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All oral statements and any written content from before 2014 can be found in Hansard.

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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions
Wendy Chamberlain
Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 116658, 116659 and 116660 tabled on 17 November 2020.

Asked 25 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
121019
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts
Dan Carden
Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 procurement contracts were awarded by his Department retrospectively after work had already been carried out.

Asked 25 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
120988
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement
Dan Carden
Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 1116638 on Government departments: procurement, what steps he is taking to (a) identify and (b) tackle potential (i) conflicts of interest and...

Asked 25 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
120986
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Smoking
Alex Norris
Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2020 to Question 97688, how many times enforcement action for non-compliance with the requirements of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 has tak...

Asked 25 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
120980
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Peat: Pennines
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have monitored peat burning on the South Pennine Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (1) this year, and (2) in the previous three years; and what assessment they have made of the effects of this peat burning.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10339
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Climate Change Convention
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with preparations for COP26 in November 2021.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10371
Answered
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Coronavirus: Screening
Lord Strasburger
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered if any data collected from COVID-19 testing could be used to create (1) a UK DNA biobank, or (2) be used by Genomics England for any purpose.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10393
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Jerusalem: Planning
Baroness Tonge
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel is planning (1) to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, and (2) to isolate the Beit Safafa and Sharafat neighbourhoods, before 20 January 2021.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 30 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10401
Answered
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Department for Education
Education Update
Gavin Williamson
The Secretary of Sate for Education
Conservative, South Staffordshire
Statement made 30 November 2020
HCWS611
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Telecoms Update
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 30 November 2020
HCWS610
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Retail Update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 30 November 2020
HCWS609
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS608
Commons

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Telecoms Update
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2020
HLWS603
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Retail Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 November 2020
HLWS602
Lords
Treasury
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS601
Lords
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS600
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
27 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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