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The most recent four written questions in the House of Commons

Question for Home Office
Asylum: Deportation
Stuart C McDonald
Scottish National Party, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been subject to enforced removal since since 1 April 2020; and to what countries they have been removed.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
89745
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Coronavirus
Stuart C McDonald
Scottish National Party, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what countries her Department has assessed it safe to return refused asylum seekers to during the covid-19 pandemic.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
89744
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Asylum: Hotels
Stuart C McDonald
Scottish National Party, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has paid to (a) Serco, (b) Mears Group and (c) Clearsprings for the provision of hotel asylum accommodation since 1 April 2020.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
89742
Answered
Commons
Question for Home Office
Detention Centres: Non-governmental Bodies
Philip Davies
Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list (a) the Non-Governmental Organisations with access to Immigration Removal Centres, (b) the purpose of their access and (c) which centres have they visited in the last 12 months.

Asked 14 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Chris Philp (Conservative, Croydon South)
89643
Answered
Commons

Lords written questions and answers

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Question for Department for Work and Pensions
Unemployment: Older People
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent long term unemployment among older workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7893
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
GCSE: Assessments
Baroness Coussins
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage and support entrants to GCSE examinations in community languages for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7851
Answered
Lords
Question for Department for Education
Education: Technology
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Non-affiliated, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of educational technology.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Baroness Berridge (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7891
Answered
Lords
Question for Cabinet Office
Death: Registration
Lord Warner
Crossbench, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recorded deaths were caused by (1) COVID-19, and (2) any form of cancer, in each calendar month of (a) 2018, (b) 2019, and (c) 2020, up to and including August.

Asked 7 September 2020
Answered 21 September 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL7906
Answered
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Department for Transport
Rail update
Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS460
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Corporate transparency and reform of the companies register
Paul Scully
Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)
Conservative, Sutton and Cheam
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS459
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Adult Social Care Winter Plan
Helen Whately
Minister of State (Minister for Care)
Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent
Statement made 21 September 2020
HCWS458
Commons
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Robert Jenrick
Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Conservative, Newark
Statement made 17 September 2020
HCWS457
Commons

Lords written statements

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Department for Transport
Rail update
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS455
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Adult Social Care Winter Plan
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS454
Lords
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Corporate transparency and reform of the companies register
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 21 September 2020
HLWS453
Lords
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rough sleeping update
Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 17 September 2020
HLWS452
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
21 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
21 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
18 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
17 September 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
16 September 2020
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