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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. Oral or written statements to Parliament are also made by the Government and others to inform both Houses of their work. 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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Music: Coronavirus
Rachael Maskell
Labour, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether, from 21 June 2021, outdoor singing can take place, including for choirs.

Asked 9 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Caroline Dinenage (Conservative, Gosport)
13132
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Training: West Yorkshire
Mr Barry Sheerman
Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many post-16 skills training places have been supported by his Department in (a) Huddersfield and (b) West Yorkshire since 2019.

Asked 10 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
13858
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Tulip Siddiq
Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish guidance on summer activities at least a week in advance of 21 June 2021 regardless of whether or not the next stage of easing covid-19 restrictions in England takes place on that date.

Asked 8 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
12232
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Extracurricular Activities: Coronavirus
Tulip Siddiq
Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to engage with the youth sector on the covid-19 rules for summer camps for children; and what steps can be taken to make summer camps covid-safe.

Asked 8 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
12231
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Hedges and Ditches
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current rate of removal of hedgerows by (1) housebuilders, and (2) farmers.

Asked 7 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL792
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Hedges and Ditches: Carbon Capture and Storage
Lord Patten
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of hedgerows in carbon capture.

Asked 7 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL791
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
BBC: Ofcom
Baroness Benjamin
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofcom’s regulation of the BBC is enhanced in the next five years.

Asked 10 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL988
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Television Licences: Finance
Baroness Hoey
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money in each of the past five years was raised by the BBC licensing fee; how such fees were collected; and what was the (1) total collection cost, and (2) average cost per fee of collection.

Asked 10 June 2021
Answered 18 June 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL1003
Answered
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Cabinet Office
Local Elections
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 17 June 2021
HCWS99
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Making vaccination a condition of deployment - Consultation Response
Helen Whately
Minister of State for Care
Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent
Statement made 17 June 2021
HCWS98
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
The Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Authorisations) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
Statement made 17 June 2021
HCWS97
Commons
Treasury
Update on the UK Infrastructure Bank
Rishi Sunak
The Chancellor of the Exchequer
Conservative, Richmond (Yorks)
Statement made 17 June 2021
HCWS96
Commons

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Home Office
Publication of Volume 1 of the Manchester Arena Inquiry Report  
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 June 2021
HLWS98
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Reporting contingent liabilities in relation to cancellation compensation for event organisers participating in phase two of the Events Research Programme: policy update
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 June 2021
HLWS97
Lords
Cabinet Office
Increasing Parliamentary Accountability in Electoral Policy
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 June 2021
HLWS96
Lords
Cabinet Office
Local Elections
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 June 2021
HLWS95
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 June 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 June 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 June 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 June 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 June 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 June 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 June 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 June 2021
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