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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 Transport
Bus Services: Wakefield
Simon Lightwood
Labour, Wakefield

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money from the public purse has been paid to Arriva (a) to deliver bus services in Wakefield, (b) from the COVID-19 bus service support grant and (c) from the Bus Recovery Grant since 1 January 2019.

Asked 29 June 2022
Answered 7 July 2022
By Trudy Harrison (Conservative, Copeland)
27771
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Parliamentary Scrutiny
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he takes to measure the performance of Government against its (a) manifesto commitments, (b) proposed legislative programme and (c) other proposed programmes of work.

Asked 29 June 2022
Answered 7 July 2022
By Michael Ellis (Conservative, Northampton North)
27659
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office: Official Hospitality
Jon Trickett
Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on hospitality in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Asked 29 June 2022
Answered 7 July 2022
By Michael Ellis (Conservative, Northampton North)
27518
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Prime Minister: Official Hospitality
Jon Trickett
Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister spent on hospitality in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Asked 30 June 2022
Answered 7 July 2022
By Michael Ellis (Conservative, Northampton North)
28382
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK Endorsement Board: Public Appointments
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 21 June (HL866), what was the process for the fair and open competitive recruitment for the position of Technical Director of the UK Endorsement Board; and when that appoin...

Asked 27 June 2022
Answered 6 July 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
Answer corrected
By Lord Callanan (Life peer, Life peer)
HL1265
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Electric Scooters
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they define the term “green” in their guidance to local authorities and e-scooter rental companies.

Asked 29 June 2022
Answered 6 July 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL1356
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Shipping: Crew
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether key worker status remains available for all foreign crews of ships visiting UK ports; and whether those crews will be allowed to go ashore unless there are known specific health risks.

Asked 27 June 2022
Answered 6 July 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL1275
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Scientists: UK Relations with EU
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what assessment they have made of the number of UK-based scientists who may have grant offers from the European Research Council withdrawn if there are no UK–EU agreements on Horizon Europe, Copernicus and Euratom, and...

Asked 29 June 2022
Answered 6 July 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL1359
Answered
Lords

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sweden and Finland NATO Accession
Elizabeth Truss
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 6 July 2022
HCWS188
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Atomic Weapons Establishment Pension Scheme
Jeremy Quin
Minister of State for Defence Procurement
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 6 July 2022
HCWS187
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Linking the Foreign Interference Offence to the Online Safety Bill
Chris Philp
Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy
Conservative, Croydon South
Statement made 6 July 2022
HCWS186
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Update
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 6 July 2022
HCWS185
Commons

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sweden and Finland NATO Accession
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South and Central Asia, North Africa, United Nations and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 July 2022
HLWS185
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Atomic Weapons Establishment Pension Scheme
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 July 2022
HLWS184
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Linking the Foreign Interference Offence to the Online Safety Bill
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 July 2022
HLWS183
Lords
Department for Transport
Second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy - July 2022
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 6 July 2022
HLWS182
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
6 July 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
5 July 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
4 July 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 July 2022
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6 July 2022
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5 July 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
4 July 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 June 2022
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