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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Organised Crime remove filter
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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 recent assessment he has made of the number of girls being sexually exploited in the county lines drugs trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 260530 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>The latest threat assessment on county lines was published by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in January 2019. This sets out that while criminal exploitation is the most common exploitation type within county lines, victims are sometimes subjected to sexual exploitation and these victims are largely female. The assessment also points out the likelihood that females are underrepresented as both victims and perpetrators of county lines criminality. <br> <br>Work is ongoing to protect those who are exploited and target county lines offenders. The Home Office has provided £3.6m to establish the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance our cross border intelligence and activity on county lines and to better safeguard and protect victims of county lines. NCLCC has so far carried out three separate weeks of operational intensification leading to over 1600 arrests and over 2100 individuals engaged with for safeguarding.</p><p>In addition, the Government provides a range of support for county lines victims including; funding Young People’s Advocates in Birmingham, Manchester and London to work directly with gang-affected women and girls, especially if they have been victims, or are at risk, of sexual violence by gangs including county lines; funding through the Trusted Relationships fund of £13 million over two years to help foster relationships between frontline professionals and young people at risk of exploitation including county lines; and we have provided funding through the £22m Early Intervention Youth Fund over two years for six projects which will specifically address those at risk of involvement in county lines and criminal exploitation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:00:26.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:00:26.21Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Organised Crime remove filter
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, how many people involved in the criminal exploitation of vulnerable young people in county lines operations have been charged with modern slavery offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It is important that the police and local agencies have the powers they need to tackle local issues quickly and effectively. That is why we reformed the tools and powers available to tackle Anti-Social behaviour through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.</del><del class="ministerial">In 2019/20 Lancashire Police are receiving £285.1 million of funding, an increase of £18.4 million, on 2018/19. Funding for 2020-21 for individual forces will be announced as part of the provisional police settlement later this year. Decisions about the allocation of police resources are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners, who are best placed to meet the needs of their local community.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The police and Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) are responsible for charging decisions with regards to county lines related criminality. The key is that prosecutions are brought, and the charges should cover the full range of criminality involved including Modern Slavery offences.We are working with the police and the CPS to take full advantage of powers in the Modern Slavery Act when making charging decisions against county line gang members. The CPS have issued an overview of the approach to be taken in criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to ‘county lines’ offending, with a particular focus on the relevance of the Modern Slavery Act.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:12:13.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:12:13.073Z
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less than 2019-09-09T16:21:57.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:21:57.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this