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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. Oral or written statements to Parliament are also made by the Government and others to inform both Houses of their work. 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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Question for Department for Education
Home Education
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children registered for home schooling in York in (a) September 2019 and (b) September 2021.

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
45878
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Students: Finance
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of how many students have been rejected for student finance in the 2021-22 applications due to not meeting the three year ordinary residency criteria; and what steps his Department...

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
49131
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Wales Office
Refugees: Afghanistan
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Operation Warm Welcome.

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Simon Hart (Conservative, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
48351
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Schools: Energy
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing schools with an energy efficiency assessment and score for the purposes of prioritising schools for energy saving measures.

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
45882
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Ash Dieback Disease
Lord Inglewood
Non-affiliated, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of roadside ash trees in England, (2) how many of these trees will need to be felled due to ash dieback, and (3) the average cost of felling and removing each tree.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Benyon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2434
Answered
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Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Promotion
Lord Grocott
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors determine which of the UK's trading partners are allocated a trade envoy.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2421
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Promotion
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they apply to the appointment of trade envoys; and what remuneration and expenses, including for travel, they are they entitled to receive.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2412
Answered
Lords
Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker
House of Lords: Facilities
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker why House of Commons staff are able to bring guests into House of Lords facilities while Members of the House of Lords are currently not allowed to do so.

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Lord Touhig (Labour, Life peer)
HL2671
Answered
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Draft Revised Energy National Policy Statements
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS295
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Update
Dr Thérèse Coffey
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS294
Commons
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS293
Commons
Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS292
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS288
Lords
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS287
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 16 September 2021
HLWS286
Lords
Cabinet Office
Election Finance and Policy
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 15 September 2021
HLWS285
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 September 2021
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