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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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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Treasury
Productivity: Health
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between poor health and productivity.

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Mr Simon Clarke (Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
856
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Public Sector: Cost Effectiveness
Adam Afriyie
Conservative, Windsor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure public sector bodies are minimising wasteful spending.

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 20 May 2022
By Mr Simon Clarke (Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
683
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Refugees: Ukraine
Allan Dorans
Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of equalising the payments being made to families in the UK assisting Ukrainians arriving under the Family Reunion Scheme with the payments being made to those acc...

Asked 16 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Mr Simon Clarke (Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
2302
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Refugees: Ukraine
Peter Aldous
Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to amend the differences in funding under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, for which local authorities receive £10,500 of integration funding per refugee, and the Ukraine Family Scheme, for which local...

Asked 11 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Mr Simon Clarke (Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
726
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Transport
Railways: Tickets
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that over 1,000 rail ticket offices are being considered for closure; which ticket offices are currently being assessed for closure; what steps they intend to take to ensure that pa...

Asked 12 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL224
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
North Wales Coast Line: Standards
Lord Wigley
Plaid Cymru, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards re-establishing the frequency of through-trains between Holyhead and London, that existed prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL120
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Newport Wafer Fab: Takeovers
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the proposed takeover of Newport Wafer Fab will have on the UK's ambition in the Global Britain in a Competitive Age integrated review, published March 2021, for the UK to be a "digital and data hub" and transit...

Asked 16 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative, Life peer)
HL237
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Ukraine: Armed Conflict
Lord Crathorne
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Ukraine regarding the protection of collections in museums in Ukraine to protect them from possible looting during the current conflict; and what support they are provid...

Asked 12 May 2022
Answered 19 May 2022
By Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative, Life peer)
HL192
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Ajax Update
Jeremy Quin
Minister for Defence Procurement
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS42
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Update
Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care)
Conservative, Lewes
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS41
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Government response to consultation on modernising lasting powers of attorney
Tom Pursglove
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Corby
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS40
Commons
Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Update
Brandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Great Yarmouth
Statement made 19 May 2022
HCWS39
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Ajax Update
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS41
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Update
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS40
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS39
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Government response to consultation on modernising lasting powers of attorney
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 May 2022
HLWS38
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 May 2022
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 May 2022
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 May 2022
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