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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. Oral or written statements to Parliament are also made by the Government and others to inform both Houses of their work. 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 of Health and Social Care
Rosie Cooper
Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the paper entitled Assessment of Lake Water Quality and Eutrophication Risk in an Agricultural Irrigation Area: A Case Study of the Chagan Lake in Northeast China ...

Asked 20 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Maria Caulfield (Conservative, Lewes)
51647
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Quarantine
Zarah Sultana
Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide mental health support for workers having to self-isolate after receiving a positive covid-19 PCR test.

Asked 15 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
50158
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus
Stephen Flynn
Scottish National Party, Aberdeen South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the rate of transmission of covid-19 between (a) people who know each other and (b) people who do not know each other.

Asked 15 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Maggie Throup (Conservative, Erewash)
50134
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Sarah Olney
Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding only those providers that have been vetted and found to meet the minimum standards for the type of commercial covid-19 testing servic...

Asked 15 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Maggie Throup (Conservative, Erewash)
50125
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Transport
Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Females
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent finding that only one per cent of HGV drivers are female; and what plans they have to address this situation.

Asked 14 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2720
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel: Palestinians
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the government of Israel (1) to freeze settlement building in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, (2) to enable the development of Palestinian-owned land in Area C, and (3) to increase trade an...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2432
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Israel: Palestinians
Baroness Sheehan
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of comments by the Prime Minister of Israel in an interview with The New York Times, published on 24 August, that he will oppose the creation of a Palestinian state and expand Israeli settleme...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2458
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Gaza: Israel
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increased cross-border fighting in Gaza; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel to prevent any escalation and ensure adequate living conditions for the loca...

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 20 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2431
Answered
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Draft Revised Energy National Policy Statements
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS295
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Update
Dr Thérèse Coffey
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS294
Commons
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS293
Commons
Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS292
Commons

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Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS288
Lords
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS287
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS286
Lords
Cabinet Office
Election Finance and Policy
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 15 September 2021
HLWS285
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 September 2021
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