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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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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture: Soil
Derek Thomas
Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to take steps in response to the Food and Agriculture Organisation's recommendation that the agricultural sector switch to EN 17033 biodegradable thin mulc...

Asked 19 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
107661
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme
Drew Hendry
Scottish National Party, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme application closure deadline beyond 31 March 2022 for the pu...

Asked 20 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Greg Hands (Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham)
108553
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Energy: VAT
Alison Thewliss
Scottish National Party, Glasgow Central

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised in VAT on (a) gas, (b) electricity and (c) heating oil in each of the past of ten years.

Asked 24 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lucy Frazer (Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire)
110436
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Diesel Fuel and Petrol: VAT
Alison Thewliss
Scottish National Party, Glasgow Central

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised in VAT on (a) petrol and (b) diesel in each of the past of ten years.

Asked 24 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lucy Frazer (Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire)
110435
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Kazakhstan: Politics and Government
The Marquess of Lothian
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political and security situation in Kazakhstan, following the recent protests and violent unrest in the country.

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5390
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Kazakhstan: Demonstrations
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many human rights and social media activists they believe to have been arrested in Kazakhstan in the last month; what is known about their status and wellbeing; and what estimate they have made of the number of fataliti...

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5375
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Jerusalem: Housing
The Marquess of Lothian
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that 3,500 new homes for Israeli settlers are planned for construction in East Jerusalem, and (2) the impact that any such housing developments in Givat Hamatos and Har Homa wou...

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5391
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Diplomatic Relations
Lord Sheikh
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reopen the diplomatic mission in Afghanistan; and what discussions they have had with the government of France concerning a joint mission.

Asked 13 January 2022
Answered 27 January 2022
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5405
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Department for International Trade
Trade Policy Update
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Secretary of State for International Trade
Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Statement made 27 January 2022
HCWS567
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Sajid Javid
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, Bromsgrove
Statement made 27 January 2022
HCWS566
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
OSCE: Ministerial Council and Priorities for 2022
Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister for Europe
Conservative, Daventry
Statement made 27 January 2022
HCWS565
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
The NHS Constitution and Handbook
Edward Argar
Minister of State (Minister for Health)
Conservative, Charnwood
Statement made 27 January 2022
HCWS564
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for International Trade
Trade Policy Update
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2022
HLWS554
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2022
HLWS553
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
OSCE: Ministerial Council and Priorities for 2022
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South and Central Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2022
HLWS552
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
The NHS Constitution and Handbook
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2022
HLWS551
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 January 2022
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25 January 2022
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24 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2022
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26 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 January 2022
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24 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 January 2022
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