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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Databases
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
138967
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes
Layla Moran
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the free school meals voucher scheme will continue to be available to eligible children during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
134092
Answered
Commons
Question for Women and Equalities
Females: Internet
Ruth Jones
Labour, Newport West

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on tackling online abuse targeted at women.

Asked 30 December 2020
Answered 22 January 2021
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
133184
Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Jamie Stone
Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criterion must be met for his Department to accept market failure in DCMS sectors.

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Mr John Whittingdale (Conservative, Maldon)
139099
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Cricket: Coronavirus
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on grassroots cricket of allowing golf clubs to reopen while retaining restrictions on cricket clubs.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12158
Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Film and Tourism: Iraq
Lord Austin of Dudley
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there are new opportunities for British companies in (1) in the tourism sector, and (2) the film industry, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12136
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Football: Governing Bodies
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment in the Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2019, published on 24 November 2019, what progress they have made in setting up a "fan-led review of football governance."...

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12185
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Employment: Young People
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development COVID-19 and the youth labour market, published in December 2020; and what steps they are taking to raise awareness of tra...

Asked 12 January 2021
Answered 22 January 2021
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL12075
Answered
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation response
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS732
Commons
Home Office
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS731
Commons
Cabinet Office
Update on the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
Michael Gove
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS730
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Independent Inquiry into mental health inpatient deaths in Essex
Ms Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS729
Commons

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation responsel
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS728
Lords
Department for Transport
HS2 East Leg Spot Safeguarding
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS727
Lords
Home Office
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS726
Lords
Cabinet Office
Update on the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS725
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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21 January 2021
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20 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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