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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.

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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
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Alex Cunningham
Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make foster parents a priority group to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions: Staff
Jonathan Reynolds
Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many additional staff her Department has employed on fixed-term contracts during the covid-19 outbreak; and if she will list when each of those contracts will end.

Asked 11 March 2021
Answered 16 March 2021
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
Answer corrected
By Guy Opperman (Hexham, Hexham)
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions: Staff
Jonathan Reynolds
Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many additional staff her Department has employed during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 11 March 2021
Answered 16 March 2021
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
Answer corrected
By Guy Opperman (Hexham, Hexham)
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Jonathan Ashworth
Labour, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are in each of the priority groups for the covid-19 vaccine, by region.

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Violence
Lord Browne of Belmont
Democratic Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the level of violence in prisons.

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (Conservative, Life peer)
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Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisoners
Lord Bradley
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently in prison serving a determinate sentence of 20 years or more; and of these how many (1) have never been released, or (2) have been recalled.

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (Conservative, Life peer)
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Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Liverpool City Council
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for the commissioners overseeing elements of the (1) planning, (2) highways, and (3) regeneration departments of Liverpool City Council; what is their (a) purpose, and (b) objectives; and how long th...

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
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Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Liverpool City Council: Standards
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government to provide details of what the report of the findings of the Best Value inspection into Liverpool City Council, published on 24 March, identified as a "secret cabal" operating within Liverpool City Council; what assessment ...

Asked 24 March 2021
Answered 9 April 2021
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
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Commons written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Commons

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Troubled Families Programme Update
Eddie Hughes
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for rough sleeping and housing
Conservative, Walsall North
Statement made 25 March 2021
HCWS904
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Recovery Loan Scheme)
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 March 2021
HCWS903
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Construction update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 25 March 2021
HCWS902
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance
Luke Hall
Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government
Conservative, Thornbury and Yate
Statement made 25 March 2021
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Commons

Lords written statements

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The most recent four written statements in the House of Lords

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Troubled Families Programme Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 March 2021
HLWS898
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Recovery Loan Scheme)
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 March 2021
HLWS897
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Construction update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 March 2021
HLWS896
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Land Supply Update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 March 2021
HLWS895
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
9 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
1 April 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 March 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 March 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 March 2021
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