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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Transport
Transport: Yorkshire and the Humber
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing investment in road transport infrastructure and increasing investment in improving rail routes in Yorkshire.

Asked 26 November 2021
Answered 6 December 2021
By Andrew Stephenson (Conservative, Pendle)
82358
Answered
Commons
Question for Prime Minister
Judaism: Festivals and Special Occasions
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Prime Minister, how he plans to mark Chanukah 2021.

Asked 29 November 2021
Answered 6 December 2021
By Boris Johnson (Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip)
83473
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Transport: North of England
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the environmental impact of the Department's road building programme across Pennine routes compared with proposals for Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Asked 26 November 2021
Answered 6 December 2021
By Andrew Stephenson (Conservative, Pendle)
82359
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Railways: North of England
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the comparative economic impact on York's economy of the Integrated Rail Plan compared to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals.

Asked 26 November 2021
Answered 6 December 2021
By Andrew Stephenson (Conservative, Pendle)
82355
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
Lords
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
Lords
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
Lords

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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

Lords written statements

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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
3 December 2021
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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 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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