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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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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Embassies: Coronavirus
Tulip Siddiq
Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the covid-19 restrictions and workplace safety guidelines apply to embassies in the UK.

Asked 17 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
116590
Answered
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Question for Ministry of Defence
Mrs Sharon Hodgson
Labour, Washington and Sunderland West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 116426 on Armed Forces: Charities, if he will correct his answer to that Question.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 25 November 2020
By Johnny Mercer (Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View)
119192
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Dogs: Coronavirus
Olivia Blake
Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the recent trial of training dogs to detect covid-19 was successful.

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
118139
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services: Finance
Olivia Blake
Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £10.2 million announced in June 2020 for mental health charities to support adults and children affected by the covid-19 outbreak, how and to whom that funding was allocated; ...

Asked 19 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Ms Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
118137
Named day
Answered
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Question for Ministry of Justice
Courts: Video Conferencing
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the virtual court estate for short or preliminary hearings, and non-complex matters.

Asked 9 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10132
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Unemployment: Young People
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the youth unemployment rate on the affected individuals' future pension benefits.

Asked 18 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10495
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
ICT: Secondary Education
Lord Baker of Dorking
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary schools in England teach (1) virtual reality, (2) cyber security, and (3) artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 3.

Asked 11 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10201
Answered
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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Housing Benefit
Baroness Grender
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the benefit cap on tenants in the private rented sector.

Asked 9 November 2020
Answered 24 November 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10069
Answered
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tailored Review of Historic England
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS598
Commons
Department for Transport
Global Travel Taskforce
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Witney
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS597
Commons
Home Office
Public consultation on firearms safety
Kit Malthouse
The Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Conservative, North West Hampshire
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS596
Commons
Treasury
Financial Services Update
John Glen
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Conservative, Salisbury
Statement made 24 November 2020
HCWS595
Commons

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Treasury
Financial Services Update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS591
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tailored Review of Historic England
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS590
Lords
Department for Transport
Global Travel Taskforce
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS589
Lords
Home Office
Public consultation on firearms safety
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 24 November 2020
HLWS588
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 November 2020
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24 November 2020
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23 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 November 2020
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