Results 61–80 of 11693 for speaker:James Brokenshire

Written Answers — Home Office: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is for the Responsible Person to ensure appropriate fire safety measures are in place within their building. This can include, where relevant, ensuring that there is a waking watch in place, that this is tested and works. Local Fire and Rescue Services and other enforcers of the Fire Safety Order can take action where appropriate if the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Extradition (19 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 (‘The Act’) provides UK law enforcement agencies with the power of arrest on an international arrest alert (typically in the form of an Interpol Notice) which has been certified by the National Crime Agency. The Act was amended at Third Reading in the House of Commons on 8 September to add EU Member States to the Schedule of countries within...

Written Answers — Home Office: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (17 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: There have been no discussions with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service on the LiBess battery explosion.

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic State (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: Membership of a proscribed organisation is an offence under section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and Al Qa’ida and Daesh have been proscribed in the UK since March 2001 and June 2014 respectively. The Government takes proscription offences seriously. Investigations into the activities of proscribed organisations or individuals who may be members of proscribed organisations are an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hezbollah (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Government takes proscription offences seriously. However, investigations into the activities of proscribed organisations or individuals who may be members or supporters of proscribed organisations are an operational matter for the police and intelligence agencies. It would not be appropriate to publish data on intelligence related matters. The Government publishes quarterly national...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: CT policing and the NCA have a well-established relationship and along with other operational partners, collaborate closely to tackle a range national security threats and safeguard the country. This cooperation includes sharing resources, intelligence, specialist capabilities and facilities as well as providing operational support or undertaking joint operations.

Written Answers — Home Office: Jonathan Taylor (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Home Office has no role in Mr Taylor’s case. Whether to seek a person’s extradition to the UK is a matter for the UK’s independent police and prosecution services.

Written Answers — Home Office: Proscribed Organisations (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Proscription Review Group (PRG), a cross–Government group supporting the Home Secretary in her decision making on proscription issues, remains active. The Government does not comment on intelligence matters and it would not be appropriate to comment on the timing of PRG meetings. We keep the keep the list of proscribed organisations under regular review. This year, in February and July...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Artificial Intelligence (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: As such, the information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Computer Misuse Act 1990 (16 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Home Office keeps the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) under regular re-view. The Home Office have been engaged in ongoing discussions with relevant partners in law enforcement, government and private sector to ensure that the legislation continues to remain effective.

Home Department: Topical Questions (9 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: As the right hon. Lady has highlighted, in the absence of SIS II we will use Interpol channels to exchange information with EU member states on persons of interest.  All incoming Interpol circulations, notices and diffusions are uploaded to UK border and policing systems. Our use of Interpol predates our SIS II access, and provides the capability to exchange data and communicate with all our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Unmanned Air Vehicles: Research (6 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: Those engaged in work to counter the treat from drones, consists of a variety of departments including the Department for Transport, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy amongst others co-ordinated by the Home Office. Science and Technology teams within this cross-government community work collaboratively to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Unmanned Air Vehicles (6 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Home Office and Police are working jointly to build a new national counter-drones capability, which will give the police the technology, resource and training required to effectively tackle the illegal use of drones. There is no single means of protecting the UK from malicious drones use, which is why the Home Office, via the UK Counter-unmanned Aircraft Strategy has committed to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Barbecues (6 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: The Home Office publishes figures on accidental fires started by barbecues in table FIRE0605, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-sta tistics-data-tables#cause-of-fire The figures relate to accidental fires started by all types of barbecues as the Home Office does not specifically collect data on disposable barbecues.

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his support and that of the Opposition. As he highlighted, the Home Secretary spoke to the Leader of the Opposition. Indeed, I also spoke to leaders in the devolved Administrations to ensure that there was good communication and co-ordination across the whole United Kingdom, recognising that this threat level speaks to all the UK. The hon. Gentleman asks about...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: My right hon. Friend makes a really important point about the nature of the threat that we face from self-motivated individuals, but they are not isolated and they are not alone; they sit within communities and within families. They have connections with different agencies. That is why we introduced the Prevent duty on statutory agencies, but if people have concerns, they should report them...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: I welcome the support that the hon. and learned Lady gives to the steps that JTAC has taken, and I underline to her the contact that I had shortly afterwards with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to again emphasise that co-ordinated approach across the United Kingdom. The hon. and learned Lady rightly highlights those who put their very lives on the line for us, and the funeral of Matt...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for expressing that view. It is our liberal democracy, values and principles—who we are—that these terrorists want to attack and change. We will not allow them to do so, because it is the very essence of our country, our values and our democracy that makes us strong; by being vigilant and robust in our defence of those values, we will ensure that...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: As the right hon. Lady will appreciate, the negotiations with our EU partners are at a sensitive point. We continue to focus firmly on security issues, but I remain positive that we will find a way through, recognising the important message that we are stronger by working together and that it is that co-ordination and co-operation that assists us all. As we look to a future beyond the end of...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

James Brokenshire: My hon. Friend is clearly aware of the reassurance approach that counter-terrorism policing has taken. That has led to increased patrols and discussion with the counter-terrorism policing network and the Community Security Trust, to provide that reassurance, and ensure that action is well co-ordinated. As my hon. Friend will know, the Jewish community protective security grant has been...


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