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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 Education
Education: Counselling
Marsha De Cordova
Labour, Battersea

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to fund counselling in all schools and colleges as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
103621
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade: Meetings
Emily Thornberry
Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will hold civil society roundtable meetings on the issues of (a) human rights, (b) labour rights and (c) conflict resolution, as they relate to trade policy.

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Mr Ranil Jayawardena (Conservative, North East Hampshire)
104706
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade: Meetings
Emily Thornberry
Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the invitees to her Department's civil society roundtable meetings on the issues of (a) the environment, (b) sustainability, (c) development and (d) gender, as they relate to trade...

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Mr Ranil Jayawardena (Conservative, North East Hampshire)
104705
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nigeria: Military Aid
Fiona Bruce
Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of deploying British armed forces to join a UN peacekeeping mission against Boko Haram in Nigeria similar to that of the...

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By James Duddridge (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)
104716
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Treasury
Treasury: Senior Civil Servants
Baroness Kramer
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many BAME civil servants there are at Her Majesty's Treasury at (1) SCS1, (2) SCS2, (3) SCS3, and (4) SCS4, grade.

Asked 7 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8863
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Crossrail 2 Line: Kensington and Chelsea
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Crossrail Limited and Transport for London about plans for a Chelsea station on the Kings Road in the latest Crossrail 2 proposal.

Asked 7 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8853
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Aviation: Repayments
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of travel companies using a trust account model to process flight-only airline refunds.

Asked 7 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8887
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Local Government: By-elections
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the conduct of local government by-elections in Scotland in order to assess the feasibility of holding such elections in England.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8928
Answered
Lords

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business Update
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS528
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Lucy Frazer
The Minister of State for Justice
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS527
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS526
Commons
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS525
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business Update
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS522
Lords
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS521
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS520
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS519
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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