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346941
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police time was spent assessing child abuse victims funding applications and dispersing these to the chosen non-statutory organisations in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 147 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
answer text <p>The Government announced an extra £7m funding to help victims of sexual violence in December 2014. £2.15m was allocated to the 84 existing Female Rape Support Centres and two funds were established to allocate the remainder: a £2m fund to non-statutory organisations reporting an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry (Fund 1), and a £2.85m fund for non-statutory organisations providing support across England and Wales to victims of sexual abuse to help meet the increased demand on those services (Fund 2). Organisations that applied to Fund 2 were asked whether they supported adults who were sexually abused as children. £2.33m of the £2.85m has been allocated to organisations that showed they provide support to adults who were sexually abused as children; this includes over £1.6m to organisations offering counselling services. These two funds are being administered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, supported by the Home Office. Aside from the attendance of the Chief Constable for Norfolk at the Oversight Board, no police time has been spent on assessment or allocation. We do not centrally hold information on the number of non-statutory organisations providing counselling without pre-determined time limits to adults who were sexually abused as children.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
146 more like this
148 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-04T15:21:41.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:21:41.093Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
346942
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-statutory organisations providing counselling without pre-determined time-limits to adults who were sexually abused as children were funded by her Department in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 148 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
answer text <p>The Government announced an extra £7m funding to help victims of sexual violence in December 2014. £2.15m was allocated to the 84 existing Female Rape Support Centres and two funds were established to allocate the remainder: a £2m fund to non-statutory organisations reporting an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry (Fund 1), and a £2.85m fund for non-statutory organisations providing support across England and Wales to victims of sexual abuse to help meet the increased demand on those services (Fund 2). Organisations that applied to Fund 2 were asked whether they supported adults who were sexually abused as children. £2.33m of the £2.85m has been allocated to organisations that showed they provide support to adults who were sexually abused as children; this includes over £1.6m to organisations offering counselling services. These two funds are being administered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, supported by the Home Office. Aside from the attendance of the Chief Constable for Norfolk at the Oversight Board, no police time has been spent on assessment or allocation. We do not centrally hold information on the number of non-statutory organisations providing counselling without pre-determined time limits to adults who were sexually abused as children.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
146 more like this
147 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-04T15:21:40.757Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:21:40.757Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
347429
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-29more like thismore than 2015-05-29
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Radicalism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to include provisions in the planned legislative proposals on tackling extremism and terrorism to ensure that statements which are based on fact or evidence will not be classed as extremist. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Anderson more like this
uin 481 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
answer text <p>The legislation will clearly set out the circumstances in which the new counter-extremism powers may be used, including any safeguards that are appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-04T15:34:47.737Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:34:47.737Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1486
label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
348000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people that have been trafficked to the UK to have their organs harvested in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 817 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answer text <p>Trafficking to or within the UK for organ harvesting is a hidden crime and so its prevalence can only be roughly estimated. The National Crime Agency produces annual strategic assessments of the nature and scale of human trafficking in the UK. Whilst the assessment for 2014 has yet to be produced, the previous assessments recorded two reported cases of trafficking for organ harvesting in 2013, one reported case in 2012 and two reported cases in 2011. There was no strategic assessment in 2010, but there were no cases of trafficking for organ harvesting referred to the National Referral Mechanism in that year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-09T14:16:43.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T14:16:43.377Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
347428
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-29more like thismore than 2015-05-29
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Radicalism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the planned legislative proposals on tackling extremism and terrorism, what the Government's definition is of extremism. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Anderson more like this
uin 480 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
answer text <p>The Government’s definition of extremism, published in the Extremism Task Force report, Tackling Extremism in the UK (2013), is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. It includes calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-10T15:18:26.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:18:26.103Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1486
label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
348753
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the UK has not ratified the 2011 Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 1296 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
answer text <p>The UK already complies with the vast majority of the articles to the convention including the criminalisation of forced marriage which was one of the pre-requisites of ratification as required by Article 37. Primary legislation will be needed to comply with the remaining extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions in Article 44 of the Convention before it can be ratified. The UK Government is liaising with the devolved administrations about ratification, including any further legislative steps that may be necessary.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-10T15:18:42.867Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:18:42.867Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
previous answer version
3586
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
348873
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Vetting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the length of time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 1466 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) receives around 4 million disclosure applications a year and provides the Home Office with monthly updates on the length of time taken to process disclosure checks. Latest figures relating to May 2015 show that 94.6% of disclosure applications were processed within 56 days against a DBS service standard to issue 95% of all disclosures within this time. Most disclosure applications are processed in a shorter timescale and, in May 2015, 87.3% of applications were processed within 21 days. The average time taken to process applications nationally in May 2015 was 14.2 days and in the West Midlands 24.7 days.</p><p>A key aspect of DBS administration is to ensure that disclosure checks are both accurate and completed within service standard timescales. In the small proportion of cases where checks have not been completed within these timescales, the DBS is expected to take the necessary steps to progress the case including, as appropriate, working with the police and other parties involved in the checking process.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 1467 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.543Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
348874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Vetting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the average length of time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks (a) in the West Midlands and (b) nationally. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 1467 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) receives around 4 million disclosure applications a year and provides the Home Office with monthly updates on the length of time taken to process disclosure checks. Latest figures relating to May 2015 show that 94.6% of disclosure applications were processed within 56 days against a DBS service standard to issue 95% of all disclosures within this time. Most disclosure applications are processed in a shorter timescale and, in May 2015, 87.3% of applications were processed within 21 days. The average time taken to process applications nationally in May 2015 was 14.2 days and in the West Midlands 24.7 days.</p><p>A key aspect of DBS administration is to ensure that disclosure checks are both accurate and completed within service standard timescales. In the small proportion of cases where checks have not been completed within these timescales, the DBS is expected to take the necessary steps to progress the case including, as appropriate, working with the police and other parties involved in the checking process.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 1466 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:29:11.413Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
348888
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to eliminate people trafficking into the UK; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 1478 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
answer text <p>This Government is determined to tackle the scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery. We will do this by supporting the victims and relentlessly pursuing the perpetrators of theses horrendous crimes.</p><p>We are now focused on implementing the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the wider Modern Slavery Strategy, which was published in November last year. These include measures to bring into effect modern slavery offences with potential life sentences; a statutory defence for victims; an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; improving transparency in supply chains; and working with international partners to disrupt the threat across the world.</p><p>This work will make a real difference in our fight against modern slavery and will help to protect many more vulnerable people from lives of servitude.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-11T13:14:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:14:31.173Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
349177
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the terms of the independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner's appointment. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 1668 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
answer text <p>Information about the terms of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner's appointment will be published the same time as the appointment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-15T10:49:51.467Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T10:49:51.467Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this