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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
School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
Tulip Siddiq
Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the saving to the public purse as a result of suspending the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme from March to September 2020; and how those funds have been allocated.

Asked 20 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
118549
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Breast Cancer: Screening
Mike Kane
Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to provide funding to breast centres to help (a) deliver improved timely care and (b) meet service demands due to breast imaging workforce shortages.

Asked 20 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
118532
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Nurses: Students
Bill Esterson
Labour, Sefton Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of placing student nurses on pay Band 4 while on nurse placement during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 20 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
118522
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Nurses: Students
Bill Esterson
Labour, Sefton Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of student nurses working on covid-19 wards; and what assessment he has made of the effect on the finances of student nurses of being at a high...

Asked 20 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
118521
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Loujain al-Hathloul
Baroness Helic
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other (1) European, and (2) G20, governments about the case of Loujain al-Hathloul, as part of their participation in the G20 Summit in November.

Asked 11 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10227
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Loujain al-Hathloul
Baroness Helic
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the case of Loujain al-Hathloul as part of the G20 Summit in November.

Asked 11 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10226
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Loujain al-Hathloul
Baroness Helic
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the case of Loujain al-Hathloul.

Asked 11 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10225
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Care Leavers: ICT
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the scheme, introduced in May, that provided access to laptops and the internet to care leavers and other vulnerable children to ensure that such children can access vital employment opportuni...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10314
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Contingencies Fund Advance
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 25 November 2020
HCWS604
Commons
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Jesse Norman
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Statement made 25 November 2020
HCWS603
Commons
Treasury
The Government and UK Statistics Authority’s response to their joint consultation on the reform to Retail Prices Index methodology
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 25 November 2020
HCWS602
Commons
Cabinet Office
UK-wide Christmas arrangements
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 25 November 2020
HCWS601
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 November 2020
HLWS594
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefit and Pension Up-rating 2021/22
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 November 2020
HLWS593
Lords
Cabinet Office
UK-wide Christmas arrangements
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 November 2020
HLWS592
Lords
Treasury
Financial Services Update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS591
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 November 2020
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