Kate Osborne: When the Government plan to bring forward legislative proposals to reform public procurement.
Kate Osborne: The shocking news this week that the Government broke the law by handing out contracts worth huge sums to those with political connections shows that cronyism is rife in the Tory party. When will all the emergency procurement procedures end and all the emergency covid contracts finally be published?
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reasonable adjustments have been made in accordance with sections 20 and 29 of the Equality Act 2010, to accommodate incapacitated and mentally ill detainees at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre who may find it challenging to access legal advice remotely.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from what date the first women were detained at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (IRC); how many women are detained at that IRC as of 5 January 2022; and whether any women detained at that IRC have subsequently been released following detention.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that women released from Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (a) are able to access accommodation in the community and (b) can reach that accommodation safely upon release from detention.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements, in terms of practice and contractual commitments, are in place at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre to ensure adherence to rules 34, 35, 40, 42 and 45 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made, in discussion with the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in agreeing funding for the School Games Organiser network beyond March 2022.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to include provisions for improving access to treatment for the menopause in the forthcoming Women’s Health Strategy.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish guidance on the rules for isolation of classrooms in the event that a pupil in the class tests positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 79500, which existing providers at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre have expressed an interest in providing legal advice under the contingency arrangements at Derwentside IRC.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 79500, what plans there are for (a) 30 minute appointments and (b) legal visits subsequent to 30 minute appointments under the Detained Duty Advice Scheme to be conducted (i) in-person or (ii) remotely under the contingency arrangements at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre.
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2021 to Question 79500 on Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre, whether (a) 30-minute appointments and (b) legal visits subsequent to a 30 minute appointment under the Detained Duty Advice Scheme in all immigration removal centres were been conducted by phone in the latest period for which figures are available.
Kate Osborne: Last Wednesday marked the fifth anniversary of the Colombian peace agreement, but human rights abuses continue at an appalling rate. Particularly worrying are the more than 100 instances of eye trauma, mostly people being blinded as a result of police firing projectiles at protestors during the national strikes earlier this year. What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the...
Kate Osborne: I am pleased to hear there are no plans to close schools, but what assessment have the Government made of the potential for new self-isolation requirements that could keep children out of school? What steps will be taken to mitigate time out of education, because our children and young people cannot afford to spend any more time away from their educational settings?
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency arrangements for legal advice provision will be put in place in response to the cancellation of the Detained Duty Advice Scheme procurement process for Derwentside immigration removal centre; which legal aid providers will be delivering advice under those contingency arrangements; and whether legal advice at Derwentside will be...
Kate Osborne: What steps he is taking to ensure all homes meet high climate standards.
Kate Osborne: There is a significant funding gap to meet the housing investment requirements of the Government’s energy performance targets. I am informed that housing organisations will be expected to fund the majority of this investment over a 10-year period. In my constituency of Jarrow and across the UK, local authorities have had more than half their funding cut over the last 10 years. How are local...
Kate Osborne: Whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy that occurs in religious or faith-based settings through prayer healing, faith declarations, religious conversion courses and other non-physical practices.
Kate Osborne: The national LGBT survey found that 51% of conversion therapy happens in religious settings and Government-commissioned research found that adult victims often undertake religious conversion practices voluntarily, so the Government’s proposal to allow informed consent for conversion therapy will permit that abuse to continue and risks introducing consent defences to other forms of abuse,...
Kate Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his planned timetable is for completion of the tender process for the Detained Duty Advice Scheme at Derwentside immigration removal centre; and when his Department plans to publish the outcome of that process.