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

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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Influenza: Bath
Wera Hobhouse
Liberal Democrat, Bath

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle flu vaccine shortages in Bath.

Asked 13 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
91993
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Dementia: Coronavirus
Catherine West
Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling a family carer to support a relative with dementia in hospital during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 2 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
110206
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Teachers: Training
Wes Streeting
Labour, Ilford North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the reduction in teachers training bursaries on recruitment to that profession.

Asked 18 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
117312
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Remote Education: Coronavirus
Mr Barry Sheerman
Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken with School leaders on ensuring that children are not able to access harmful content on the internet using Government-funded laptops for remote learning during the covid-19 outbre...

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
117936
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Human Rights: Standards
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
Green Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the report by the World Benchmarking Alliance 2020 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, published on 16 November; and what steps they plan to take, if any, to address the findings of ...

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10497
Answered
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Question for Home Office
Visas: Peru
Baroness Coussins
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 November (HL Deb, col 1272), when were visa requirements for visitors to the UK from Peru last reviewed; and what criteria will be used to decide whether further...

Asked 17 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10427
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Overseas Aid: Health Services
Baroness Sheehan
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many disease-specific programmes they have (1) reduced, and (2) cancelled, as a result of the reduction of the foreign aid budget by £2.9 billion announced in July.

Asked 16 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10387
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for International Trade
Trade Agreements: Japan
Baroness Kidron
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK–Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will permit onward data transfers of UK personal data under Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules.

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 27 November 2020
By Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10292
Answered
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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
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Ms Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS607
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health England: Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS606
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Human Challenge Project)
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS605
Commons

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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
Treasury
The Government and UK Statistics Authority’s response to their joint consultation on the reform to Retail Prices Index methodology
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Lord Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS599
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS598
Lords

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