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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 Treasury
Children: Day Care
Rosie Cooper
Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what security measures his Department has put in place to secure funds that members of the public have deposited in tax-free childcare accounts.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Steve Barclay (Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire)
137163
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Free School Meals
Dan Carden
Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what checks are in place to ensure that private companies contracted to supply food parcels as part of the free school meals scheme comply with the guidance set by LACA, Public Health England and the Department...

Asked 12 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Vicky Ford (Conservative, Chelmsford)
136602
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Educational Institutions: Coronavirus
Marco Longhi
Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Christmas 2020 holidays for students in schools and universities by one week to provide a circuit breaker for the covid-19 virus.

Asked 17 December 2020
Answered 20 January 2021
By Nick Gibb (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
131492
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Fleur Anderson
Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether physiotherapists and other healthcare staff providing patient-facing services in (a) charitable hospices, (b) care homes and (c) community services will have the same access to asymptomatic...

Asked 15 January 2021
Answered 20 January 2021
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
138522
Named day
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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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
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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
Lords

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Home Office
Tackling Drug Misuse and Project ADDER
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 20 January 2021
HCWS725
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS724
Commons
Department for Education
Education Update
Gavin Williamson
The Secretary of State for Education
Conservative, South Staffordshire
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS723
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Safety Update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 19 January 2021
HCWS722
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

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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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