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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments. Government Ministers may make oral or written statements to Parliament. 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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Voluntary Work: Young People
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated from the public purse to the National Citizens Service.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
92954
Answered
Commons
Question for House of Commons Commission
Calling of Members
Mr Toby Perkins
Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many times each Member of Parliament has been successful in the Question Ballot and been called on in the Chamber or virtually in (a) Ministerial Stat...

Asked 23 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party, Perth and North Perthshire)
94385
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Night-time Economy: Coronavirus
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour, Slough

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2020 to Question 88386 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Night-time Economy, what options for more effective ways to help those businesses who are still unable to reopen dur...

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
92868
Answered
Commons
Question for Treasury
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Leisure
Emma Hardy
Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a sector-specific extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the sport and leisure sector.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
92874
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Agreements: Pacific Rim Nations
Lord Myners
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to apply to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8081
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nature Conservation
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to prevent species extinction, and (2) to work with other nations and international organisations to implement worldwide measures to protect species at risk of extinction.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8062
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Customs
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness, and (2) the impact, of the Border Operating Model in helping the logistics sector to understand the requirements of new procedures.

Asked 18 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8295
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Freight: Roads
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the state of preparedness of the Smart Freight Service; and when they expect to be in a position to start testing the system.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8082
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Cabinet Office
Government response to Electoral Commission and Association of Electoral Administrators reports
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 28 September 2020
HCWS472
Commons
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 28 September 2020
HCWS471
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 25 September 2020
HCWS470
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homelessness Update
Kelly Tolhurst
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for rough sleeping and housing
Conservative, Rochester and Strood
Statement made 25 September 2020
HCWS469
Commons

Lords written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Lords

Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 28 September 2020
HLWS467
Lords
Cabinet Office
Government response to Electoral Commission and Association of Electoral Administrators reports
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 28 September 2020
HLWS466
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 25 September 2020
HLWS465
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homelessness Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 September 2020
HLWS464
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 September 2020
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