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Financial and Social Emergency Support Package

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:34 pm on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West 1:34 pm, 25th March 2020

On a much more granular point, a care home owner has been in touch with me to say that he is increasingly short-staffed because of infection among staff, yet he is aware of staff from overseas who have the qualifications but are unable to work because the Home Office has not moved quickly enough to allow him to give them jobs and to sort out the sponsorship requirements. Will my right hon. Friend encourage the Minister to get this issue looked at quickly by the Home Office? I will write to the Home Office, but it would be good to flag that now.