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1078717
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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 more like this
1078744
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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
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 Gangs: Social Media 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 discussions he has had with representatives of social media platforms on the hosting of gang videos that contribute to violent crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
unstar this property uin 226620 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office chairs a Social Media Action Group which brings together Government, social media companies, police and community groups to discuss and take action against violence related content online. <br> <br>We are also providing £1.4m to support a new national police capability to tackle gang related activity on social media. The new social media hub will be established within the Metropolitan Police Service, transforming the current capability and will take action against online material, focusing on investigative, disruption and enforcement work against specific gang targets, as well as making referrals to social media companies so illegal and harmful content can be taken down. It will be fully operational this Spring.</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 2019-03-12T17:11:28.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:11:28.857Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081930
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Tanzania 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 International Trade, what steps he is taking to increase trade between the UK and Tanzania. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
unstar this property uin 227983 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>After leaving the EU, the UK will create a trade preference scheme which will provide duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Tanzania.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The UK is a strong global player on Aid for Trade (AfT). Our comprehensive AfT programmes help partner countries break down the barriers to trade and take better advantage of trade opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade supports UK businesses to both export and invest overseas. And last August the Government launched a new export strategy, setting out how we will encourage, inform, connect and finance UK businesses of all sizes to enable them to take advantage of the demand for UK goods and services in markets such as Tanzania and around the world.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T11:43:00.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T11:43:00.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081927
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Relations with EU more like this
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic status the European Union will have to the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p>​Once the UK leaves the EU, the rules governing the EU's representation in the UK, and the UK's representation in the EU, will be based on those governing the UK's and the EU's relationship with third countries. In relation to the EU's status in the UK, it is normal for the EU to conclude an agreement with a third country to underpin its status in that country. It will be important to have in place a framework that allows for the smooth conduct of relations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T15:07:17.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:07:17.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081928
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 Justice, how many prosecutions for (a) carrying a knife and (b) knife-related crime resulted in a sentence of (i) up to six months, (ii) six to 12 months and (iii) over 12 months in the last three years for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
unstar this property uin 227981 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Data that includes the number of defendants prosecuted and sentenced for (i) up to six months, (ii) six to 12 months and (iii) over 12 months custody for possessing an article with a blade or point has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Outcomes by offence data tool’, available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Select ‘10D Possession of an article with blade or point’ in the ‘Offence’ filter. The number of defendants prosecuted can be found in row 23 and custodial sentence lengths can be found from row 55.</p><p> </p><p>Identifying the number of prosecutions and custodial sentence lengths for all knife-related offences is not possible within proportionate costs, as there are a range of offences that an offender can be charged with. It would require manual searches of court records, and instances would be recorded under broader offence categories, such as for causing grievous bodily harm, which do not distinguish the use of a knife.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:26:26.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:26:26.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081935
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of increasing the minimum sentence for knife-related crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
unstar this property uin 227988 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is working closely with other departments, to tackle the serious issue of knife crime, which we recognise is an absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>The Courts already have a comprehensive range of sentencing options. Unlawful possession of a knife or offensive weapon in public is a serious criminal offence which a maximum penalty of four years’ imprisonment. Since 2015, adults now face a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment and young people aged 16 or 17 face a minimum sentence 4 month Detention and Training Order for second or subsequent knife possession or threatening with a weapon in public offences. Courts can only depart from minimum sentencing if it would be unjust to impose these terms.</p><p> </p><p>Where someone is actually harmed by a knife or offensive weapon there are a range of other offences, such as causing grievous bodily harm, that the person will be charged with. These can result in lengthy sentences up to life imprisonment. For any offence, the possession, threatening with or use of a weapon will be treated as an aggravating factor meriting an increased sentence.</p><p> </p><p>Since minimum custodial penalties were introduced, people caught carrying a knife or offensive weapon for a second time are now more likely than ever before to go to prison – 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for repeat possession offences. The average immediate custody sentence length in the year ending September 2018 was 7.9 months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227990 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081937
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star 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 Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a compulsory custodial sentence for carrying a knife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is working closely with other departments, to tackle the serious issue of knife crime, which we recognise is an absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>The Courts already have a comprehensive range of sentencing options. Unlawful possession of a knife or offensive weapon in public is a serious criminal offence which a maximum penalty of four years’ imprisonment. Since 2015, adults now face a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment and young people aged 16 or 17 face a minimum sentence 4 month Detention and Training Order for second or subsequent knife possession or threatening with a weapon in public offences. Courts can only depart from minimum sentencing if it would be unjust to impose these terms.</p><p> </p><p>Where someone is actually harmed by a knife or offensive weapon there are a range of other offences, such as causing grievous bodily harm, that the person will be charged with. These can result in lengthy sentences up to life imprisonment. For any offence, the possession, threatening with or use of a weapon will be treated as an aggravating factor meriting an increased sentence.</p><p> </p><p>Since minimum custodial penalties were introduced, people caught carrying a knife or offensive weapon for a second time are now more likely than ever before to go to prison – 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for repeat possession offences. The average immediate custody sentence length in the year ending September 2018 was 7.9 months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227988 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081931
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Veterans 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 Education, how many veterans have taken part in the Armed Forces to Teachers scheme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p>The Troops to Teachers programme ran from January 2012 with the last cohort starting in September 2017.</p><p>A total of 267 ex-service personnel took part in the programme.</p><p>The scheme has been replaced by a new Troops to Teachers initial teacher training bursary available from September 2018. The bursary, worth £40,000 over two years, is available to veterans who study for an undergraduate degree with qualified teacher status in England in a priority subject.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:07:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:07:10.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081933
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Knives: Crime 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 trends in the level of knife offences in Havering in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p><br>Data published by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime in London shows that offences involving knives in Havering have increased over the last five years, and at a faster rate than for the Metropolitan Police Service overall.</p><p><br><strong>Havering</strong></p><p>2014 155<br>2015 182<br>2016 179<br>2017 336<br>2018 339</p><p><br><strong>MPS overall</strong></p><p>Year ending September 2014 9508<br>Year ending September 2015 10024<br>Year ending September 2016 10513<br>Year ending September 2017 13723<br>Year ending September 2018 14788</p><p> </p><p>The Government is very concerned about recent increases in knife crime and its impact on victims, families and communities. The action we are taking is set out in our Serious Violence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill, currently in Parliament, and continuing police action on knife crime under Operation Sceptre.</p><p>We have amended the Bill to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders, which will help prevent young people from carrying knives. The Strategy includes a strong focus on prevention and early intervention to stop young people being drawn into violent crime.</p><p>We are supporting early intervention and prevention with children and young people through the Early Intervention Youth Fund of £22 million, which is already supporting 29 projects across England and Wales. Over £17 million has already been allocated to projects delivering interventions to young people at risk of criminal involvement, gang exploitation and county lines. We are also supporting 68 small community projects this year through £1.5 million from the anti-knife crime Community Fund, one of which is working in local schools in Romford, Barking, Dagenham, Ilford and Redbridge.</p>
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 2019-03-12T16:34:50.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:34:50.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081939
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Organised Crime: Outer London Boroughs 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 reduce organised acquisitive crime in the outer London boroughs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property answer text <p>Through the election of Police and Crime Commissioners we have ensured that all communities, including those in outer London boroughs, have a strong voice in determining how police resources are allocated to tackle the crimes that most matter to them. In addition, Regional Organised Crime Units in England and Wales provide capability to investigate serious and organised crime across police force boundaries and play an important leadership role in facilitating information sharing across agencies and departments.</p><p>We are committed to providing all police forces in England and Wales with the resources they need. The proposed funding settlement for 2019/20 enables total policing funding to increase by up to £970 million, including Council Tax precept and funding for national priorities such as counter-terrorism. This is sufficient for the police to both manage financial pressures and invest in key areas such as recruiting more detectives. <br>Indeed, the Mayor of London has proposed to use the full Council Tax precept flexibility in 2019/20, which would see funding for the Metropolitan Police increase by around £172 million, and for that increase to support the recruitment of a further 300 police officers.</p>
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 2019-03-12T16:36:53.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:36:53.973Z
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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 more like this