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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 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff
Rachel Hopkins
Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the employment position is of non-UK national staff who were transferred from the Department for International Development to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development O...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
89900
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Operation Blue Star
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the freedom of information request, reference FCO 1059-17, which stated that former diplomats who had been involved in Anglo-Indian Affairs in 1984 were abl...

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
92864
Named day
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Operation Blue Star
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason his Department did not provide the Heywood Review with a copy of its file FCO 37/3663 on the Indian National Security Guard from 1984.

Asked 21 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
92865
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
China: Uighurs
Chris Law
Scottish National Party, Dundee West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he plans to make at the forthcoming 45th session of the Human Rights Council on the situation of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Asked 23 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
94455
Named day
Answered
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Hydrogen: Foreign Investment in UK
Lord Oates
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of investment provided for hydrogen strategies announced by other countries.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8136
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Hydrogen: Capital Investment
Lord Oates
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of investment that would be required for a UK hydrogen strategy.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8135
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Public Transport: Coronavirus
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what their current advice is on the use of public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8151
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Travel: Coronavirus
Baroness McGregor-Smith
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of levels of compliance with the quarantine rules when determining international travel requirements.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8131
Answered
Lords

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Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS476
Commons
Home Office
Online right to rent checks
Chris Philp
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Immigration Compliance and the Courts
Conservative, Croydon South
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS475
Commons
Department for Transport
Introducing amendments to maritime international instruments by way of ambulatory reference
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Witney
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS474
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment
Conservative, Mid Sussex
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS473
Commons

Lords written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Lords

Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS470
Lords
Home Office
Online right to rent checks
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS469
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS468
Lords
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 28 September 2020
HLWS467
Lords

Commons daily reports

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