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Question for Department for Education
Schools: Coronavirus
Kate Green
Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to schools of supplying cover for clinically extremely vulnerable (a) teachers and (b) support staff during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
119232
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government: Reorganisation
Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to provide local authorities with additional resources to enable them to continue to support their communities during the covid-19 outbreak in the event that th...

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Luke Hall (Conservative, Thornbury and Yate)
119213
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government: Reorganisation
Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of local government reorganisations planned for 2021 on the ability of local government bodies to support their communities during the c...

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Luke Hall (Conservative, Thornbury and Yate)
119212
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government: Reorganisation
Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimates he has made of the amount of local government (a) time and (b) other resources that will be required to implement the local government reorganisations planned for...

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Luke Hall (Conservative, Thornbury and Yate)
119211
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Cabinet Office
Elections: Coronavirus
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of the United States Presidential elections on 3 November with a view to informing their methods of running multiple elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular in r...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10285
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Local Government: Elections
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to delaying the local elections due in England in May 2021 to a later date.

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10282
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Visits
Lord Farmer
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in increasing awareness of the Assisted Prisons Visits scheme among (1) prisoners, and (2) visitors, since the publication of the report by the National Offender Management Service Families Do M...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10280
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to local authorities in relation to the use of antisocial behaviour legislation to reduce local nuisances caused by the use of fireworks; whether they have received representations that other leg...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10281
Answered
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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 26 November 2020
HCWS608
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Ms Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS607
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health England: Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS606
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Human Challenge Project)
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS605
Commons

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Treasury
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS601
Lords
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS600
Lords
Treasury
The Government and UK Statistics Authority’s response to their joint consultation on the reform to Retail Prices Index methodology
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Lord Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS599
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS598
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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24 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 November 2020
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