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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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Commons written questions and answers

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Gender Recognition: Clinics
Nadia Whittome
Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to establish additional NHS gender clinics to reduce waiting times.

Asked 12 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Government: Finance
Sarah Olney
Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential long-term economic merits of increasing core funding for (a) local authorities and (b) Clinical Commissioning Groups for services tha...

Asked 12 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Permanent Secretaries
Karin Smyth
Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures or guidance governs and discussions between him and his departmental Permanent Secretary; and in what circumstances are Ministers in his department required to consult the departme...

Asked 12 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
780
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Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Topwood
Karin Smyth
Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when discussions took place with the departmental permanent secretary about the transfer of shares in Topwood Limited to the ownership of the Secretary of State.

Asked 12 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
779
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Cultural Heritage: Nagorno Karabakh
Baroness Cox
Crossbench, Life peer

Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support UNESCO's proposal of a mission to take stock of the situation regarding cultural properties in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL23
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Question for Department for Transport
Driving: Speed Limits
Lord Berkeley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to reduce the numbers of speeding drivers following the data published by the Department for Transport that showed that 56 per cent of drivers broke the 30mph speed limit between January and March 2021.

Asked 12 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL136
Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Lord Foster of Bath
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ratify the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL33
Answered
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Question for Department for Transport
Cycling: Accidents
Lord Mawson
Crossbench, Life peer

Her Majesty's Government what research they have commissioned in the last three years on the causes of road traffic accidents between motor vehicles and cyclists in cities.

Asked 11 May 2021
Answered 17 May 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL66
Answered
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Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough Sleeping Initiative update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 May 2021
HCWS34
Commons
Cabinet Office
The UK’s Emergency Alerts Service: Our way of warning you when lives are in danger
Penny Mordaunt
Paymaster General
Conservative, Portsmouth North
Statement made 17 May 2021
HCWS33
Commons
Women and Equalities
Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference on LGBT Rights
Elizabeth Truss
Minister for Women and Equalities
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 17 May 2021
HCWS32
Commons
Home Office
Appointment of the Forensic Science Regulator
Kit Malthouse
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Conservative, North West Hampshire
Statement made 17 May 2021
HCWS31
Commons

Lords written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Lords

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough Sleeping Initiative update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2021
HLWS32
Lords
Women and Equalities
Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference on LGBT Rights
Baroness Berridge
Minister for Women
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2021
HLWS31
Lords
Home Office
Appointment of the Forensic Science Regulator
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2021
HLWS30
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Use of the Industrial Development Act 1982 for Coronavirus related assistance
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 May 2021
HLWS29
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 May 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 May 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 April 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 May 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 May 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 May 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
29 April 2021
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