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864271
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Digital Charter, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 25 January 2018, what her Department's definition of terrorist material is; and whether the Government’s plans to strengthen the offences under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 will include changing that definition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 132756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The statutory definition of terrorism is provided at section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and the Government has no plans to amend this. There is no single statutory definition of ‘terrorist material’ however there are a range of applicable offences. It is unlawful under section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 to publish a statement directly or indirectly encouraging another person to commit, prepare or instigate an act of terrorism.</p><p>Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 covers dissemination of publications which are likely to be understood as such an encouragement, or to be useful to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism. Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 makes it unlawful to collect or possess information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The Government intends to clarify that this applies to the repeated streaming or viewing such material online, and to increase the maximum penalty from 10 to 15 years, but does not plan to change the type of material covered by the offence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T12:18:06.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T12:18:06.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
864470
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the sale of pro-terrorist merchandise cannot take place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132953 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>There are already a number of offences which may be relevant, including:</p><ul><li>encouragement of terrorism, contrary to section 1 Terrorism Act 2006;</li><li>disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to section 2 Terrorism Act 2006;</li><li>inviting support for a proscribed group, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000; and</li><li>displaying an item in circumstances arousing a reasonable suspicion that a person belongs to or supports a proscribed group, contrary to section 13 Terrorism Act 2000.</li></ul><p>It would be for the police and CPS to investigate and charge any offences, as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T12:12:19.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T12:12:19.42Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
864461
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that minors trafficked to the UK are able to receive (a) welfare and (b) protection for as long as they require. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132944 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government views the slavery, including trafficking, of children as a very serious offence. Where children are found to be victims of modern slavery their safety and welfare needs must be addressed as the priority.</p><p>Local authorities have a duty to safeguard all children in their care, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences including children within the National Referral Mechanism. It is the responsibility of the local authorities to make decisions about the placement and welfare of children in their care, this includes assessing the risks to that child, such as trafficking, and how best to safeguard them.</p><p>In addition to the care and support local authorities provide children in their with, the Government announced in October 2017 that it would commence section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and committed to the full national roll out of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs) across England and Wales. Acting in the child’s best interests, ICTAs will provide independent advice and guidance to the child and will be independent of those authorities responsible for making decisions about the child. We introduced ICTAs in three early-adopter sites (Greater Manchester, Hampshire and nationally in Wales) on the 30<sup>th</sup> January 2017.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T18:18:44.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T18:18:44.807Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
864462
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research her Department has undertaken on the potential merits of adopting the Swedish model of prosecuting people who pay for sex. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132945 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has examined different legislative approaches to prostitution around the world, including the ‘Nordic Model’ adopted by Sweden. However, we have not yet seen unequivocal evidence that any alternative approach is better at tackling harm and exploitation – and that remains our priority.</p><p>As set out in our response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report into prostitution, the Government recognises the strong arguments for commissioning a research project into the prevalence and nature of prostitution in England and Wales and believes that such an evidence base is vital prior to considering any further changes to policy and legislation.</p><p>We have provided £150,000 to the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales to commission this research and we intend to announce the successful applicant soon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T18:21:43.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T18:21:43.037Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
864438
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burglary: Coventry more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the change in the level of police funding on the capacity of the police to investigate burglaries in Coventry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 132921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>In January I announced the police funding settlement for 2018/19 which will see an additional £450m invested in the policing system, around £270m direct to PCCs. Prior to this I spoke to police leaders in every police force in England and Wales about the demands they face, including representatives from the West Midlands and this settlement reflects the evidence they provided.</p><p>I understand that the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has chosen to use his increased precept flexibility, which will provide around £9.5m additional funding for West Midlands Police in 2018/19. The PCC has said that he will use this additional funding to improve services delivered to the public.</p><p>Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 132920 more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T12:28:56.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T12:28:56.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
864437
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading West Midlands Police: Finance more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for West Midlands Police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 132920 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>In January I announced the police funding settlement for 2018/19 which will see an additional £450m invested in the policing system, around £270m direct to PCCs. Prior to this I spoke to police leaders in every police force in England and Wales about the demands they face, including representatives from the West Midlands and this settlement reflects the evidence they provided.</p><p>I understand that the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has chosen to use his increased precept flexibility, which will provide around £9.5m additional funding for West Midlands Police in 2018/19. The PCC has said that he will use this additional funding to improve services delivered to the public.</p><p>Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 132921 more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T12:28:56.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T12:28:56.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
864376
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Cleaning Services more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the rate of remuneration for cleaners in her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 132860 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Cleaning services across the department are outsourced. Suppliers are responsible for setting rates of pay for their staff and rates for cleaners vary dependent on their age, location and market rates. They have informed the department that they currently pay, as a minimum, either the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for cleaning the department’s buildings. The rates set by government for the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage are to rise in April 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T18:15:55.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T18:15:55.863Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
864304
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have been unlawfully detained in immigration centres for (a) 1 week, (b) 1 month, (c) 3 months, (d) 6 months and (e) 1 year or more. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 132788 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people who have been unlawfully detained in immigration centres for the periods requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost through the examination of individual case records.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T15:07:53.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T15:07:53.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
864326
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of refugees residing in the UK who have been separated from their family due to not being eligible for family reunification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 132810 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK Immigration Rules have a comprehensive framework for refugees and their families to be safely reunited in the UK. Our family reunion policy allows immediate family members of those granted protection here to reunite with them. The Immigration Rules also provide for relatives with protection in the UK to sponsor children in serious and compelling circumstances. The Mandate resettlement scheme also allows those recognised by the UNCHR as refugees to join close family members here in the UK.</p><p>In addition, there is provision in the policy to grant visas outside the Rules in exceptional circumstances, which caters for extended family members who otherwise do not qualify under the Rules.</p><p>We do not believe there are unnecessary barriers to family reunion for refugees. Over the last five years there have been 24,700 family reunion visas issued –and this is in addition to the numbers granted asylum here or resettled here under our resettlement schemes.</p><p>We are listening carefully to concerns raised on this issue by Non-Governmental Organisations and others, we are currently reviewing our approach to family reunion as part of the Government’s wider asylum and resettlement policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T12:22:14.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T12:22:14.317Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
864287
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Biometrics more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential for bias against people on the basis of (a) gender and (b) ethnicity of the automated facial recognition software used by the (i) Metropolitan Police and (ii) South Wales Police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 132771 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Facial recognition software for which the Home Office has reviewed Privacy Impact Assessments compares images of members of the public captured by surveillance cameras with images of persons on a watch list.</p><p>If there is a match this is reported to a police operator who will confirm its accuracy before any action is taken. People are not arrested solely on the basis of matches made by facial recognition software. The Government is exploring the expansion of oversight of facial recognition systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-03-22T12:41:02.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T12:41:02.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this