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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 Home Office
Muslim Council of Britain
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has met with the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.

Asked 25 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Damian Hinds (Conservative, East Hampshire)
82090
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations
Alex Sobel
Labour, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that staff conducting benefit assessments with people suffering from ME and long covid patients are aware of the harmful impact of inappropriate exercise, o...

Asked 30 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
84465
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Poverty: Disability
Fleur Anderson
Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of disabled people living in poverty in the UK.

Asked 25 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
82111
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Energy: Community Development
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential barriers to community energy projects; and what steps he is taking to tackle those barriers.

Asked 30 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Greg Hands (Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham)
84418
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Farms: Tenants
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 17 November (HL Deb, col. 282), to what extent tenant farmers may claim for an environmental scheme as part of the Environmental Land Management Schemes without breaching their farm t...

Asked 19 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4237
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Farms: Tenants
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of landowners evicting tenant farmers that seek to use land for (1) water storage, (2) carbon sequestration, (3) tree planting, as part of Environmental Land Management Schemes; an...

Asked 19 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4236
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Farms: Tenants
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the requirement in farm tenancy agreements made under the (a) Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, or (b) Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 that the tenant is required to use the land exclusiv...

Asked 19 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4235
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture: Land
The Lord Bishop of St Albans
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to investigate the purchase of agricultural farmland by multinational companies for the purpose of planting trees to offset carbon emissions, and (2) to prevent agricultural farm land being...

Asked 17 November 2021
Answered 3 December 2021
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4163
Answered
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Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 update
Sajid Javid
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, Bromsgrove
Statement made 3 December 2021
HCWS442
Commons
Women and Equalities
Final report on progress to address COVID-19 health disparities
Kemi Badenoch
Minister for Equalities
Conservative, Saffron Walden
Statement made 3 December 2021
HCWS441
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Building Digital UK Update
Julia Lopez
Minister for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure
Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster
Statement made 3 December 2021
HCWS440
Commons
Prime Minister
Machinery of Government
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister
Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Statement made 2 December 2021
HCWS439
Commons

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Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 update
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2021
HLWS430
Lords
Women and Equalities
Final report on progress to address COVID-19 health disparities
Baroness Stedman-Scott
Minister for Women
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2021
HLWS429
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Building Digital UK Update
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2021
HLWS428
Lords
Leader of the House of Lords
Machinery of Government
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 2 December 2021
HLWS427
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
2 December 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 December 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 November 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 November 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
3 December 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
2 December 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
1 December 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 November 2021
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