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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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Question for Home Office
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Peter Grant
Scottish National Party, Glenrothes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the case for and against removing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from the list of organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Asked 23 September 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Damian Hinds (Conservative, East Hampshire)
53946
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Answered
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Question for Home Office
Refugees: Afghanistan
Anne McLaughlin
Scottish National Party, Glasgow North East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have arrived under the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme to date.

Asked 23 September 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Victoria Atkins (Conservative, Louth and Horncastle)
53932
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Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of increased energy prices on people in receipt of working tax credits and universal credit following the end of the £20 uplift.

Asked 23 September 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
53966
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Answered
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Question for Home Office
Resettlement: Afghanistan
Stephen Kinnock
Labour, Aberavon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Hazara people are classified as a vulnerable ethnic group under the terms of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Programme.

Asked 22 September 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Victoria Atkins (Conservative, Louth and Horncastle)
53251
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Travel: Additional Restrictions Grant
Baroness Goudie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reallocate unspent money from the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme to support travel agents, tour operators and other travel businesses.

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2840
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Business: Coronavirus
Baroness Goudie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support educational travel businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2841
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Rifles
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 6 February 2019 (HL Deb, col 410GC), what was the outcome of the consultation on the .50 calibre rifles; and what plans they have, if any, to ban such rifles.

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2874
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Extradition: India
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the collapse of the case against Piara Singh Gill, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala, why they certified an extradition request from the Indian authorities for these individuals.

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 18 October 2021
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2879
Answered
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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus Test Device Approval Update
Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Vaccines and Public Health)
Conservative, Erewash
Statement made 18 October 2021
HCWS324
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Closure of Service Police Legacy Investigations
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 18 October 2021
HCWS323
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Armoured Cavalry Programme: AJAX Update
Jeremy Quin
Minister for Defence Procurement
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 18 October 2021
HCWS322
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Climate Change Update
Greg Hands
Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change
Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham
Statement made 18 October 2021
HCWS321
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Closure of Service Police Legacy Investigations
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 October 2021
HLWS310
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Armoured Cavalry Programme: AJAX Update
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 October 2021
HLWS309
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Climate Change Update
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 October 2021
HLWS308
Lords
Department for Transport
Motor Vehicle Driving Licences
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 October 2021
HLWS307
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 October 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
11 October 2021
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