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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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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Telephone Services
Ms Lyn Brown
Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in England and Wales will have access to the free 0800 phone number used for Independent Monitoring Board applications in future.

Asked 22 September 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Victoria Atkins (Conservative, Louth and Horncastle)
53202
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Telephone Services
Ms Lyn Brown
Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Stafford, published on 21 September 2021, whether the free 0800 phone number used for Independent Monitoring Board applications will be c...

Asked 22 September 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Victoria Atkins (Conservative, Louth and Horncastle)
53201
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Legal Opinion: Gender Recognition
Sir Edward Leigh
Conservative, Gainsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the new edition of the Equal Treatment Bench Book, published in February 2021 and the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 19486, what legal advice was used to inform the information and guidance ...

Asked 22 September 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By James Cartlidge (Conservative, South Suffolk)
53184
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Disclosure of Information: Gender Recognition
Sir Edward Leigh
Conservative, Gainsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 330 in Chapter 12 of the Equal Treatment Bench Book, what evidence exists to support the claim that It is important to be alive to the fact that the gender history of a person may be someth...

Asked 22 September 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By James Cartlidge (Conservative, South Suffolk)
53183
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Transport
London Underground
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Mayor of London about restarting the Night Tube in London to help business recovery in the winter period.

Asked 12 October 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3041
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Remote Working
Lord Blencathra
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that 50 per cent of civil servants at the DVLA are refusing to come back into the workplace, what steps they will take to outsource DVLA work to companies based in the UK and overseas.

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2900
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
State Retirement Pensions
Baroness Altmann
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government for each of the past ten years, how many (1) women, and (2) men, have had their state pension reduced owing to the death of a partner.

Asked 12 October 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2990
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Remote Working
Lord Blencathra
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) staff are working from home; and how many are able to give full service to DVSA customers from home.

Asked 11 October 2021
Answered 21 October 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2898
Answered
Lords

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Ministry of Defence
Sir Richard Henriques’ Review
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 21 October 2021
HCWS349
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
BEIS Update
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 21 October 2021
HCWS348
Commons
Cabinet Office
Public Appointments Data Report 2021
Nigel Adams
Minister of State
Conservative, Selby and Ainsty
Statement made 21 October 2021
HCWS347
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
DWP – Expanding Our Services Update
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment
Conservative, Mid Sussex
Statement made 21 October 2021
HCWS346
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Sir Richard Henriques’ Review
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 October 2021
HLWS337
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
DWP – Expanding Our Services Update
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 October 2021
HLWS336
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
BEIS Update
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Minister for Investment)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 October 2021
HLWS335
Lords
Cabinet Office
Public Appointments Data Report 2021
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 October 2021
HLWS334
Lords

Commons daily reports

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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 Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 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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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 October 2021
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