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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
Redundancy
Siobhain McDonagh
Labour, Mitcham and Morden

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 98870, how many proposed redundancies were indicated on HR1 forms received by the Redundancy Payments Service in each of the ...

Asked 21 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Paul Scully (Conservative, Sutton and Cheam)
106895
Answered
Commons
Question for Women and Equalities
Equality Act 2010
Marsha De Cordova
Labour, Battersea

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Written Statement of 22 September 2020 entitled Government Equalities Office Update, HCWS462 what steps she is taking to help ensure that (a) her Department, (b) the Equality and Human Ri...

Asked 12 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
102157
Answered
Commons
Question for Women and Equalities
Commission On Race and Ethnic Disparities
Marco Longhi
Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities is taking to ensure people in (a) the UK and (b) Dudley North constituency can engage with the work of the Commission.

Asked 9 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
101323
Answered
Commons
Question for Cabinet Office
Death
John Redwood
Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) pattern of excess deaths.

Asked 21 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
106875
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Education
Schools: Coronavirus
Lord Adonis
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many state schools in England were closed to physical attendance by pupils because of COVID-19 at any point during the week of 12 October.

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9209
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Employment: Males
Baroness Lister of Burtersett
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many men have (1) worked for their current employer for less than 26 weeks, (2) become unemployed, or (3) become self-employed, for each month (a) this year and (b) last year; and what estimate they have made of the equ...

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9375
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Government Departments: Accountancy
Lord Sikka
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government which accountancy firms who currently hold contracts awarded by Government departments have been (1) formally criticised, or (2) fined, by any accounting regulatory body.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9323
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Procurement: Conflict of Interests
Lord Wigley
Plaid Cymru, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that any decision to place a contract to procure (1) services, and (2) equipment, during the COVID-19 pandemic is not influenced by any individual involved in the procurement process hav...

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9262
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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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

Lords written statements

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Department for Education
Application System for Initial Teacher Training
Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS535
Lords
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS534
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Baroness Sugg
Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS533
Lords
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

Commons daily reports

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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
29 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
27 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 October 2020
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