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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 for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sellafield
Caroline Lucas
Green Party, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the incident reported at Sellafield on 14 August 2020 that involved Sellafield Ltd management calling in experts from Explosive Ordinance Disposal t...

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
88285
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Shotley Bridge Hospital: Domestic Visits
Mr Richard Holden
Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, prior to 14 September 2020, when (a) he and (b) another minister in his Department most recently visited Shotley Bridge Hospital in Consett, Co. Durham.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
89871
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Insulin and Medical Equipment
Daisy Cooper
Liberal Democrat, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the uninterrupted provision of (a) Epi-pens and (b) insulin in the event that the UK and EU do not reach a trade agreement by the end of the transition period.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
89861
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Charities: Protective Clothing
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of personal protection equipment for charities providing frontline care and support for patients with terminal illnesses.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
89817
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
Universities: Coronavirus
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in research funding available to universities as a result of reduced charitable giving during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to increase funding to compensate...

Asked 9 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7991
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Earthquakes
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many earthquakes have been recorded in the UK in the last 12 months with a magnitude of over two; and where they have been located.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7934
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Lord Myners
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish the names of the recipients of loans made under (1) the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and (2) the Bounce Back Loan Scheme; and if not, why not.

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7806
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Textiles: Minimum Wage
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
Green Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve enforcement of minimum wage legislation in the garment sector in the UK.

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 17 September 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7753
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 update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS457
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS456
Commons
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS455
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Justin Tomlinson
Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Conservative, North Swindon
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS454
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 update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS452
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State for Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS451
Lords
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS450
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS449
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2020
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