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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Transport
Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries
Kerry McCarthy
Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on securing a cultural exemption to new cabotage rules for UK haulage drivers.

Asked 20 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Rachel Maclean (Conservative, Redditch)
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Question for Department for Transport
Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries
Kerry McCarthy
Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his European Commission counterpart on securing mutual recognition of UK and EU Certificates of Professional Competence.

Asked 20 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Rachel Maclean (Conservative, Redditch)
140756
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Question for Department for Transport
Driving Tests
Kirsten Oswald
Scottish National Party, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many practical driving tests have been conducted since 14 September 2020; and what proportion of the additional 375,000 tests have been conducted as set out by the DVSA in a 9 September 2020 letter to the h...

Asked 20 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Rachel Maclean (Conservative, Redditch)
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Question for Department for Transport
Driving Tests
Mr Clive Betts
Labour, Sheffield South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value of introducing priority driving tests for key workers, so that people entering frontline roles are not delayed by the existing DVSA backlog of assessments.

Asked 19 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Rachel Maclean (Conservative, Redditch)
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Question for Department for International Trade
Balance of Trade: Tunisia
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current balance of trade between the UK and Tunisia; and what assessment they have made of whether such economic activity will increase following the UK's departure from the EU.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12171
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Question for Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Lord West of Spithead
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether 48 F35B combat aircraft would meet the requirement for 35 embarked aircraft that were originally considered essential for initial war-entry Carrier Strike operations.

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12036
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Question for Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
Lord Touhig
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases relating to sexual assault have faced trial in military courts in each year since 2010; and how many of these cases have resulted in (1) guilty and (2) not guilty verdicts.

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12021
Answered
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Question for Ministry of Defence
Qatar: Military Bases
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their relations with the government of Qatar of the presence of a Turkish military base in Qatar; and whether UK armed forces undertake any activity with the Turkish military ...

Asked 13 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12113
Answered
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Home Office
Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 25 January 2021
HCWS733
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation response
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS732
Commons
Home Office
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS731
Commons
Cabinet Office
Update on the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
Michael Gove
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS730
Commons

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation responsel
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS728
Lords
Department for Transport
HS2 East Leg Spot Safeguarding
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS727
Lords
Home Office
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS726
Lords
Cabinet Office
Update on the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS725
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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21 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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