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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.

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Question for Department for Education
Schools: Standards
Damien Moore
Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress her Department has made on ensuring that (a) schools rated as inadequate by Ofsted become an academy and (b) schools rated as requiring improvement.

Asked 15 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
166344
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Childcare: Bournemouth East
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Conservative, Bournemouth East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support the provision of early years childcare in Bournemouth East constituency.

Asked 14 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Claire Coutinho (Conservative, East Surrey)
165328
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Wales Office
Monuments: Wales
Sir John Hayes
Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussion he has had with the Welsh Government on the (a) Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan and (b) related guidance on an audit of statues and monuments in Wales.

Asked 17 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By David T C Davies (Conservative, Monmouth)
168000
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Broadcasting: Radio Frequencies
Emma Hardy
Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps he is taking to protect the UK’s broadcast spectrum allocation at the 2023 World Radiocommunications Conference.

Asked 20 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Julia Lopez (Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster)
169392
Answered
Commons

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Question for Home Office
Vagrancy Act 1824
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824; and if so, when.

Asked 10 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Conservative, Life peer)
HL6356
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Children
Lord Scriven
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Greater Manchester Police concerning any evidence of instances of unaccompanied children seeking asylum who have gone missing while staying in hotels, and who may have been taken by gangs...

Asked 10 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Lord Murray of Blidworth (Conservative, Life peer)
HL6372
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Apprentices: Expenditure
Lord Godson
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government how much they spent on apprenticeships in total in each of the financial years (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, (3) 2018–19, (4) 2019–20, (5) 2020–21, and (6) 2021–22.

Asked 10 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL6345
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Apprentices: Finance
Lord Godson
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total apprenticeship budget allocated by HM Treasury to the Department for Education in each of the financial years (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, (3) 2018–19, (4) 2019–20, (5) 2020–21, and (6) 2021–22.

Asked 10 March 2023
Answered 24 March 2023
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL6344
Answered
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Tenth meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
James Cleverly
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Braintree
Statement made 24 March 2023
HCWS671
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Second Meeting of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Partnership Council
James Cleverly
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Braintree
Statement made 24 March 2023
HCWS670
Commons
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Energy Efficiency Update
Andrew Bowie
Minister of State (Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero)
Conservative, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Statement made 24 March 2023
HCWS669
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on Building Safety
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 24 March 2023
HCWS668
Commons

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Tenth meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 March 2023
HLWS658
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Second Meeting of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Partnership Council
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 March 2023
HLWS657
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Update on Building Safety
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 March 2023
HLWS656
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Supporting earlier resolution of private family law arrangements: a consultation on resolving private family disputes earlier through family mediation
Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 March 2023
HLWS655
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 March 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 March 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 March 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 March 2023
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24 March 2023
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23 March 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 March 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 March 2023
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