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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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Broadband
Esther McVey
Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made with Building Digital UK in rolling out full-fibre broadband throughout the UK.

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Matt Warman (Conservative, Boston and Skegness)
100988
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Data Protection: USA
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 75283 on Disclosure of Information: USA, when his Department plans to publish updated guidance on international data transfers followin...

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
102805
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Horses: Animal Welfare
Henry Smith
Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support equine rescue charities whose income has reduced as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and who are ineligible for the job support schemes.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
106523
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Third Sector: Finance
Owen Thompson
Scottish National Party, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October to Question 99668, what fiscal steps he is taking to provide targeted support for small community-level voluntary organisations and charities in addi...

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
106410
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Travel: Health
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact digital health passes could have on international travel.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8973
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Local Government Association Fragmented Funding, published on 22 September.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8975
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
NRPF Network: Meetings
Lord Boateng
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will arrangeĀ for a Minister to meet representatives of the No Recourse to Public Funds Network, following a request for such a meeting in their letter to the Prime Minister on 1 October; and if not, why not.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8968
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
Lord Adonis
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the responsibilities of the Clandestine Channel Threat Commander.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 23 October 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8961
Answered
Lords

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Wendy Morton
Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas
Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS542
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK priorities and objectives for 2020 annual fisheries negotiations
Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Farming, Fisheries and Food)
Conservative, Banbury
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS541
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
CONTINGENCIES FUND ADVANCE
George Eustice
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS540
Commons
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS539
Commons

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Department for International Trade
Signing of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS532
Lords
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK priorities and objectives for 2020 annual fisheries negotiations
Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS531
Lords
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
CONTINGENCIES FUND ADVANCE
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Minister for Pacific and the Environment)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS530
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Extension of decision deadline on Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS529
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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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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