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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) drug caches including heroin and (b) needles used for drug-taking were found in each prison during the last year for which figures are available; and how many prisoners tested positive for heroin use in each such prison in that year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Burton more like this
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Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong>I am sorry that the response to this question was delayed by a failure in the data collection system.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) takes the issue of all contraband in prisons extremely seriously and deploys a comprehensive range of robust searching and security measures to detect items of contraband both at the point of entry to the prison and concealed within the prison. These include targeted searching, random and targeted mandatory drug tests, the use of x-ray machines and CCTV surveillance cameras, Body Orifice Security Scanners to detect contraband secreted internally, and the imposition of closed (non-contact) visits. Prisoners found with prohibited items face swift and robust punishment. This can include having days added to their custody, being transferred to a different prison and losing privileges.</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives the number of seizures of heroin and needles (including improvised needles) seized in prisons in England and Wales in 2013. The third column shows the number of prisoners that tested positive for opiates, including heroin in each of those prisons. To disaggregate the data to show those samples positive for heroin from those positive for other opiates would require a detailed investigation of every prison’s locally held records, which would entail significant disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Finds of heroin, needles and Opiates by establishment<sup>1</sup> 01.01. 2013 to 31.12.2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Establishment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Heroin</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Needles</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Positive Opiates Tests</strong></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>Altcourse</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bedford</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bronzefield</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buckley Hall</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bullingdon</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Channings Wood</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chelmsford</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Doncaster</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dorchester</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dovegate</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastwood Park</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elmley</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Erlestoke</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Everthorpe</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Exeter</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Featherstone</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ford</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Forest Bank</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>123</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foston Hall</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Frankland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Garth</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guys Marsh</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hatfield</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Haverigg</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hewell</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>High Down</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Highpoint</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holme House</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hull</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Isle Of Wight</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirkham</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklevington Grange</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leicester</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lewes</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lincoln</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Littlehey</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Newton</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lowdham Grange</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Hall</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Sea Camp</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northumberland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oakwood</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Onley</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parc</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pentonville</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peterborough</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preston</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ranby</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Risley</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rochester</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rye Hill</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stafford</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standford Hill</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stoke Heath</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Styal</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sudbury</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swansea</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thameside</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Mount</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Verne</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Wolds</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wandsworth</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wayland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wealstun</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wormwood Scrubs</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>192</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1328</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Heroin finds have reduced by 82% when compared to 2007, positive opiate tests by 82% also, and the total number of incidents of drug finds has fallen by 19% since 2007. And, under this Government, the Random Mandatory Drug Testing rate has reached the lowest level since records began.</p><p> </p><p>No drugs or equipment were found, or opiate tests failed, in 2013 at prison establishments that are not listed above.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>It is important to note that many drugs are similar in appearance and in many cases drugs seized are not categorically identified by scientific analysis. Many will have been identified by appearance only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>All figures in this answer have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. The data are not subject to audit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T10:41:51.5256521Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:41:51.5256521Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Radicalism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress the Government has made on steps to reduce the risk of radicalisation of British Muslims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since the Prime Minister’s Extremism Task Force (ETF) made its recommendations in December 2013, we have made considerable progress in tackling extremism and <br>reducing the risk of radicalisation. This Government has excluded more hate preachers than ever before, and has regularly disrupted events which feature extremist preachers. We have restricted access to online terrorist material, the majority of which is hosted overseas: since December 2013 we have removed from the internet over 32,000 pieces of unlawful terrorist-related content, taking the overall total to over 51,000 since 2010.</p><p>We have seen a significant rise in referrals to our multi-agency safeguarding programme, Channel, which provides tailored support to people identified as at risk of radicalisation, including from Islamist extremism. The Association of Chief Police Officers reported a 58% increase in the past year. Since April 2012 there have been over 2000 Channel referrals. Hundreds have been offered support under the programme.</p><p>We have made progress with our ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP), a training tool which teaches frontline workers how to identify and support those at risk of radicalisation. Since the revised Prevent strategy (June 2011), we have trained over 100,000 frontline public sector workers to identify and support those at risk. We are currently rolling out new, updated training.In the 2013/14 financial year, Prevent practitioners in our 30 priority areas worked with over 250 mosques, 50 faith groups and 70 community groups. We have delivered over 180 community-based Prevent projects since 2011, and are currently supporting over 70. All of our current Prevent projects are focused on the current threat, including Syria and Iraq. Since early 2012, these projects have reached over 45,000 people.<br><br>In September the Home Secretary announced that the Home Office will now assume responsibility for a new Extremism Strategy. The strategy will aim to build up society to <br>identify extremism, confront it, challenge it and defeat it. It will cover extremism in all its forms, including Islamist extremism.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T18:03:15.4217204Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T18:03:15.4217204Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Radicalism: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children from being radicalised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since June 2011, Prevent has funded over 180 projects in priority and supported areas. Around a third of these have focused on schools and supplementary schools – protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. Local Authority Prevent Co-ordinators brief head teachers, teachers and safeguarding leads in schools and regularly provide training to frontline staff.</p><p>There are currently seven local authorities who have created specific posts dedicated to working with schools funded by the Home Office. Where these projects have been delivered, areas have reported an increase in teachers’ confidence in identifying and dealing with extremism. The Home Office is working closely with the Department for Education to keep our approach under review and ensure that we are doing all we can to safeguard children and young people.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T17:49:39.8437686Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T17:49:39.8437686Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Passports: Fraud more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce levels of passport fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210301 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The security of the British passport is paramount. Preventing and detecting fraud is one of Her Majesty's Passport Office's (HMPO's) key objectives and in 2013-14, of 9,033 cases of fraud were detected.<br><br>The British passport is one of the most secure documents of its kind. Working with national and international law enforcement agencies, HMPO continues to monitor and review the security of the document in order to prevent and detect fraud both, domestically and overseas. This includes introducing a range of automated system checks; increased interventions with applicants who report their passport as lost or stolen on multiple occasions; and an enhanced facial recognition system. HMPO will also continue to interview all first-time applicants as a means to confirm identity of new passport applicants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T17:53:54.1278384Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T17:53:54.1278384Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Embassies: Security more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect foreign embassies within the UK from potential attack. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210353 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not provide information on the policing operation or security arrangements for foreign embassies within the UK as to do so would risk compromising the integrity of those arrangements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T16:36:30.2683876Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T16:36:30.2683876Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Islamic State more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained in the UK under counter-terrorism legislation as a result of links with Islamic State in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We face a real and serious threat from international terrorism, including from individuals associated with the ISIL. So far this year more than 100 people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences related to Syria.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T16:38:39.06669Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T16:38:39.06669Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
93327
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Islamic State more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of prospective terrorist attacks in the UK with links to Islamic State which have been prevented in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210304 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We face a real and serious threat from international terrorism, including individuals associated with the ISIL. So far this year more than 100 people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences related to Syria.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T16:39:50.6294778Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T16:39:50.6294778Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1447
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Languages: Primary Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 resources are being made available to support the implementation of foreign language teaching at primary school level from September 2014; and how this roll-out will be monitored. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is for schools to decide which resources they use to support their teaching. The Government is providing funding of £1.8 million over two years for continuous professional development for primary and secondary teachers to support delivery of the new modern languages curriculum. The training is being funded through nine organisations, whose performance will be monitored against the agreements the Department for Education is making with them.</p><p>In addition, links to sources of support that schools can use to support modern languages teaching in primary school are hosted on the website of the Association for Language Learning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:30:24.1756205Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:30:24.1756205Z
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Hepatitis more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the provision of housing on treatment completion for vulnerable populations in the United Kingdom suffering from (1) hepatitis B, and (2) hepatitis C. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Public Health England has not made any formal assessment of the impact of the provision of housing on treatment completion for vulnerable populations in the United Kingdom suffering from hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our estimates of the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C infection in the UK population are 180,000<sup>1</sup> and 214,000[2] respectively.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Studies of hepatitis B and C in the UK homeless population are limited but a recent survey of people who inject drugs found that those who had ever been homeless were more likely to have antibodies against hepatitis C (42%) than those that were in stable accommodation (34%)<sup>3</sup>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Notes:</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1]Department of Health. (2002a) Getting ahead of the curve: a strategy for combating infectious diseases (including other aspects of health protection). A report by the Chief Medical Officer.London</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2Hepatitis C in the UK, Annual Report 2014 Public Health England.</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/337115/HCV_in_the_UK_2014_24_July.pdf</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>3Health Protection Agency, Health Protection Scotland, National Public Health Service for Wales, CDSC Northern Ireland, CRDHB. Shooting Up: Infections among injecting drug users in the United Kingdom 2008. London: Health Protection Agency, October 2009.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:27:52.8194471Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:27:52.8194471Z
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement a national outreach service for diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes for areas with high health inequalities. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department through NHS England has a legal duty to have regard to reducing health inequalities and this will be reflected in any assessment for the potential development of national services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Diagnosing, treating and preventing transmission of TB among under-served groups will prevent transmission of infection to the wider population and reduce health and social inequalities. Public Health England and NHS England will launch the Collaborative TB Strategy for England 2015-2020 this year. The strategy sets out the improvements that need to be achieved across 10 key evidence based areas of action to reduce TB in England, and the mechanisms by which these should be delivered. One of the key evidence based areas of action is to reduce incidence of TB in under-served populations by providing specific and targeted outreach interventions (informed by proven models such as “Find &amp; Treat” in London). These include specific services for active case finding for TB of the lungs among homeless people and those attending substance misuse services, use of mobile X-ray units (MXUs) with incentives for people to have chest X-rays, enhanced case management and return to service interventions to prevent loss to follow up.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>There are a number of actions being taken to improve access to HIV testing and reduce late diagnosis, especially in areas with high inequalities. These include the Terrence Higgins Trust to manage a national HIV Prevention Contract which the Department funds; information PHE publishes on rates of late HIV diagnoses by LA, socio-demography, and risk group; and joint PHE and DH approaches to increase HIV testing through funding a national home-sampling service that resulted in a large number of the most at-risk getting tested for HIV.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for commissioning diabetes services, so they would decide, depending on local needs and circumstances, whether an outreach service was appropriate. The NHS Health Check plays an important role in reducing the risk of diabetes and identifying people earlier who have the disease and plays a key role in tackling health inequalities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:35:23.8573102Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:35:23.8573102Z
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