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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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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
Educational Visits: Coronavirus
Scott Benton
Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the school travel sector on options for the safe resumption of school visits during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
88413
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Employment Schemes
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Scottish National Party, Glasgow South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how people have taken part in (a) the sector-based work academy programme and (b) JobCentre Plus work trials in the last 18 months.

Asked 4 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Mims Davies (Conservative, Mid Sussex)
85076
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Unemployment: UK Relations with EU
Seema Malhotra
Labour, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she had made of the potential effect of not reaching an agreement on the future relationship with the EU on unemployment levels in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern I...

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Mims Davies (Conservative, Mid Sussex)
89707
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Furs: Sales
Christian Wakeford
Conservative, Bury South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the sale of fur in the UK at the end of the transition period.

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Victoria Prentis (Conservative, Banbury)
88424
Answered
Commons

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Question for Department for Transport
Shipping: Investment
Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support private investment in the UK maritime industry.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7941
Answered
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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Digital Technology
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a mobile national digital technology support force, in partnership with local authorities and the private sector, to assist those who struggle with digital technology, including (1) the eld...

Asked 10 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8020
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Disability and Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus
Lord Watson of Invergowrie
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Children’s Commissioner for England on 2 September that children with special educational needs and disabilities could be at greater risk of exclusion unless they recei...

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7910
Answered
Lords
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Visas: EU Countries
The Earl of Clancarty
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU about allowing UK citizens to visit EU countries for a continuous visa-free 180-day period from 1 January 2021.

Asked 2 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Sugg (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7620
Answered
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS457
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS456
Commons
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS455
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Justin Tomlinson
Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Conservative, North Swindon
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS454
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS452
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State for Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS451
Lords
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS450
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS449
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 September 2020
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17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2020
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