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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.

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

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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
Health Professions: Coronavirus
Zarah Sultana
Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the cessation of the exclusion of healthcare workers from the list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions to Coronavirus travel restrictions.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
105564
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Kate Osborne
Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable who work in (a) retail, (b) health and social care, (c) education and (d) other ...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
105562
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Kate Osborne
Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-introducing shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable in areas under (a) tier 1 (b) tier 2 and (c) tier 3 local covid-19 restrictio...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
105561
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions
Sarah Owen
Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 86764, tabled by the hon. Member for Luton North on 8 September 2020.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
105560
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Cabinet Office
Infrastructure: Security
Lord Truscott
Independent Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect critical national infrastructure from potentially hostile states, particularly in the nuclear sector.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8993
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Oil
Lord Truscott
Independent Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what preparations they have put in place to deal with any early onset of peak oil.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8994
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Devolution
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a 'territorial minister' to answer for the Government in the House of Lords on matters relating to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8924
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Natural Gas
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce and, if possible, (2) to eliminate, the flaring of surplus gas from production platforms and refineries before COP26.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8930
Answered
Lords

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
Local Government Finance update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS535
Commons
Home Office
Report of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation on the operation in 2018 of the Terrorism Acts
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS534
Commons
Home Office
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules
Kevin Foster
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Future Borders and Immigration
Conservative, Torbay
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS533
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Rohingya Donor Conference and Funding Announcement
Nigel Adams
Minister for Asia
Conservative, Selby and Ainsty
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS532
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
Local Government Finance update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS528
Lords
Home Office
Report of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation on the operation in 2018 of the Terrorism Acts
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS527
Lords
Home Office
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS526
Lords
Home Office
Istanbul Convention Ratification: 2020 Report on Progress
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS525
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
PDF (1.24 MB)
Commons
House of Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2020
PDF (1.03 MB)
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2020
PDF (387.27 KB)
Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2020
PDF (293.11 KB)
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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