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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Cats: Imports
Dr Rupa Huq
Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a ban on the import of (a) kittens under six months of age, (b) pregnant cats that are more than 42 days pregnant and (c) cats th...

Asked 6 September 2022
Answered 4 October 2022
By Scott Mann (Conservative, North Cornwall)
48443
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pets: Cost of Living
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rising cost of living on the number of family pets being taken to pet refuges.

Asked 2 September 2022
Answered 4 October 2022
By Scott Mann (Conservative, North Cornwall)
46027
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Ethiopia: Armed Conflict
Ms Lyn Brown
Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the conflict in Ethiopia will next be discussed at the UN Security Council; and what steps he is taking with international counterparts to secure further discussion on t...

Asked 20 September 2022
Answered 4 October 2022
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
51557
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Horticulture: Heating
Robert Halfon
Conservative, Harlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to help support glasshouse growers to heat their greenhouses in the context of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Asked 6 September 2022
Answered 4 October 2022
By Mark Spencer (Conservative, Sherwood)
48312
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Respiratory System: Infectious Diseases

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to introduce rapid PCR testing for (1) influenza, and (2) other respiratory conditions, ahead of the winter.

Asked 5 September 2022
Answered 3 October 2022
By Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2159
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Meat Products: Nitrates

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to ban the use of nitrates in the preservation of processed foods and meats.

Asked 5 September 2022
Answered 3 October 2022
By Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2161
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Cancer: Children
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study in PLOS Medicine, Cancer in children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer: A cohort study, published on 1 September, which reported an increase in the cancer incidence in chil...

Asked 5 September 2022
Answered 3 October 2022
By Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2056
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Meat Products: Nitrates

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of nitrates in the preservation of processed meats.

Asked 5 September 2022
Answered 3 October 2022
By Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2160
Answered
Lords

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Prime Minister
Cabinet Committees
Elizabeth Truss
Prime Minister
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS305
Commons
Department for International Trade
Trade Negotiations Update
Kemi Badenoch
Secretary of State For International Trade
Conservative, Saffron Walden
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS304
Commons
Treasury
Tax exemptions for compensation payments paid by the Post Office for Overturned Historical Convictions
Richard Fuller
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, North East Bedfordshire
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS303
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UN General Assembly update
James Cleverly
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Braintree
Statement made 23 September 2022
HCWS302
Commons

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Leader of the House of Lords
Cabinet Committees
Lord True
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 September 2022
HLWS298
Lords
Department for International Trade
Trade Negotiations Update
Viscount Younger of Leckie
Government Whip
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 23 September 2022
HLWS297
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2022
HLWS296
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK’s Updated 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2022
HLWS295
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 September 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 September 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 September 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
8 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
6 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
5 September 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 July 2022
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