Stuart McDonald: What recent discussions she has had with the Irish Government on cross-border trade after the UK leaves the EU.
Stuart McDonald: If this Government are so determined to take us out of the customs union and the single market, how do they see us avoiding a hard border on the island without having a hard border in the Irish sea?
Stuart McDonald: What recent steps he has taken to support the development of renewable energy sources.
Stuart McDonald: Yesterday, 10 UK trade associations wrote to the Secretary of State to express serious concern about delays to the long-awaited feed-in tariff consultation. Will he or Ministers agree to meet them to address both those concerns and the uncertainty facing small-scale low-carbon energy projects?
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department received in service credits under each key performance indicator in respect of Compass asylum accommodation in each year since 2015 for which information is available.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many joint inspections of Compass contracts for asylum accommodation were undertaken by her Department and local authorities, by Compass region, in each year since 2016-17.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on completed service-user feedback forms that her Department's inspectors have gathered in respect of her Department's contracts with Compass for 2016-17 and 2017-18 to date.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8 December 2016, HCWS335, on Asylum Accommodation, how many (a) welfare officers and (b) property management staff have been funded in part or fully from the £1million allocated for that purpose; how much of that £1million has been spent to date; what the new higher price...
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what level of (a) disclosure and barring service, (b) counter-terrorism and (c) criminal records checks are for asylum accommodation staff in the Compass contract who are in contact with service users.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who are released from immigration detention on immigration bail as a result of the repeal of section 4(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the First Tier Tribunal on the (a) repeal of section 4(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and (b) provision of bail accommodation.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the (a) the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and (b) Ministers in the devolved administrations on the effect of releasing immigration detainees without bail accommodation on (a) local authorities, (b) street homelessness and (c) statutory homelessness applications.
Stuart McDonald: This has been a passionate but thoughtful debate, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) and her colleagues on bringing it to the House. Members have repeatedly made it clear that Hezbollah in its broadest sense has engaged in atrocious terrorist activity. They have highlighted attacks in the middle east and beyond. In 2012 in Bulgaria, a bus of Israeli...
Stuart McDonald: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) and her colleagues. They deserve great credit for raising this important matter, and for posing a number of challenging questions. The consequences of the Jogee decision include, of course, uncertainty and distress for victims and relatives who now wonder whether those who have been held responsible for violent crimes...
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contract notice and the current procurement process for her Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract, what steps she is taking to ensure compliance with (a) the Public Contract Regulations 2015 in terms of its article 57 on assessing whether any mandatory and discretionary grounds apply, (b) ss1(3),(6) and...
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Procurement Policy Note: Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) for 2016 applies to the current procurement process for her Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract; and for what reasons the SSQ completion requirement was not expressly specified in its contract notice, published on 18 November 2017.
Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has taken any steps as a result of Carillion entering liquidation to conduct an analysis and risk assessment of the financial stability and viability of both her current outsourced public service suppliers and in-current tendering of public services in respect of their viability and profit warning records of any bidders.
Stuart McDonald: I welcome the choice of debate and the motion, and I particularly welcome the call for effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis. With 23 million refugees worldwide and more than 40 million displaced internally, this is indeed, as has been said, one of the toughest global challenges of our time. There is no silver bullet to solve it, but Governments working together can achieve a great...
Stuart McDonald: I agree, and I urge hon. Members to support the private Member’s Bill that has been introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil). I very much hope that it is passed. He has support from the Refugee Council, the UNHCR, Amnesty International, the British Red Cross and Oxfam, among others.
Stuart McDonald: My hon. Friend makes a series of valuable points. In Scotland a degree of legal aid still is available to support these applications, which are not straightforward, as a recent report from the Red Cross made absolutely clear. Ensuring that those who need legal aid have access to it would be a hugely welcome development. On another day we will debate our asylum system for those who seek...