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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.

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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Disability: Coronavirus
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to measure the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people with disabilities.

Asked 16 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
50733
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Carer's Allowance
Ben Lake
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a phased approach for the reduction of carers allowance payments to claimants who permanently stop their caring duties, as a means of ...

Asked 16 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
50750
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment
Marion Fellows
Scottish National Party, Motherwell and Wishaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence claimants had their award changed at mandatory reconsideration stage following (a) an assessment by phone and (b) a face-to-face assessment between ...

Asked 16 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
50704
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment
Marion Fellows
Scottish National Party, Motherwell and Wishaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to provide personal independence payment claimants with a choice of being assessed by phone or face-to-face; and if her Department will take steps to help ensure that claima...

Asked 16 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
50699
Named day
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Overseas Aid
The Lord Bishop of Worcester
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what reassurances they have sought from, and (2) what reassurances have been given by, the Taliban that future aid to Afghanistan will be used for its intended purposes.

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2523
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Overseas Aid
The Lord Bishop of Worcester
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what the current mechanisms are for delivering UK overseas development aid in Afghanistan, and (2) what steps they will take to ensure the efficacy of this funding and its delivery in the future.

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2522
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Overseas Aid
The Lord Bishop of Worcester
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a review of the efficacy of UK overseas development aid in Afghanistan since 2001 and the mechanisms by which it was delivered.

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2521
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Afghanistan: Politics and Government
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) China, (2) Pakistan, and (3) Russia, regarding the situation in Afghanistan.

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 21 September 2021
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2476
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Prime Minister
Machinery of Government
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister
Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Statement made 21 September 2021
HCWS297
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Fortification of Flour with Folic Acid
Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Vaccines and Public Health)
Conservative, Erewash
Statement made 21 September 2021
HCWS296
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Draft Revised Energy National Policy Statements
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Spelthorne
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS295
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Update
Dr Thérèse Coffey
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Statement made 20 September 2021
HCWS294
Commons

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Leader of the House of Lords
Machinery of Government
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Lord Privy Seal
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2021
HLWS289
Lords
Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS288
Lords
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS287
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS286
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 September 2021
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