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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 Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit: Deductions
Peter Aldous
Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants had deductions made to their monthly payment (a) in March 2020 and (b) in the most recent month for which figures are available, by (i) categor...

Asked 18 August 2021
Answered 10 September 2021
By Will Quince (Conservative, Colchester)
Answer corrected
By Will Quince (Colchester, Colchester)
40869
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Overseas Aid
Yasmin Qureshi
Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department conducted an impact assessment for the reduction in aid spending from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent with specific consideration to the impacts on Afghan...

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 10 September 2021
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
44284
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Ceramics: Exports
Jonathan Gullis
Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to help increase global export opportunities for British ceramics.

Asked 17 September 2021
Answered 27 September 2021
By Mike Freer (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green)
Answer corrected
By Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green, Finchley and Golders Green)
51038
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Afghanistan
Stephen Farry
Alliance, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Notices of Intent have been issued to Afghan asylum seekers in the UK (a) prior to and (b) since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on 15 August 2021.

Asked 20 September 2021
Answered 28 September 2021
By Tom Pursglove (Conservative, Corby)
51893
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Bridges: Barcombe
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Highways England regarding the (1) ecological, (2) environmental, and (3) heritage, impact of the proposed infilling of Barcombe Bridge in East Sussex; what alternatives have been conside...

Asked 12 October 2021
Answered 15 October 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3031
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Households
Lord Green of Deddington
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year from 2010 to date, how many UK households there were (1) with a non-UK born household reference person, (2) with a UK-born household reference person, and (3) with a household reference person for whom the co...

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 15 October 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2843
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Lord Mendelsohn
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) when, and (2) by whom, the extremely vulnerable in England were notified that they were eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines.

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 15 October 2021
By Lord Kamall (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2590
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Disability: Children and Young People
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what fiscal steps they are taking to help disabled children, young people and families (1) to recover from missed health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) to access the therapies, care, equipmen...

Asked 4 October 2021
Answered 15 October 2021
By Lord Kamall (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2834
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Prime Minister
Machinery of Government
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister
Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Statement made 23 September 2021
HCWS309
Commons
Treasury
Update on Making Tax Digital
Lucy Frazer
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 23 September 2021
HCWS308
Commons
Treasury
UK national risk assessment of proliferation financing
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 23 September 2021
HCWS307
Commons
Treasury
Agreement between the British Trade and Cultural Office, Taipei and the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom
Lucy Frazer
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 23 September 2021
HCWS306
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Wireless Infrastructure Strategy: Call for Evidence
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 14 October 2021
HLWS299
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Fortification of Flour with Folic Acid
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 11 October 2021
HLWS298
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Gambling Regulation
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 11 October 2021
HLWS297
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
National Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 11 October 2021
HLWS296
Lords

Commons daily reports

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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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