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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Transport
Air Traffic Control: Staff
Kirsten Oswald
Scottish National Party, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with National Air Traffic Services on its decision to terminate the contracts of trainee air traffic controllers before they have completed their training.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
92798
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Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water: Environment Protection
Stephanie Peacock
Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water samples have been taken in each year since 2010.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Rebecca Pow (Conservative, Taunton Deane)
92859
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water: Environment Protection
Stephanie Peacock
Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of water bodies are in good ecological health in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, and (d) Northern Ireland.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Rebecca Pow (Conservative, Taunton Deane)
92858
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Question for Department for Transport
Members: Correspondence
Rachel Hopkins
Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State with responsibility for aviation plans to reply to the letter of 10 September 2020 from the hon. Member for Luton South on Luton's aviation sector.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
92953
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Bahrain: Foreign Relations
Lord Collins of Highbury
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the meeting that took place between Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Ministers and the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 7 September, whether they discussed (1) the cases of death row inmates and tort...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8054
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Lord Judd
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to recognise the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8066
Answered
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Question for Department for International Trade
Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments
Lord Rose of Monewden
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen the membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission to include representatives from (1) animal welfare groups, and (2) environmental groups.

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8032
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israeli Settlements: Housing
Baroness Tonge
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about that government's proposals to build 5,000 new homes in the West Bank for Israeli settlers.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 24 September 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8094
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 24 September 2020
HCWS468
Commons
Treasury
Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 24 September 2020
HCWS467
Commons
Cabinet Office
The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 24 September 2020
HCWS466
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 23 September 2020
HCWS465
Commons

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Treasury
Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Lord Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 September 2020
HLWS462
Lords
Cabinet Office
The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 September 2020
HLWS461
Lords
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 September 2020
HLWS460
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Loot Box Call for Evidence Launch
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 September 2020
HLWS459
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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