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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
Pension Wise: North West
Ms Angela Eagle
Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool City region, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey have had a Pension Wise guidance appointment by telephone or in person in each of the last 12 months.

Asked 30 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
122573
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
State Retirement Pensions
Neil Gray
Scottish National Party, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all UK state pensioners have financial security in (a) the UK and (b) overseas.

Asked 30 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
122732
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Drugs
Alex Norris
Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to maintain the regulatory system for pharmaceutical medicines at the end of the transition period.

Asked 26 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
121340
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Employment: EU Nationals
Hywel Williams
Plaid Cymru, Arfon

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of EU citizens in the UK who have been unable to begin work due to employers refusing to employ workers without a national insurance number.

Asked 30 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
122579
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Mental Illness
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Royal College of Psychologists about the number of people experiencing severe mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic and the funding of mental health services.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL10321
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions
Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the Question for Written Answer tabled by Lord Roberts of Llandudno on 21 April (HL3216).

Asked 28 October 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL9743
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Israel
Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that a COVID-19 placenta-based cell therapy, developed in Israel, has had a 100 per cent survival rate during clinical trials.

Asked 21 April 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL3216
Answered
Lords
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: South Yorkshire
Lord Scriven
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with authorities in Sheffield or South Yorkshire about mass testing of their populations for COVID-19; and if discussions have taken place, what response they received from those authorities.

Asked 10 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL10187
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Treasury
Review Implementation
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS621
Commons
Department for Education
Higher Education Covid-19 update
Michelle Donelan
Minister of State for Universities
Conservative, Chippenham
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS620
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Call-Out Order in Support of HMG’s Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities
James Heappey
The Minister of State for the Armed Forces
Conservative, Wells
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS619
Commons
Cabinet Office
Uprating of Election Spending Limits
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS618
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Call-Out Order in Support of HMG’s Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, MInistry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS611
Lords
Cabinet Office
Uprating of Election Spending Limits
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS610
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing Adaptations Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS609
Lords
Department for Education
Education Update
Baroness Berridge
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 1 December 2020
HLWS608
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
2 December 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 December 2020
PDF (1.43 MB)
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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
2 December 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
1 December 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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