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1054631
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thisremove minimum value 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 Immigration Controls: National Security 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 Home Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 5 September 2018, Official Report, column 169, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new power to detain people at the UK border to determine whether they are engaged in hostile state activity on the security of the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 216177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security introduced new powers that would allow ports and border officers to stop, question, search and detain persons at UK ports to determine whether they are or have been engaged in hostile activity.</p><p>The Bill completed its parliamentary passage on Tuesday 22 January but has not yet received Royal Assent. Following Royal Assent, the Schedule 3 powers will not come into force until the associated statutory guidance has been subject to public consultation, debated by both Houses of Parliament and subsequently commenced by regulations.</p><p>These powers were identified as a key gap in the capability of UK law enforcement to tackle the threat from hostile activity and the Government is pleased that Parliament has supported their passage in the Bill.</p><p>Once in force, the powers will be subject to the scrutiny and oversight of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner who will report annually on their exercise.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:55:35.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:55:35.953Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1054713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thisremove minimum value 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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (a) make policy changes, (b) decrease scrutiny of project licences, (c) decrease the provision of statistics and reporting of information on the methods of killing specified in section 2C licences, (d) weaken advancement in the area of alternative methods by removing a requirement on the Secretary of State to identify and nominate suitable laboratories to carry out validation studies on alternative strategies, (e) potentially have other effects on animals in laboratories, compared to the legislation being amended or replaced. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 216294 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>The delivery of the animals in science regulatory framework will continue with the same standards of oversight, rigour and scrutiny following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 do not alter the requirement for the UK to publish annual statistics on the use of animals in science.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 regulations do not alter either the Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, which sets out its administration and enforcement, nor the published Code of Practice on the housing and care requirements for animals used in science. The Code of Practice will retain the requirements of Directive 2010/63/EU and any other higher standards already adopted by the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:45:59.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:45:59.427Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1054768
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thisremove minimum value 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 Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of UK residents who have returned to the UK in the last 12 months after fighting with Daesh overseas. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 216313 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>Around 900 people of national security concern travelled from the UK to engage in the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Of these, approximately 20% have been killed while overseas, and around 40% have returned to the UK.</p><p>The majority of those who have returned, did so in the earlier stages of the conflict, and were investigated on their return. A significant proportion of these individuals are assessed as no longer being of national security concern.</p><p>Only a very small number of travellers have returned in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:42:44.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:42:44.493Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1055179
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Abu Bakar Ba'asyir 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 he has made of the effect on public safety of the decision to release Abu Bakar Bashir from prison. more like this
tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
tabling member printed
Nigel Dodds more like this
uin 216960 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>It is government practice not to comment on individual threat assessments. We are committed to working with our international partners, including the Indonesian Government, to tackle the threat from terrorism. HMG’s assessment of the risks to British nationals traveling overseas including the threat from terrorism is reflected in our Foreign Office Travel Advice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:38:09.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:38:09.697Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
1388
label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1055960
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Community Security Trust: Finance 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, for what reasons his Department allocates the Jewish Community Protective Security Grant on an annual rather than multi-annual basis. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 217673 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
answer text <p>Cabinet Office grant governance standards require grants to be reviewed at least annually, taking into account delivery across the period. This then results in a decision to continue, discontinue, amend funding levels or the scope of the Grant. A multi-year grant process would inhibit the outcomes of these reviews and commercial assurance processes from being implemented.</p><p>It is important that the Home Office ensures that the Recipient has managed the Grant in line with Government standards and that the Grant continues to represent value for money for the tax payer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-05T15:00:29.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T15:00:29.52Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1056635
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Fraud: Telephones more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect consumers from telephone fraud. more like this
tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
tabling member printed
Laura Smith more like this
uin 218347 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>The Government takes telephone fraud very seriously and continues to in-troduce measures to tackle the problem. Ofcom has introduced new rules on Calling Line Identification (CLI) data, which should help telephone call recipient’s make more informed decisions about whether to accept a call, and to report problem calls to regulators and law enforcement agencies more effectively.</p><p>The rules, which came into effect in October 2018, mean that Communications Providers are now required, where technically feasible and economically viable, to provide CLI facilities and turn them on by default. Under these rules, Communications Providers must also ensure that, where technically feasible, the CLI Data that is provided with a call includes a valid, dialable, telephone number which uniquely identifies the caller. They must also now take reasonable steps to identify and block calls on which invalid or non-dialable CLI is provided.</p><p>Separately, the Joint Fraud Taskforce (a coalition between government, industry, law enforcement and the third sector) is leading an ambitious programme of work to prevent fraud. This includes broadening its engagement with the telecommunications sector, to collectively address the vulnerabilities that fraudsters exploit to commit their crimes.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-20T16:17:04.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:17:04.567Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4648
label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1057107
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 Counter-terrorism: Local Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department provides to local councils to help with the (a) preparation of anti-terror strategies and (b) installation of anti-terror infrastructure. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 218754 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>There is a wide range of high quality advice and guidance available to the owners and operators of crowded places (including public authorities) to en-sure that they are aware of terrorist threats and how to effectively mitigate them. This includes advice from police Counter Terrorism Security Advisers based in every police region, and a range of extensive advice and guidance from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre of the Protection of National Infrastructure.</p><p>It is a matter for the owners and operators of crowded places to consider this advice and to take forward, implement, and if required to fund, appropriate and proportionate security measures. Government resources will be able to provide appropriate guidance to assist councils in taking forward implementation of security measures, for example to provide details of companies who have achieved a benchmark of competence and expertise in a range of security mitigation techniques.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:51:03.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:51:03.277Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1059797
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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 Intelligence Services 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 steps his Department has taken to minimise the effects on the UK's security services of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 220065 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The UK’s Security and Intelligence Agencies together with law enforcement bodies are fully involved in Government planning for the UK’s exit from the EU. We are unable to publish further information due to the risk of releasing information which could be exploited to the detriment of national security.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T15:49:07.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T15:49:07.317Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1061045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict: Syria 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 people have been prosecuted for offences in relation to actions (a) in relation to the war while in Syria and (b) in relation to fighting in Syria after returning to the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 221665 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>As of June 2018, approximately 40 individuals have been convicted on their return from Syria/Iraq, either because of offences committed overseas or for other activity linked to their involvement in terrorism. The convictions are for a range of offences and are not limited to offences covered by terrorism legislation. In some cases, the individuals in question may not know they have been investigated and prosecuted (for non-terrorist offences) because of their engagement in terrorism. I am therefore unable to go into further details of specific offences or sentences received.</p><p>The safety and security of our country, our people and our communities remains the Government’s number one priority.Around 900 people of national security concern travelled from the UK to engage in the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Of these, approximately 20% have been killed while overseas, and around 40% have returned to the UK.The majority of those who have returned did so in the earlier stages of the conflict, and were investigated on their return. A significant proportion of these individuals are assessed as no longer being of national security concern.</p><p>Everyone – male or female, of any age – who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be investigated by the police to determine if they have committed criminal offences, and to ensure that they do not pose a threat to our national security.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
grouped question UIN
221666 more like this
221667 more like this
221668 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T17:12:51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:12:51Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1061046
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict: Syria 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 oral contribution of the Minister for Security and Economic Crime of 11 June 2018, Official Report, column 666, with what offences were the approximately 40 people charged with. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 221666 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>As of June 2018, approximately 40 individuals have been convicted on their return from Syria/Iraq, either because of offences committed overseas or for other activity linked to their involvement in terrorism. The convictions are for a range of offences and are not limited to offences covered by terrorism legislation. In some cases, the individuals in question may not know they have been investigated and prosecuted (for non-terrorist offences) because of their engagement in terrorism. I am therefore unable to go into further details of specific offences or sentences received.</p><p>The safety and security of our country, our people and our communities remains the Government’s number one priority.Around 900 people of national security concern travelled from the UK to engage in the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Of these, approximately 20% have been killed while overseas, and around 40% have returned to the UK.The majority of those who have returned did so in the earlier stages of the conflict, and were investigated on their return. A significant proportion of these individuals are assessed as no longer being of national security concern.</p><p>Everyone – male or female, of any age – who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be investigated by the police to determine if they have committed criminal offences, and to ensure that they do not pose a threat to our national security.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
grouped question UIN
221665 more like this
221667 more like this
221668 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T17:12:51.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:12:51.063Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this