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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 Transport
Shipping: Employment
Ian Mearns
Labour, Gateshead

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 does not reduce UK seafarer employment levels in (a) 2021 and (b) subsequent years.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
115612
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Shipping: Cabotage
Ian Mearns
Labour, Gateshead

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce cabotage legislation in order to regulate (a) employment, (b) merchant ship registration and (c) port activity in the coastal shipping sector which includes the offshore energ...

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
115611
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus
Ms Lyn Brown
Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s publication, HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 Official Statistics Data to 31 October 2020, published on 13 November 2020, when he expects HMPPS to meet the target headro...

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Lucy Frazer (Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire)
115566
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Department of Transport: Marketing
Tonia Antoniazzi
Labour, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing since 1 March 2020.

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative, Daventry)
118079
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Suicide
Lord Bradley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in prison are currently managed under the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork care planning system.

Asked 10 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10160
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prison Sentences
Lord Bradley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were sentenced to serve a continuous period in custody of 10 years or more in each of the last 10 years.

Asked 10 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10158
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prison Sentences
Lord Bradley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently in prison serving a determinate sentence of 20 years or more, broken down (1) by age, and (2) by gender.

Asked 10 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10157
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what steps they are taking, and (2) what discussions have taken place between Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport, to ensure that the Planning for the Future White pap...

Asked 10 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10154
Answered
Lords

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tailored Review of Historic England
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS598
Commons
Department for Transport
Global Travel Taskforce
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Witney
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS597
Commons
Home Office
Public consultation on firearms safety
Kit Malthouse
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Conservative, North West Hampshire
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS596
Commons
Treasury
Financial Services Update
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS595
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Transport
Global Travel Taskforce
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS589
Lords
Home Office
Public consultation on firearms safety
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS588
Lords
Department for Transport
Statement of Reasons Command Paper for the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS587
Lords
Leader of the House of Lords
Ministerial Code
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 November 2020
HLWS586
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 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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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 November 2020
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