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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to hon. Members. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 903162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answer text <p>The fundamental aims of the Commission are not only to ensure that the House is valued and effective in holding the Government to account and scrutinising legislation, but that individual Members have the information, advice, support and technology they need to be effective in their work and to engage closely with their constituents.</p><p>We are coming to the end of a programme of savings, during which the governing principle has been that any cost reductions should not adversely affect the ability of the House and its Members to carry out their parliamentary functions. Indeed many of the changes have been a spur to innovation in the support available to Members. Now that we are on track to achieve the savings target, we have the opportunity to re-appraise the provision of resources and ensure, for example in the area of select committees, that we are providing the right level of support.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
167873
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to publish a vision and strategy document for the future of the House. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 906425 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
answer text <p>The current strategy for the House of Commons Service, which covers the period 2013 to 2017, was endorsed by the Commission in January 2013. It is published on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/</a>.</p><p>The Management Board has started the process of drawing up a strategy for the next Parliament, which will build on the current one. This will draw on the views of Members, as well as a large-scale consultation exercise with staff. Emerging ideas will be discussed with the Commission in the new year, the intention is then to take the draft strategy to the new Commission in the 2015 Parliament for its agreement. I have noted the hon. Member’s suggestion to the Governance Committee that the vision should be “This House exists to serve the people of this country and the people who represent them”, and that seems to me an important point to reflect in the House Service’s strategy.</p>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
422991
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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: Humberside 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, which of the recommendations of the report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Operation Gullane have been implemented; and what form that implementation has taken. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 12855 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
answer text <p>The IPCC report on Operation Gullane makes a number of recommendations relating to police investigation of non-recent child sexual abuse.</p><p>Since the publication of those recommendations the Home Office has:</p><p>• prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat to empower police forces to maximise specialist skills and expertise to prevent offending and resolve cases</p><p>• provided £1.7 million to Operation Hydrant which coordinates the handling of multiple non-recent child sexual abuse investigations specifically concerning institutions</p><p>In addition:</p><p>• the College of Policing has issued updated Authorised Professional Practice guidance for police in relation to child abuse and exploitation, and</p><p>• a joint National Policing Lead and CPS review panel has been established to re-examine non-recent cases of sexual abuse where a decision was made that no further action would be taken and identify whether any issues require further exploration and investigation.</p><p>Combined, these measures significantly improve the quality of police investigations non-recent child sexual abuse.</p><p>I understand that the IPCC will write directly to the Honourable Member regarding implementation of the report’s recommendations.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-29T17:39:04.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T17:39:04.873Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
891399
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-04-25
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 Immigrants: Detainees 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, whether records are kept on the religion of people detained in immigration removal centres; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 137931 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
answer text <p>Under Rule 21 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001, if detainees on admission to an immigration removal centre (IRC) wish to declare that they belong to a particular religion, that information must be recorded. This information is recorded by the IRC service providers on their own internal detainee management systems and is used to inform the religious provision available at the IRC.</p><p>Due to the differing recording methods in place at each of the individual centres information on the religion of people detained in IRCs in each of the last five years could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN 137932 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-09T17:36:45.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T17:36:45.777Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
521315
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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 Cybercrime: Young People 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, whether her Department has received representations from professionals working in criminal justice on the appropriate punishment for young people who have committed cyber crimes. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 38297 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-22more like thismore than 2016-06-22
answer text <p>The Home Office have not received any representations from professionals working in criminal justice on the appropriate punishment for young people who have committed cyber crimes.</p><p>The Computer Misuse Act 1990 provides the legislative framework for cyber offences and sets out the sentencing for each of the five offences. Determination of sentencing guidelines is a matter for the Ministry of Justice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-22T10:27:55.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-22T10:27:55.427Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
424999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
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 Driving under Influence 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, when she plans for portable evidential breath-test machines to be made available for use by the police to tackle drink driving. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 14033 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
answer text <p>We will type approve Mobile Evidential Breath Test Instruments (MEBTIs) as soon as possible. Type approval is a complex process and relies on the submission by manufacturers of instruments which then perform satisfactorily during testing. The Home Office has no control over these factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-03T15:58:31.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T15:58:31.187Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
175772
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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 Cybercrime 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 training police and crime commissioners and their staff receive on the circumstances of, and responses to, digital and online crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 221993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
answer text <p>Specific training is a matter for the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)and their offices. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary regularly inspect forces on their response to crime, while the Police and Crime Panels scrutinise <br>the work of PCCs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-29T16:34:27.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:34:27.84Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
422988
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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 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 training her Department provides to police officers and social workers for interviewing children and vulnerable adults who are possible victims of child abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 12852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
answer text <p>Tackling abuse is a priority for this Government. We will continue the work of overhauling how our police, social services and other agencies work together to protect vulnerable children. To this end, we have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat like serious and organised crime, which means police forces now have a duty to collaborate with each other across force boundaries to safeguard children.</p><p>The provision of police training is an operational matter. The College of Policing and the National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation have set the requirement for all forces to train all new and existing police staff to respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse, including call handlers, Police Community Support Officers, police officers, detectives and specialist investigators.</p><p>The College of Policing has issued Achieving Best Evidence guidance and training for all officers engaged in interviewing children and vulnerable witnesses. This includes training on the sensitivity needed when dealing with victims and witnesses who may be vulnerable as well as working with partners – such as social workers – and their involvement in interviews.</p><p>Specialist courses for child sexual abuse and rape specialist investigators also expand on these requirements in relation to interviewing children and vulnerable adults.</p><p>The role of social workers in these investigations, including their training, is a matter for the Department for Education. The guidance issued by DfE in March 2015, “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, sets out how social workers and their managers, as well as other agencies including the police, should work together and follow the Achieving Best Evidence guidance.</p><p>The Department of Health are responsible for the training of social workers working with vulnerable adults who may have been sexually abused as children or in adulthood.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
12851 more like this
12853 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-29T17:36:48.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T17:36:48.263Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
760922
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 the implications are for her policies on the use of immigration detention of the Panorama documentary of 4 September 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 105376 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
answer text <p>The Government takes the allegations raised by BBC Panorama, and the welfare of immigration detainees generally, very seriously. The Government’s policy remains that detention should be used only sparingly and for the shortest period necessary. Stephen Shaw is currently reviewing Home Office progress against his 2015 recommendations in relation to the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention and the Government will keep its policies under review accordingly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-10T10:01:12.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-10T10:01:12.34Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
830127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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 Refugees 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 the eligibility criteria is for people to qualify under the mandate resettlement scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 124809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
answer text <p>Mandate plays an important part in facilitating the resettlement of refugees in various locations across the world. There is no specific quota or target for the number of people resettled via Mandate. The referral of cases (and the corresponding numbers of arrivals) under Mandate is dependent on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) identifying cases which meet its criteria. This criteria can be found in the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook under the UK’s country chapter available at <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/40ee6fc04.html" target="_blank">http://www.unhcr.org/40ee6fc04.html</a><br>We publish a breakdown of arrivals under our resettlement schemes as part of the Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release, which was most recently updated on 30 November, however we do not publish a disaggregation of those resettled to immediate or extended family members.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN 124810 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-29T16:06:52.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:06:52.807Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
225916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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 Crime Museum 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 the cost was of reopening the Metropolitan Police Crime Museum. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 226710 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information. The operating cost of the Crime Museum is a matter for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime working with the Metropolitan Police Service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-11T14:37:16.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T14:37:16.15Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
709744
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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 Bryn Alyn Community 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 the cost to the public purse has been of Operation Pallial's investigation into Peter Steen, Dafydd Vevar, Alan Challenor, Keith Evans, Kelvin Horrobin, Denis Jones and Aideen Jones, formally residential care staff of Bryn Alyn Community; and what further costs have been incurred by the (a) Police, (b) Crown Prosecution Service and (c) courts in relation to that investigation. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 67284 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-03-17more like thismore than 2017-03-17
answer text <p>Operation Pallial is an independent investigation by the National Crime Agency. The policing costs of the investigation were £3.7 million covering the financial years 2012/13 until 2015/16. The estimated costs for 2016/17 are £730,000. The Home Office does not hold information on the costs in respect of individual strands of this operation or the costs relating to the police, Crown Prosecution Service or the courts</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-03-17T11:09:52.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-17T11:09:52.297Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
690424
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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 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 the cost to the public purse has been of (a) Operation Pallial's investigations into Peter Steen, Dafydd Vevar, Alan Challenor, Keith Evans, Kelvin Horrobin, Denis Jones and Aideen Jones, formerly residential care staff of Bryn Alyn Community, and subsequent (b) police, (c) CPS and (d) court costs. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 64305 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
answer text <p>Operation Pallial is an independent investigation by theNational Crime Agency. The policing costs of the investigation were £3.7 million covering the financial years 2012/13 until 2015/16. The estimated costs for 2016/17 are £730,000. The Home Office does not hold information on the costs in respect of individual strands of this operation or the costs relating to the Crown Prosecution Service or the courts.</p><p>Under Operation Pallial one woman has been arrested, charged and prosecuted. A total of 47 former care staff have been interviewed under caution, either post arrest, or as a consequence of Voluntary Attendance in relation to child abuse or child cruelty.</p><p>On average the length of time between arrest and charge has been 11 months, with a further 11 months between charge and trial at Crown Court.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN
64055 more like this
64056 more like this
64057 more like this
64059 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.25Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
690449
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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 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 the cost of Operation Pallial has been to the public purse; and what the proportion of such costs are (a) police costs, (b) CPS costs and (c) court costs. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 64057 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
answer text <p>Operation Pallial is an independent investigation by theNational Crime Agency. The policing costs of the investigation were £3.7 million covering the financial years 2012/13 until 2015/16. The estimated costs for 2016/17 are £730,000. The Home Office does not hold information on the costs in respect of individual strands of this operation or the costs relating to the Crown Prosecution Service or the courts.</p><p>Under Operation Pallial one woman has been arrested, charged and prosecuted. A total of 47 former care staff have been interviewed under caution, either post arrest, or as a consequence of Voluntary Attendance in relation to child abuse or child cruelty.</p><p>On average the length of time between arrest and charge has been 11 months, with a further 11 months between charge and trial at Crown Court.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN
64055 more like this
64056 more like this
64059 more like this
64305 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.437Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
833695
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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 Bail 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 the average timescale has been for a person to be released under investigation by the police since the implementation of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 125454 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and to obtain it would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-02T10:52:55.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T10:52:55.75Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
513259
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-15more like thismore than 2016-04-15
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 Refugees: Calais 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 the average length time taken to reunite stranded minors with their families in the UK once they have been identified in Calais has been in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 34220 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
answer text <p>There is no official estimate of the number of children in Calais, this is primarily a matter for the French authorities. It is only possible to assess whether an individual has links to the UK that could enable a transfer on family unity grounds once they make an application for asylum in France.</p><p>Once an asylum claim is lodged in France the Dublin Regulation procedure requesting the UK to take charge of a child on family unity grounds takes place very quickly, often in a matter of weeks, subject to consideration of the evidence in each individual case. An average time is not available for each of the last three years.</p><p>Since February 2016 the UK has accepted 30 family reunification applications from minors in France of which 23 have already been transferred to the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
grouped question UIN 34219 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-03T13:23:31.777Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T13:23:31.777Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
690447
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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: Administration of Justice 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 the average length of time was for people arrested by Operation Pallial to be kept on uncharged bail; and what the average length of time was from charging people under the operation to the start of their trial. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 64055 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
answer text <p>Operation Pallial is an independent investigation by theNational Crime Agency. The policing costs of the investigation were £3.7 million covering the financial years 2012/13 until 2015/16. The estimated costs for 2016/17 are £730,000. The Home Office does not hold information on the costs in respect of individual strands of this operation or the costs relating to the Crown Prosecution Service or the courts.</p><p>Under Operation Pallial one woman has been arrested, charged and prosecuted. A total of 47 former care staff have been interviewed under caution, either post arrest, or as a consequence of Voluntary Attendance in relation to child abuse or child cruelty.</p><p>On average the length of time between arrest and charge has been 11 months, with a further 11 months between charge and trial at Crown Court.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN
64056 more like this
64057 more like this
64059 more like this
64305 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-23T12:45:08.313Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
522651
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-06-03more like thismore than 2016-06-03
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 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 the (a) total, (b) police, (c) CPS and (d) court costs of Operation Pallial have been to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 39002 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
answer text <p>Child abuse is an horrific crime and we have been clear that if anyone has been a victim of child sexual abuse, or knows of someone who has been a victim, then they should report it to the police so that it can be thoroughly investigated. Operation Pallial is an independent investigation by the National Crime Agency. It has conducted 275 Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) interviews. A total of eight people have been convicted of one or more offences as a result of Operation Pallial investigations. Of the eight convicted so far, three had convictions for similar offences and five did not have criminal convictions for similar offences. The costs of the police operation for Operation Pallial are £3.7 million covering the financial years 2012/13 until 2015/16. The estimated costs for 2016/17 are £891,000. These costs represent the policing costs of the investigation. The Home Office does not hold information on the costs of this operation relating to the Crown Prosecution Service or the courts.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
39000 more like this
39001 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-09T14:58:52.55Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T14:58:52.55Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
438703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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 Cybercrime: 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, what support services there are for young people who victims of cybercrime. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 20311 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-24more like thismore than 2015-12-24
answer text <p>The provision of victim care is a matter for the police and police and crime commissioners, who, since April 2015, have the responsibility for commissioning victim service provision. Where a crime has been reported, the Victims Code (October 2015) sets out key entitlements to victims of all crime. Victims under 18 years of age automatically qualify for enhanced entitlements. The service provider must ensure that this information is passed on as necessary to other services providers with responsibilities under the Code and to victim support services where appropriate.</p><p>Through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), Government has also invested over £90m over the last five years to increase law enforcement capability and capacity to respond to cyber criminality. This has included funding for bespoke officers within the Regional Organised Crime Units and the Metropolitan Police Service to deliver protective advice and support to victims and those at risk.</p><p>It has also included training for all police officers and staff by the College of Policing, which has specific modules on working with young victims. We will look to build on this work over the next five years, as part of the increased investment of £1.9bn to protect the UK from cyber attack.</p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-24T10:39:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-24T10:39:10.923Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
690387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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 Refugees: Children 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 the Government is taking to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees do not fall victim to human trafficking. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 64122 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
answer text <p>The Government takes child trafficking extremely seriously and is determined to continue to take action to combat it. The Government will publish a safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking children by 1 May 2017. This will bring together a number of strands of ongoing work to develop a more holistic and comprehensive approach to safeguarding unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, on 16 February 2017 the Home Secretary announced a range of measures to protect children including unaccompanied asylum seeking children, from the risk of trafficking. These measures included the launch of the Child Trafficking Protection Fund which will provide nearly £2.2m for projects protecting vulnerable children in the UK and overseas who are at risk of trafficking. In addition, the Government made clear its intention to roll out Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs) in Wales, Hampshire and Greater Manchester ahead of full national rollout. ICTAs will provide specialist support and act in the best interests of trafficked children.</p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-27T11:18:17.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-27T11:18:17.06Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
521314
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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 Cybercrime: Young People 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 the Government is taking to deter young people from committing cyber crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 38298 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answer text <p>The Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy (2013) sets out our approach to deterring people from becoming involved in serious and organised crime, including cyber crime.</p><p>In March 2015, the Home Office published additional guidance to support local partners to understand pathways into serious and organised crime and put in place Prevent interventions for individuals at risk. The Home Office works closely with law enforcement, in particular the National Crime Agency (NCA) , to understand the drivers behind young people committing cyber crime.</p><p>Working to the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, the NCA aims to prevent young people from becoming involved in cybercrime in the first place, moving deeper into cyber crime and/or reoffending. The NCA works with both domestic and international partners to raise awareness of what activity is illegal, what are the consequences and the many positive career pathways available for those with technical cyber skillsets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-26T15:48:32.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T15:48:32.157Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
801159
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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 Refugees: English Language 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 the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) within communities to support refugees to learn English. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 117718 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answer text <p>All refugees have access to English language training as part of their access to the labour market. We support English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses as part of our wider effort to improve adult literacy in England.</p><p>We provide full funding for ESOL courses for unemployed adults, including refugees, on work-related benefits, such as Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance. All other learners are supported by the government with 50% of the course costs.</p><p>Additionally, the Home Office provides funding for English language as part of its commitment to resettling vulnerable people through the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to the UK and helping them integrate into their local communities. This funding includes a tariff for each person resettled, a proportion of which can be allocated to ESOL provision.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T11:41:57.187Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T11:41:57.187Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
576875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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 Asylum: Children 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 speed up the process of family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 45175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
answer text <p>The Government began work to implement the ‘Dubs amendment’ immediately after the Immigration Bill gained Royal Assent. Over 30 children who meet the criteria in the Immigration Act have been accepted for transfer since it received Royal Assent in May, the majority of these have already arrived in the UK.</p><p>We continue to work with the French, Greek and Italian authorities and others to speed up existing family reunification processes or implement new processes where necessary for unaccompanied children. We have seconded a UK official to Greece; we have a long-standing secondee working in Italy and will shortly be seconding another official to the French Interior Ministry to support these efforts.</p><p>We have established a dedicated team in the Home Office Dublin Unit to lead on family reunion cases for unaccompanied children. Transfer requests under the Dublin Regulation are now generally processed within 10 days and children transferred within weeks. Over 120 children have been accepted for transfer this year from Europe.</p><p>We also continue to consult local authorities about the transfer unaccompa-nied refugee children from Europe to the UK, where it is in their best interests</p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-13T14:36:40.59Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T14:36:40.59Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
513255
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-15more like thismore than 2016-04-15
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 Refugees: Children 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 reunite refugee minors with their families in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 34218 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
answer text <p>We have worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), NGOs, local authorities and the devolved administrations to provide a resettlement route to the UK, specifically designed for children at risk from the Middle East and North Africa region. On the UNHCR’s recommendation the scheme will target all children at risk as defined by the UNHCR. This includes unaccompanied children and separated children (those separated from their parents and/or other family members) as well as other vulnerable children such as child carers and those at risk of child labour, child marriage or other forms of neglect, abuse or exploitation.</p><p>We will commit to resettling several hundred individuals in the first year with a view to resettling up to 3000 individuals over the lifetime of this Parliament, the majority of whom will be children. Further details can be found in the Written Ministerial Statement available at:</p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-04-21/HCWS687</p><p>Further, our refugee family reunion policy allows immediate family members of a person in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection status – that is a spouse or partner and children under the age of 18, who formed part of the family unit before the sponsor fled their country of origin – to reunite with them in the UK.</p><p>Where a family reunion application fails under the Immigration Rules, the Entry Clearance Officer must also consider whether there are exceptional circumstances or compassionate reasons to justify granting a visa outside the Rules. This caters for family members in exceptional circumstances and would include minors applying to join a member of their extended family who has refugee status or humanitarian protection.</p><p>A British citizen or individual with indefinite leave to remain can also sponsor a child to come to the UK under the Immigration Rules if they are that child’s parent, irrespective of whether the child is a refugee.</p><p>There is also provision for a child to seek leave to enter to join a relative who has refugee leave or is a beneficiary of humanitarian protection where the relative is not the parent of the child, and the child is under the age of eighteen. Other requirements apply such as the need to be able to care for the child without recourse to public funds. Exceptional circumstance will also be considered in these cases.</p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-26T11:45:51.81Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T11:45:51.81Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
390404
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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 Abortion: Protest 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 protect women who are seeking an abortion from harassment and intimidation at abortion clinics. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 7508 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to 5385 on 13 July 2015. We have received correspondence on this matter from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.</p><p>The Home Office has not issued guidance to the police on protecting women outside abortion clinics from harassment and intimidation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
7247 more like this
7248 more like this
7249 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-22T10:12:19.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T10:12:19.883Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
386143
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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 Bail 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 increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the bail system. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 4501 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
answer text <p>My Right Honourable Friend the Home Secretary announced on 23 March a package of measures to reduce both the number of individuals subject to, and the average duration of, pre-charge bail. As set out in the Gracious Speech, the Government will legislate in the Policing and Criminal Justice Bill to adopt those reforms.</p><p>These measures will bring greater accountability to pre-charge bail and ensure people do not spend months, or even years on bail, only for charges to be dropped.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN 900702 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-02T13:49:41.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:49:41.667Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
435913
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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 Cybercrime 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 improve the system for reporting cybercrime. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 18910 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
answer text <p>Action Fraud is the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, and takes reports on behalf of all police forces in England and Wales. In June, it was extended to cover Northern Ireland. Action Fraud was set up to improve reporting of what has traditionally been an under-reported crime type. Official figures support the decision to centralise reporting: in the year ending June 2015, recorded fraud offences more than trebled from 72,000 before the centralisation of reporting to over 230,000.</p><p>Action Fraud works in conjunction with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB): as of April 2014 both are operated by the City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud, which means one organisation is responsible for the whole process of taking reports and analysing them. The NFIB analyses Action Fraud crime reports and attempts to match them with other crimes and identify viable lines of enquiry so that an intelligence package can be passed to the police force best able to launch an investigation (usually where the suspect is believed to be located).</p><p>Not all crimes recorded by Action Fraud and analysed by the NFIB will have viable investigative leads: fraudsters and cyber criminals may be based overseas or use false details. Nevertheless, in 2014/15, the number of crimes sent to police forces was almost 62,000. This was an increase of over 50% on 2013/14. The City of London Police are working with local forces to share expertise on how to investigate these types of crimes. City of London Police will be introducing a new IT system in May 2016, comprising of a new and much easier to use online reporting tool and a new data analytics platform within the NFIB. It will improve the identification of viable crimes to be passed to police forces, and the ability to provide improved victim service and care.</p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-11T13:11:57.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-11T13:11:57.857Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
422987
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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 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 ensure that the questioning by police of children and vulnerable adults who are possible victims of child abuse is both effective at gathering evidence and sensitive to the vulnerability of those being interviewed. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 12851 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
answer text <p>Tackling abuse is a priority for this Government. We will continue the work of overhauling how our police, social services and other agencies work together to protect vulnerable children. To this end, we have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat like serious and organised crime, which means police forces now have a duty to collaborate with each other across force boundaries to safeguard children.</p><p>The provision of police training is an operational matter. The College of Policing and the National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation have set the requirement for all forces to train all new and existing police staff to respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse, including call handlers, Police Community Support Officers, police officers, detectives and specialist investigators.</p><p>The College of Policing has issued Achieving Best Evidence guidance and training for all officers engaged in interviewing children and vulnerable witnesses. This includes training on the sensitivity needed when dealing with victims and witnesses who may be vulnerable as well as working with partners – such as social workers – and their involvement in interviews.</p><p>Specialist courses for child sexual abuse and rape specialist investigators also expand on these requirements in relation to interviewing children and vulnerable adults.</p><p>The role of social workers in these investigations, including their training, is a matter for the Department for Education. The guidance issued by DfE in March 2015, “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, sets out how social workers and their managers, as well as other agencies including the police, should work together and follow the Achieving Best Evidence guidance.</p><p>The Department of Health are responsible for the training of social workers working with vulnerable adults who may have been sexually abused as children or in adulthood.</p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN
12852 more like this
12853 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-29T17:36:48.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T17:36:48.34Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
628171
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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 Refugees: Calais 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 ensure that people in the Calais refugee sites have access to clean drinking water. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 51831 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
answer text <p>We have supported the French in their efforts to move all children from the camp in Calais to safe alternative accommodation across France. The protection of migrants in France remains the responsibility of the French Government, but we are absolutely committed to safeguarding and protecting these children.</p><p>Home Office staff escorted children on coaches during this operation, and will be visiting these centres to make sure those children who may be eligible to come to the UK continue to be assessed. Any welfare concerns they encounter will be highlighted to the French Government.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-11T14:30:28.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-11T14:30:28.497Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
387419
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
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 Offences against Children 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 ensure that more police investigations into child abuse are conducted to an adequate standard. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 5264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>We welcome HMIC’s scrutiny and share its concerns. Officials from in the Home Office have discussed the reports with the authors and already had an informal meeting with a senior official from HMIC.</p><p>The Government is taking a range of action which will help forces address issues raised by the HMIC reports. As part of this package of measures, we have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat which means that police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners must have in place the capabilities they need to protect children from sexual abuse.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN 5263 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T14:50:44.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T14:50:44.013Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
574154
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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 Racial Hatred 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 has taken to reduce racist hate crimes since the EU referendum. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 44716 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
answer text <p>The Government condemns all hate crimes and is committed to tackling these crimes in partnership with the communities affected.</p><p>The scenes and behaviour we saw over the summer, including offensive graffiti and abuse hurled at people because they are members of ethnic minorities or because of their nationality, are despicable and shameful. We must stand together against such hate crime and ensure that it is stamped out.</p><p>We already have in place some of the strongest legislation to tackle hate crime in the world – this includes specific offences for racially and religiously aggravated activity and offences of the stirring up of hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation. We also have stronger sentences for hate crime.</p><p>The Government has committed to taking action to improve our response to hate crime. This includes joint training between the police and Crown Prosecution staff to improve the way the police identify and investigate hate crime; building on the improvements to police recording of hate crime by working with the police to break down religious-based hate crime by religion; and working with victims and advocacy groups to improve victims confidence to come forward and report such crimes.</p><p>The police are also improving their operational practices and recording. Last year, the College of Policing published Operational Guidance for officers responding to hate crime which comprehensively covers how to address all forms of hate crime.</p><p>On 26 July, the Home Office published a comprehensive new hate crime action plan which builds on the work already done, and sets out Government action over the next four years to tackle hate crime. It includes:</p><p>● new steps to boost reporting of hate crime and support victims;</p><p>● new CPS guidance to prosecutors on racially aggravated crime;</p><p>● a new fund for protective security measures at places of worship, which is currently open for applications; and</p><p>● additional funding to community organisations tackling hate crime, including racist hate crime.</p><p>The increased levels of hate crime reporting seen over the summer have now reduced and we have observed three consecutive weeks of reporting levels that fall within the expected levels that we have observed in previous years. Police will continue to monitor the signs of tension and will react swiftly if they identify any future raised levels.</p><p>Nobody in this country should live in fear because of who they are and anyone who experiences hate crime should report it to the police, either in person at a police station, online through the True Vision website, or by phoning 101.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-08T14:46:19.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T14:46:19.437Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
171177
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 has taken to increase the (a) reporting, (b) detection and (c) prosecution of child abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 219340 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answer text <p>Child abuse is an abhorrent crime no matter when or where it occurs. The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to <br>justice. It is vital that victims feel empowered to come forward to report abuse<br><br>All chief constables have committed to a policing action plan that aims to raise the standards in tackling child sexual exploitation so that the police are providing a consistently strong approach to protecting vulnerable young <br>people. The National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation has taken action to revise the action plan to take account of the learning from the Professor Alexis Jay report in Rotherham and other recent publications. <br><br>The Home Secretary has written to all chief constables to ask them to take on board the lessons from the Jay report into the failings in Rotherham, and from the rolling HMIC inspections into how forces are protecting children.<br><br>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the College of Policing have issued guidance for police in relation to child abuse and exploitation. The guidance aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of <br>victims onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police. In addition, a joint National Policing Lead and CPS review panel was established last year. The national panel re-examines <br>historical cases of sexual abuse where a decision was made that no further action would be taken and identify whether any issues require further exploration and investigation.<br><br>We must never accept a situation where police forces and other agencies fail in their fundamental duty of care towards vulnerable children.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
grouped question UIN 219336 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
438704
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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 Police: Training 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 has taken to ensure that the police are adequately trained to tackle online criminal activity involving young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 20312 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
answer text <p>The last Parliament invested £860 million over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) to increase the cyber security of the UK. The Chancellor also announced on 17 November that we plan to almost double investment in cyber security, including cyber crime, to £1.9 billion over the next five years. This will enable us to continue to invest in training at the national, regional and local levels. NCSP funding is being used to deliver specific training for officers in the National Cyber Crime Unit within the National Crime Agency (NCA), cyber teams within each of the Regional Organised Crime Units and local police officers and staff to increase their capabilities to tackle this issue.</p><p>For example, the second Phase of the Mainstream Cyber Crime Training course was launched on 30 September 2015 by College of Policing to police officers and staff on cyber, digital and social media issues. The College and police forces also deliver a classroom-based course to police investigators, which includes bespoke modules on how young and vulnerable people become victims of cyber and digital crime online and what police can do to help, including preventing them from becoming victims.</p><p>The National Cyber Crime Unit in the National Crime Agency has also recently launched a communications campaign to deter young people, particularly young males aged 12-15 with an interest in computer gaming, from becoming involved in cyber criminality. The campaign, launched on 8 December, is aimed at parents, teachers and young people to educate them about the risks of becoming involved, and the career opportunities for those with cyber skills.</p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-06T15:49:48.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-06T15:49:48.843Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
707662
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-03more like thismore than 2017-03-03
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 Animal Experiments 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 her Department is taking to ensure that animal testing does not cause undue harm. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 66510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
answer text <p>Delivery of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, through the UK’s regulatory system, ensures that animal research and testing is carried out only where no practicable alternatives exist, and under controls which keep suffering to the minimum.</p><p>This is achieved through robustly applying the principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) which require that, in every research proposal, animals are replaced with non-animal alternatives wherever practicable; that the number of animals used is reduced to the minimum needed to achieve the results sought; and that, for those animals which must be used, procedures are refined as much as practicable to minimise their suffering.</p><p>All applications for animal research are assessed by Home Office Inspectors to assess the harms, benefits and likelihood of delivery, including the effective implementation of the 3Rs. A judgement is then made, in a harm benefit analysis, as to whether the likely harms are justified by the expected benefits. Only after completion of this process will the Home Office consider granting a licence for the proposed work to go ahead. Once a licence is granted, establishments are regularly inspected by Home Office inspectors for compliance with the terms of their licence and the legislation.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-03-13T15:46:00.667Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T15:46:00.667Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
810072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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 Asylum: Housing 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 her Department is taking to ensure that accommodation for asylum seekers under contract with Compass is safe and quality checked. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 120538 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answer text <p>Accommodation providers are required to provide safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped accommodation that complies with the Decent Homes Standard in addition to standards outlined in relevant national or local housing legislation.</p><p><br>The contract requires Providers to visit and inspect each property every month and UKVI inspects a significant proportion of properties each year to ensure standards are being met. Where asylum accommodation is found to be falling short of the required standards UKVI has procedures in place to inspect, investigate and quickly resolve when specific information is received and a contract management regime to monitor supplier performance and take measures where appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-10T14:34:43.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T14:34:43.713Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
690527
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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 Textiles: Slavery 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 her Department is taking to encourage transparency within supply chains for the textile industry to ensure that workers are not victims of modern slavery. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 64128 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
answer text <p>The Modern Slavery Act 2015 includes a ground breaking transparency in supply chains provision, which requires large commercial organisations operating in the UK to set out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their business or supply chains. This includes large businesses in the textile industry.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-27T14:23:20.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-27T14:23:20.327Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
171171
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 her Department is taking to better record claims of child abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 219335 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
answer text <p>The Home Office has in place a protocol for passing information received in respect of child abuse to the police. This protocol, &quot;Child Sexual Abuse Information/Correspondence – Home Office Protocol&quot;, has been agreed with the <br>National Policing Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation. The protocol ensures that we record and refer to the police claims of child abuse, and suspected child abuse. <br><br>The Review by Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC, published on 11 November and available in the House Library, included a copy of this protocol at Annex H and also made recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements on the <br>handling of child abuse information received by the Department. In response, we have introduced a new approach to recording allegations of child abuse made to the Department and have revised with the National Policing lead the protocol <br>for passing such information to the police.<br><br>The protocol does not specifically cover the recording or referral of proven cases of child abuse as those cases will have already come to the attention of the prosecuting authorities. That information is not routinely collected by the <br>Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
grouped question UIN 219334 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.183Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
171170
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 her Department and its Executive agencies have taken to record (a) claims of child abuse, (b) cases of suspected child abuse and (c) proven cases of child abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 219334 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
answer text <p>The Home Office has in place a protocol for passing information received in respect of child abuse to the police. This protocol, &quot;Child Sexual Abuse Information/Correspondence – Home Office Protocol&quot;, has been agreed with the <br>National Policing Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation. The protocol ensures that we record and refer to the police claims of child abuse, and suspected child abuse. <br><br>The Review by Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC, published on 11 November and available in the House Library, included a copy of this protocol at Annex H and also made recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements on the <br>handling of child abuse information received by the Department. In response, we have introduced a new approach to recording allegations of child abuse made to the Department and have revised with the National Policing lead the protocol <br>for passing such information to the police.<br><br>The protocol does not specifically cover the recording or referral of proven cases of child abuse as those cases will have already come to the attention of the prosecuting authorities. That information is not routinely collected by the <br>Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
grouped question UIN 219335 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.057Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
386730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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 Bail 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 he is taking to increase the efficiency of the bail system. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 900702 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
answer text <p>My Right Honourable Friend the Home Secretary announced on 23 March a package of measures to reduce both the number of individuals subject to, and the average duration of, pre-charge bail. As set out in the Gracious Speech, the Government will legislate in the Policing and Criminal Justice Bill to adopt those reforms.</p><p>These measures will bring greater accountability to pre-charge bail and ensure people do not spend months, or even years on bail, only for charges to be dropped.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN 4501 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-02T13:49:41.57Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:49:41.57Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
850762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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 Slavery 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 are being taken by the Government to encourage businesses with a total annual turnover of under £36 million to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of that organisation. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 129997 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
answer text <p>As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses that have not yet published statements.</p><p>The Government does not monitor compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Two independent repository websites have been set up to collate these statements. The Government is not involved in running or funding either website. Both websites make different estimates of the total number of statements published so far. The latest estimates can be accessed online at <a href="http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/" target="_blank">http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/</a> and <a href="https://tiscreport.org/" target="_blank">https://tiscreport.org/</a></p><p>The Government has strengthened guidance for businesses and recently wrote to over 10,000 businesses that may be required to publish statements reminding them of their obligations and providing useful resources. We expect this activity will further increase the number of statements published.</p><p>In October the Government also launched a new ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’. This aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery. It will focus on sharing best practice and building new initiatives to tackle modern slavery, including improving business engagement with the Modern Slavery Act</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 130049 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
448728
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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 Zika Virus: Disease Control 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 are being taken at border controls to prevent the Zika virus entering the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 24759 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
answer text <p>Border Force Officers will refer any passengers that require medical attention in accordance with established procedures and advice from Public Health England.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-04T15:40:20.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T15:40:20.1Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
390383
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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 Abortion: Protest 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 representations she has received from organisations representing (a) women, (b) parents and (c) healthcare professionals on the intimidation and harassment of women outside abortion clinics.