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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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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Developing Countries: Water
Luke Pollard
Labour, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to help improve (a) water and (b) hygiene infrastructure in developing states.

Asked 17 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
91718
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Overseas Aid
Anthony Mangnall
Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it remains Government policy to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on Official Development Assistance.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
90263
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Syria: Migrant Camps
Jim Shannon
Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Syrian refugee camps to help tackle the spread of covid-19.

Asked 16 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
91044
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Overseas Aid: Peacekeeping Operations
Anthony Mangnall
Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help reform OECD guidance on the use of Official Development Assistance in funding peacekeeping operations.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
90261
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Cabinet Office
EU Law: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the circumstances in which a company operating in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland would be subject to EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland but not subject to such rules i...

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7929
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
EU Law: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what body will (1) determine, and (2) enforce, EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7927
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Business: Training
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist businesses to deliver online skills training to staff.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7946
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Constituencies
Lord Lipsey
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook before deciding to conduct constituency boundary reviews on an eight-year cycle; and what plans they have to publish a summary of those consultations.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 22 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7937
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Home Office
Modern Slavery
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS463
Commons
Women and Equalities
Government Equalities Office Update
Elizabeth Truss
Minister for Women and Equalities
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS462
Commons
Department for International Trade
Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update
Elizabeth Truss
The Secretary of State for International Trade
Conservative, South West Norfolk
Statement made 22 September 2020
HCWS461
Commons
Department for Transport
Rail update
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS460
Commons

Lords written statements

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Home Office
Modern Slavery
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS458
Lords
Women and Equalities
Government Equalities Office Update
Baroness Berridge
Minister for Women
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS457
Lords
Department for International Trade
Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 September 2020
HLWS456
Lords
Department for Transport
Rail update
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS455
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 September 2020
PDF (1.27 MB)
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 September 2020
PDF (1.41 MB)
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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