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Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill: Remaining Stages – Stuart McDonald. Private Members' Bills; 9:30 am

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Elections: Proof of Identity (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the number of voters aged (a) 18 to 30 and (b) over 65 who hold a form of ID which will be accepted at a polling station.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (2 Dec 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) recent steps she has taken and (b) steps she plans to take to help ensure that asylum accommodation does not have persistent black mould in it in the period since the death of Awaab Ishak in Rochdale; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (2 Dec 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the contracts her Department holds with asylum accommodation providers include (a) provisions and (b) key performance indicators concerning the (i) identification and (ii) effective treatment of black mould in that accommodation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (2 Dec 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is aware of any serious incidents of black mould affecting the health of residents in asylum accommodation; and what processes her Department has to ensure monitoring arrangements are in place to assess standards in accommodation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Agriculture: Seasonal Workers (29 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that workers who travel to the UK on the agricultural Seasonal Worker visa are offered work for the duration of their visa; and what estimate she has made of the number of those workers who left the UK after (a) three, (b) four and (c) five months in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) the first half of 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Agriculture: Seasonal Workers (29 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to put checks are in place to ensure that workers who entered the UK on the agricultural Seasonal Worker visa are placed in work before further workers are brought to the UK; and what steps her Department is taking to (a) monitor the numbers of and (b) offer support to workers on the visa who are unable to find...

Manston Update (28 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: I thank the Minister for bringing his statement to the House, but it is another day and another very disturbing development. Our thoughts and condolences must go to the family and friends of the man who died at Manston. The Minister is right that it is important to emphasise that there is a very small risk to the UK population, but the converse is that, to those from nationalities that do not...

Manston Update (28 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: I thank the Minister for bringing his statement to the House, but it is another day and another very disturbing development. Our thoughts and condolences must go to the family and friends of the man who died at Manston. The Minister is right that it is important to emphasise that there is a very small risk to the UK population, but the converse is that, to those from nationalities that do not...

backbench business: Infected Blood Inquiry and Compensation Framework — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (24 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: It is indeed the personal stories that bring home the full horror of this scandal. I pay tribute to my constituent John Prior, a severe haemophiliac who was infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. His own mother injected him with the products until he was able to do so himself at the age of 11. Of the 35 children treated with...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hotels (24 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement of 31 October 2022, Official Report, column 641, on what dates she officially sanctioned each hotels' use for housing people processed at Manston asylum processing centre.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hotels (24 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement of 31 October 2022, Official Report, column 642, on which dates use of each of the hotels was sanctioned; whether and to what extent they were sanctioned for use to house people transferred from Manston asylum processing centre; and how many persons have now been transferred from Manston to those hotels.

Hotel Asylum Accommodation: Local Authority Consultation (23 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: I think we are all agreed in this House that it is important that the Home Office liaises in advance with local authorities, service providers, non-governmental organisations and local representatives. The Minister has made some commitments in that regard today, and we will obviously monitor closely how those are implemented and how they work. We should also be agreed, and I think we are...

Scottish Referendum Legislation: Supreme Court Decision (23 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: The Secretary of State keeps patronising us about what the priorities of the people of Scotland are. The fact is that the people of Scotland keep voting for the SNP and for an independence referendum as the means to deliver on their priorities. The non-answer that he keeps referring us to is some vague nonsense about reaching consensus. In 2014 we reached consensus precisely because there was...

Justice: Strengthening Human Rights: Discussions with Cabinet Colleagues (22 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: It is carers, victims of domestic violence, disabled people, trafficking victims and people with mental health issues who are among those who have vindicated crucial rights and tackled Government discrimination using the Human Rights Act. Their victories could not have happened under his Bill. As we face up to the cost of living crisis, should we not be strengthening our citizens’ rights...

Justice: Strengthening Human Rights: Discussions with Cabinet Colleagues (22 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: The only thing undermining human rights protections in this country is the Justice Secretary’s proposed Bill of Rights. The reality is that a nursery class could have designed a more sensible piece of legislation than his Bill of Rights. Everybody from human rights campaigners to big city lawyers are saying so—indeed, even the disastrous Truss Administration understood that fact. Given...

National Security Bill: Schedule 14 - Minor and Consequential Amendments (16 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: I, too, thank all colleagues for their involvement and engagement in the Bill, even if we could have done with a little more time for that today. I also thank all the officers and staff of the Home Office and the agencies for their engagement. They have persuaded us of the merits of large parts of the Bill, if not quite all of it. I want personally to thank my right hon. Friend the Member...

National Security Bill: New Clause 9 - Use of Reasonable Force (16 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis). He has our full support, both in relation to amendment 14 and to what he said about clause 83. A Bill of this nature is absolutely necessary and overdue, but I share the concerns of colleagues about the amount of time provided for debate and scrutiny. So short of time do we appear to be that the Minister,...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (16 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, further to his Answer of 7 February 2022 to Question 77576 on UN Committee On the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, when the Government plans to submit the next periodic report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres: Manston (14 Nov 2022)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained for processing at Manston asylum processing centre on each Monday since Monday 6 June 2022 to date; and how many arrivals and departures there were in each of those weeks.


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