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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids 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, how many offences involving acid attacks have been committed in (a) London and (b) Havering Borough in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 216997 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information requested and does not currently collect data from police forces on acid and other corrosive attacks as part of its regular data collection. It has been estimated from a previous voluntary data collection commissioned by the National Police Chiefs’ Council covering the period October to December 2017 that there are around 800 corrosive attacks per annum in England and Wales.</p><p>We have been working with the National Police Chiefs’ Council on improving recording and will be collecting data on corrosive attacks as part of the Annual Data Requirement on police forces from April 2019 onwards. Data will be published in the future as part of the Office for National Statistics’ quarterly crime statistics.</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 2019-02-13T16:39:47.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:39:47.21Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids remove filter
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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, what steps he is taking to support police officers to reduce the number of acid attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226598 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Serious Violence Strategy, the Government is taking a range of action to support the police and others to prevent acid attacks. This is based on the action plan announced in July 2017 which is focused on ensuring effective support to victims and survivors, supporting effective policing, ensuring that the legislation is understood and consistently applied, and restricting access to acids and other harmful corrosive products.</p><p>We are working with the National Police Chiefs’ Council on delivery to ensure that the policing response is effective to prevent attacks from happening in the first place, but also in providing support to victims where they do. The National Police Chiefs’ Council has developed appropriate training for officers, including first responder training, specialist investigative guidance to help police officers understand how to safely recover and handle any evidence at the scene and the evidence required to build a case for prosecution.</p><p>We are also strengthening the powers available to the police through the Offensive Weapons Bill which is currently passing through Parliament. The Bill includes legislative measures on stopping the sale and delivery of corrosive products to under 18s and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place.</p><p>Alongside this, the Home Secretary announced on 20 February 2019 that we will be extending stop and search powers for corrosive substances to allow the police to be able to enforce the new possession offence effectively. <br>We are also working with the Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to develop corrosive testing kits for the police to support them in situations where they believe that a suspect is carrying a corrosive substance in public.</p><p>In addition, the Government has commissioned the University of Leicester to examine what motivates offenders to carry and use acid and other corrosive substances in violent attacks. The research findings are expected to be available later this year, and these will help to inform further preventative and enforcement responses.</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 2019-03-12T17:02:59.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:02:59.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids 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 steps he is taking to prevent acid attacks in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 167204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Serious Violence Strategy, the Government is taking a range of action to prevent acid attacks. This is based on the action plan announced in July 2017 which detailed four key strands: ensuring effective support for victims and survivors; supporting effective policing; ensuring relevant legislation is understood and consistently applied; and working with retailers to restrict access to acids and other harmful corrosive substances. This is being delivered and includes guidance and support to police officers on how best to prevent such attacks but also how to respond to a victim of an acid attack.</p><p>The Government has also introduced the Offensive Weapons Bill which includes new measures on stopping the sale of corrosive products to under 18s, and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place without good reason. This new possession offence will make it easier for the police to take action if they stop someone carrying acid as they will no longer need to prove that the person carrying the substance is intending to cause an injury with it.</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 2018-09-07T18:47:13.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:47:13.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids 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 Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecutions in cases involving acid attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239334 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and I have participated in discussions on delivering the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, including tackling acid attacks effectively. We will also both be involved with the Prime Minister’s new Serious Violence Strategy Implementation Taskforce. The CPS continues to successfully bring these horrendous crimes to justice. Where there is sufficient evidence to prosecute, there is a strong public interest in doing so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T13:26:19.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:26:19.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Home Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, what plans he has to increase the rate of stop and search policing in response to the increase in acid attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 267224 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>Stop and search is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a way that is fair, lawful and effective.</p><p>The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 created a new offence of possessing a corrosive substance in a public place. The Act also created a complementary stop and search power to ensure officers are able to enforce this new offence and tackle these devastating crimes effectively.</p><p>The Act received Royal Assent on 16 May and we are working to the bring this new power into force by the Autumn.</p><p>We are also supporting police with additional funding. On 13 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £100 million fund to tackle serious violence. £63.4 million of this funding has already been allocated to 18 police forces worst affected by serious violence to support surge operational activity, such as increased patrols.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T15:56:06.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:56:06.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter