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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Treasury
Credit Unions: Coronavirus
Karen Bradley
Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the UK Credit Union sector; and if he will make a statement.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By John Glen (Conservative, Salisbury)
102784
Interests declared
Answered
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Question for Treasury
Building Societies: Coronavirus
Karen Bradley
Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on UK building societies; and if he will make a statement.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By John Glen (Conservative, Salisbury)
102783
Interests declared
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
DNACPR Decisions: Care Homes
Andrew Rosindell
Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the August 2020 report of the Queen's Nursing Institute, which called for an inquiry into the blanke...

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
102699
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Preet Kaur Gill
Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the metrics that would trigger a local lockdown due to covid-19.

Asked 6 July 2020
Answered 21 October 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
69640
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Kickstart Scheme
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for 16 and 17 year olds to be disqualified from the Kickstart Scheme because they are unlikely to receive Universal Credit.

Asked 6 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8830
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sewage: Coronavirus
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Environment Agency, and (2) water companies in England, about testing waste water for COVID-19; and what plans they have to use the results of such tests to detect early warning s...

Asked 6 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8823
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Covid-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings of the COVID-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group have taken place in 2020.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8957
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Covid-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the COVID-19 Response School Stakeholder Advisory Group.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8956
Answered
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business Update
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS528
Commons
Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Lucy Frazer
The Minister of State for Justice
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS527
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Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS526
Commons
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 20 October 2020
HCWS525
Commons

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business Update
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS522
Lords
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS521
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS520
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS519
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 October 2020
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