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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Attorney General
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill
Louise Haigh
Labour, Sheffield, Heeley

To ask the Attorney General, whether officials in his Department sought a Ministerial Direction in relation to any aspect of the Internal Market Bill.

Asked 16 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Suella Braverman (Conservative, Fareham)
91095
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Transport
Railways: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Rosie Duffield
Labour, Canterbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on levels of job losses in the international rail transport sector.

Asked 15 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative, Daventry)
90209
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Phenelzine
Mick Whitley
Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Department is taking to (a) monitor the recent shortages of Nardil (Phenelzine) and (b) ensure that patients who require the drug have access to it.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
86756
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Transport
Railways: Concessions
Alex Norris
Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether rail operators plan to extend railcards due to the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 16 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative, Daventry)
91139
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Agreements: Human Rights
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing a cross-departmental human rights threshold for inclusion in any (1) current and forthcoming trade and telecommunications agreements, and (2) other legislation.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7842
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Tolls: Greater London
Lord Goodlad
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Mayor of London about the effect of the changes to the level and scope of the Congestion Charge on (1) businesses, (2) theatres, (3) cinemas, and (4) galleries, within the Congesti...

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7854
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Coronavirus: Public Inquiries
Lord Truscott
Independent Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an independent public inquiry into their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; and, if so, when such an inquiry will take place.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7904
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Home Office: Bullying
Lord Myners
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the report of the investigation into allegations of bullying of officials by the Home Secretary; and when that report will be published.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7869
Answered
Lords

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Department for Transport
Rail update
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS460
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Corporate transparency and reform of the companies register
Paul Scully
Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)
Conservative, Sutton and Cheam
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS459
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Adult Social Care Winter Plan
Helen Whately
Minister of State (Minister for Care)
Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS458
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS457
Commons

Lords written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of 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
Department of Health and Social Care
Adult Social Care Winter Plan
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS454
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Corporate transparency and reform of the companies register
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS453
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS452
Lords

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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 Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 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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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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