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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery 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 he has taken in response to the April 2019 High Court judgment on the 45 day limit for support for victims of modern slavery; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 277641 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">This Government is committed to tackling the heinous crime of modern slavery and ensuring that victims are provided with the support they need to begin rebuilding their lives</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are always building our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and striving to improve the support available. This case has highlighted the importance of tailoring support according to the individual needs of victims and, in response, we will be embedding a more needs-based approach in our services.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant progress in delivering this complex reform programme and we will continue to drive improvements to the services available to ensure they are meeting the recovery needs of victims.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to stamping out modern slavery and providing victims with the support they need to rebuild their lives.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are always working to improve our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and to improve the support available.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant pro-gress in delivering this complex reform programme. We will now make further improvements to this offer – including embedding a needs-based approach to support – to better tailor support services to the needs of victims. The spe-cific details and timeline associated with this work is being developed.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Z
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less than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Organised Crime more like this
unstar 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, how many people involved in the criminal exploitation of vulnerable young people in county lines operations have been charged with modern slavery offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280174 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It is important that the police and local agencies have the powers they need to tackle local issues quickly and effectively. That is why we reformed the tools and powers available to tackle Anti-Social behaviour through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.</del><del class="ministerial">In 2019/20 Lancashire Police are receiving £285.1 million of funding, an increase of £18.4 million, on 2018/19. Funding for 2020-21 for individual forces will be announced as part of the provisional police settlement later this year. Decisions about the allocation of police resources are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners, who are best placed to meet the needs of their local community.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The police and Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) are responsible for charging decisions with regards to county lines related criminality. The key is that prosecutions are brought, and the charges should cover the full range of criminality involved including Modern Slavery offences.We are working with the police and the CPS to take full advantage of powers in the Modern Slavery Act when making charging decisions against county line gang members. The CPS have issued an overview of the approach to be taken in criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to ‘county lines’ offending, with a particular focus on the relevance of the Modern Slavery Act.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:12:13.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:12:13.073Z
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less than 2019-09-09T16:21:57.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:21:57.917Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1167413
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Candidates: Disability more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will extend access to the EnAble fund to provide financial assistance to deaf and disabled parliamentary General Election candidates to assist with disability-related costs in the forthcoming General Election. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 7708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government recognises that disabled people are likely to face greater costs when seeking elected office due to their disability. That is why we launched the EnAble Fund for Elected Office to help cover disability related expenses. As an interim fund it gave political parties the time to put in place measures to support disabled candidates.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> The Fund is time limited and was put in place for elections that had been planned. Therefore, funding has not been scheduled for this election. Retrospective support, as with this year’s European Parliamentary Elections, could be considered for candidates but this would be for the next Government to decide.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:37:51Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:37:51Z
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less than 2019-11-05T18:00:11.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T18:00:11.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Written Questions more like this
unstar 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, when she plans to answer Question 2871 tabled on 21 October 2019 by the hon. Member for Luton South. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 7125 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">As part of the Government’s response to the 2016 Home Affairs Select Committee report into prostitution, the Home Office provided £150,000 to fund research specifically into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales.</del><del class="ministerial">This independent research was led by the University of Bristol and will enable us to inform an objective evidence base before we can consider any changes to policy and legislation in respect of prostitution.</del><del class="ministerial">The report was published on 30 October and is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nature-of-prostitution-and-sex-work-in-england-and-wales" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nature-of-prostitution-and-sex-work-in-england-and-wales</a>.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The response for UIN 2871 was answered on 4th November 2019.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T16:38:54.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:38:54.957Z
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less than 2019-11-04T18:20:50.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T18:20:50.66Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to findings by ECPAT UK of November 2017 on calls for reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) by front-line professionals, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making the NRM part of the existing child protection system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 116310 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the essential role local authorities play in the safeguarding of all children in their care, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences. It is absolutely right that local authorities continue to make decisions about the placement and welfare of children they have responsibility for, which includes assessing risks such as trafficking, and considering the need to refer them to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).</p><p>The recently announced package of reforms to the NRM includes a number of measures that will improve the process for both adults and children. A single expert unit will be created in the Home Office to handle all cases referred from front line staff and to make decisions about whether somebody is a victim of modern slavery. This will replace the current case management units in the National Crime Agency and UK Visas and Immigration and will be separate from the immigration system.</p><p>In addition government will be introducing an independent panel of experts to review all negative conclusive grounds decisions, adding significantly to the scrutiny such cases currently receive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2017-12-04T17:24:27.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T17:24:27.24Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 140986 on Slavery, when the planned alignment of subsistence rates for victims of trafficking with those for asylum seekers will take place; what the subsistence rates will be following that alignment for victims of modern slavery who are supported by the National Referral Mechanism living in a safe house (a) with food provided and (b) where they purchase their own food; and how many such people (i) have applied for asylum and (ii) are receiving outreach support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 142761 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We have not yet announced a date for the alignment of subsistence rates and we will set this out in due course, when we have finalised the specific details around the implementation. We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure that this happens as smoothly as possible. The overall amount of money available for supporting victims of modern slavery will not fall, but by making these changes more money is being made available to treble the period of “move on” support, which will happen at the same time, and will help people leaving victim support with their transition to other arrangements.</p><p>When considering the level of these rates, the essential needs of potential victims were assessed to be comparable to the needs of asylum seekers. This is why the tested and established methodology that has been developed to measure the level of subsistence for asylum seekers will be adopted to measure the level of subsistence for potential victims of modern slavery. The rate is reassessed annually, and in 2018 was increased to £37.75. Where it has been identified that victims of slavery have needs above those of asylum seekers or have additional entitlements under the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings, these needs are met within the existing Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care Contract. The methodology includes an allowance for individuals to purchase their food, and this will be taken into consideration when considering the level of subsistence for potential victims who live in catered accommodation, to ensure consistency throughout support. <br> <br>Victims will continue to receive dedicated and expert support, which is tailored to their unique needs as victims of modern slavery. This includes access to legal aid, counselling, NHS medical and dental services. This will ensure there is a consistent approach for all individuals receiving similar government support. It is also essential that we target support to confirmed victims, at the point they need it most.</p><p>We are working closely with the Salvation Army and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to ensure that the implementation of this change is as smooth as possible.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T14:24:21.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T14:24:21.107Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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360
star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
926628
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 140986, when the alignment of subsistence rates for victims of trafficking with asylum seekers is planed to take place; and what the new subsistence rates are to be set at for victims of modern slavery supported by the National Referral Mechanism living in (a) accommodation in a safe house with food provided and (b) a safe house where they purchase their own food who (i) have applied for asylum and (ii) are receiving outreach support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 154593 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>We have not yet announced a date for the alignment of subsistence rates and we will set this out in due course, when we have finalised the specific details around the implementation. We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure that this happens as smoothly as possible. The overall amount of money available for supporting victims of modern slavery will not fall, but by making these changes more money is being made available to treble the period of “move on” support, which will happen at the same time, and will help people leaving victim support with their transition to other arrangements.</p><p>When considering the level of these rates, the essential needs of potential victims were assessed to be comparable to the needs of asylum seekers. This is why the tested and established methodology that has been developed to measure the level of subsistence for asylum seekers will be adopted to measure the level of subsistence for potential victims of modern slavery. The rate is reassessed annually, and in 2018 was increased to £37.75. Where it has been identified that victims of slavery have needs above those of asylum seekers or have additional entitlements under the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings, these needs are met within the existing Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care Contract. The methodology includes an allowance for individuals to purchase their food, and this will be taken into consideration when considering the level of subsistence for potential victims who live in catered accommodation, to ensure consistency throughout support. <br> <br>Victims will continue to receive dedicated and expert support, which is tailored to their unique needs as victims of modern slavery. This includes access to legal aid, counselling, NHS medical and dental services. This will ensure there is a consistent approach for all individuals receiving similar government support. It is also essential that we target support to confirmed victims, at the point they need it most.</p><p>We are working closely with the Salvation Army and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to ensure that the implementation of this change is as smooth as possible.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T11:29:46.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T11:29:46.587Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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360
star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
926670
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Children more like this
unstar 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, if he will create a formal police referral system across forces to report children found with drugs to the police force and social services where the child is living. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 154595 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>We are supporting the establishment of the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre by providing specific funding of £3.6 million over the next two years. The Centre is being established by the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead and the National Crime Agency and will help bring the law enforcement effort together and build better safeguarding links. The Centre will be fully operational later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T13:26:48.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T13:26:48.87Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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360
star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1109218
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery: Victims more like this
unstar 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 his Department is taking to identify victims of Modern Slavery; and what additional support the Government plans to provide for those victims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 239990 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>We are identifying more victims than ever before; 6,993 potential victims were referred into the NRM in 2018, a 36% increase on the 2017 referrals.</p><p><br>We are working to continue to improve identification. As part of the package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism, the Home Office is leading a multi-agency review to determine how to strengthen training for First Responders on identifying and supporting victims.</p><p><br>Through the reform programme of the NRM we have already improved the support victims receive. In February 2019, we extended the move-on period of support. Confirmed victims now receive 45 days of move on support in addition to the minimum 45 days of support received during their recovery and reflection period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:28:19.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:28:19.477Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
unstar 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 his Department is taking to avoid criminalising rough sleeping when tackling anti-social behaviour. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 144917 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We are clear that the statutory powers to tackle anti-social behaviour provided by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 should not be used to target people based solely on the fact that they are homeless or rough sleeping. As set out in the statutory guidance that we have provided for frontline professionals on tackling anti-social behaviour, powers such as the Public Spaces Protection Order should only be used to address specific anti-social behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the community’s quality of life and which is within the control of the person concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:54:27.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:54:27.217Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this