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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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Question for Department for Education
Children in Care
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck
Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what legislation is in place to ensure that family members who look after children in care are appropriately remunerated; and what steps he is taking to prevent the use of time limited arrangement orders as a s...

Asked 16 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Will Quince (Conservative, Colchester)
50671
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade: Overseas Workers
Gareth Thomas
Labour, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff of her Department were based in EU countries in each of the last three years; if she will publish how many such staff were based in each country; and if she will make a statement.

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Penny Mordaunt (Conservative, Portsmouth North)
48132
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Chevening Scholarships Programme: Afghanistan
Dan Jarvis
Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2021 to Question 40586 on Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safe passage of 2021 Afghan Chevening ...

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Kevin Foster (Conservative, Torbay)
49145
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for International Trade
Legal Profession: Exports
Emily Thornberry
Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the effect on long-term trends in imports of UK legal services in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms of the (i) free trade agreement with (A) Australia, (B) New Zealand an...

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Penny Mordaunt (Conservative, Portsmouth North)
48171
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure a zero emission vehicle mandate could be implemented with enough time to incentivise investment in zero emission vehicles and the charging industry before 2030.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2402
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electric Vehicles: Finance
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential investments required in the electric vehicle manufacturing and charging industry in response to the introduction of a zero emission vehicle mandate.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2401
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Fraud
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of financial fraud in the UK.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2450
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Cats and Dogs: Tagging
Lord Goodlad
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for future legislation of the micro-chipping of (1) dogs, and (2) cats.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2415
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Prime Minister
Machinery of Government
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister
Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Statement made 21 September 2021
HCWS297
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Fortification of Flour with Folic Acid
Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Vaccines and Public Health)
Conservative, Erewash
Statement made 21 September 2021
HCWS296
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Draft Revised Energy National Policy Statements
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS295
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Update
Dr Thérèse Coffey
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS294
Commons

Lords written statements

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Leader of the House of Lords
Machinery of Government
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2021
HLWS289
Lords
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

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2021
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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 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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