For the record

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The headline and introduction to an article (“Refugees fleeing conflict sent to hosts not cleared by criminal record checks”, 15 May, p14) should have been clear that the reported concern was about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks conducted by local authorities. Before Ukrainian refugees can travel to the UK, their prospective sponsor households are first subject to criminal records checks by the Home Office, which includes searches against the police national computer. DBS vetting of hosts follows as part of the wider safeguarding process.

An opinion piece muddied the law when it said an employment tribunal had ruled that a man was “a victim of sexual harassment”. In such cases, the unwanted conduct must be “of a sexual nature”. The finding was that the harassment “related to the claimant’s sex”, a protected characteristic, thus sex-based harassment (“Let’s not mock bald men. But do they really feel threatened?”, 15 May, p46).

The Northern Ireland protocol introduced border controls between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, not just England (“Cambridge spies and Brexiters have a lot in common”, 15 May, p55).

An article about Millicent Fawcett (“Courage may well call to courage... but don’t quote suffragist Fawcett on that”, 15 May, p7) said that her statue in London’s Parliament Square displays a “stone banner” bearing her famous words. The entire sculpture is in bronze.

Playwright David Eldridge went to Brentwood School, not Brentford, in Essex (Q&A, 1 May, the New Review, p7).

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Queer Spaces by Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell review – a fascinating LGBTQIA+ architecture history

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