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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Museums and Galleries: Telephone Services
Dr Rupa Huq
Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of public (a) galleries and (b) museums on the provision to customers of telephone numbers to ensure that those customers without...

Asked 15 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Nigel Huddleston (Conservative, Mid Worcestershire)
56356
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Young People
Martin Docherty-Hughes
Scottish National Party, West Dunbartonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a separated parent may prevent their child's enlistment in the armed forces when the other separated parent has granted consent.

Asked 15 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Leo Docherty (Conservative, Aldershot)
56396
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Employment and Support Allowance
Drew Hendry
Scottish National Party, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility criteria for people on Income Related Employment and Support Allowance to apply for a hardship payment to inc...

Asked 15 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
57146
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Refugees: Afghanistan
Gill Furniss
Labour, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her timescale is for bringing to the UK unaccompanied Afghanistan refugee children currently in temporary camps in Qatar who have relatives in the UK.

Asked 20 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Victoria Atkins (Conservative, Louth and Horncastle)
59911
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Education
Schools: Ventilation
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to schools to improve ventilation systems.

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2970
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Summertime
Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last assessed the merits of daylight saving time.

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2963
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Private Rented Housing: Tenants
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security of tenants in the private rented sector, in particular those affected by (1) the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and (2) the reduction in Universal Credit payments...

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2957
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Myanmar: Arms Trade
The Lord Bishop of St Albans
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to encourage other governments to adopt the UN resolution of 19 June calling for nations to halt arms sales to Myanmar and the ruling military junta.

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 25 October 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2965
Answered
Lords

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Local Government Update
Kemi Badenoch
Minister of State for Equalities and Levelling Up Communities
Conservative, Saffron Walden
Statement made 25 October 2021
HCWS353
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Housing Update
Eddie Hughes
Parliamentary Under Secretary for Rough Sleeping and Housing
Conservative, Walsall North
Statement made 25 October 2021
HCWS352
Commons
Department for International Trade
Trade Policy Update
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Secretary of State for International Trade
Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Statement made 25 October 2021
HCWS351
Commons
Department for Education
Further Electronic Distribution
Nadhim Zahawi
The Secretary of State for Education
Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon
Statement made 22 October 2021
HCWS350
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Local Government Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 October 2021
HLWS341
Lords
Department for International Trade
Trade Policy Update
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 October 2021
HLWS340
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Housing Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 October 2021
HLWS339
Lords
Department for Education
Further Electronic Distribution
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2021
HLWS338
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 October 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 October 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 October 2021
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