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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 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2022 to Question 94525 on South Sudan: Humanitarian Situation, what representations she has made to the African Union on what steps the i...

Asked 12 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
102774
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nicaragua: Sanctions
Fabian Hamilton
Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, (a) what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Government's existing sanctions on Nicaragua; and and whether more sanctions are under consideration by her Department...

Asked 11 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
101642
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nicaragua: USA
Fabian Hamilton
Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on sanctions the placed by the US on Nicaragua.

Asked 11 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
101641
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Red Diesel: Excise Duties
Colum Eastwood
Social Democratic & Labour Party, Foyle

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed changes to rebated gas and oil scheduled for April 2022 on the sustainability of the construction sector in Northern Ireland.

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
103697
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Railways
Lord Bradshaw
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time equivalent (1) civil servants, and (2) consultants, are employed to monitor train usage and estimate future train service patterns.

Asked 10 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5225
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Ports
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future viability of England’s regional ports.

Asked 6 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5179
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Ministerial Statements
Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that ministerial statements are checked for accuracy.

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5402
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Electronic Warfare
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of cyber attacks there have been in each of the last three years on UK companies by a hostile state; and what is their policy to prevent such attacks.

Asked 10 January 2022
Answered 18 January 2022
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5253
Answered
Lords

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Department for Transport
Local Transport Update
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 17 January 2022
HCWS539
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Infrastructure Planning Projects
Lee Rowley
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Industry)
Conservative, North East Derbyshire
Statement made 14 January 2022
HCWS538
Commons
Treasury
Penalty Reform for VAT
Lucy Frazer
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 13 January 2022
HCWS537
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
The Review of Intergovernmental Relations
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling UP, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 13 January 2022
HCWS536
Commons

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Department for Transport
Local Transport Update
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 January 2022
HLWS526
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
The Review of Intergovernmental Relations
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 January 2022
HLWS525
Lords
Treasury
Penalty Reform for VAT
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 January 2022
HLWS524
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
The Sanctions Regulations Report on Annual Reviews 2021
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South and Central Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 January 2022
HLWS523
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
13 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
12 January 2022
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17 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
11 January 2022
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