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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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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Cabinet Office
Public Service: Russia
Alyn Smith
Scottish National Party, Stirling

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the UK Government holds data on the number of former senior crown servants who (a) have and (b) have had in the last five years business relationships with Russia...

Asked 22 September 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Chloe Smith (Conservative, Norwich North)
93680
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Housing
Jim Shannon
Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support families who are being evicted from military homes owned by Annington Homes.

Asked 20 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Jeremy Quin (Conservative, Horsham)
106355
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus
Ms Lyn Brown
Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 54072 on Prisons: Coronavirus, what recent assessment he has made of levels of (a) self-harm, (b) attempted suicide, (c) suicide, (d) violence between pris...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Lucy Frazer (Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire)
105347
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Justice
Youth Offending Teams: Training
Peter Kyle
Labour, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 9 of the 2020 UK annual report on modern slavery, if he will publish the (a) dates and (b) content of the guidance and training on criminal exploitation provided to Youth Offending Teams.

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Lucy Frazer (Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire)
105465
Answered
Commons

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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
South East Asia: Rohingya
The Lord Bishop of Coventry
Bishops, Bishops

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the governments of (1) Indonesia, (2) Malaysia, and (3) Thailand, and appropriate UN agencies, to provide (a) financial assistance, and (b) humanitarian support, for Rohingya communit...

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9118
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
Lord Moylan
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps Homes England is taking (1) to encourage, and (2) to create, opportunities for small and new-entry builders in the housing construction sector; and what plans they have, if any, to reflect these steps in the spec...

Asked 19 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9306
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Theatres: Cheltenham
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Cheltenham Playhouse was not included in their recent award of support for arts venues.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Baroness Barran (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9131
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Gender Recognition
Lord Blencathra
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to assess decisions to move biologically male prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate into a female prison unit when the prison in question has a transgender unit.

Asked 13 October 2020
Answered 27 October 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL9111
Answered
Lords

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Wendy Morton
Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas
Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS542
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK priorities and objectives for 2020 annual fisheries negotiations
Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Farming, Fisheries and Food)
Conservative, Banbury
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS541
Commons
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
CONTINGENCIES FUND ADVANCE
George Eustice
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS540
Commons
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 23 October 2020
HCWS539
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Education
Application System for Initial Teacher Training
Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS535
Lords
Department for Transport
2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS534
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Citizens’ Rights: Update on Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement
Baroness Sugg
Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 October 2020
HLWS533
Lords
Department for International Trade
Signing of the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister for Investment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 23 October 2020
HLWS532
Lords

Commons daily reports

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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
20 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
27 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
26 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
22 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 October 2020
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