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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 Home Office
Home Office: Apprentices
Robert Halfon
Conservative, Harlow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department is making on meeting the 2.3 per cent public sector apprenticeship target; and when her Department will meet that target.

Asked 17 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By James Brokenshire (Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup)
91612
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy: Carbon Emissions
Ben Lake
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the forthcoming energy white paper is planned to include detailed policy on the next steps of the Government’s plans for delivering net zero by 2050.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative, Spelthorne)
89812
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Bahrain: Capital Punishment
Chris Law
Scottish National Party, Dundee West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the cases of (a) Mohammed Ramadan and (b) Hussein Moosa were discussed during meetings between Ministers of his Department and Bahrain’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
90154
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions
Ben Lake
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department with Ofgem to attract investment in (a) innovation and (b) development of the electricity network as part of the Government's 2050 net zero commitment.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative, Spelthorne)
89813
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Bill: Devolution
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of discussions with (1) the Northern Irish Executive, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Welsh Government, about the Trade Bill.

Asked 9 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7962
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Musicians: Free Movement of People
The Earl of Clancarty
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Barran on 10 September (HL Deb, col 911), what plans they have to seek a Mode IV agreement with the EU to cover musicians and music professionals; and whether any such agreement would ena...

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8110
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
USA: International Criminal Court
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sanctions imposed by the government of the United States on the International Criminal Court's (ICC) (1) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and (2) Head of the Jurisdiction...

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7921
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
USA: International Criminal Court
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sanctions imposed by the government of the United States on the International Criminal Court's (1) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and (2) Head of the Jurisdiction, Comp...

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7920
Answered
Lords

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Home Office
Modern Slavery
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS463
Commons
Women and Equalities
Government Equalities Office Update
Elizabeth Truss
Minister for Women and Equalities
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS462
Commons
Department for International Trade
Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update
Elizabeth Truss
The Secretary of State for International Trade
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS461
Commons
Department for Transport
Rail update
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS460
Commons

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Home Office
Modern Slavery
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS458
Lords
Women and Equalities
Government Equalities Office Update
Baroness Berridge
Minister for Women
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS457
Lords
Department for International Trade
Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS456
Lords
Department for Transport
Rail update
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS455
Lords

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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 Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 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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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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