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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 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nigeria: Overseas Aid
Stephen Farry
Alliance, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether UK development funding for the Nigeria Countering Organised Crime and Corruption programme has (a) directly and (b) indirectly been used to support Nigeria's Special ...

Asked 21 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By James Duddridge (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)
107130
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
Stuart C McDonald
Scottish National Party, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) she, (b) officials in her Department and (c) political advisors in her Department have briefed members of the press with the name of the (i) law firm and (ii) lawyer that represents indivi...

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
102849
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Skilled workers: Brexit
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to develop skilled workers to administer UK borders (a) prior to and (b) after the end of the transition period.

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
104729
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Osime Brown
Jamie Stone
Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to (a) ensure that Osime Brown is not deported from the UK and (b) is not detained pending a final decision on deportation; and what assessment she has made of the support he re...

Asked 8 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
101049
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Cabinet Office
Government Departments: Accountancy
Lord Sikka
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government which accountancy firms who currently hold contracts awarded by Government departments have been (1) formally criticised, or (2) fined, by any accounting regulatory body.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9323
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Combined Heat and Power: Power Stations
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future of combined heat and power plants in the UK.

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9230
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fisheries
Lord Teverson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the UK distant waters fishing fleet has access to fishing opportunities from the year 2021 in (1) the Norwegian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) north of 61 degrees latitude, (2) the Faero...

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9256
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fisheries: Iceland
Lord Teverson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking (1) to improve, or (2) to restore, the UK’s former access after 31 December to fishing opportunities in Icelandic waters.

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 29 October 2020
By Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9257
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Wendy Morton
Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas
Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS542
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK priorities and objectives for 2020 annual fisheries negotiations
Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Farming, Fisheries and Food)
Conservative, Banbury
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS541
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
CONTINGENCIES FUND ADVANCE
George Eustice
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS540
Commons
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS539
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Education
Application System for Initial Teacher Training
Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS535
Lords
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS534
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Baroness Sugg
Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS533
Lords
Department for International Trade
Signing of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS532
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 October 2020
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Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
27 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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