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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Veterans more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. 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 239329 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1127882
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of a five-week wait for a first payment of universal credit on trends in the level of food bank usage. 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 257005 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>No Universal Credit (UC) claimant has to wait five weeks for their first payment and there are many reasons why people use foodbanks.</p><p> </p><p>If required, advances of up to 100 per cent of their expected UC award are available to claimants from day one of their claim. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, allowing claimants up to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto UC a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1087309
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the possible merits of implementing Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit strategy in London in order to tackle knife crime. 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 231389 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Tackling serious violence is a top priority for the Government and it is clear we must continue to step up the response to stop this violence. The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the Government’s approach, which depends also on a multi-agency approach across several sectors and stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes.</p><p>The Home Secretary announced in October 2018 that the Government will: deliver a new £200 million youth endowment fund over 10 years and will support interventions with children and young people at risk of involvement in crime and violence; conduct an independent review of drug misuse which will ensure law enforcement agencies and policy are targeting and preventing the drug-related causes of violent crime effectively; consult on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence.</p><p>The consultation will explore different options to make multi-agency working more effective than at present and will seek to identify best practice. The consultation will be launched shortly.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 13 March that an additional £100 million funding in 19/20 will help in the police’s immediate response to the rise in serious knife crime, enabling priority forces to immediately begin planning to put in place the additional capacity they need. The funding will also be invested in Violence Reduction Units, bringing together a range of agencies including health, education, social services and others, to develop a multi-agency approach in preventing knife crime altogether.</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 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Z
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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 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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 Motorcycles: Crime 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 she is taking to reduce moped crime. 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 135159 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 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>Reports of crimes involving motorcycles, mopeds and scooters are clearly a concern. That is why the Government has worked with the police, industry and other partners to develop a comprehensive action plan focusing on what more can be done to prevent offending and keep the public safe.</p><p> </p><p>This work sits alongside the review the Government is conducting into the law, guidance and practice surrounding police pursuits and response driving. We will publish the outcome of the review shortly.</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 2018-04-16T11:04:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T11:04:55.333Z
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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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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Radicalism: Social Media 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 (a) taking and (b) plans to take to help tackle the number of extreme lslamists operating on (a) Twitter and (b) other social media platforms. 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 269681 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>This Government has been clear there should be no safe space online for terrorists and their supporters to radicalise, recruit, incite, or inspire. The UK has been at the forefront of the online battle against extremist and terrorist material.</p><p>The dedicated police Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) refers content that they assess as contravening UK terrorism legislation to industry and have secured the removal of over 310,000 pieces of terrorist material since its inception in February 2010.</p><p>The UK Government was instrumental in setting up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry-led forum, following the 2017 terrorist attacks. We continue to press for the GIFCT to lead a more robust and coordinated cross-industry response to reduce the availability of terrorist content on the internet.</p><p>We continue to work with technology companies, including Twitter, to encourage them to take further steps in tackling terrorist material on the Internet. While companies have taken positive steps, the Government has been clear that more needs to be done to tackle online harms, including extremist content. That is why the Government published the Online Harms White Paper, which sets out our plans for world-leading legislation to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online and hold companies to account for tackling a wide range of online harms.</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 2019-07-08T15:25:38.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:25:38.813Z
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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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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 Motorcycles: Crime 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 he is taking to tackle moped-enabled crime 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 167203 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>Reports of crimes involving motorcycles, mopeds and scooters, particularly in parts of London, are clearly a concern. That is why we are working with the police, industry and other partners to develop and deliver a comprehensive action plan focusing on what works and what more needs to be done.</p><p>In London, the police are using new tactics including off-road bikes and DNA marker sprays to catch those committing these offences and Metropolitan Police figures show that these crimes have been decreasing since their peak in July last year. We are determined to support the police in their fight against crime and that is why the Home Office is consulting to change the law to give officers greater confidence to pursue suspects on the roads.</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 2018-09-07T18:45:14.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:45:14.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1078717
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 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 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 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
1126944
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Forced Marriage: Young People 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 protect young adults from arranged and forced marriages. 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 254768 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out the brutal practice of forced marriage, with our joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) leading efforts to combat it both at home and abroad. We made forced marriage a criminal offence in 2014 to better protect victims, sending a clear message that this abhorrent practice is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the UK. In 2017 we also introduced lifelong anonymity for victims of forced marriage to encourage more victims of this hidden crime to come forward.</p><p>An “arranged marriage” is one where parents or other relatives choose a potential suitor, but both parties involved have the final say and can withdraw at any point. As such, it is not illegal. If a person changes their mind during that process and then is not allowed to stop the marriage – this becomes a forced marriage and is unacceptable.</p><p>The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims, those at risk, and professionals. The support offered ranges from providing information and guidance to organising rescue and repatriation to the UK for victims overseas. In November 2018 we also launched the Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign, which highlights that forced marriage is a crime and directs victims to contact the helpline for support</p><p>Border Force officers at UK ports and airports are trained to look for those at risk of Honour Based Abuse (HBA), including forced marriage. Border Force conducts regular joint operations (‘Operation Limelight’) with the police at airports across the country to raise awareness with potential victims of HBA</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 2019-05-22T13:05:22.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:05:22.64Z
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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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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126942
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Religious Hatred: Christianity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of trends in the level of hate crimes against Christians. 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 254766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has collected on a mandatory basis the number of religious hate crimes where the targeted religion was Christian since 2017/18.</p><p>Data for 2017/18 can be found in ‘Hate Crime, England and Wales, 2017/18’ <br>which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2017-to-2018</a></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 2019-05-24T11:35:42.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:35:42.117Z
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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