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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Disclosure of Information 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, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 243415 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>We have checked the records that the department has kept since the introduction of the Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements on 1 February 2015 and confirm that we have one record, of using an NDA with a departmental staff member in July 2015.</p><p>The use of this NDA was unintentional i.e. the standard NDA paragraph was accidently left in the template by mistake. We are not aware of the Home Office using NDA for departmental staff other than this since the new guidance was introduced. However, the records examined were cross-matched from several different data sets, assembled for different purposes. As there were some gaps in the data sets, while we are confident this was the only instance, we cannot guarantee that we were able to identify every case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1123563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Departmental Records more like this
star this property house id 1 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 has taken to locate the 114 documents in relation to child sexual abuse and hon. Members which were misplaced by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Gavin Robinson more like this
star this property uin 248696 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>In February 2013, the Permanent Secretary commissioned an investigation into information the Home Office received in relation to child abuse allegations, between 1979 and 1999. That investigation was unable to locate 114 potentially relevant Home Office files.</p><p>On 7 July 2014 the Home Secretary appointed Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC to carry out an independent review of the 2013 investigation.</p><p>On 29 July 2014, the Home Office Permanent Secretary directed that a physical search targeted on specific areas of the Department be undertaken to see if any of the 114 missing files could be located. This did not uncover any of the 114 missing files, though one was found prior to this exercise. As part of their Review, Wanless and Whittam interrogated what was known about each of the 114 files. They published their analysis within their final report, published November 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Z
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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 Gavin Robinson more like this
1123574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language 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 progress has been made with the development of the Disclosure and Barring Service in the Welsh language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 248735 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The DBS are committed to providing a full end to end service in Welsh. Advice is available to Welsh DBS users at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates</a></p><p>The DBS also provide a dedicated Welsh language phone line available to support applicants. This can be found at: 03000 200 191</p><p>At present a Welsh application route is available for the disclosure Basic check service. DBS are currently transitioning their IT services to new suppliers and are exploring alternative options to deliver new online Welsh language applications for Standard and Enhanced checks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248736 more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1123575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language more like this
star this property house id 1 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 plans he has to allow online applicants to the Disclosure and Barring Service to complete their application in the Welsh language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 248736 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The DBS are committed to providing a full end to end service in Welsh. Advice is available to Welsh DBS users at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates</a></p><p>The DBS also provide a dedicated Welsh language phone line available to support applicants. This can be found at: 03000 200 191</p><p>At present a Welsh application route is available for the disclosure Basic check service. DBS are currently transitioning their IT services to new suppliers and are exploring alternative options to deliver new online Welsh language applications for Standard and Enhanced checks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248735 more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1123872
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Domestic Service more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question HL314 on Migrant Workers: Domestic Service, how many trafficking cases have been confirmed since 2015; and how many of those trafficking cases were linked to people who had previously been issued an overseas domestic worker visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 249359 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Data on the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is published regularly by the National Crime Agency, available via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism&amp;Itemid=101&amp;Itemid=101" target="_blank">https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism&amp;Itemid=101&amp;Itemid=101</a></p><p><br>This includes data on how many conclusive grounds decisions are made year-on-year, confirming individuals as victims of modern slavery.</p><p><br>The Home Office does not publish information on the number of confirmed victims of modern slavery who have previously been issued an overseas domestic worker visa.</p><p><br>The Home Office is committed to improving data around victim identification and will continue to review the data it publishes in relation to NRM referrals and victim typology.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:49:45.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:49:45.847Z
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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 Afzal Khan more like this
1123993
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime 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 he is taking to help tackle knife crime using public health methods. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 249209 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Tackling serious violence, including knife crime, is a top priority for the Government. As set out in our Serious Violence Strategy, we are taking a multi-agency approach that brings together different sectors and stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes of violence.</p><p>To reinforce this approach, on 1 April, we launched a consultation on a new legal duty to underpin a public health approach to tackling serious violence. The consultation, which will close on 28 May can be found on the gov.uk website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/serious-violence-new-legal-duty-to-support-multi-agency-action]" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/serious-violence-new-legal-duty-to-support-multi-agency-action]</a>.</p><p>Between 1 and 4 April 2019, the Prime Minister hosted a Serious Youth Violence Summit at 10 Downing Street, with the support of the Home Secretary and other Secretaries of State to ensure a shared understanding and commitment to the multi-agency, public health approach to tackling knife crime and serious violence. A new Ministerial Taskforce, chaired by the Prime Minister, has been created to drive cross-government action. A report summarising the key discussion points can be found on the gov.uk website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-summit-on-serious-youth-violence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-summit-on-serious-youth-violence</a>.</p><p>In addition, on 13 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £100 million funding for this year to tackle serious violence, which includes funding to support investment in Violence Reduction Units to support cross-sector work. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together a range of public agencies, such as the police, education, health partners, offender management, local authorities and others to tackle serious youth violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T17:00:35.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T17:00:35.81Z
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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 Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Home Office: Bullying 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 estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The total number of recorded grievances alleging bullying, harassment or dis-crimination (BHD) raised by Home Office employees in each of the last five years is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year</td><td>Number of Grievances</td></tr><tr><td>2014-15</td><td>101</td></tr><tr><td>2015-16</td><td>148</td></tr><tr><td>2016-17</td><td>141</td></tr><tr><td>2017-18</td><td>117</td></tr><tr><td>2018-19</td><td>121</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>628</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>These are total figures which do not differentiate between BHD allegations brought against managers acting a management capacity and those brought against other employees. Establishing the figures relating specifically to managers could only be done at disproportionate cost. Not all grievances will be upheld following investigation.</p><p><br>The Home Office makes it clear to employees that bullying, harassment and discrimination are unacceptable behaviours that will not be tolerated. A range of support is available to any employee who has been affected by BHD.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T09:34:01.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:34:01.49Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125468
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Tourism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the (a) hospitality and (b) tourism sectors on training people to detect warning signs of potential victims of human trafficking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 251928 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The hospitality and tourism sectors have an important role in identifying and preventing modern slavery. Home Office officials regularly engage with businesses and industry bodies and have supported several initiatives to train staff and raise awareness of modern slavery.</p><p>The National Crime Agency supported the Shiva foundation to produce a Stop Slavery Blueprint to help hoteliers to identify and prevent modern slavery. <a href="http://www.shivafoundation.org.uk/blueprint/#1534166149795-46b5e29a-c1e9" target="_blank">http://www.shivafoundation.org.uk/blueprint/#1534166149795-46b5e29a-c1e9</a></p><p>The Home Office has published factsheets and posters on how to protect workers and spot the signs of slavery in the hospitality industry. Factsheets can be found here. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638774/FACTSHEET_Modern_Slavery_Hospitality_v2_WEB.PDF" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638774/FACTSHEET_Modern_Slavery_Hospitality_v2_WEB.PDF</a></p><p>Border Force works with airlines, port operators and travel agents to help their staff to spot the signs of modern slavery including developing e-learning which is being used to train thousands of staff and a referral process for airlines to report concerns through the Modern Slavery Helpline.</p><p>In May 2018, Border Force led an operation at airports across the UK specifically targeting flights to the Balearic Islands to warn young travellers about the risks of labour exploitation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T08:51:26.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T08:51:26.687Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
1125475
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Religious Buildings: Security more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's funding of the protection of places of worship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 252122 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme has been in place since 2016. Over the first three years, in total the scheme has approved grants worth approximately £1.5 million with 63 to churches, 49 to mosques, 5 to Hindu temples and 17 to Gurdwaras.</p><p><br>We continuously listen to feedback to make the scheme as effective as possible, and places of worship which successfully bid for funding have described feeling an increased sense of safety. As part of our ongoing assessment of the success of the scheme, we monitor the scheme’s application rates and other related management information, seek regular feedback from faith communities and security experts, and undertake site visits at places of worship which have received funding. We have also heard that some places of worship found it cumbersome to gather multiple quotes for all measures, which is why we have removed the requirement under the 2019-20 scheme.</p><p><br>More widely, the Home Secretary has committed to consulting with faith communities to understand what more could and should be done to help protect faith communities at their places of worship. This upcoming consultation will also be an opportunity to assess the impact of the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme further and to identify any potential improvements, which will make the scheme even more effective.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:58:39.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:58:39.757Z
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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 Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1125614
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Retail Trade 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, how many violent attacks on staff working in retail premises there were in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 252502 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the damaging impact that violence and abuse can have, not only for victims, but also for businesses, and the wider community. We continue to work closely with retailers, the police and others to tackle these crimes.</p><p>Some information is available on the number of assaults and threats made against staff in the Wholesale and retail sector working in premises in England and Wales from the Home Office Commercial Victimisation. Annual estimates are available for each year since 2012 and are published in the ‘Crime against businesses’ tables which can be found here:<br><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/703372/crime-against-businesses-comparison-2017-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/703372/crime-against-businesses-comparison-2017-tables.ods</a></p><p>On 5 April, the Government launched a Call for Evidence on violence and abuse toward shop staff, to further understand the scale of the issue and in-form our response.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T08:58:26.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T08:58:26.607Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this