam)
Answer corrected
By Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam, Sutton and Cheam)
49748
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Xinjiang: Human Rights
Owen Thompson
Scottish National Party, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps (a) she and (b) her Department is taking to raise the UN Human Rights Office's assessment of human rights concerns in Xinjiang, China with the Chinese Government.

Asked 2 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Jesse Norman (Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire)
45946
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Xinjiang: Human Rights
Owen Thompson
Scottish National Party, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what further diplomatic steps she is planning to take with the Chinese Government in relation to the UN Human Rights Office's assessment of human rights concerns in Xinjiang,...

Asked 2 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Jesse Norman (Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire)
45152
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Economic Systems: Research
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support or initiate research and study into the moral principles that should guide and limit free-market globalisation.

Asked 6 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2223
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business: Energy
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase regulation of the energy market for businesses.

Asked 5 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2188
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
High Speed 2 Line: Water Abstraction
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb
Green Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish regular water quality data from the public water abstraction points being affected by HS2.

Asked 7 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2270
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Ethiopia: Violence
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what was the result of the Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) assessment for Ethiopia; and within that assessment, what was the risk of (1) identity-based violence, and (2) mass atrocities.

Asked 8 September 2022
Answered 23 September 2022
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2294
Answered
Lords

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Prime Minister
Cabinet Committees
Elizabeth Truss
Prime Minister
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS305
Commons
Department for International Trade
Trade Negotiations Update
Kemi Badenoch
Secretary of State For International Trade
Conservative, Saffron Walden
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS304
Commons
Treasury
Tax exemptions for compensation payments paid by the Post Office for Overturned Historical Convictions
Richard Fuller
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, North East Bedfordshire
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS303
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UN General Assembly update
James Cleverly
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Braintree
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS302
Commons

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Department for International Trade
Trade Negotiations Update
Viscount Younger of Leckie
Government Whip
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 23 September 2022
HLWS297
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2022
HLWS296
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK’s Updated 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2022
HLWS295
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Retained EU Law
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2022
HLWS294
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 September 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 September 2022
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21 September 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
8 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
6 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
5 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 July 2022
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