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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
Care Leavers
Dan Jarvis
Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department plans to provide to children leaving local authority care for the financial year 2020-21.

Asked 8 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
134431
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
National Skills Fund
Catherine West
Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase funding in retrofit skills as part of the Government’s National Skills Fund.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
134029
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Answered
Commons
Question for Department for Education
National Skills Fund
Helen Hayes
Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase funding in retrofit skills as part of the Government’s National Skills Fund.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Gillian Keegan (Conservative, Chichester)
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Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Local Government: Elections
Hywel Williams
Plaid Cymru, Arfon

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution's statement on 13 January, what is the definition of a high bar for a potential delay to the M...

Asked 13 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
137140
Named day
Answered
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Treasury
EU Budget: Contributions
Lord Green of Deddington
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total UK net public sector contributions to the EU/EC budget between 1991 and 2019 at real 2019 prices.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11738
Answered
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Question for Treasury
Coronavirus: Government Assistance
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total daily cost of their COVID-19 financial support packages.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11747
Answered
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Question for Treasury
Self-employed: Coronavirus
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to those registered as self-employed who were excluded from previous COVID-19 financial support schemes.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11744
Answered
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Question for Treasury
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the furlough scheme beyond 30 April.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 18 January 2021
By Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11745
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
Community Pharmacy Vaccinations
Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment)
Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon
Statement made 18 January 2021
HCWS718
Commons
Department for Education
Children's Social Care Update
Gavin Williamson
The Secretary of State for Education
Conservative, South Staffordshire
Statement made 18 January 2021
HCWS717
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Update on Overseas Territories
Dominic Raab
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Conservative, Esher and Walton
Statement made 18 January 2021
HCWS716
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Use of the Industrial Development Act 1982 for Coronavirus related assistance
Paul Scully
Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)
Conservative, Sutton and Cheam
Statement made 18 January 2021
HCWS715
Commons

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Department of Health and Social Care
Community Pharmacy Vaccinations
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 18 January 2021
HLWS714
Lords
Department for Education
Children's Social Care Update
Baroness Berridge
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 January 2021
HLWS713
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Update on Overseas Territories
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 January 2021
HLWS712
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Use of the Industrial Development Act 1982 for Coronavirus related assistance
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 18 January 2021
HLWS711
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
13 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
12 January 2021
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