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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Independent Case Examiner
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is from receipt of a complaint about (a) her Department and (b) the Child Maintenance Service to the Independent Case Examiner to the commencement of any investigation.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
329
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Independent Case Examiner
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been received by the Independent Case Examiner in each year since financial year 2010-11.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
328
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Independent Case Examiner: Staff
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent investigating staff were employed by the Independent Case Examiner in each year since financial year 2010-11.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
330
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy: Billing
Charlotte Nichols
Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £40 annual charge on energy bills will be applied to new bill payers in households that do not receive a £200 reduction in their electricity costs through the Energy B...

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Greg Hands (Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham)
508
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Singapore: Capital Punishment
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the execution of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam for smuggling drugs into Singapore 12 years ago, they will make representations to the government of Singapore against the execution of so-called “drug mules”.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL77
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
NHS and Social Services: Finance
Lord Field of Birkenhead
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of GDP that will be spent on health and social care once their current reforms are fully implemented.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Baroness Penn (Conservative, Life peer)
HL55
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Personal Savings
Lord Birt
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to assess (1) whether the market for savers is working effectively, and (2) why the interest rates offered to savers by the major banks are not rising in line with the Bank of England base rate.

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Baroness Penn (Conservative, Life peer)
HL25
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Travellers: Media
Baroness Whitaker
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Leeds Gypsy & Traveller Exchange and London Gypsies and Travellers, in collaboration with PIRC Media that Moves, published on 27 January; and what steps they are taking to sup...

Asked 10 May 2022
Answered 18 May 2022
By Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative, Life peer)
HL114
Answered
Lords

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Ministry of Defence
The Defence and Security Industrial Strategy: Update
Jeremy Quin
The Minister of State for Defence Procurement
Conservative, Horsham
Statement made 18 May 2022
HCWS36
Commons
Home Office
Fire Reform White Paper and improving Fire Safety for the public
Kit Malthouse
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Conservative, North West Hampshire
Statement made 18 May 2022
HCWS35
Commons
Home Office
Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 17 May 2022
HCWS34
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification; Energy Supply Company Special Administration Regime
Greg Hands
Minister of State (Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change)
Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham
Statement made 17 May 2022
HCWS33
Commons

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Ministry of Defence
The Defence and Security Industrial Strategy: Update
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 May 2022
HLWS35
Lords
Home Office
Fire Reform White Paper and improving Fire Safety for the public
Lord Greenhalgh
The Minister of State, Home Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 May 2022
HLWS34
Lords
Home Office
Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2022
HLWS33
Lords
Home Office
Public consultation on the code of practice for the extraction of information from electronic devices
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2022
HLWS32
Lords

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