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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
Students: Coronavirus
Dame Cheryl Gillan
Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is being made available to university students to help them to access their online tuition at university.

Asked 15 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Michelle Donelan (Conservative, Chippenham)
104004
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Members: Correspondence
Rosie Cooper
Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, dated 8 September 2020, ref MR/ZA53629, on a student of Runshaw College.

Asked 16 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
104707
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Warm Home Discount Scheme: Pensioners
Neil Gray
Scottish National Party, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her statement HCWS512 made on 14 October 2020, by what means her Department identified (a) the one million claimants to receive the warm home discount automatically and (b) the further 220,0...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
105381
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Warm Home Discount Scheme: Pensioners
Neil Gray
Scottish National Party, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her statement made on 14 October 2020, Official Report, HCWS512, whether all existing pension credit claimants will receive the warm home discount automatically.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)
105380
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Occupational Pensions: Insolvency
Lord Sikka
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number, and (2) the value, of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes rescued by the Pension Protection Fund after a pre-pack administration.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9156
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Military Aircraft
Lord West of Spithead
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the Tempest programme of the announcement of an American sixth generation fighter.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9207
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Senior Civil Servants
Baroness Kramer
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many BAME civil servants there are at the Ministry of Defence at (1) SCS1, (2) SCS2, (3) SCS3, and (4) SCS4, grade.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9139
Answered
Lords
Question for Leader of the House of Lords
Political Parties: Finance
Lord Mann
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask the Leader of the House how much Cranborne money has been budgeted to (1) the Labour party, (2) the Liberal Democrat party, (3) the office of the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers, and (4) any other groups or parties in the House of Lords, in the cu...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 22 October 2020
By Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9304
Answered
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Rohingya Donor Conference and Funding Announcement
Nigel Adams
Minister for Asia
Conservative, Selby and Ainsty
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS532
Commons
Home Office
Istanbul Convention Ratification: 2020 Report on Progress
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS531
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
The Government Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights reports on the Detention of Young People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism and Human Rights and the implications of the Government's COVID-19 response
Helen Whately
Minister of State for Care
Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS530
Commons
Department for International Development
Rohingya Donor Conference and Funding Announcement
Nigel Adams
Minister for Asia
Conservative, Selby and Ainsty
Statement made 22 October 2020
HCWS529
Commons

Lords written statements

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Home Office
Istanbul Convention Ratification: 2020 Report on Progress
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS525
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
The Government Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights reports on the Detention of Young People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism and Human Rights and the implications of the Government's COVID-19 response
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS524
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Rohingya Donor Conference and Funding Announcement
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 22 October 2020
HLWS523
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business Update
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS522
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 October 2020
PDF (1.14 MB)
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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