Results 1–20 of 3484 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Hamas (13 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: I refer my Hon. Friend to the answer given to the Hon. Member for Chipping Barnet on 22 May 2018, UIN 145293.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office has published the annual statistics of scientific procedures on living animals in Great Britain. The published figures for the numbers of dogs used in relation to legislation on plant protection products can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-of-scien tific-procedures-on-living-animals-great-britain-2016). Data were not collected on whether these...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The UK is committed to maintaining a rigorous regulatory system which ensures that animal research and testing is carried out only where no practicable alternatives exist and under controls which keep suffering to a minimum. The Home Office ensures all research proposals are compliant with the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the 3Rs).

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: There are currently no plans to review the use of dogs as a second species for regulatory toxicity testing. Dogs are a specially protected species under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. The Home Office will only grant a project licence for a programme of work using dogs where the purpose of the programme of work specified in the licence can only be achieved by their use, or where...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office has published the annual statistics of scientific procedures on living animals in Great Britain. The published figures for the numbers of dogs used in scientific procedures between 2010 to 2016 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scie ntific-procedures-on-living-animals. No assessment of trends has been made.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: This has been a good debate, and Members on both sides of the House have demonstrated a desire to take a collaborative approach to counter-terrorism legislation. I am heartened by that, and delighted that we can start the process in that spirit. Every point that I have heard today has been made with passion, consideration and genuine belief. I might not have agreed with some of the points,...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The usual channels have taken over. I have lost the first battle. In summing up, I apologise to the other Members who contributed so eloquently to the debate. I would, of course, be happy to meet them outside the usual channels. I should say very clearly that we owe a great duty to our intelligence services and police in thanking them for all the hard work that they do. We will progress with...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: I may be able to help the hon. Gentleman. Approximately 40 have been prosecuted so far—either because of direct action they have carried out in Syria or, subsequent to coming back, linked to that foreign fighting.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: I just want to clarify the point about the Investigatory Powers Act. It is important for the House to know that in the legal challenge the Government were successful in defending the Act on three out of four measures. It was on the measure about judicial oversight that we conceded, as hon. Members will see in the Bill.

Written Answers — Home Office: Automatic Number Plate Recognition: Northern Ireland (8 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: For security reasons, we do not disclose in detail technical measures deployed.

Written Answers — Home Office: Andy Hall (7 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: In line with the Government’s longstanding policy, I can neither confirm nor deny whether Mr Hall is the subject of an INTERPOL notice or diffusion. The National Crime Agency hosts the UK National Crime Bureau which is responsible for handling INTERPOL requests in the UK. It is operationally independent from the Home Office, it would not be appropriate for me to pursue such issues...

Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-terrorism Control Orders: Libya (7 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: We do not comment on the personal circumstances of individuals who were subject to control orders.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime: West Midlands (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office collects information from police forces on the number of police recorded offences that have been committed (in full or in part) online. These data will mostly comprise cyber-enabled offences. The latest data for England and Wales for the year to December 2017 are published at the link below: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeand...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-attacks (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Government recognise that cyber is a tier 1 risk to the UK’s economic and national security. The Home Secretary and I hold regular discussions with ministerial colleagues, the National Security Council, GCHQ and other Government Departments, both to tackle the overall threat and in response to specific incidents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-attacks (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: Through both the Joint Fraud Taskforce and broader cyber-security meetings in the Home Office, we work together with the industry to produce a common cyber aware campaign, to make sure that everyone is reading from the same hymn sheet and advice is consistent across government. We also work hand in hand with the National Cyber Security Centre to make sure that advice is given both to small...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-attacks (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: The workforce at GCHQ do a tremendous job of keeping us safe from our enemies, and have done since all the way back to GCHQ’s history in Bletchley Park. I was delighted that some new GCHQ jobs were recently announced in my region, the north-west, which shows that it is not just a Cheltenham-based organisation, with sites in Yorkshire, Cornwall and now Manchester.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-attacks (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman’s question. We are sharing the information more widely in three pilot schemes that will be funded by the Home Office, so the funding will be met by central Government. The first three pilots are going to be based in Birmingham, Manchester and London. Of course, local authorities, social services and mainstream county police forces deal with sensitive...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (4 Jun 2018)

Ben Wallace: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for the work he has done on this issue as the Government’s anti-corruption tsar. Like him, I was incredibly interested in the sanctions list that the United States published. He will be aware that the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 has gone through this House. There are further opportunities to strengthen the regime with, I hope, a Bill...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Procurement (30 May 2018)

Ben Wallace: As at the 31st March 2018 the Home Department and it’s Agencies and NDPBs had engaged the following number of contingent labour contractors for; (a) up to one year, - 125 (b) between one and five years, - 185, six contractors have a tenure of greater than three years, no contractors have a tenure of greater than four years. (c) between five and 10 years - None and (d) over 10 years...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (30 May 2018)

Ben Wallace: On 9 April 2018, the Government published the Serious Violence Strategy to set out the action it is taking to address serious violence and in particular the recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide. The Strategy is taking a multi-strand approach. Law enforcement is very important, but it also depends on partnerships across a number of sectors, such as education, health, social...


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