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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad
Chris Bryant
Labour, Rhondda

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK nationals remain in Afghanistan as at 14 September 2021.

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Amanda Milling (Conservative, Cannock Chase)
49042
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Central Asia: Press Freedom
Catherine West
Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with European partners on (a) freedom of press and (b) violence against journalists in countries in Central Asia.

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
49222
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
USA: Travel Restrictions
Carol Monaghan
Scottish National Party, Glasgow North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress her Department is making through discussions with the US Administration on the lifting of the current travel ban applying to UK nationals travelling to that cou...

Asked 15 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
50069
Named day
Answered
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Question for Home Office
Immigration: Equality
Bambos Charalambous
Labour, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has undertaken of the equalities impact of the (a) New Plan for Immigration and the (b) Nationality and Borders Bill, in accordance with her duties under section 149 of the Equalit...

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Kevin Foster (Conservative, Torbay)
49232
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Females
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent finding that only one per cent of HGV drivers are female; and what plans they have to address this situation.

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2720
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel: Palestinians
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the government of Israel (1) to freeze settlement building in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, (2) to enable the development of Palestinian-owned land in Area C, and (3) to increase trade an...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2432
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel: Palestinians
Baroness Sheehan
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of comments by the Prime Minister of Israel in an interview with The New York Times, published on 24 August, that he will oppose the creation of a Palestinian state and expand Israeli settleme...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2458
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Gaza: Israel
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increased cross-border fighting in Gaza; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel to prevent any escalation and ensure adequate living conditions for the loca...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2431
Answered
Lords

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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

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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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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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