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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary-Under-Secretary of State for Health of 19 June 2019, Official Report, column 145WH, what steps his Department has taken since it sent a letter to the CEOs of 17,000 businesses regarding the audit of compliance with the requirement to produce modern slavery supply chain statements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 267196 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has written twice to approximately 17,000 organisations identified as being required to prepare a Modern Slavery Statement under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a result almost 4,000 organisations have registered to receive tools and guidance from the Home Office to support effective reporting under the Act.</p><p>The Home Office is commencing an audit of compliance and organisations which persist in flouting their obligations risk being publicly named. The Home Office is also developing a central registry for modern slavery statements published under the Act to enable the Government to continually monitor compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T16:09:46.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:09:46.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133701
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery 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, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 19 June 2019, Official Report, column 241, what the timescale is for the Government's consultation on strengthening transparency in supply chains with regards to modern slavery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 267195 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>On 11 June 2019, the Prime Minister announced at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) centenary that the Government is looking at ways of strengthening and improving the transparency statements required of big businesses and expanding the law to cover the public sector. The Home Office will launch a public consultation ahead of potential changes to section 54 (transparency in supply chains requirements) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Government will provide further details on the scope and time frame of the consultation in its response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, which will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T15:51:54.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:51:54.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133621
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime Prevention: Young People 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, whether he plans to increase support for early intervention to reduce the number of young people requiring secure settings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 267213 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Our Serious Violence Strategy published in April last year placed a new emphasis on early intervention and prevention. We support a range of initiatives aimed at reducing the vulnerability of young people and support schemes such as DIVERT which operates in London and seeks to prevent young people becoming involved in the criminal justice system.</p><p>Through our Strategy we are investing over £220m in early intervention schemes through our Early Intervention Youth Fund and the Youth Endowment Fund which will provide support for young people at risk of involvement in violence and crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T15:33:54.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:33:54.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133624
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: National Picnic Week more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to participate in events to celebrate National Picnic Week held between 21 and 30 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267188 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office welcomes the initivative of National Picnic Week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T15:09:48.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:09:48.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133748
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation 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 his Department is taking to increase education and awareness of female genital mutilation in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 267358 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government is clear that we will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong suffering to women and girls.</p><p>The Home Office’s FGM unit delivers nationwide outreach on FGM. The Unit is providing outreach support to local areas and working to raise awareness of resources available to professionals, including training, best practice examples and information on legislation and policy. Resources include an e-learning package, various communication materials such as leaflets and posters highlighting the legislation and health impacts of FGM, and an online resource pack for local areas.</p><p>We ran a communications campaign between October 2018 and February 2019 to tackle FGM. The campaign sought to prevent FGM by changing attitudes among affected communities through raising awareness of the negative long-term health consequences of FGM. The campaign also raised awareness that FGM is a crime and encouraged communities to report via the NSPCC’s FGM helpline. The campaign supported the objectives of the cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy.</p><p>Earlier this year, the Home Office trained around 1,300 professionals across the country on FGM and forced marriage protection orders. The events raised awareness of the scope and effectiveness of the orders, along with a practical guide to applying, with the aim of encouraging professionals to always consider them in any safeguarding plans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T16:04:46.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:04:46.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133620
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Knives: North West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of underage people in the North West of England purchasing knifes from (a) supermarkets, (b) home stores and (c) online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267187 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under 18 in England and Wales and the Government is tackling the illegal sale to under-18s on a number of fronts. Firstly, as part of the Serious Violence Strategy, we are enabling Trading Standards to take forward prosecutions where retailers fail test purchase operations involving sales to under-18s through a specific prosecution fund. In the North West of England, Liverpool and Preston are two local authorities receiving this funding. In 2018/19, 1019 face to face test purchases had been attempted by the local authorities funded across England and Wales, with 121 sellers (around 13 per cent) failing the test and selling to a person under 18. In the same period, 128 online test purchases had been attempted, with 32% (41) failing and selling to a person under 18.</p><p>The Government also continues to encourage police forces to undertake a series of co-ordinated national weeks of action to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. The operation includes targeted stop and searches, weapon sweeps of hotspot areas, test purchases of knives from retailers, and educational events. The latest phase of the operation took place from 11-18 March, and overall 689 test purchase operations were carried out in retail premises. Of these, there were 559 passes. 130 (around 19%) resulted in the retail outlet failing the test purchase.</p><p>To go further in preventing the sale of knives to under-18s, the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 includes a provision that will stop knives from being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online, unless the seller has arrangements in place with the delivery company to ensure that the product would not be delivered into the hands of a person under 18.</p><p>The Government has also agreed a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online. The agreement also covers staff training and displays and packaging. Tesco, eBay UK, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Asda, Poundland, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have all signed up to the principles. They have since been joined by Boots, the Co-op, B&amp;Q, Aldi, TKMaxx and Debenhams. We are working with retailers to strengthen the agreement in relation to displays and that work is continuing. Following on from this, Asda has stopped selling single knives in its stores from the end of April, a move supported by the Government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T13:04:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:04:55.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133300
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Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to use the powers in section 2(1) of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 266884 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to change the law by regulations to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, as required by the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, by 31 December 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1133563
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Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
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Matt Western more like this
star this property uin 267246 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting people with disabilities in the workplace and The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers with disabled employees, including the requirement to make reasonable adjustments, which may include granting leave related to the employee's disability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled people and those of employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will be different for each employer because of factors such as the practicality and the cost of making the adjustment. A court or tribunal may ultimately make a final decision on whether a particular person meets the definition of disability in the Act and whether an adjustment request is reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>Practical advice on reasonable adjustments is available from a number of sources, including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC’s examples of reasonable adjustments for employers include disability leave.</p><p> </p><p>If a disabled person feels that they have not been treated fairly by an employer, the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers information and advice about discrimination, including disability discrimination. EASS can be contacted by telephone, via an online contact form or by post.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Western more like this