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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 Ministry of Defence
Army: Reorganisation
John Healey
Labour, Wentworth and Dearne

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 25 November 2021, Official Report, column 484, what estimate he has made of the number of Army personnel that will be based in each nation.

Asked 29 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
83236
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Army: Reorganisation
John Healey
Labour, Wentworth and Dearne

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2021 to Question 83229 on Army: Reorganisation, what estimate he has made of the total planned strength of the infantry by 2024-25.

Asked 2 December 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
86041
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Overseas Trade: Women's Rights
Yasmin Qureshi
Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure the UK Government’s trade policy is aligned to its international commitments on women’s rights.

Asked 30 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Mr Ranil Jayawardena (Conservative, North East Hampshire)
84322
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tidal Power: Finance
Ian Blackford
Scottish National Party, Ross, Skye and Lochaber

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the £20 million of ring-fenced funding for tidal marine energy as part of the Contracts for Difference Scheme; and if the Governme...

Asked 2 December 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Greg Hands (Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham)
86112
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Defence
Iran: Debts
Lord Balfe
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 15 November (HL Deb, col 16), what assessment they have made of the international arbitration tribunal’s rulings on the £400 million payment to be made to Iran; whet...

Asked 23 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4329
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Neuromuscular Disorders: Research
Baroness Wheeler
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish further (1) details of, and (2) timescales for, the allocation of the £375 million additional research funding into neurodegenerative disease; and whether this grant will include research into (a) Mul...

Asked 17 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Lord Kamall (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4174
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Jerusalem: Palestinians
Baroness Janke
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of reports regarding (1) Israeli settlement activity at holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, (2) the displacement of Palestinians from their homes in the area, and (3) the restriction ...

Asked 23 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4335
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Government Departments: Equal Pay
Lord Sikka
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the gender pay gap in each government department.

Asked 24 November 2021
Answered 7 December 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL4399
Answered
Lords

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Northern Ireland Office
Fourth Substantive Report of the Independent Reporting Commission
Brandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Great Yarmouth
Statement made 7 December 2021
HCWS448
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Prisons update
Dominic Raab
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Esher and Walton
Statement made 7 December 2021
HCWS447
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Commencement of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018
Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Minister for Care and Mental Health)
Conservative, Chichester
Statement made 7 December 2021
HCWS446
Commons
Home Office
The Government’s Ten-Year Drugs Strategy
Kit Malthouse
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Conservative, North West Hampshire
Statement made 6 December 2021
HCWS445
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Justice
Prisons update
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2021
HLWS436
Lords
Northern Ireland Office
Fourth Substantive Report of the Independent Reporting Commission
Lord Caine
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2021
HLWS435
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Commencement of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018
Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2021
HLWS434
Lords
Home Office
The Government’s Ten-Year Drugs Strategy
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 7 December 2021
HLWS433
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
7 December 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
6 December 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
3 December 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
2 December 2021
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7 December 2021
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6 December 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
3 December 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
2 December 2021
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