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Commons written questions and answers

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Question for Ministry of Defence
Royal Military Academy: Coronavirus
Peter Gibson
Conservative, Darlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on the upper age limit for applicants to that Academy during the covid-19 outbreak.

Asked 25 September 2020
Answered 1 October 2020
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
95747
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Sri Lanka: Military Aid
Thangam Debbonaire
Labour, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of withdrawing the UK's resident Defence Advisor from Sri Lanka in response to reported human rights abuses in that country.

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 1 October 2020
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
96094
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Sri Lanka: Military Aid
Thangam Debbonaire
Labour, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's defence engagement programme with Sri Lanka in light of reported human rights abuses in that country.

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 1 October 2020
By James Heappey (Conservative, Wells)
96093
Answered
Commons
Question for Ministry of Defence
Mr Kevan Jones
Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of cases brought against the armed forces by Iraqi nationals which were settled out of court.

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 1 October 2020
By Johnny Mercer (Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View)
96000
Named day
Answered
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Question for Home Office
Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with groups supporting victims of domestic violence in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 16 September 2020
Answered 30 September 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8208
Answered
Lords
Question for Home Office
Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

Asked 16 September 2020
Answered 30 September 2020
By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8207
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Pedestrian Areas: Greater Manchester
Baroness Northover
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the guidance from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to Manchester City Council regarding smoke-free pavement licences, which organisations and individuals they (1) consulted with, or (2...

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 30 September 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8535
Answered
Lords
Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Pedestrian Areas: Greater Manchester
Baroness Northover
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the guidance from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to Manchester City Council regarding smoke-free pavement licences, whether they will publish their evidence for the assertion that bu...

Asked 28 September 2020
Answered 30 September 2020
By Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative, Life peer)
HL8534
Answered
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Commons written statements

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Cabinet Office
Appointments to the Boundary Commission for Wales
Chloe Smith
Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution
Conservative, Norwich North
Statement made 30 September 2020
HCWS481
Commons
Home Office
Windrush Lessons Learned Review Response
Priti Patel
The Secretary of State for the Home Department
Conservative, Witham
Statement made 30 September 2020
HCWS480
Commons
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 – Failure to Lay a Section 46 Report in respect of the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/843)
Nigel Adams
Minister for Asia
Conservative, Selby and Ainsty
Statement made 30 September 2020
HCWS479
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020
Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business and Industry)
Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon
Statement made 30 September 2020
HCWS478
Commons

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Cabinet Office
Appointments to the Boundary Commission for Wales
Lord True
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 September 2020
HLWS476
Lords
Home Office
Windrush Lessons Learned Review Response
Baroness Williams of Trafford
The Minister of State, Home Office
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 September 2020
HLWS475
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 September 2020
HLWS474
Lords
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 – Failure to Lay a Section 46 Report in respect of the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/843)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 30 September 2020
HLWS473
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
30 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
29 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
30 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
29 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
28 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
25 September 2020
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