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170480
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office remove filter
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 assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's approach to tackling online phishing scams. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
tabling member printed
Toby Perkins more like this
uin 218712 more like this
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answer
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 218746 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T18:08:25.893Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T18:08:25.893Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
3952
label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
170482
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office remove filter
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 Charities 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 discussions her Department has had on drafting best practice guidelines on the presence of campaigning charities during police searches and arrests. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
uin 218739 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>An important component of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme is the introduction of lay observation. The Scheme’s guidance makes it clear that forces have discretion to determine the most appropriate arrangements to support this. This allows the public, including interested organisations, to observe stop and search in action.</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 2014-12-17T17:35:32.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:35:32.34Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
3944
label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
170483
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office remove filter
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 Charities more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with campaigning charities and organisations about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and covert surveillance. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
uin 218740 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>Home Office Ministers and officials have discussions and meetings with a wide variety of partners, as well as organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of Ministerial meetings are passed to the Cabinet Office on a quarterly basis and are subsequently published on the Gov.uk website:http://data.gov.uk/dataset/ministerial-data-home-office</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
3944
label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
170489
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office remove filter
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
answer
answer
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 thismore than 2014-12-17T18:08:26.043Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
3952
label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
170490
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office remove filter
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, how much money obtained unlawfully through phishing scams was recovered in (a) 2014 to date, (b) 2013, (c) 2012, (d) 2011 and (e) 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
tabling member printed
Toby Perkins more like this
uin 218747 more like this
answer
answer
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 information requested is not held centrally. <br><br>The Government is committed to recovering the proceeds of all crimes – there is a commitment in the 2013 Serious and Organised Crime Strategy to pursue criminal finances by making it harder to move, hide and use the proceeds of crime. We are taking forward this commitment by bringing forward improved asset recovery provisions in the Serious Crime Bill, which is currently before Parliament, and we are working with operational partners to ensure that the use of existing asset recovery powers is considered at the outset of all appropriate investigations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><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 2014-12-17T17:33:03.91Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:33:03.91Z
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 remove filter
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
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>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 remove filter
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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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 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 remove filter
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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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 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 remove filter
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
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 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 remove filter
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