Skip to main content

Written questions, answers and statements

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.

Illustration representing the website

Commons written questions and answers

Find written questions and answers in the House of Commons

The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients
Preet Kaur Gill
Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that integrated care boards provide aftercare to eligible patients as set out in section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Asked 16 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Maria Caulfield (Conservative, Lewes)
14375
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate
Cat Smith
Labour, Lancaster and Fleetwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to meet with (a) patient groups and (b) campaigners representing people affected by sodium valproate harm in pregnancy.

Asked 21 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Maria Caulfield (Conservative, Lewes)
15101
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel: Arms Trade
Dan Carden
Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the statement by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights entitled Arms exports to...

Asked 26 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Mr Andrew Mitchell (Conservative, Sutton Coldfield)
15734
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice: Health and Safety
Chris Stephens
Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Asked 21 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Mike Freer (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green)
15116
Interests declared
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

Find written questions and answers in the House of Lords

The most recent four written questions in the House of Lords

Question for Department for Education
Tourette's Syndrome: Children and Young People
Lord Jackson of Peterborough
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of support for children and young people with Tourette’s Syndrome as outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision Green Paper ...

Asked 19 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2547
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Patients: Safety
Lord Allen of Kensington
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Royal College of Nursing that the fall in each of the past three years in applications to university nursing courses is a direct threat to patient safety, and what actio...

Asked 19 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Lord Markham (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2513
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sudan: Famine
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Clingendael, From Catastrophe to Famine: Immediate action needed in Sudan to contain mass starvation, published on 8 February, which warned that "Sudan’s trajectory towards a ...

Asked 13 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2418
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fisheries: Nature Conservation
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that fishing rights and conservation efforts comply with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU.

Asked 22 February 2024
Answered 29 February 2024
By Lord Douglas-Miller (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2715
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

Find written statements in the House of Commons

The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Ministry of Defence
Contingency Fund Advance: MOD 2023-24 funding
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 29 February 2024
HCWS302
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Contingency Fund Advance: Afghan Relocations and Assistance Programme
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 29 February 2024
HCWS301
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Local Government Finance Update
Simon Hoare
Minister for Local Government
Conservative, North Dorset
Statement made 29 February 2024
HCWS300
Commons
Cabinet Office
Transforming for a Digital Future: February 2024 progress update
Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar
Statement made 29 February 2024
HCWS299
Commons

Lords written statements

Find written statements in the House of Lords

The most recent four written statements in the House of Lords

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Local Government Finance Update
Baroness Penn
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 February 2024
HLWS296
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Contingency Fund Advance: Afghan Relocations and Assistance Programme
The Earl of Minto
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 29 February 2024
HLWS295
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Contingency Fund Advance: MOD 2023-24 funding
The Earl of Minto
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 29 February 2024
HLWS294
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2024
Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Lords)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 February 2024
HLWS293
Lords

Commons daily reports

Find daily reports in the House of Commons

The most recent four daily reports in the House of Commons

House of Commons written answers and statements
28 February 2024
PDF (1000.11 KB)
Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
27 February 2024
PDF (1.35 MB)
Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
26 February 2024
PDF (1.74 MB)
Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
23 February 2024
PDF (923.4 KB)
Commons

Lords daily reports

Find daily reports in the House of Lords

The most recent four daily reports in the House of Lords

House of Lords written answers and statements
28 February 2024
PDF (329.59 KB)
Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
27 February 2024
PDF (398.97 KB)
Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
26 February 2024
PDF (428.01 KB)
Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
22 February 2024
PDF (381.54 KB)
Lords