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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 22 July (HL6637), (2) reports that remand prisoners’ hearing dates are being set for more than 12 months in the future, and (3) the normal time limits relating to such prisoners anticipating returning home, what steps are being taken to ensure that (a) Housing Benefit, and (b) Universal Credit in respect of rent, is being paid to prisoners on remand.  HL7232

Question HL7232: tabled on 23 July 2020 and due for answer by 6 August 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further (1) to the Written Answer by {member id="4174" field="DisplayAs"}{/member} on 22 July (HL6637), (2) reports that remand prisoners’ hearing dates are being set for more than 12 months in the future, and (3) the normal time limits relating to such prisoners anticipating returning home, what steps are being taken to ensure that (a) Housing Benefit, and (b) Universal Credit in respect of rent, is being paid to prisoners on remand.
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