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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
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 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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131078
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
1167101
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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
1140840
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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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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, 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
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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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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 Asylum: Human Trafficking 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, with reference to the High Court judgment in respect of K & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department of 8 November 2018, whether all victims of trafficking who had their subsistence rates cut between March and November 2018 and subsequently exited the National Referral Mechanism will receive the full back payment. 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 193379 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tacking the scourge of modern slavery and supporting those affected by this crime.</p><p>In 2017, Home Office Ministers agreed a comprehensive package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism, which included the introduction of places of safety for those leaving situations of exploitation, trebling the period of move on support to assist victims moving out of government funded support and aligning the subsistence rates paid to potential victims of modern slavery with those received by asylum seekers.</p><p>In light of the judgment in K and AM, we are currently putting in place processes to ensure that those who have been affected receive a full back payment as soon as possible. We will set out how we plan to respond in due course, including those who have left NRM support.</p><p>We are committed to reforming the National Referral Mechanism to ensure that as many victims of modern slavery as possible get the support they need.</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 2018-11-29T18:43:29.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T18:43:29.567Z
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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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 Asylum: 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, with reference to the High Court judgment in respect of K & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department of 8 November 2018, when all victims of trafficking will have their subsistence rates restored to the higher level as required by that judgment. 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 193378 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tacking the scourge of modern slavery and supporting those affected by this crime.</p><p>In 2017, Home Office Ministers agreed a comprehensive package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism, which included the introduction of places of safety for those leaving situations of exploitation, trebling the period of move on support to assist victims moving out of government funded support and aligning the subsistence rates paid to potential victims of modern slavery with those received by asylum seekers.</p><p>In light of the judgment in K and AM, the Home Office has immediately reinstated the top up paid to those in the Victim Care Contract who are also receiving support from the asylum support system, so that they receive a total of £65 per week. We are currently putting in place processes to ensure that those who have been affected receive a full back payment as soon as possible, and will set out how we plan to respond in due course, including our communications with all those affected.</p><p>We will work through the implications of this judgment in respect to our future approach to financial support. We are committed to reforming the National Referral Mechanism to ensure that as many victims of modern slavery as possible get the support they need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 193377 more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T17:50:03.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T17:50:03.633Z
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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 Vernon Coaker 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
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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 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the trafficked status of a confirmed victim of modern slavery is considered when determining their application for leave to remain; and if she 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 284872 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s policy for confirmed victims of modern slavery is to consider on a case-by-case basis whether a grant of leave to remain is appropriate, taking into account the particular circumstances of each case.</p><p> </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 2019-09-05T16:31:49.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:31:49.387Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 Tools: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether specialist tools for the purpose of DIY are exempted from Article 17 of the Offensive Weapons Bill in relation to online purchase. 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 167282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Clause 17 of the Offensive Weapons Bill provides the definition of “bladed product” for the prohibition on the delivery of knives and other bladed items to residential addresses under Clause 15 of the Bill. A “bladed product” is an article which is, or has, a blade and is capable of causing serious injury to a person which involves cutting that person’s skin. If ordered online, and meeting the definition of “bladed product”, then these articles would need to be collected from a place where age verification can take place, either by the purchaser or their representative.</p><p>Specialist tools may be exempted from the prohibition on the delivery to a residential address dependant on the specific item in question.</p><p>The Bill provides a number of defences around the prohibition of delivery of bladed items to a residential address. For example, deliveries to business premises, including where a business is run from home, would not be affected by the prohibition. Other items that would be exempt from the prohibition would include encased razor blades, knives with a blade of less than 3 inches, knives that cannot cause serious injury, for example table knives and bladed products designed or manufactured to specifications from the buyer such as bespoke knives.</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 2018-09-04T16:18:14.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T16:18:14.143Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to update the 2014 figure for the estimated number of victims of modern slavery; and if she 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 115948 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 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of understanding the scale and nature of modern slavery in the UK. In 2014, the Home Office estimated there were 10,000-13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK in 2013. This estimate used a methodology known as Multiple Systems Estimation.</p><p>The data this estimate was based on is no longer collected in a manner that enables Multiple Systems Estimation to be repeated. However, our understanding of the scale of modern slavery is evolving as more victims are identified and following increased operational activity. Last month the Home Office published research that examined the nature of different types of modern slavery in the UK, this research can be accessed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-typology-of-modern-slavery-offences-in-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-typology-of-modern-slavery-offences-in-the-uk</a></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 2017-11-30T14:36:49.26Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T14:36:49.26Z
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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 Vernon Coaker more like this