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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Carers: Coronavirus
Paula Barker
Labour, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to recognise and financially compensate Shared Lives carers for the additional care that they have provided to vulnerable adults during the covid-19 outbreak; and wheth...

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
95247
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
James Murray
Labour, Ealing North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who receive a positive result to a PCR test under (a) Pillar 1 and (b) Pillar 2 of the Government’s covid-19 testing programme who are infectio...

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
95240
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus
Zarah Sultana
Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of clinically vulnerable people with (a) diabetes and (b) other long term illnesses in the workplace during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
95236
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Contact Tracing
Wendy Chamberlain
Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the 119 covid-19 hotline is fully accessible.

Asked 24 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
95227
Named day
Answered
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Question for Ministry of Justice
European Convention on Human Rights
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend their obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8109
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Trade Agreements: Japan
Lord Myners
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any reason not to reach an agreement with the EU on state aid which uses the wording and intent evidenced in the free trade agreement reached with Japan.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8078
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Northern Ireland
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding their approach to implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8153
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Black History Month
Lord Boateng
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to commemorate Black History Month in October; which Departments, if any, are supporting specific initiatives to promote a better understanding of the contribution of Black people (1) to the UK, a...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 29 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8048
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS476
Commons
Home Office
Online right to rent checks
Chris Philp
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Immigration Compliance and the Courts
Conservative, Croydon South
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS475
Commons
Department for Transport
Introducing amendments to maritime international instruments by way of ambulatory reference
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Witney
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS474
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment
Conservative, Mid Sussex
Statement made 29 September 2020
HCWS473
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Transport
Introducing amendments to maritime international instruments by way of ambulatory reference
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS471
Lords
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS470
Lords
Home Office
Online right to rent checks
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS469
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 September 2020
HLWS468
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
29 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 September 2020
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