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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.

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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 of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions
Sarah Owen
Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department responds to named day Written Questions within five sitting days.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
138087
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Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Daisy Cooper
Liberal Democrat, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to extend priority access to the covid-19 vaccine to people with all levels of learning disability.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
138082
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Portsmouth South
Stephen Morgan
Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the St James’ vaccine centre in the Portsmouth South constituency is planned to receive the equipment and doses it needs to become operational.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
138020
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Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Dental Services: Mothers
Sarah Olney
Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the entitlements granted under the Maternity Exemption Certificate by six months to enable new mothers to access NHS den...

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
138005
Named day
Answered
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Flood Control
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to reduce the risk of flooding for communities that have already experienced flooding in the last 12 months.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11767
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water Companies: Standards
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an annual league table to assess the performance of water companies in addressing water leaks and wastage.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11769
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nature Reserves and Wildlife Trusts: Finance
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial viability of wildlife trusts and nature reserves.

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12004
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Baroness Deech
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons given by (1) UK Research and Innovation, and (2) the Medical Research Council, for (a) rejecting, and (b) accepting, applications for grant assistance from researchers developin...

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11729
Answered
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Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS724
Commons
Department for Education
Education Update
Gavin Williamson
The Secretary of State for Education
Conservative, South Staffordshire
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS723
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Safety Update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS722
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Regulations Update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS721
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Lords written statements

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Regulations Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 January 2021
HLWS717
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Safety Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 January 2021
HLWS716
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Planning update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 January 2021
HLWS715
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Community Pharmacy Vaccinations
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 18 January 2021
HLWS714
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Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 January 2021
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