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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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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Canada: Social Security Benefits
Richard Thomson
Scottish National Party, Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Canadian counterpart on a reciprocal social security agreement.

Asked 19 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
127918
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Commonwealth: British Nationals Abroad
Richard Thomson
Scottish National Party, Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support UK pensioners in Commonwealth countries.

Asked 19 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
127917
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Trade Unions
Chris Stephens
Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what human resources information their Department shares with trade unions on a regular basis.

Asked 19 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By David Rutley (Conservative, Macclesfield)
127798
Interests declared
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Prime Minister: Aviation
Beth Winter
Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) officials and (b) advisers accompanied the Prime Minister on flights from London to to (a) Leeds on 9 January 2023, (b) Inverness on 12 January 2023 and (c) Blackpool on 19 January 2023.

Asked 19 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By Jeremy Quin (Conservative, Horsham)
127921
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Iran: Nuclear Power
The Lord Bishop of St Albans
Bishops, Bishops

To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), regarding Britain’s continued membership of that agreement.

Asked 17 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4832
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Mathematics: Sixth Form Education
Lord Weir of Ballyholme
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of school pupils in England in Years 12 and 13 not currently studying Mathematics.

Asked 16 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4811
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Duty Free Allowances: Airports
Baroness Hoey
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government why passengers travelling from airports in Northern Ireland to airports in either Great Britain or the EU are unable to make duty free purchases before departure.

Asked 18 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By Baroness Penn (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4862
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Imports: Inspections
Viscount Waverley
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have a mechanism to identify specific inbound goods for inspection prior to those goods reaching the UK.

Asked 18 January 2023
Answered 27 January 2023
By Baroness Penn (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4897
Answered
Lords

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Update to the agricultural transition plan
Mark Spencer
Minister of State
Conservative, Sherwood
Statement made 26 January 2023
HCWS527
Commons
Treasury
Charter for Budget Responsibility autumn 2022 update
Jeremy Hunt
The Chancellor of the Exchequer
Conservative, South West Surrey
Statement made 26 January 2023
HCWS526
Commons
Cabinet Office
Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Allocations 2022/23
Jeremy Quin
Minister for the Cabinet Office and HM Paymaster General
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 26 January 2023
HCWS525
Commons
Home Office
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – Appointed Person Report 2021-2022
Suella Braverman
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Fareham
Statement made 26 January 2023
HCWS524
Commons

Lords written statements

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Treasury
Charter for Budget Responsibility autumn 2022 update
Baroness Penn
The Treasury Lords Minister
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2023
HLWS518
Lords
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Update to the agricultural transition plan
Lord Benyon
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 January 2023
HLWS517
Lords
Cabinet Office
Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Allocations 2022/23
Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 January 2023
HLWS516
Lords
Department for International Trade
Food and Drink Export Council Update
Lord Johnson of Lainston
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 January 2023
HLWS515
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
27 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 January 2023
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