Results 41–60 of 3286 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (10 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) is a multi-agency initiative supported by enforcement and justice agencies across the piece through financial and/or staffing contributions. The new NECC has £6m allocated to it in 18/19. Decisions on the overall funding of the SFO, NCA and other law enforcement agencies is agreed through the Spending Review process.

Written Answers — Home Office: Temporary Exclusion Orders (10 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: Temporary exclusion orders have been used several times since they were introduced in 2015. The last publication of the Annual Transparency Report on Disruptive and Investigative Powers published in February 2017 confirmed that the power had not been used as at the date of that publication. The next Annual Transparency Report, due for publication in Spring 2018, will confirm how many times...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports (10 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: Schedule 1 to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 enables police officers at ports to seize and temporarily retain travel documents to disrupt immediate travel, when they reasonably suspect that a person intends to travel to engage in terrorism related activity outside the UK. Between February and December 2015, the power was exercised 24 times. We aim to publish figures on an annual...

Written Answers — Home Office: Direct Selling (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Government set up the Joint Fraud Taskforce through which police, banks and trading standards work together to help protect vulnerable people from the fraudulent approaches made by doorstep criminals. The Banking Protocol, which helps bank staff recognise signs of fraud, such as unusually high cash withdrawals, has stopped over £9 million pounds from getting into criminal hands and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am standing in for the Immigration Minister, but hopefully not for too long. In addition to the recent introduction of new coastal patrol vessels, Border Force has an ongoing upgrade programme for its cutters. It recently installed new electro-optic surveillance systems on its cutters, and it is currently upgrading radars and replacing the rigid inflatable boats used by cutters to deploy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: By the end of the financial year, the Border Force maritime fleet will have six CPVs and three cutters in the UK, plus two cutters deployed overseas to deal with the issue upstream—one in the Aegean and one in the central Mediterranean. Border Force has invested £108 million in new technology and capability to deal with some of those challenges and will commit a further £71...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The key to improving our coastal security is better collection and exploitation of data. Some of that happens through full-time people, but it also happens through the many volunteers who populate the coastal paths and watch stations of our communities. That is why Border Force has set up the multi-agency general maritime intelligence bureau to bring together the existing organisations of HM...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: Border Force, the National Crime Agency, the police and other law enforcement agencies are working with international partners to secure our borders from a range of threats, including modern slavery, human trafficking and terrorism. Over the past two years, Border Force has invested £108 million and £71 million.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: Many people forget that our border is manned not just by Border Force but by HM Revenue and Customs, the Royal Navy, which does an amazing job on fisheries protection, and volunteers, both through the Royal National Lifeboat Institute and the coastguard. Together, they form a large set of eyes to keep watch on our coastline. That is why we have developed Operation Kraken to ensure that all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: What the hon. Lady will see is better use of the information we have now to target our resources in the right places. Just sending Border Force officers or customs officers to turn up randomly usually has no effect at all. If we can base it on information and work well with shippers, such as Fast UK Parcel, and all sorts of organisations shipping such contraband into the country, we can make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The right hon. Gentleman will know from his previous job that the borders are policed not just by Border Force but by counter-terrorism officers, HMRC officers, coastguard officers and fishery protection officers. On top of that, as he will also know, the voluntary network of people such as the RNLI are the eyes and ears, and when a report is made, a suspicion raised or intelligence received,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The only people who are doomed are the Scottish National party. Unlike the hon. Gentleman, I have actually worn a uniform. He will know that uniformed services rely on a range of specials and Territorial Army support to meet the specialist requirement we need. All uniformed services should be able to take advantage of the good will people want to provide, and if we want to use specials and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am sure the hon. Gentleman wants to make sure that our naval ships put to sea are properly serviced and properly equipped for their latest patrol. That is why ships tie up in port—not for any other reason—and why we deploy ships when needed to match the threat. He will also know that fishery protection vessels are often up and down the north-east of Scotland, where his...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-crime (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Government take the threat of cyber-crime extremely seriously, which is why we have committed to spending £1.9 billion to support the national cyber-security strategy. This includes boosting the capabilities of the National Crime Agency’s national cyber-crime unit and investing in the cyber teams within regional organised crime units to bolster our response.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-crime (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. If he writes to me with the details of that case, I will be happy to look into it for him. I am particularly concerned because where something is hacked, it is usually called a “cyber-enabled” crime, which often gets a reimbursement from financial institutions. In general, we have invested in the National Cyber Security Centre in order to stop that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-crime (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: We are working on a third party treaty to address just that. It is absolutely our intention to continue collaborative working in all areas of security with our international partners, whether they be in Europe or further afield, because that is the way to solve it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Payment Systems Regulator is working with the joint fraud taskforce and the National Crime Agency to invest in new technology to improve the speed of funds repatriation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend is right to raise these real concerns about online access, which is why the Department for Education and the Home Office work together on campaigns such as Cyber Aware to bring good computer hygiene and caution into the classroom so that children are not exploited online. It is also why the Government invest in the Prevent programme to make sure that the people doing this are...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (22 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Joint Fraud Taskforce is a collaboration between Government, the financial sector, law enforcement, and civil society, which is working collectively to tackle fraud. CIFAS, alongside other fraud prevention bodies, such as Financial Fraud Action UK, are key members of the Taskforce, sitting on both the Management Board and Home Secretary Chaired Oversight Board. Membership of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Corruption (22 Dec 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office published the UK’s Anti-Corruption Strategy on the 11th December, which establishes an ambitious longer-term framework to guide UK government efforts to tackle corruption at home and abroad in the period to 2022. It sets out priorities for the government's anti-corruption response and includes a strong recognition of the relationship of integrity in business and...


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