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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Disability remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 October (HL137), what plans they have specifically in relation to hate crime towards disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Hate Crime Action Plan 2016 included a number of commitments to</p><p>address disability hate crime. These commitments were:</p><ul><li>To look at current best practice examples in tackling disability hate crime and work with partner organisations and the police to promote safety for disabled people.</li><li>To continue to work with community groups to raise awareness of hate crime among disabled people and increasing the availability of third party reporting venues, in particular at locations and through services that are used by disabled people.</li><li>The police will lead work with partners and disabled people’s groups to develop resources targeted to raise awareness of hate crime among carers and families of disabled people to encourage reporting.</li><li>The National Policing Lead to assess proactive recording pilots to see if there is anything to be learned that will increase the recording of disability hate crime.</li></ul><p>In October 2018, the Government published a refresh of the Action Plan, which included the following further commitments on disability hate crime:</p><ul><li>Department for Transport committed, in the July 2018 Inclusive Transport Strategy, to run a public awareness raising campaign to increase disability awareness amongst all transport passengers.</li><li>Continue to help the charity representing people with disfigurement, Changing Faces, in its work with social media companies.</li><li>The Department of Health and Social Care is leading a long-term study of the impact of integrated support for people with learning disabilities, including on the occurrence of disability hate crime.</li><li>Work with community groups to raise awareness of disability hate crime, and consider the best options for third party reporting centres for disabled people. We will work with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, and others, to understand where these services already exist, and how best we can promote their availability.</li><li>Increase and broaden our engagement with stakeholders representing disabled people.</li><li>Draw from ongoing doctoral research into police responses to learning disability hate crime underway at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.</li></ul><p>The 2018 Hate Crime Action Plan refresh also includes a number of broader actions addressing all forms of hate crime, including disability hate crime. These include:</p><ul><li>Publication of the Online Harms White Paper, which sets out plans hold social media companies to greater account;</li><li>A review by the Law Commission into the coverage and approach of current hate crime legislation; and</li><li>A wide-ranging national hate crime communications campaign to publicly address hate crime and make clear that it is unacceptable to target people on the basis of their identity.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:00:47.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:00:47.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Disability remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce violent hate crime towards disabled people. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We are taking determined action to tackle knife crime and other serious violence, including by preventing children and young people from gaining access to knives in the first place. It is already illegal to sell knives and certain articles with blade or point to anyone under 18 in England and Wales, whether face to face or online, and the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 will further strengthen the law by stopping knives being sent to residential addresses after being bought online, unless the seller has arrangements in place with the delivery company to ensure that the product will not be delivered to a person under 18. Through the Offensive Weapons Act, we will also introduce new Knife Crime Prevention Orders which will give the police an important new tool to help them to work with both young people and adults at risk of being drawn into knife crime to steer them away from serious violence.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">It is vital that the police have the resources and tools they need to tackle knife crime, including possession of knives on our streets. This is why we have increased police funding by more than £1 billion this year, including council tax and the £100 million Serious Violence Fund. Through the Serious Violence Fund we have provided £63.4 million to the 18 police forces worst affected by serious violence to pay for surge operational activity, and £1.6 million to help improve the quality of data on serious violence, particularly knife crime, to support planning and operations. In addition, £35million of the Serious Violence Fund is being invested in Violence Reductions Units which will form a key component of our action to build capacity in local areas to tackle the root causes of serious violence.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We have also launched a national campaign to begin to recruit 20,000 new police officers over the next three years, and we are making it easier for the police to use their important stop and search powers which is a vital tool in tackling knife possession on our streets and in our local communities.In addition, we continue to encourage all police forces to undertake a series of coordinated national weeks of action to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. The latest phase of the operation took place from 17 to 22 September and included targeted stop and searches, weapon sweeps, and surrender of knives, including through amnesty bins. The operation also includes test purchase operations to identify those retailers who flout the law and sell knives to under 18s. Through our dedicated Prosecution Fund we are supporting Trading Standards to prosecute rogue retailers who repeatedly fail test purchases.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are also addressing the root causes of serious violence by investing over £220 million in early intervention projects, and as announced in the Queen’s Speech, we are bringing forward a new Bill to introduce a new legal duty on public bodies to work together to prevent and tackle serious violence.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Any form of hate crime is completely unacceptable, and this Government takes hate crime very seriously.That is why the Government published the Hate Crime Action Plan in 2016, and refreshed it in October 2018.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Action Plan includes a number of commitments that address all forms of hate crime. These include a review of hate crime legislation by the Law Commission which commenced earlier this year, a public awareness campaign that included specific examples of disability hate crime to make it clear that it is unacceptable. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Additionally, the Action Plan includes specific plans to tackle disability hate crime, including increased engagement with disability stakeholders, hosting two ministerial roundtables with disability groups and social media companies to help tackle online abuse of disabled people, and providing funding for community projects that directly tackle disability hate crime.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T17:23:01.323Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2019-10-29T17:24:13.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:24:13.193Z
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this