Results 41–60 of 3199 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (7 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The statutory Prevent duty places responsibility on certain public sector bodies to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ in the exercise of their functions. Supporting statutory guidance sets out expectations for relevant public sectors including that organisations they work with are not engaged in extremist activity or espouse extremist...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (7 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Prevent Strategy defines our fundamental values as including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. It is important to articulate British Values as being core and fundamental to life in Britain. They are not uniquely British, but they are the things we value in Britain.

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergencies (3 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The response had been delayed due to the General election but a response has now been sent to the Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee on Wednesday 1st November.

Written Answers — Home Office: Tapan Ghosh (2 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: It is Home Office policy not to comment on whether an individual is being assessed for a potential exclusion order.

Written Answers — Home Office: Tapan Ghosh (2 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: It is Home Office policy not to comment on whether an individual is being assessed for a potential exclusion order.

Written Answers — Home Office: Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (2 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Public consultation on five codes of practice issued under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 took place over a six week period earlier this year, ending on 6 April. As with the unprecedented levels of scrutiny the Act itself received during its passage through Parliament, the statutory consultation played a vital role in the development of these codes of practice, and the Government is...

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad (2 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government is committed to doing everything possible to protect our communities from the threat of terrorism. To respond to this threat, it is vital that we use all the means at our collective disposal to divert people away from terrorist activity, and we are exploring the best ways of doing this with our partners. Where there is evidence someone has committed an offence they will be...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Middle East (1 Nov 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: Cybercrime: Surveys (30 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: The National Cyber Security Tracker survey is administered by Ipsos MORI.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime: Surveys (25 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: The National Cyber Security Tracker is a bi-annual online survey of approximately 4,000 consumers and 1,200 SMEs, designed to measure the adoption of safer cyber security behaviours. Survey questions focus on knowledge and experience of cybercrime, as well as brand awareness of the Cyber Aware campaign and broader cross-government initiatives, and adoption of key protective behaviours. Spend...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (25 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: It is the longstanding policy of the British Government not to comment on intelligence matters.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: USA (24 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: The UK and US exchange information regularly for a range of purposes including combating terrorism, serious organised crime and other offences. We do this through various mechanisms, including direct police-to-police and intelligence-to-intelligence cooperation and through instruments such as the UK-US treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. These exchanges benefit both...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (24 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: Over recent years, the Home Office has worked with the police and other emergency services to develop a strong, capability to deal with a range of possible scenarios, which includes a change in the threat level to CRITICAL. We have a constructive dialogue with policing to ensure that the right powers, capabilities and resources are in place. Our emergency services are well practised in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (24 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: We recognise that it is crucial that the police have the right resources, capabilities and powers to keep the public safe. That is why we protected spending on counter-terrorism policing in the 2015 Spending Review and included a significant capital increase to deliver growth of key counter-terrorist policing capabilities. The Government has agreed up to £24m of additional funding for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Proceeds of Crime (24 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: Section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act allows for civil recovery to be undertaken in cases in relation to property connected with gross human rights abuse or violations. It expands the definition of 'unlawful conduct' within Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to include conduct by a public official that constitutes gross human rights abuse or violations (defined as torture or...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (20 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office publishes data on the number of persons charged, prosecuted and convicted, following an arrest for a terrorism-related offence, in the quarterly ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation’ statistical release. Data, broken down by the legislation under which an individual is charged/prosecuted/convicted, are available from...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Finance (19 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: Section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act allows for civil recovery to be undertaken in cases in relation to property connected with gross human rights abuse or violations. It expands the definition of 'unlawful conduct' within Part 5 of POCA to include conduct by a public official that constitutes gross human rights abuse or violations (defined as torture or inhuman, cruel or degrading...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Wolverhampton (17 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office does not hold the information requested. The Home Office publishes data on the number of persons arrested and charged for a terrorism-related offences in Great Britain. From these data, we cannot identify the location of where arrests for terrorism-related offences occurred. The data that the Home Office does hold can be found in the quarterly ‘Operation of police powers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asset Recovery Programme (16 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: Since 2010, we have recovered £1.4 billion under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 provides important new powers to improve the asset recovery system, such as unexplained wealth orders and the forfeiture of bank accounts. The Government are also implementing the recommendations of a 2016 Public Accounts Committee report, and our asset recovery action plan...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asset Recovery Programme (16 Oct 2017)

Ben Wallace: I can give my hon. Friend that assurance. We are determined that unexplained wealth orders should be used not only by the NCA but by broader law enforcement to ensure that people have to prove where they got their wealth. Using that reverse burden of proof makes sure that we progress to taking an asset if a criminal’s wealth is unexplained and might have resulted from criminality.


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