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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 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Middle East and North Africa: Overseas Aid
Anna McMorrin
Labour, Cardiff North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total budget this year for DFID's Middle East and North Africa programme; and with reference to his 22 July announcement of cuts to the aid budget of £2.9bn, how...

Asked 28 August 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
82295
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Overseas Aid: Standards
Sarah Champion
Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government remains committed to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee's definition of Official Development...

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
84698
Named day
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Lebanon: Palestinians
Rushanara Ali
Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Asked 4 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By James Cleverly (Conservative, Braintree)
85044
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Food Supply: Coronavirus
Preet Kaur Gill
Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on levels of hunger throughout the world; and what steps he is taking to prevent levels of hunger from incr...

Asked 28 August 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By James Duddridge (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)
82258
Answered
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Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Education
Assessments
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing standardised testing in the autumn to assist schools in identifying any learning and skills gaps among pupils.

Asked 3 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7825
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
National FGM Centre: Finance
Baroness Cox
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reverse their decision to cap the funding of the National FGM Centre.

Asked 2 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7624
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Pupils: Disadvantaged
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide support to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7945
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Transport
Shipping: Investment
Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support private investment in the UK maritime industry.

Asked 8 September 2020
Answered 18 September 2020
By Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7941
Answered
Lords

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS457
Commons
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Mr Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
Conservative, Wyre and Preston North
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS456
Commons
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS455
Commons
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Justin Tomlinson
Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Conservative, North Swindon
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS454
Commons

Lords written statements

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS452
Lords
Ministry of Defence
Legal Protections for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans
Baroness Goldie
Minister of State for Defence
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS451
Lords
Home Office
Amendment to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Terms of Reference
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS450
Lords
Department for Work and Pensions
Disability Benefits Operational Update
Baroness Stedman-Scott
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS449
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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18 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 September 2020
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