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All oral statements and any written content from before 2014 can be found in Hansard.

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Dogs: Imports
Ben Lake
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to raise the minimum age for dogs to be imported into the UK from 15 weeks to six months after the transition period ends.

Asked 30 December 2020
Answered 15 January 2021
By Victoria Prentis (Conservative, Banbury)
133108
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Housing
Fleur Anderson
Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve living conditions at asylum seeker processing and detainment sites.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 15 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
134217
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Housing
Marco Longhi
Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which body undertakes the inspection of the (a) quality and (b) safe provision of accommodation of asylum seekers; and what the frequency is of those inspections.

Asked 16 December 2020
Answered 15 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
130857
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Housing
Marco Longhi
Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hotel rooms her Department has procured for the placement of asylum seekers in each English region in (a) the financial year 2020-21 and (b) each of the previous five financial years.

Asked 16 December 2020
Answered 15 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
130856
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Passengers: Coronavirus
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a requirement, once possible, for air, sea and rail passengers arriving in England to have had a vaccination against COVID-19 as an alternative to such passengers being required to have a r...

Asked 8 January 2021
Answered 15 January 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11947
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Motor Vehicles: Air Pollution
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of air pollution from motor vehicles since the restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic were eased in August 2020.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 15 January 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11771
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Shipping: Radio Frequencies
Lord West of Spithead
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 10 December 2020 (HL10934), what tests they have conducted with British merchant ships contacting UK maritime authorities using (1) High Frequency, or (2) Single Side Ban...

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 15 January 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11793
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Grenfell Tower: Fires
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all those who were displaced due to the fire at Grenfell Tower are in permanent residential accommodation.

Asked 7 January 2021
Answered 15 January 2021
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11880
Answered
Lords

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Contingencies Fund Advance
Luke Hall
Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government
Conservative, Thornbury and Yate
Statement made 14 January 2021
HCWS712
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Support in the workplace for domestic abuse victims
Paul Scully
Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)
Conservative, Sutton and Cheam
Statement made 14 January 2021
HCWS711
Commons
Treasury
Application of the second-hand margin scheme in Northern Ireland in respect of motor vehicles sourced from Great Britain
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 14 January 2021
HCWS710
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid
Robert Buckland
The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, South Swindon
Statement made 14 January 2021
HCWS709
Commons

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Treasury
Application of the second-hand margin scheme in Northern Ireland in respect of motor vehicles sourced from Great Britain
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 14 January 2021
HLWS708
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 14 January 2021
HLWS707
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Support in the workplace for domestic abuse victims
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 14 January 2021
HLWS706
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 14 January 2021
HLWS705
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
13 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
12 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
11 January 2021
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