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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 of Health and Social Care
Alzheimer's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis: Research
Valerie Vaz
Labour, Walsall South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been allocated to research into (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) Alzheimers Disease and (c) Multiple Sclerosis in each of the last five years.

Asked 14 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
137917
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Acute Beds
Philip Davies
Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS beds in acute hospitals were available for use on 31 December in each of the last 10 years.

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
135880
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Liz Saville Roberts
Plaid Cymru, Dwyfor Meirionnydd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136619, whether other Ministry of Defence sites will be used to house individuals being transferred out of the Penally training camp.

Asked 21 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
141565
Named day
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Liz Saville Roberts
Plaid Cymru, Dwyfor Meirionnydd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January to Question 136619 on Asylum: Military Bases, what (a) type of accommodation and (b) location asylum seekers being transferred out of the Penally training camp are...

Asked 21 January 2021
Answered 26 January 2021
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
141564
Named day
Answered
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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Neonicotinoids
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the objections of the Wildlife Trust, and (2) to the statements from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization, about the reported harmful effects of the pesticide neonicotin...

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11993
Answered
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Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus and Education
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisons, other than HMP Dartmoor, have used 24-hour lock-ups to address the transmission of COVID-19; and what measures are in place, or planned, to improve access to education and training throughout the prison es...

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11992
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Justice
Dartmoor Prison: Coronavirus
Lord Hylton
Crossbench, Excepted Hereditary

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any prisoners in HMP Dartmoor who have tested positive for COVID-19 are confined to cells for 24-hours per day without access to showers; if so, (1) how many prisoners are being so confined, (2) how long they expect...

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11990
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Government Communication Service
Lord Goodlad
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the Reshaping Government Communication Service programme; from whom they have received such representations; and what have been their responses.

Asked 11 January 2021
Answered 25 January 2021
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL11979
Answered
Lords

Commons written statements

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Department of Health and Social Care
Update on supply of Medicinal Cannabis from The Netherlands
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
Statement made 26 January 2021
HCWS734
Commons
Home Office
Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 25 January 2021
HCWS733
Commons
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation response
Oliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Hertsmere
Statement made 21 January 2021
HCWS732
Commons
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

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Home Office
Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 25 January 2021
HLWS730
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Ministerial Correction: Response to Baroness Bull on Care Quality Commission Report
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 25 January 2021
HLWS729
Lords
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation responsel
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS728
Lords
Department for Transport
HS2 East Leg Spot Safeguarding
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 January 2021
HLWS727
Lords

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25 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 January 2021
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20 January 2021
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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 January 2021
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 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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