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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 for Education
Universities: Admissions
Emma Hardy
Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department holds data on the number of university students who have deferred their studies since the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
106470
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Private Education
Emily Thornberry
Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) the Department for International Development allocated for the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund scho...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
105324
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Overseas Students: EU Nationals
Daniel Zeichner
Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether EU citizens with (a) pre-settled and (b) settled status will be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses ...

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
106375
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
Primary education: Coronavirus
Steve McCabe
Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend the same examination extension announced for secondary schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak to primary schools administering SATs and other statutory assessments.

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
104689
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker
Members: Committees
Lord Mann
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many current members of the House have not (1) attended a sitting of the House, Grand Committee or committee meeting, (2) spoken, and (3) voted, since 1 January.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Lord McFall of Alcluith (Non-affiliated, Life peer)
HL9305
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of casualties, and (2) the damage to houses, schools and infrastructure, in (a) the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and (b) Azerbaijan, and (2) the appeal for funds by the Internati...

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9370
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sudan: Peace Negotiations
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the peace agreement signed between Sudan’s Civilian-led Transitional Government, the Sudan Revolutionary Front, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi and the Sudanese Alliance on 3...

Asked 21 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9429
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Sudan: Peace Negotiations
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the peace agreement signed between Sudan’s transitional government and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front on 3 October.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 30 October 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9372
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

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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
30 October 2020
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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 Lords written answers and statements
29 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 October 2020
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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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