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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 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Catapult Centres
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Paragraph 5.65 of the Autumn Statement 2022, CP 751 published on 17 October 2022, whether the Government plans to create new Catapults in the next 12 months.

Asked 18 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By George Freeman (Conservative, Mid Norfolk)
90793
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Research: Finance
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of ONS's decision not to publish a calculation of R&D as a percentage of GDP; and what assessment he made of the impact of only knowing t...

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By George Freeman (Conservative, Mid Norfolk)
93719
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wildlife: Smuggling
Mr Ranil Jayawardena
Conservative, North East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Asked 22 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By Trudy Harrison (Conservative, Copeland)
93594
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Research: Finance
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 November 2022, HCWS 376 on Programmes: Announcement of £484 million immediate investment for the UK R&D and fusion sectors, whether t...

Asked 21 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By George Freeman (Conservative, Mid Norfolk)
92203
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Bills Rebate: Northern Ireland
Lord Hay of Ballyore
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that payments due to Northern Ireland consumers under the Energy Bills Support Scheme will be made before Christmas.

Asked 16 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3462
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Timber: Construction
Earl Cathcart
Conservative,

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the Forestry Commission report Sustainable construction timber: sourcing and specifying local timber, published in 2016, that “timber-framed construction currently accounts f...

Asked 16 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3460
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Biodiversity: Wind Power
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of offshore wind farms on marine biodiversity.

Asked 16 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3466
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Avian Influenza: Vaccination
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Director General of Environment in the European Commission about the creation of a common approach to the treatment of migratory birds in order to reduce avian influenza rates in t...

Asked 16 November 2022
Answered 30 November 2022
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL3470
Answered
Lords

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Online Safety Bill - Government Amendments
Paul Scully
Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy
Conservative, Sutton and Cheam
Statement made 30 November 2022
HCWS403
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Government's response to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review consultation
Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green
Statement made 30 November 2022
HCWS402
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Publication of the Government Response to Public Consultations for Improving the UK’s Cyber Resilience
Julia Lopez
Minister for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure
Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster
Statement made 30 November 2022
HCWS401
Commons
Department for International Trade
UK-Ukraine Digital Trade Agreement in Principle
Kemi Badenoch
Secretary of State for International Trade
Conservative, Saffron Walden
Statement made 30 November 2022
HCWS400
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for International Trade
UK-Ukraine Digital Trade Agreement in Principle
Lord Johnson of Lainston
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2022
HLWS393
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Government's response to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review consultation
Lord Stewart of Dirleton
The Advocate General for Scotland
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2022
HLWS392
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Online Safety Bill - Government Amendments
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts and Heritage
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2022
HLWS391
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Publication of the Government Response to Public Consultations for Improving the UK’s Cyber Resilience
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Minister for Arts and Heritage
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2022
HLWS390
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 November 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 November 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 November 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 November 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
29 November 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 November 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 November 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 November 2022
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