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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 Transport
Military Aircraft: Freight
Mike Kane
Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) safety and (b) environmental effect of the use of Antonov An-12 aircraft for cargo flights in and out of the UK.

Asked 25 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
175875
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Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Travel: Coronavirus
Ian Mearns
Labour, Gateshead

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to amend the reasonable excuses for international travel from the 29 March 2021 to include visits to see family members and long term partners in the UK.

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Robert Courts (Conservative, Witney)
174100
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Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Health and Safety Executive: Inspections
Jonathan Reynolds
Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many covid-19 workplace spot checks have been completed in schools by the Health and Safety Executive in each month of the last 12 months.

Asked 23 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Mims Davies (Conservative, Mid Sussex)
174119
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Health and Safety Executive: Inspections
Jonathan Reynolds
Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workplace spot checks relating to covid-19 compliance have been completed by the Health and Safety Executive in each week in the last 12 months.

Asked 23 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Mims Davies (Conservative, Mid Sussex)
174118
Named day
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the volume of trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland since the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland entered into force on 1 January.

Asked 25 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Lord Frost (Conservative, Life peer)
HL14627
Answered
Lords
Question for Northern Ireland Office
Investment and Tourism: Northern Ireland
Lord Browne of Belmont
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote (1) tourism, and (2) investment, in Northern Ireland.

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 13 April 2021
By Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL14562
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Agreements
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of provisions in recent roll-over trade agreements that grant trading surpluses to partner countries rather than for UK exports; and what assessment they have made of the benefits to date of t...

Asked 25 March 2021
Answered 12 April 2021
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL14651
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of consent granted by representatives of the people of Northern Ireland for the implementation of a regulatory border in the Irish Sea.

Asked 25 March 2021
Answered 12 April 2021
By Lord Frost (Conservative, Life peer)
HL14628
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Department for Education
Higher Education Update
Michelle Donelan
The Minister of State for Universities
Conservative, Chippenham
Statement made 13 April 2021
HCWS912
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Vaccine Deployment
Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment)
Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon
Statement made 13 April 2021
HCWS911
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Vaccine Update (Moderna)
Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment)
Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon
Statement made 13 April 2021
HCWS910
Commons
Department for Education
High Needs Provision Capital Update
Nick Gibb
The Minister of State for School Standards
Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Statement made 13 April 2021
HCWS909
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
Vaccine Deployment
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 13 April 2021
HLWS906
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Vaccine Update (Moderna)
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 13 April 2021
HLWS905
Lords
Department for Education
Higher Education Update
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
The Lords Spokesperson of the Department for Education (Higher Education)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 April 2021
HLWS904
Lords
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 13 April 2021
HLWS903
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
12 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
9 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 April 2021
PDF (1.55 MB)
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 March 2021
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