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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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Commons written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Defence
National Flagship: Crew
Sir John Hayes
Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to have the new Royal Yacht manned by the Royal Navy.

Asked 3 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Mr Ben Wallace (Conservative, Wyre and Preston North)
41632
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
National Flagship: Procurement
Sir John Hayes
Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the vessel design of the new Royal Yacht will be required to reflect Britannia’s style and appointment.

Asked 3 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Mr Ben Wallace (Conservative, Wyre and Preston North)
41635
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
National Flagship: Procurement
Sir John Hayes
Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the construction of the new Royal Yacht will be completed at a British shipyard by a British firm.

Asked 3 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Mr Ben Wallace (Conservative, Wyre and Preston North)
41634
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
National Flagship: Procurement
Sir John Hayes
Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department will take to prioritise design as a criterion in the tender process for the construction of the new Royal Yacht.

Asked 3 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Mr Ben Wallace (Conservative, Wyre and Preston North)
41633
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Defence
Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the role of the Veterans Advisory and Pension Committees.

Asked 8 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2544
Answered
Lords
Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker
State Visits: China
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether House of Lords authorities were consulted ahead of the visit of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the parliamentary estate.

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 16 September 2021
By Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Non-affiliated, Life peer)
HL2569
Answered
Lords
Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lord Blencathra
Conservative, Life peer

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what discussions he has had with the Clerk of the Parliaments regarding the attire of the Table Clerks in the Chamber of the House of Lords, particularly the resumption of wearing horsehair wigs.

Asked 15 September 2021
Answered 16 September 2021
By Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Non-affiliated, Life peer)
HL2734
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Health and Social Care Levy
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding to be allocated to the devolved administrations deriving from the health and social care levy may only be spent by those administrations for the purpose of (1) health, and (2) social care.

Asked 8 September 2021
Answered 16 September 2021
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2532
Answered
Lords

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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
Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
Statement made 15 September 2021
HCWS291
Commons
Cabinet Office
Election Finance and Policy
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 15 September 2021
HCWS290
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

Commons daily reports

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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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Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
13 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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