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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 Ministry of Defence
Alyn Smith
Scottish National Party, Stirling

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the completeness of his Department's database of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

Asked 19 January 2021
Answered 21 January 2021
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
140269
Answered
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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
China: Buddhism
Jim Shannon
Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Chinese Government on the alleged (a) demolishment of Buddhist temples in Hebei Province and (b) confiscation of Buddhist materials...

Asked 13 January 2021
Answered 21 January 2021
By Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty)
137203
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Layla Moran
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the report by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Public Hea...

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 21 January 2021
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
139126
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Joanna Cherry
Scottish National Party, Edinburgh South West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional UK border force staff are planned to be recruited in 2021 following the UK-EU Trade and cooperation agreement.

Asked 18 January 2021
Answered 21 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
139042
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water Companies: Standards
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an annual league table to assess the performance of water companies in addressing water leaks and wastage.

Asked 5 January 2021
Answered 19 January 2021
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative, Life peer)
Answer corrected
By Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Life peer, Life peer)
HL11769
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Remote Education: WiFi
Lord Storey
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children and young people have been provided with free WiFi to enable virtual working from home.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11831
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Dover Port: Government Assistance
Baroness Randerson
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 5 January (HL11614), whether they have (1) received any further requests for funding from Port of Dover authorities, and (2) had any discussions with those authorities about in...

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11829
Answered
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Question for Cabinet Office
Borders: Northern Ireland
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Party, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the arrangements contained in the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland constitute a regulatory border in the Irish Sea.

Asked 6 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11808
Answered
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Home Office
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Victoria Atkins
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding
Conservative, Louth and Horncastle
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS731
Commons
Cabinet Office
Update on the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
Michael Gove
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS730
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Independent Inquiry into mental health inpatient deaths in Essex
Ms Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS729
Commons
Department for Transport
Publication of 2019-20 Annual Accounts for the Dartford - Thurrock Crossing
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Redditch
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS728
Commons

Lords written statements

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Treasury
Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime:1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2021
HLWS721
Lords
Home Office
Tackling Drug Misuse and Project ADDER
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 January 2021
HLWS720
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 20 January 2021
HLWS719
Lords
Department for Education
Education 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 20 January 2021
HLWS718
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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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 Lords written answers and statements
20 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 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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