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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 Work and Pensions
Jobcentres: Staff
Neil Coyle
Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to ensure that Jobcentre users who are survivors of domestic abuse are able to choose the gender of their Work Coach.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 14 May 2021
By Mims Davies (Conservative, Mid Sussex)
270
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Kate Osamor
Labour, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 171674 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, what training decision makers receive on the Decision makers’ guide, volume 1, chapter 3.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 14 May 2021
By Justin Tomlinson (Conservative, North Swindon)
380
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Kate Osamor
Labour, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 171674 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, and the Best practice memorandum issued to decision-making staff involved in appeals lapsing, Quali...

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 14 May 2021
By Justin Tomlinson (Conservative, North Swindon)
382
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Mick Whitley
Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the families of people with suicidal ideation have access to specialist advice and support.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 14 May 2021
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
451
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Gardens: Peat
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ban the sale of horticultural garden peat; and if so, when.

Asked 22 April 2021
Answered 29 April 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL15216
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Litter: Tobacco
Baroness Hayman of Ullock
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set a timetable for establishing a regulatory mechanism for imposing extended producer responsibility on the tobacco industry.

Asked 21 April 2021
Answered 29 April 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL15155
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Litter: Tobacco
Baroness Hayman of Ullock
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish regulatory mechanisms for imposing extended producer responsibility on the tobacco industry; and how any such plans will ensure the industry takes financial responsibility for the costs ass...

Asked 21 April 2021
Answered 29 April 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL15154
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Owls: Animal Welfare
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) number, (2) welfare, and (3) distribution, of barn owls in England.

Asked 20 April 2021
Answered 29 April 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL15115
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 13 May 2021
HCWS28
Commons
Department for Transport
Draft Legislation: The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Redditch
Statement made 13 May 2021
HCWS27
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Pensions
Luke Hall
Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government
Conservative, Thornbury and Yate
Statement made 13 May 2021
HCWS26
Commons
Treasury
Treasury update
Steve Barclay
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 13 May 2021
HCWS25
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 13 May 2021
HLWS26
Lords
Treasury
Treasury update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 May 2021
HLWS25
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Fraud and Error National Statistics
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 May 2021
HLWS24
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Pensions
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 May 2021
HLWS23
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 May 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
27 April 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 May 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 May 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
29 April 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 April 2021
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