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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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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Education
English Language: Education
Kate Green
Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for English language teaching centres during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 23 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
94414
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Immigrants: Hong Kong
Jim Shannon
Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support Hong Kong citizens who are born after 1997 and do not qualify for BN(O) status.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Kevin Foster (Conservative, Torbay)
92769
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Staff
Marsha De Cordova
Labour, Battersea

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS organisations completed and published risk assessments for high-risk staff within the four-week deadline of the NHS England and NHS Improvement letter dated 24 June 2020 requesting the...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
89838
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Orgreave
Jonathan Edwards
Independent, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent inquiry into the policing of the miners' strike in 1984-85.

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Kit Malthouse (Conservative, North West Hampshire)
906757
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Cabinet Office
Government Assistance: Northern Ireland
Lord Myners
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish any advice or briefings prepared by the civil service on the impact of the provisions of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland relating to state aid.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8077
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Teachers: Pay
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report Education at a Glance 2020, published on 8 September, which suggests that the teacher pay gap in Engl...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8092
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
History: Education
Lord Boateng
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of examination boards in  promoting a better understanding of British history; and which such boards examine modules that cover (1) the history of migration, (2) the Trans-Atlantic...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8049
Answered
Lords
Question for Northern Ireland Office
Coronavirus: Northern Ireland
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to work with the Northern Ireland Executive to support the recovery of the Northern Ireland economy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 28 September 2020
By Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL8155
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Cabinet Office
Government response to Electoral Commission and Association of Electoral Administrators reports
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 28 September 2020
HCWS472
Commons
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 28 September 2020
HCWS471
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 25 September 2020
HCWS470
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homelessness Update
Kelly Tolhurst
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for rough sleeping and housing
Conservative, Rochester and Strood
Statement made 25 September 2020
HCWS469
Commons

Lords written statements

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Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 28 September 2020
HLWS467
Lords
Cabinet Office
Government response to Electoral Commission and Association of Electoral Administrators reports
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 28 September 2020
HLWS466
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 25 September 2020
HLWS465
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homelessness Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 September 2020
HLWS464
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 September 2020
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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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25 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 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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