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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.

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Treasury
VAT
Kevin Hollinrake
Conservative, Thirsk and Malton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the value of deferred VAT payments under the Deferral Scheme for VAT that will become payable on or after 1 December 2020.

Asked 22 January 2021
Answered 27 January 2021
By Jesse Norman (Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire)
142029
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits: Disability
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made on the adequacy of benefit rates for disabled people on legacy benefits.

Asked 21 January 2021
Answered 27 January 2021
By Justin Tomlinson (Conservative, North Swindon)
141547
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Apprentices: Grants
Alison McGovern
Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many grants have been awarded to firms to take on an apprenticeship since the most recent Spending Review; and in which sectors those grants have been allocated.

Asked 22 January 2021
Answered 27 January 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
141976
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Work Experience: Grants
Alison McGovern
Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many grants have been awarded to firms to support trainees to gain work experience since the Spending Review 2020.

Asked 22 January 2021
Answered 27 January 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
141977
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of ‘long’ COVID-19, what plans they have to make changes to statutory sick pay.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 27 January 2021
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12157
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Coronavirus: Death
Lord West of Spithead
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged (1) below 50, (2) 50 to 59, (3) 60 to 69, (4) 70 to 79, and (5) over 80, years, had died as a result of COVID-19 as of 31 December 2020; and how many in each age group had a serious underlying health co...

Asked 12 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12082
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections
Lord Wasserman
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to postpone the elections of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales set for 6 May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and if they have such plans, when they expect those elections will ta...

Asked 12 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12081
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Local Government: Elections
Lord Risby
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any elections scheduled for May can take place; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such elections can take place in line with the restrictions to address the COVID-19 pande...

Asked 12 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12063
Answered
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Bovine TB
George Eustice
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Statement made 27 January 2021
HCWS738
Commons
Department for International Trade
Contingencies Fund Advance
Graham Stuart
Minister for Exports
Conservative, Beverley and Holderness
Statement made 27 January 2021
HCWS737
Commons
Home Office
Independent Review of Prevent
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 26 January 2021
HCWS736
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Development Update
Dominic Raab
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Esher and Walton
Statement made 26 January 2021
HCWS735
Commons

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Bovine TB
Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2021
HLWS735
Lords
Department for International Trade
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 27 January 2021
HLWS734
Lords
Home Office
Independent Review of Prevent
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 January 2021
HLWS733
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Development Update
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 January 2021
HLWS732
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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