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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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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sri Lanka: British Nationals Abroad
Alberto Costa
Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the safety of British nationals in Sri Lanka in light of the recent civil unrest in that country.

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
831
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Abdul Kolim
Mark Tami
Labour, Alyn and Deeside

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 7 December 2021 to Question 83249 on Morocco: Detainees, how many times (a) consular officials have met (i) Mr Kolim and (ii) his family and (...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
626
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Nitrous Oxide: Misuse
Janet Daby
Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the recreational use of nitrous oxide by young people.

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Kit Malthouse (Conservative, North West Hampshire)
953
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
International Organisations
Emily Thornberry
Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which international organisations are in receipt of privileges in the UK within the terms of the International Organisations Act 1968 as of 12 May 2022.

Asked 12 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
1127
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Pauline Wallace
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Pauline Wallace, Chair of the UK Endorsement Board, was involved in defending PwC against the Financial Reporting Council’s action in respect of PwC’s audit of Mayflower plc; and if so, whether she worked with Mike ...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL131
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mike Ashley
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Mike Ashley was a serving member of the Accounting Standards Board when he acted as an expert witness to defend PwC against the Financial Reporting Council’s action in respect of PwC’s audit of Mayflower plc; and if...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL130
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Seema Jamil-O'Neill
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the processes for the recruitment of Seema Jamil O’Neil (1) to the staff of Accounting Standards Board, and (2) to the post of Executive Director of the UK Endorsement Board, in 2021 were subject to (a) public adver...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL126
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mike Ashley and Seema Jamil-O'Neill
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government for which years did (1) UK Endorsement Board member Mike Ashley act as the KPMG audit partner of HSBC Holdings plc, and (2) UK Endorsement Board Executive Director Seema Jamil O’Neil act as the Senior Manager for the KPMG a...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL127
Answered
Lords

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Ministry of Defence
Ajax Update
Jeremy Quin
Minister for Defence Procurement
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS42
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Update
Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care)
Conservative, Lewes
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS41
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Government response to consultation on modernising lasting powers of attorney
Tom Pursglove
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Corby
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS40
Commons
Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Update
Brandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Great Yarmouth
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS39
Commons

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Ministry of Defence
Ajax Update
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS41
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Update
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS40
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS39
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Government response to consultation on modernising lasting powers of attorney
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS38
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 May 2022
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