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170489
registered interest false more like this
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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 Email: Fraud 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 tackle phishing. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
tabling member printed
Toby Perkins more like this
uin 218746 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>The need to tackle cyber crime was identified as a key objective of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, which is underpinned by £860 million of funding over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP). Around 10% of this has been invested in improving the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to respond to cyber crime.</p><p>The National Cyber Crime Unit in the National Crime Agency is responsible for tackling some of the most serious cases of malware - which is often delivered using phishing techniques and which is responsible for infecting computers and stealing banking and other information. This work was undertaken in conjunction with their international <br>partners, to tackle those cyber criminals operating internationally, as well as the cyber teams that have been built in the network of Regional Organised Crime Units throughout England and Wales, also using NCSP funding.</p><p><br>The Government is committed to supporting the public and industry to better protect themselves from this type of criminality. The NCSP also funds the Cyber Streetwise awareness campaign, which encourages the public and Small and Medium Enterprises to adopt safer online behaviour. Phase 2 of the campaign launched in October 2014, including a refreshed website with further advice and support. Cyberstreetwise.com has had over 170,000 page views on the updated website since October – this is nearly three times higher than at the same time of phase one.</p><p><br>The Government also funds Action Fraud, run by the City of London Police, which is the central reporting point for fraud and financially-motivated cyber crime. This service also provides information on the latest fraud threats, including phishing emails, and individuals can sign up to be alerted when new threats emerge. In December last year, the Government published a set of Guiding Principles with Internet Service Providers which agreed minimum standards for supporting their customers to stay safe online.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 218712 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T18:08:26.043Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
3952
label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
170465
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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, with reference to the Answer of 28 March 2011 to Question 45398, whether it remains the policy of her Department that a ban on the testing of household products on animals will apply to both finished products and ingredients; whether there is now a definition of household products; and when the ban will be implemented. more like this
tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
uin 218697 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>We have made a commitment to ban the testing of household products on animals. Although superficially straightforward, this issue has not been easy to resolve. The key issue is around ingredients. We are currently engaging with <br>stakeholders to develop a solution that is workable, but does not have a chain of unforeseen circumstances. <br><br>Any solution has to be legally viable since we cannot ban testing which may be required under UK or EU law. The solution we develop must not preclude research that is a lawful requirement nor that which has significant benefits to people, the environment or animals. Nor should it drive research overseas.<br><br>There is, at present, no authoritative definition of household products in the United Kingdom or European legislation. Through stakeholder engagement we are seeking to develop an agreed definition.</p><p /> more like this
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T14:51:25.87Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T14:51:25.87Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
237
label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
170466
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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, how many animals were used for testing (a) finished household products and (b) household product ingredients in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
uin 218698 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect data on the number of animals used in scientific procedures for testing (a) finished household products or (b) household product ingredients. It does however collect data on the number of <br>animals used in procedures undertaken for the testing of substances used in the household, in Great Britain.<br><br>In 2010 there were 24 animals used in procedures for the testing of substances used in the household. In 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 there were no animals used in procedures for the testing of substances used in the household.</p><p /> more like this
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T14:59:50.357Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T14:59:50.357Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
237
label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
170471
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Crossbows 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 controls there are on the sale of crossbows. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 218630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The sale of crossbows is subject to the Crossbows Act 1987, as amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. Under this legislation, it is an offence to sell or hire a crossbow, with a draw weight of 1.4 kilogrammes or greater, to <br>persons under the age of 17, and it prohibits persons aged under 17 from possessing a crossbow unless supervised by someone aged 21 or over. The maximum penalty on summary conviction is six months imprisonment or a £5,000 fine or <br>both.</p><p /> more like this
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T15:01:42.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T15:01:42.627Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
170473
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Proceeds of Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Criminal Finances Improvement Plan 2014, what steps she is taking to work with the private sector to maximise asset recovery. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Erdington more like this
tabling member printed
Jack Dromey more like this
uin 218614 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>Attacking criminal finances is central to our Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. Under the criminal finances improvement plan we are working across Government and with operational partners to explore how private sector skills and capabilities can be deployed to maximise asset recovery.<br><br>Our work with private sector partners specifically includes:<br>• The Government is exploring new ways of working with the private sector to improve the enforcement of confiscation orders. <br>• The Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office have completed a review of the use of receivers to enforce confiscation orders, resulting in the launch of an improved framework for the use of enforcement receivers. <br>• HM Courts and Tribunal Service is actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services for criminal financial impositions. This includes the collection and enforcement of fines, compensation, prosecutor costs, victims surcharge, fixed penalties and Confiscation Orders.</p><p />
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T17:52:17.813Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:52:17.813Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
3913
label Biography information for Jack Dromey more like this
170474
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Proceeds of Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Criminal Finances Improvement Plan 2014, what steps she is taking to strengthen her Department's ability to recover assets hidden overseas. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Erdington more like this
tabling member printed
Jack Dromey more like this
uin 218615 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>Attacking criminal finances is central to our Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. Under the Criminal Finances Improvement Plan, the Government is working with operational partners to strengthen the ability to recover assets hidden overseas.<br><br>Earlier this month the Government adopted the EU measures on the mutual recognition of confiscation orders, which should result in improved asset recovery from EU countries. The measure also includes an asset sharing agreement with all of the other 27 EU Member States. The Government continues to seek asset sharing agreements with other key jurisdictions outside the EU. <br><br>Specialist Crown Prosecution Service Asset Recovery Advisors have been appointed for Spain, UAE, the Caribbean and Europe, with a further post in South Africa to be filled early in the new year. There has already been improvements to performance as a result of this activity, including the first ever return of UK criminal assets from the UAE.</p><p /> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T17:55:23.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:55:23.767Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
3913
label Biography information for Jack Dromey more like this
170479
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Crimes against Property: Worcester 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 information her Department holds on (a) the level of reported property crime including burglaries for each of the last five years in Worcester and (b) the proportion of such crimes that have been solved. more like this
tabling member constituency Worcester more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Robin Walker more like this
uin 218799 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p /> <p>Data supplied by police forces and held by the Home Office relate to the number of property crimes recorded by (rather than reported to) the police. Figures for each of the last 5 years for South Worcestershire Community Safety <br>Partnership (CSP) are given in the table. The whole of the Worcester constituency is contained within this CSP.<br><br>The Home Office does not hold data centrally on the outcomes of crimes at CSP level. This information is only held at police force area level.</p><p /> <p /> <p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T14:50:13.95Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T14:50:13.95Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
attachment
1
file name Copy of ePQ75.14 - table v2.xls more like this
title Table 1 more like this
tabling member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
170491
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Rape 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 police forces have reviewed all rape reports classified as no crime since the publication of HMIC's report on crime data integrity; how far back each such review went; and how many cases were re-classified as a result. more like this
tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Jones more like this
uin 218760 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>Violent offences, such as rape, are devastating crimes that ruin lives. We expect every crime report to be taken seriously, every crime to be recorded, every investigation to be conducted thoroughly and professionally, and every victim to be treated with dignity. <br><br>Under this Government, the overall no-crime rate for rape has fallen year-on- year from 12.6% in 2009/10 to 7.3% in 2013/14. It is encouraging that a number of forces have stated a determination to further bring down no-crime rates for rape. <br><br>A specific sample of rape cases was collected and assessed by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) as part of its audit of crime recording quality. It found that 20 % of no-crime decisions in that sample for rape were incorrect and in 22 % of those cases there was no evidence that the police informed the complainant of their decision.<br><br>Whilst we do not hold data in the manner described in the question, the Government expects to see police and crime commissioners and chief constables using HMIC’s inspection findings to improve the way their force responds to rape and supports victims. It is encouraging that some forces have already announced reviews of earlier no-crime decisions, following the HMIC <br>inspections. Where HMIC has made recommendations for individual forces, we expect police and crime commissioners and chief constables to take them seriously and take every step to further improve recording in their force.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T17:51:12.857Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:51:12.857Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
432
label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
170340
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Food Banks 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 Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217484, which Ministers in his Department have visited which foodbanks on what dates. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Bryant more like this
uin 218652 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>No DCMS Ministers have visited foodbanks in a Ministerial capacity.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T14:34:59.14Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T14:34:59.14Z
answering member
4018
label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
170341
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Culture: North of England 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 Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.249 of the Autumn Statement 2014 (a) where and (b) when the Great Exhibition in the North will take place; with which organisations he plans to work to co-ordinate that Exhibition; what planning has taken place so far for that Exhibition; and whether the £1 million referred to in that Statement is in addition to or separate from previously announced amounts. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Bryant more like this
uin 218653 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The Government is working with the Arts Council England (ACE) to identify a suitable venue in the North to host the exhibition, which will take place in 2016-17. The Government will work with ACE and a number of national and regional museums in ongoing planning and coordination for the Exhibition. The £1m referred to in the Autumn Statement is separate from any previously announced amounts and is specific to this Exhibition which will include highlights of the great art, culture and design of the North.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T14:36:18.913Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T14:36:18.913Z
answering member
1580
label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this