Results 1–20 of 3211 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Intelligence Services (12 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Prime Minister has been clear of the UK’s unconditional commitment to continued cooperation with the EU to preserve UK and European security, to fight terrorism and to uphold justice across Europe. As set out in the recent ‘Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice – a future partnership paper’ published on 18 September, the UK has proposed a bold new...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (8 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: All non-human primates used under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) (ASPA), which have previously undergone procedures, can be effectively identified through their individual history files. A file must be kept for each non-human primate as required by Standard Condition 9 of establishment licences held under ASPA. Such files will include a record of the programmes of work...

Written Answers — Home Office: Edward Snowden (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: The use of surveillance powers in any police operation, and the associated costs, are operational matters for the relevant chief police officer. Comprehensive safeguards relating to the use of covert investigative powers against journalists have been included in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the associated codes of practice, in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime Prevention: Cash Dispensing (4 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: We keep all crime threats under review, and work with the police and other partners to determine whether there is more to be done to address specific threats. We have not had any recent discussions specifically about criminal attacks on ATM cash machines, but we will look carefully at recent trends as part of our ongoing work with the police and relevant industry leads to tackle new and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad (4 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: Approximately 850 UK linked individuals of national security concern have travelled to engage with the Syrian conflict. We estimate that just under half have returned and approximately 15% are now dead. This number includes all those of national security concern, not just those affiliated with Daesh. Everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Mi5 (28 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Any law enforcement or intelligence agency must represent the diverse communities it serves, to enable them to gather the intelligence they need to keep us all safe. Diversity is therefore recognised as a crucial component of the intelligence agencies’ workforce. The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament recognised as much when they carried out an inquiry on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Finance (27 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act (2010) and UN asset freezing measures against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (2011) provide the mechanisms for the assets of a person, including funds in any bank accounts, to be frozen. An asset freeze is only applied where the relevant legal tests have been met. The number of accounts frozen under these measures at the end of each calendar year are as...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Middle East (27 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office Statistical Bulletin publishes data about convictions quarterly but does not distinguish those which relate to Syria and Daesh. British Citizens who are investigated and charged with offences relating to the conflict in Syria will be prosecuted in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. Although official figures do not show how many were Syria or Daesh related, Of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Written Questions: Government Responses (27 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 27 November 2017, UIN 9468.

Written Answers — Home Office: Bank Services: Fraud (27 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Data for banking and credit card industry fraud are published by ONS on a quarterly basis. These data will cover frauds against individuals as well as industry bodies. The latest data are for year to June 2017 and are available in Table A5 at the link below: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeand justice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesappendixtables The way in which...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (27 Nov 2017)

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. The online flag became mandatory from April 2015 therefore data prior to this are not available. Information on the number of police recorded offences flagged as having an online element are published as experimental statistics in the ONS...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (27 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The​ ​UK​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​to​ ​preserve​ ​UK​ ​and​ ​European​ ​security, and​ ​to​ ​fight​ ​terrorism​ ​and​ ​uphold​...

Written Answers — Home Office: Proscribed Organisations: Internet (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Police Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) refers content that they assess as contravening UK terrorism legislation and companies terms and conditions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This includes content of proscribed UK organisations such as National Action and its aliases. If CSPs agree that it breaches their terms and conditions they remove it voluntarily....

Written Answers — Home Office: Internet: Privacy (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The National Crime Agency and UK Intelligence Community regularly assess the threat to the UK from the use of online anonymity networks by criminals and terrorists. This information, which includes the details of those who were subsequently convicted under the Terrorism Act 2006 for using these networks is operationally sensitive.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq will be investigated by the police to determine if they have committed criminal offences, and to ensure that they do not pose a threat to our national security. Where there is evidence that crimes have been committed, those responsible should expect to be prosecuted under the full range of existing counter terrorism...

Written Answers — Home Office: Elections (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: As the Prime Minister made clear in her Mansion House speech, Russia makes aggressive use of cyber capability to mount sustained campaigns of espionage and disruption. To date, we have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK elections. We take any allegations of interference in UK democratic processes by a foreign government extremely seriously.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is contained within the published figures (see table below). For men: of the 5,925 men referred over the year, 857 were discussed at a Channel panel and 322 went on to receive Channel support. For women: of the 1,597 women referred, 215 were discussed at a Channel panel and 59 then went on to receive Channel support. Numbers Financial Quarter Total Gender ...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is contained within the published figures (see table below). For those referred for right-wing extremist concerns: of the 759 individuals referred over the year, 189 were discussed at a Channel panel, and 99 went on to receive Channel support. For those referred for other extremist concerns – which we have taken to mean Islamist and Other as detailed in the table below: of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is the first release of Prevent data. To conduct any meaningful analysis we would expect to need at least three years data in order to show trends and patterns.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Cosmetics (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals in the UK has been banned since 1998 and the UK has been instrumental in introducing this ban across the European Union and beyond. The Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to support China to bring an end to unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals, advising on a science based approach for non-animal...


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