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Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask for information on the work, policy and activities of Government departments, related bodies, and the administration of Parliament. Oral or written statements to Parliament are also made by the Government and others to inform both Houses of their work. 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 Women and Equalities
Equality
Lee Anderson
Conservative, Ashfield

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle geographic inequality of opportunity.

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Kemi Badenoch (Conservative, Saffron Walden)
45928
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Plants: Inspections
Justin Madders
Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what economic impact assessment he has carried out on the impact of plant inspection charges on garden centres.

Asked 8 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Victoria Prentis (Conservative, Banbury)
45174
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Listed Buildings
Tim Loughton
Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent estimate of the value of those properties and (c) annual income derived from thos...

Asked 7 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Victoria Prentis (Conservative, Banbury)
44161
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pigmeat: Exports
Dave Doogan
Scottish National Party, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to expedite a resumption of pork exports from UK pig processing plants, whose export licenses to China were voluntarily surrendered due ...

Asked 9 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Victoria Prentis (Conservative, Banbury)
45923
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker
House of Lords: Facilities
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker why House of Commons staff are able to bring guests into House of Lords facilities while Members of the House of Lords are currently not allowed to do so.

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Lord Touhig (Labour, Life peer)
HL2671
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: RAF Regiment
Lord Naseby
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Royal Air Force Regiment was not deployed to support the evacuation operation in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Asked 10 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2624
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: Asylum
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who apply to the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy scheme receive a receipt or acknowledgment of their application; and what is the timeframe for processing applications following the completion of secur...

Asked 13 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2636
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Defence
Defence Intelligence
Lord Blunkett
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals are employed by the Defence Intelligence organisation; and what is the budget for its operations.

Asked 6 September 2021
Answered 17 September 2021
By Baroness Goldie (Conservative, Life peer)
HL2406
Answered
Lords

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Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS293
Commons
Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 16 September 2021
HCWS292
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
Statement made 15 September 2021
HCWS291
Commons
Cabinet Office
Election Finance and Policy
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 15 September 2021
HCWS290
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Transport
Legislation - Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS288
Lords
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office Update
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS287
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
COVID-19 Update
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 16 September 2021
HLWS286
Lords
Cabinet Office
Election Finance and Policy
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 15 September 2021
HLWS285
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 September 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 September 2021
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