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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 Church Commissioners
Church of England: Staff
Jane Hunt
Conservative, Loughborough

To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the total number of people employed in full and part time diocesan roles across the UK was, excluding parish priests and lay readers, in (a) 1959, (b) 1979, (c) 198...

Asked 19 January 2022
Answered 21 January 2022
By Andrew Selous (Conservative, South West Bedfordshire)
107739
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Schools: Assessments
Thangam Debbonaire
Labour, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department will make a final decision on school exams going ahead in 2022.

Asked 17 January 2022
Answered 21 January 2022
By Mr Robin Walker (Conservative, Worcester)
105600
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
GCE A-level and Gcse
Esther McVey
Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students will be required to sit (a) GCSE and (b) A-Level examinations in summer 2022.

Asked 12 January 2022
Answered 21 January 2022
By Mr Robin Walker (Conservative, Worcester)
102612
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Higher Education: Finance
Matt Western
Labour, Warwick and Leamington

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial viability of Higher Education providers.

Asked 14 January 2022
Answered 21 January 2022
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
104387
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
BBC: Television Licences
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the BBC licence fee with a grant where viewers pay a voluntary subscription for entertainment and sport.

Asked 6 January 2022
Answered 20 January 2022
By Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5205
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits and State Retirement Pensions: Christmas Bonus
Lord Sikka
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of administering the £10 Christmas bonus paid to individuals receiving the state pension and other benefits.

Asked 6 January 2022
Answered 20 January 2022
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5198
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tetraethyllead
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided not to place tetraethyllead on a list of substances “of very high concern”; on what grounds that decision was taken; whether the transition period has been extended for the use of this substance in the fuel...

Asked 6 January 2022
Answered 20 January 2022
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5186
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Pupils: Absenteeism
Baroness Deech
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the Children not in school consultation, which ran from 2 April 2019 to 24 June 2019; and whether they plan to introduce the register of children educated otherwise than at mainstrea...

Asked 5 January 2022
Answered 20 January 2022
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL5106
Answered
Lords

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Northern Ireland Office
The Fourth Report on the Use of the Petition of Concern Mechanism in the Northern Ireland Assembly
Brandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Great Yarmouth
Statement made 20 January 2022
HCWS550
Commons
Scotland Office
Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020 and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2022
Iain Stewart
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland
Conservative, Milton Keynes South
Statement made 20 January 2022
HCWS549
Commons
Treasury
Public Service Pension Scheme Indexation and Revaluation 2022
Mr Simon Clarke
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Statement made 20 January 2022
HCWS548
Commons
Department for Transport
Publication of 2020-21 Annual Accounts for the Dartford – Thurrock Crossing
Trudy Harrison
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Copeland
Statement made 20 January 2022
HCWS547
Commons

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Northern Ireland Office
The Fourth Report on the Use of the Petition of Concern Mechanism in the Northern Ireland Assembly
Lord Caine
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2022
HLWS537
Lords
Scotland Office
Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020 and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2022
Lord Offord of Garvel
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2022
HLWS536
Lords
Treasury
Public Service Pension Scheme Indexation and Revaluation 2022
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2022
HLWS535
Lords
Department for Transport
Publication of 2020-21 Annual Accounts for the Dartford – Thurrock Crossing
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2022
HLWS534
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2022
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20 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 January 2022
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20 January 2022
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19 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 January 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 January 2022
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