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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.

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Care Homes: Coronavirus
James Murray
Labour, Ealing North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he is putting in place to ensure that residential care homes do not experience a shortage of (a) covid-19 tests and (b) personal protective equipment in the event of a second wave of cov...

Asked 22 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
93700
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Public Houses
Sarah Owen
Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 22 September 2020, Official Report, if the Government will publish the evidential basis for the effectiveness of implementing a 10pm curfew for pubs in...

Asked 22 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
93696
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Paterson Inquiry
Munira Wilson
Liberal Democrat, Twickenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Issues raised by Paterson, HC 31, published in February 2020.

Asked 22 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
93695
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to provide a full response to Question 85080 tabled on 4 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood.

Asked 22 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
93652
Named day
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 September (HL7786), whether the reference in that answer to emergency support having been provided to the Mauritian Wildlife Fund should have been to the Mauritian Wildl...

Asked 18 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8275
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Trade Associations
Viscount Waverley
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a complete list of all (1) chambers of commerce, and (2) trade associations, registered in the UK; and whether the list of trade associations includes identifying each such association by sector.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8169
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Railway Line
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Network Rail on 16 September that they are reviewing every scheme in the rail network enhancements pipeline to test their viability and business case, whether they are subjecting HS2 to the same...

Asked 17 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8228
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Cycling
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of campaigns to encourage people to cycle more; and what support they are giving to teach adults to ride a bike.

Asked 17 September 2020
Answered 25 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8243
Answered
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Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of 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
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 24 September 2020
HCWS468
Commons
Treasury
Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 24 September 2020
HCWS467
Commons

Lords written statements

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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
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 24 September 2020
HLWS463
Lords
Treasury
Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Lord Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 September 2020
HLWS462
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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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 September 2020
PDF (185.74 KB)
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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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