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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Zimbabwe: Politics and Government
Layla Moran
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of Zimbabwe on recent instability in that country.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By James Duddridge (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)
103613
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the local authority finance settlement.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Luke Hall (Conservative, Thornbury and Yate)
103584
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Coronavirus
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the reductions in the levels of local government funding due to the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Luke Hall (Conservative, Thornbury and Yate)
103582
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Carer's Allowance
Munira Wilson
Liberal Democrat, Twickenham

What recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing carer’s allowance.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Justin Tomlinson (Conservative, North Swindon)
907698
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Baroness Mone
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9146
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Exports: VAT
Baroness Wheatcroft
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have had, if any, with (1) Visit Britain, (2) the British Retail Consortium, (3) the Walpole Group, (4) the Airport Operators Association, and,(5) the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, about...

Asked 7 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8901
Answered
Lords
Question for Treasury
Exports: VAT
Baroness Wheatcroft
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact, following the ending of the VAT Retail Export Scheme, on (1) the retail, (2) the tourism, and (3) the attractions, sectors.

Asked 7 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8900
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Councillors and Mayors: Sexual Offences
Baroness Pinnock
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to honour the commitment made by the Local Government Minister on 18 October 2018 to amend section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 to disbar persons required to sign the Sex Offenders Register from ...

Asked 5 October 2020
Answered 19 October 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8757
Answered
Lords

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Treasury
Future Regulatory Framework Review and Solvency II Review
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 19 October 2020
HCWS523
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Private Pensions: Simpler Annual Benefit Statements
Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions & Financial Inclusion
Conservative, Hexham
Statement made 19 October 2020
HCWS522
Commons
Home Office
Modern Slavery: 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 19 October 2020
HCWS521
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
THE HUMAN MEDICINES (CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
Statement made 16 October 2020
HCWS520
Commons

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Department of Health and Social Care
THE HUMAN MEDICINES (CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 19 October 2020
HLWS516
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Private Pensions: Simpler Annual Benefit Statements
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 October 2020
HLWS515
Lords
Home Office
Modern Slavery: 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 October 2020
HLWS514
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Update on In-Work Progression Commission: Call for Evidence
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 October 2020
HLWS513
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
13 October 2020
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15 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 October 2020
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