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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Home Office
Members: Correspondence
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Liberal Democrat, Orkney and Shetland

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of responses to correspondence from hon. Members were provided in the name of (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department in the latest period for which data is avai...

Asked 20 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
14818
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Treasury: Information Officers
Sarah Olney
Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department were working in communications roles in each of the last two years.

Asked 16 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Gareth Davies (Conservative, Grantham and Stamford)
14167
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Overseas Territories
Andrew Rosindell
Conservative, Romford

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to visit any British Overseas Territories in the next six months.

Asked 16 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
13924
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
British Overseas Territories
Andrew Rosindell
Conservative, Romford

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to (a) improve links and (b) increase cooperation with the British Overseas Territories.

Asked 16 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
13923
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Parking: Pedestrian Areas
The Marquess of Lothian
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication on 10 February of the report of the Local Government Association (LGA) The Path To Inclusive Footways, what assessment they have made of the statement by the LGA that "inconsiderate parking presen...

Asked 19 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Lord Davies of Gower (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2558
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food: Labelling
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the information on food packaging to enable consumers to make informed choices.

Asked 14 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Lord Douglas-Miller (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2484
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food: Hospitals
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is no significant cost increase to the NHS from proposed changes to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering which would introduce new targets for sourcing locall...

Asked 14 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Lord Douglas-Miller (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2476
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Road Signs and Markings: Rural Areas
Lord Mawson
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what is the policy for installing the same traffic sign on both sides of the road on minor roads in small villages.

Asked 14 February 2024
Answered 23 February 2024
By Lord Davies of Gower (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2490
Answered
Lords

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel/Gaza update
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State for Development and Africa
Conservative, Sutton Coldfield
Statement made 23 February 2024
HCWS289
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pollack in western waters
Mark Spencer
Minister of State (Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries)
Conservative, Sherwood
Statement made 23 February 2024
HCWS288
Commons
Home Office
Working Arrangement between the United Kingdom and Frontex
Michael Tomlinson
The Minister of State for Countering Illegal Migration
Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole
Statement made 23 February 2024
HCWS287
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Correction to Written Parliamentary Questions
Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Minister for Health and Secondary Care)
Conservative, Pendle
Statement made 23 February 2024
HCWS286
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pollack in western waters
Lord Douglas-Miller
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 February 2024
HLWS282
Lords
Home Office
Working Arrangement between the United Kingdom and Frontex
Lord Sharpe of Epsom
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 February 2024
HLWS281
Lords
Leader of the House of Lords
Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee’s International Partnerships Report
Lord True
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 February 2024
HLWS280
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UK Sanctions Strategy
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State for Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 February 2024
HLWS279
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 February 2024
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 February 2024
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 February 2024
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 February 2024
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 February 2024
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 February 2024
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 February 2024
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 February 2024
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