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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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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Ministry of Justice
Criminal Justice Board
Ellie Reeves
Labour, Lewisham West and Penge

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the cost to the public purse of each Criminal Justice Board in 2022.

Asked 25 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Mike Freer (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green)
132506
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Energy: Meters
Dr Alan Whitehead
Labour, Southampton, Test

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders have been granted allowing energy companies to forcibly install prepayment meters in homes since (a) the start of January 2023 and (b) the week commencing 16 January 2023.

Asked 24 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Mike Freer (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green)
131105
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Cats: Tagging
James Daly
Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to inform local authorities on best practice guidance on scanning microchips of deceased cats found on the roadside.

Asked 23 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Rebecca Pow (Conservative, Taunton Deane)
130020
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Cats: Tagging
James Daly
Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure microchips in cats are scanned when found following a road traffic collision; and if she will make a statement.

Asked 23 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Rebecca Pow (Conservative, Taunton Deane)
130018
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Refugee Convention
Lord Coaker
Labour, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to withdraw from the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Asked 16 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4761
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Bangladesh: Development Aid
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK aid, if any, given to Bangladesh over the last year.

Asked 16 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4788
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Bangladesh: Foreign Relations
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of UK-Bangladesh relations.

Asked 16 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4787
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Bangladesh: Press Freedom
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) press freedoms in Bangladesh, and (2) the extent to which British journalists may freely enter and leave that country.

Asked 16 January 2023
Answered 30 January 2023
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4789
Answered
Lords

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Home Office
Update on Home Office business
Suella Braverman
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Fareham
Statement made 30 January 2023
HCWS532
Commons
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Building Safety Update
Michael Gove
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 30 January 2023
HCWS531
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Changes to Universal Credit Administrative Earnings Threshold Level
Guy Opperman
Minister of State for Employment
Conservative, Hexham
Statement made 30 January 2023
HCWS530
Commons
Department for Transport
DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency Annual Report & Accounts for 2021-2
Mr Richard Holden
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, North West Durham
Statement made 30 January 2023
HCWS529
Commons

Lords written statements

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Home Office
Update on Home Office business
Lord Sharpe of Epsom
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 January 2023
HLWS523
Lords
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Building Safety Update
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Minister for Faith and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 January 2023
HLWS522
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Changes to Universal Credit Administrative Earnings Threshold Level
Viscount Younger of Leckie
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 30 January 2023
HLWS521
Lords
Department for Transport
CAA Annual Progress Report
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 January 2023
HLWS520
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
27 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 January 2023
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 January 2023
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 January 2023
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