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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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions
Ben Lake
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a California-style zero emission vehicle mandate to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
106457
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electric Vehicles: Charging Points
Stuart Anderson
Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding his Department provides to service stations in (a) the UK and (b) Wolverhampton South West constituency for installing electric car charge-points.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
106496
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been spent from the public purse on contracts with companies based outside the UK for development of a satellite system to replace Galileo.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Amanda Solloway (Conservative, Derby North)
106339
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Chi Onwurah
Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government has spent on developing a sovereign Global Navigation Satellite System since 2018; and what the breakdown of that spending is.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Amanda Solloway (Conservative, Derby North)
106338
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Education
Union Learning Fund
Lord Balfe
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the independent evaluation of the Union Learning Fund by Exeter University, Union Learning Survey 2018 Results, published in September 2018, whether the Department for Education undertook a further assessment of ...

Asked 12 October 2020
Answered 26 October 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9007
Answered
Lords
Question for Leader of the House of Lords
Leader of the House of Lords: Senior Civil Servants
Baroness Kramer
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

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

Asked 21 October 2020
Answered 26 October 2020
By Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9427
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Ports
Viscount Waverley
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that ports in the UK (1) remain cost-effective destinations for global container shipping services, and (2) remain able to serve the needs of British exporters and importers, taking into...

Asked 12 October 2020
Answered 26 October 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9093
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Poverty: Children
Lord Beecham
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by End Child Poverty Child poverty in your area 2014/15 – 2018/19, published n October, which found that more children are living in poverty.

Asked 14 October 2020
Answered 26 October 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9170
Answered
Lords

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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

Lords written statements

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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
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 Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 October 2020
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Lords
House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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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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