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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Orthopaedics: Children
Julian Sturdy
Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the long-term muscle development of child patients by the current delay in hospital splint replacements as a result of their class...

Asked 28 August 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
81855
Answered
Commons
Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Orthopaedics: Children
Julian Sturdy
Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of directing NHS England to reclassify splint replacements for children by hospital orthotics departments as an essential service so that their...

Asked 28 August 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
81854
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Overseas Aid: Education
Yasmin Qureshi
Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of departmental funding for education in emergencies and protracted crises he allocates to ensuring that children are safe from violence and expl...

Asked 12 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
102017
Answered
Commons
Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Offences against Children
Yasmin Qureshi
Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to eliminate (a) violence against and (b)(i) the exploitation and (ii) abuse of children.

Asked 12 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Wendy Morton (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
102016
Answered
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Question for Department for Education
Schools: Coronavirus
Baroness Pinnock
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing temporary additional funding to schools to help fund the increase in cleaning costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 6 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8826
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Baroness Meyer
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the scientific basis for their current rules on the maximum number of people allowed to attend (1) christenings, (2) weddings, and (3) funerals.

Asked 5 October 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL8745
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Religious Buildings
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the evidence base for regulations permitting six people to sing in public houses but banning six people from singing in churches and other places of worship.

Asked 30 September 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL8634
Answered
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Infant Mortality
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Labour, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards halving rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth from 2010 levels by 2025 as announced as part of their maternity strat...

Asked 9 September 2020
Answered 20 October 2020
By Lord Bethell (Conservative, Excepted Hereditary)
HL7970
Answered
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Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Lucy Frazer
The Minister of State for Justice
Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS527
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS526
Commons
Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS525
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Default Tariff (Price) Cap Conditions for Effective Competition Decision 2020
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 20 October 2020
HCWS524
Commons

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Cabinet Office
Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS521
Lords
Ministry of Justice
Parole Reform
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS520
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Report on Exercise on Pandemic preparedness
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS519
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Default Tariff (Price) Cap Conditions for Effective Competition Decision 2020
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 20 October 2020
HLWS518
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
14 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
19 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
15 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
14 October 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
13 October 2020
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