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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
China: Organs
Alyn Smith
Scottish National Party, Stirling

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the findings of the China Tribunal's report entitled Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from...

Asked 26 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
121360
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
China: Organs
Alyn Smith
Scottish National Party, Stirling

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the China Tribunal's report entitled Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisone...

Asked 26 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
121359
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Planning Permission
Steve Reed
Labour, Croydon North

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many holding directions he has issued under section 31 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015; how long on average those hol...

Asked 30 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Christopher Pincher (Conservative, Tamworth)
122719
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Travellers: Caravan Sites
Andrew Selous
Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether an inspector can approve a council policy allowing for traveller site development when the council has concluded that there is no unmet accommodation need in the planning...

Asked 25 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Christopher Pincher (Conservative, Tamworth)
120821
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict
The Lord Bishop of Southwark
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Armenian diaspora about (1) the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and (2) the ceasefire agreement brokered by the government of Russia.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10643
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nagorno Karabakh: Peace Negotiations
The Lord Bishop of Leeds
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities to secure a peace treaty over the disputed territories between Armenia and Azerbaijan following the recent ceasefire agreement.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10619
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nagorno Karabakh: Humanitarian Aid
The Lord Bishop of Southwark
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian aid they intend to provide in the Nagorno-Karabakh region following the Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10640
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Migrant Workers: Interpreters and Teachers
Baroness Coussins
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Home Secretary to the Migration Advisory Committee, published on 23 October, on what evidence they based their decision "not to immediately accept the recommendations" contained in the report...

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 3 December 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10503
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Update on Mali Deployment
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS622
Commons
Treasury
Review Implementation
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS621
Commons
Department for Education
Higher Education Covid-19 update
Michelle Donelan
Minister of State for Universities
Conservative, Chippenham
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS620
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Call-Out Order in Support of HMG’s Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities
James Heappey
The Minister of State for the Armed Forces
Conservative, Wells
Statement made 3 December 2020
HCWS619
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Defence
Update on Mali Deployment
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS613
Lords
Department for Education
Update on the Lifetime Skills Guarantee
Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS612
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Call-Out Order in Support of HMG’s Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State, MInistry of Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS611
Lords
Cabinet Office
Uprating of Election Spending Limits
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 3 December 2020
HLWS610
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
2 December 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 December 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
2 December 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
1 December 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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