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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
Buses: Exhaust Emissions
Martyn Day
Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations made by Climate Assembly UK in their report entitled Path to net zero, published 10 September 2020, for the Government to ...

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 15 September 2020
By Rachel Maclean (Conservative, Redditch)
88357
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
Valerie Vaz
Labour, Walsall South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review; and if he will make a statement.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 23 September 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
90121
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Crematoriums: Coronavirus
Esther McVey
Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the maximum number of 30 attendees for large events during the covid-19 outbreak (a) applies to both local authority and privately run crematoria and (b) is enforceable; and who is responsi...

Asked 28 August 2020
Answered 23 September 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
81864
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
Sir Christopher Chope
Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support people with Foetal Valproate Spectrum Disorder; and when he plans next to meet the Independent Foetal Anti-Convulsant Trust.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 23 September 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
89609
Named day
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Mauritius: Oil
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the actions of the government of Mauritius following the shipwreck of, and subsequent oil spill caused by, MV Wakashio.

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
Answer corrected
By Baroness Sugg (Life peer, Life peer)
HL7786
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Mauritius: Oil
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the oil spill caused by the shipwreck of MV Wakashio, what assistance they are providing to the government of Mauritius to clean the area and save wildlife, particularly the endangered species in and around the n...

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
Answer corrected
By Baroness Sugg (Life peer, Life peer)
HL7785
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
EU Law: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the circumstances in which a company operating in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland would be subject to EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland but not subject to such rules i...

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7929
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
EU Law: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what body will (1) determine, and (2) enforce, EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7927
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Commons written statements

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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

Commons daily reports

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