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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 6 August (HL7232), how many prisoners currently being held on remand have had (1) Housing Benefit, and (2) Universal Credit housing costs support, discontinued because the anticipated period in detention on remand exceeds the relevant time limits; and what plans they have to prevent this from happening, in the light of the delays to remand hearings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL7672

Question HL7672: tabled on 2 September 2020 and due for answer by 16 September 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by {member id="4174" field="DisplayAs"}{/member} on 6 August (HL7232), how many prisoners currently being held on remand have had (1) Housing Benefit, and (2) Universal Credit housing costs support, discontinued because the anticipated period in detention on remand exceeds the relevant time limits; and what plans they have to prevent this from happening, in the light of the delays to remand hearings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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