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Asked by Conor McGinn
(St Helens North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers from each police force are assigned to the policing operations for (a) Extinction Rebellion protests and (b) protests connected to the UK leaving the EU; and what estimate she has made of the cost of those operations.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions (a) she and (b) officials in her Department have had with the Metropolitan Police on (i) the ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London, (ii) Police identity checks on people walking across Lambeth Bridge and (iii) the stop and search of people wearing Extinction Rebellion stickers before the implementation of those powers; and if she will make a statement.
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Asked by Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals there were for (a) rough sleepers and (b) people experiencing other forms of homelessness by (i) local authorities and (ii) local authority children’s services to the National Referral Mechanism in each of the last three years.
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Asked by Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the (a) adequacy and (b) consistency of (i) local authority and (ii) local authority children’s service referrals to the National Referral Mechanism in relation to the estimates of modern slavery prevalence among rough sleepers in the 15 October 2019 Hestia report Underground Lives: Homelessness and Modern Slavery in London.
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(Oxford East)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to keep the issue of anti-abortion clinic protests under review.
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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what policies her Department has introduced to improve personal well-being in the last 12 months.
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(Oxford East)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of anti-abortion clinic protests on healthcare professionals, and whether this assessment informed the anti-abortion clinic protest review.
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(Oxford East)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of anti-abortion protest activity outside clinics on women’s human rights in light of the recent Court of Appeal ruling on the buffer zone around a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing.
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(Oxford East)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to continue monitoring anti-abortion clinic protests.
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(Coventry South)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to update the research on what steps firefighters should take when facing a fire since the Grenfell Tower fire.
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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on international student numbers of the decision to restrict UK student visas for foreign graduates to four months after completion of their studies.
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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision has been made for international students (a) studying and (b) recently graduated that are resident on their student visa since the previous restriction was made in 2012 who are not currently entitled to remain for two years after graduation to find a job.
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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department are taking to enable (a) current students and (b) recently graduated students still resident on their student visa to remain for two years after graduation in order to find a job.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology Note No. 599 on Early interventions to reduce violent crime, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the 46 per cent increase in homicides between 2014 and 2018.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many wrongful conviction cases in England and Wales where an individual was exonerated by DNA evidence did the initial conviction involved witness identifications of the defendant.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with (a) police forces, (b) the Royal College of Policing and (c) Police and Crime Commissioners on (i) the potential benefits of the Self-Administered Interview (SAI) technique and (ii) making the SAI technique standard practice for police forces.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits and feasibility of issuing an Interpol Red Notice against US citizen Anne Sacoolas, as a way of securing her extradition to the UK in order to assist Northamptonshire Police in their investigation into the road traffic collision on 27 August 2019 which resulted in the death of Harry Dunn.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government will make an extradition request to the United States of America for the return of US citizen Anne Sacoolas, in order to assist Northamptonshire Police in their investigation into the road traffic collision on 27 August 2019 which resulted in the death of Harry Dunn.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to promote the (a) Windrush Helpline and (b) Windrush Compensation Scheme to individuals in (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) Bangladesh, (iv) Kenya, (v) Singapore, (vi) Malta, (vii) South Africa, (viii) Canada and (ix) Nigeria; and how much has been spent in doing so.
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(Knowsley)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report entitled, Missing the safety net, published by Refugee Action, what processes her Department has in place to escalate support for applications that have been delayed beyond her Department's guidelines on the processing of applications; and if she will make a statement.
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Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she had with the Metropolitan police on the revised section 14 notice issued under the Public Order Act 1986 to the Extinction Rebellion autumn uprising event in London on Monday 14 October.
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(Lewisham, Deptford)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Knives: Crime
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's Guidance, Anti-knife crime community fund - year 3 (2019-20), last updated on 26 June 2019, when she plans to publish the successful bids for that fund.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of visitor visas were refused in each year since 2010.
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Asked by Neil Coyle
(Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 24 July 2019, Official Report, column 1292, how many of those additional police officers will be recruited to (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) work in Southwark.
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Asked by Stephen Twigg
(Liverpool, West Derby)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the resettlement of (a) vulnerable children and (b) unaccompanied minors from Greek islands.
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(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role Ministers have in the appointment of people to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
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Asked by Stephen Twigg
(Liverpool, West Derby)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is in discussion with Greek authorities on additional resettlement places from Greece for (a) unaccompanied minors and (b) migrant children in families.
Q
(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Ministers have vetoed appointments to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
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(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that an individual's support for drugs policy reform is compatible with membership of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
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Asked by Stephen Twigg
(Liverpool, West Derby)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK plans to undertake medical evacuations of critically ill children in Greece whose access to adequate and timely healthcare services in that country is obstructed by their migrant status.
Q
(Sheffield Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme Statistics dated 22 August 2019, for what reasons 88,900 outstanding applications have yet to be concluded.
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(Sheffield Central)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the £3.75 million reserved for her Department's March 2019 marketing campaign for the EU settlement scheme was spent on (a) online and (b) offline advertising.
Q
(Cambridge)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been transferred from Pre-Settled to Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme in each month since 1 January 2019.
Q
(Sheffield Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's funding for voluntary and community sector organisations to support vulnerable and at-risk EEA citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, what criteria her Department uses to determine whether applicants are (a) vulnerable and (b) at-risk.
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(Sheffield Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme Statistics dated 22 August 2019, how many of the 88,900 applications that have yet to be concluded have been referred to immigration enforcement.
Q
Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the office of Wendy Williams on a timetable for taking delivery of the final report of the Windrush lessons learned review.
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Asked by Emma Reynolds
(Wolverhampton North East)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people hold a UK passport; and what her estimate is of the number and proportion of UK citizens who do not hold a passport.
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Asked by Sue Hayman
(Workington)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz investigation of contract animal testing facility the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Germany.
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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hate crimes were recorded in each category in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which data is available.
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Asked by Sue Hayman
(Workington)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to inspect UK contract animal testing laboratories with reference to the recent findings of the Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz investigation of the contract animal testing facility Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Germany.
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Asked by Sue Hayman
(Workington)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any Government Departments or agencies (a) have sponsored and (b) are sponsoring any research at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract animal testing facility in Germany.
Q
Asked by Sue Hayman
(Workington)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on whether animals housed at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Germany have been exported from the UK.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the seasonal workers pilot scheme were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the seasonal workers pilot scheme from businesses operating in Scotland were (a) made and (b) successful.
Q
Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications under the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated but not filled with a seasonal worker.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department plans to use to evaluate the seasonal workers pilot scheme.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Angus, (ii) Perth and North Perthshire, (iii) Stirling, (iv) Ochil and South Perthshire and (v) North East Fife.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Mcray, (ii) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, (iii) Banff and Buchan, (iv) Gordon and (v) West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituencies.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Ayr Carrick and Cumnock, (ii) Dumfries and Galloway, (iii) Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale, (iv) Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk and (v) East Lothian.
Q
(Sutton Coldfield)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Motor Vehicles: Theft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of vehicle theft in the West Midlands.
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