Results 61–80 of 1025 for speaker:Richard Drax

G7 Summit (22 May 2023)

Richard Drax: I commend my right hon. Friend on his stance on Ukraine and on a successful G7. He rightly mentioned the problem of mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration. Without doubt, one of the aggravating factors is the EU’s open border policy. Was there any discussion to re-look at that?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (19 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to prevent the spread of any infectious diseases in Portland barge; and what assessment she has made of the potential public health impacts of housing asylum seekers in Portland Barge on (a) Dorset Council and (b) Dorset health authority.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (18 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to provide asylum seekers accommodated in Portland Port with timely access to (a) mental health practitioners and (b) Section 12 approved doctors.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (18 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to provide interpreters for asylum seekers housed in Portland Port.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (18 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of doctors and nurses helping asylum seekers on the barge at Portland Port.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (18 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has hired contractors to provide food and water at Portland barge; and whether her Department plans to (a) provide and (b) require training for people providing services to that barge.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (15 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plan to take to screen asylum seeks accommodated on a barge in Portland Port.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (15 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of housing asylum seekers at Portland Port on local public services.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (12 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take with Cabinet colleagues for the provision of healthcare for asylum seekers accommodated on a vessel in Portland Port, in the context of existing levels of healthcare capacity in (a) Portland and (b) Weymouth.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to refurbish the asylum accommodation vessel she plans to use in Portland Port; what facilities she plans to provide on that vessel; and what provisions she plans to make for (a) water, (b) sewage, (c) electricity, (d) gas, (e) rubbish collection and (f) mobile phone and wifi connectivity on that vessel.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to help resource the policing of potential protests outside Portland Port; and what assessment she has made of the potential impact of housing asylum seekers at the port on local communities in (a) Weymouth and (b) Portland.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authority will be responsible for housing people who successfully apply for asylum in the UK after being accommodated on a vessel in Portland Port.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to begin housing asylum seekers in Portland Port; and whether her Department holds data on the (a) country of origin, (b) age and (c) asylum process status of the people planned to be housed in the port.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the operational berth for submarines at Portland Port is currently deemed to be a strategic asset for Navy Command; and whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on the potential impacts of housing asylum seekers on the barge on (a) emergency planning arrangements, (b) site security and (c) other...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has been contracted to provide the barge for Portland Port; and whether the same provider will be responsible for all facilities, services and staff on the barge and shore side.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seeks will be initially accommodated on the barge in Portland Port when it opens; and what her Department's planned timescale is to fill the total number of spaces.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of hours a day migrants will remain on the barge in Portland Port; whether those migrants will be required to be on the barge overnight; and what steps her Department plans to take when a migrant does not return to the barge at an appointed time.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that the migrants on the barge in Portland Port do not engage with local criminals.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the risk of the migrants on the barge in Portland Port being forced into (a) modern slavery, (b) drug activity and (c) other crimes.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Portland ( 4 May 2023)

Richard Drax: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department conducted with (a) Dorset Council, (b) local NHS, police and fire services, (c) other statutory local agencies and (d) the hon. Member for South Dorset before signing the contract with Portland Port for asylum accommodation.


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