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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Northern Ireland Office
Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland
Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson
Democratic Unionist Party, Lagan Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent progress has been made on full implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland.

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Mr Robin Walker (Conservative, Worcester)
95012
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Pornography: Internet
Fiona Bruce
Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ask the Information Commissioner's Office to investigate instances of pornographic websites using children's browsing history data to promote pornographic content to those use...

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
92753
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Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Data Transmission
Sarah Olney
Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK-EU data transfer can be undertaken legally from 1 January 2021.

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
95167
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Gambling: Coronavirus
Mr Barry Sheerman
Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the number of people revoking their self-exclusions to gambling during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Nigel Huddleston (Conservative, Mid Worcestershire)
92692
Answered
Commons

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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
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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
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Question for Cabinet Office
UK Trade with EU
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
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Home Office
Online right to rent checks
Chris Philp
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Immigration Compliance and the Courts
Conservative, Croydon South
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS475
Commons
Department for Transport
Introducing amendments to maritime international instruments by way of ambulatory reference
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Witney
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS474
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment
Conservative, Mid Sussex
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS473
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

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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

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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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28 September 2020
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25 September 2020
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24 September 2020
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23 September 2020
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