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Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-corruption Champion (1 Nov 2018)

Ben Wallace: Pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 58106, the details requested by the Hon. Member, for expenses data for the Anti-Corruption Champion that was published in the Cabinet Office Quarterly Transparency Return in March 2017, can be found at: ent_data/file/604656/Sir_Eric_Pickles_transparency_return_-_...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Treasury: Economic Crime. 10:00 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security at the Home Office Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General

Written Answers — Home Office: Lancashire Constabulary: Proceeds of Crime (30 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The amounts returned to Lancashire Constabulary from cash forfeited under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in the relevant financial years is given in the table below. 2014/15 £308,066.04 2015/16 £313,404.91 2016/17 £289,835.26 The use of returned money is a matter for the individual agencies, but there is an expectation that it will be used for driving up asset...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Organised Crime (National Crime Agency) (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: We have made significant progress since the National Crime Agency was established in 2013. Capabilities have improved; partnership working is better; and we intervene earlier to prevent serious and organised crime. The agency has gone from strength to strength, with an impressive and sustained track record of disruptions across the full range of serious and organised crime threats.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Organised Crime (National Crime Agency) (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend’s suggestion is similar to what already happens through the regional organised crime units. We have injected £140 million in grant funding to help establish them and to ensure that we put in place the right financial investigators in each region to tackle fraud.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Organised Crime (National Crime Agency) (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The right hon. Lady makes an important point about what happens post Brexit. She will of course know that the negotiations with Michel Barnier are all about issues like that. I suspect that Ireland will go along with whatever the EU’s deal is to implement, and we are seeking a security treaty so that we can put in place many of these important measures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Organised Crime (National Crime Agency) (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: I hear what the hon. Gentleman says. We have to stem the demand for drugs, both recreational and in respect of other users. Therefore, it is important that we work with the police to deliver that.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Internet (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The UK continues to lead international efforts to prevent terrorist use of the internet. In the UK, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) refers content to online platforms that is assessed to contravene those platforms’ terms and conditions. Following referrals from CTIRU, online platforms have removed over 300,000 pieces of terrorist-related...

Written Answers — Home Office: Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The UK did not opt in to Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism. UK effec-tiveness on combating terrorism and countering travelling for the purpose of terrorism, as referred to by Article 9 of Directive 2017/541 is not governed through this EU legislation. The UK already has strong domestic legislation in place and opting in would not have increased further public protection.

Written Answers — Home Office: Community Security Trust: Expenditure (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office does not allocate funding for school security on a per pupil basis. The funding allocation for each school is based on a security assessment of the guarding requirements to secure the pupils on that site. Spending on the Jewish Community Protective Security Grant, which includes schools, colleges, nurseries, communal sites and synagogues for previous years is: 2015-16:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Community Security Trust: Finance (29 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant, like other Home Office Grants, is awarded annually. Under the Grant educational sites are a priority and all registered schools, colleges and nurseries are offered funding for security. The Home Office works with the Security Community Trust throughout each year to consider how the Grant is being operated and what is being delivered across all areas.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud: Internet (26 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The assessment of the adequacy of intelligence is an operational matter for the police. Businesses and individuals are able to report information and intelligence about frauds and cyber crimes to Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (26 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: Police recorded crime and Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates are not broken down by (a) financial and (b) consumer fraud. There is a gap between the levels of police recorded fraud and the estimated number of frauds in the Crime Survey. The City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud, are working with businesses to increase the level of reporting to Action Fraud and the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Money Laundering (22 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Government has made significant progress in developing our response to the threat from money laundering. We want to ensure that the full force of government can be used against criminals and kleptocrats who seek to use the UK as a haven for their illicit funds. As part of the Criminal Finances Act, Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) were introduced on 31 January 2018. UWOs are an important...

Written Answers — Home Office: Confiscation Orders (22 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: Data on outstanding confiscation orders is published annually by HMCTS as part of their trust statement. The latest trust statement was published on 17 July 2018 ( als-service-trust-statement-2017-to-2018), indicating a gross value of confiscation order debt at £1,961million, of which £152million is considered recoverable. Data on...

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park: Drug Trafficking: County Lines (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: First, let me congratulate the hon. Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock), a near neighbour, as I do not live that far from his constituency. He raises an important issue. Not only has the right hon. Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) held a previous debate on it, but I spoke in the good and important Westminster Hall debate held by the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown). What...

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park: Drug Trafficking: County Lines (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: I know that the hon. Gentleman has called for that. The national county lines co-ordination centre is about trying to fill that space. It is not just a couple of desks; it is more than 40 officers and staff, centred, pulling together not only the intelligence, but some of the investigations and response. They are making sure the investigations are in the right place, so that where we pick up...

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park: Drug Trafficking: County Lines (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: The problems are getting worse, and this business model is a fantastic business model, as the right hon. Member for Enfield North said, partly because of the turbo boost that communications give these people. Secure communication and end-to-end encryption mean that people can order with total impunity, because it is very hard for us to get into the telephones to see what they are doing. They...

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Last Thursday, the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) asked an urgent question on foreign fighters and the death penalty. During the questions, I was asked whether there had been any previous occasions when the UK Government had shared evidence without seeking or securing death penalty assurances from a foreign Government. In my reply I stated...

Written Answers — Home Office: Unexplained Wealth Orders (16 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: Three UWOs have been applied for, and all granted, since the UWO power came into force in January. The UWOs concern two assets under one investigation in relation to Azerbaijan. The two assets are a golf club in Ascot and residential property in Knightsbridge. The combined purchase price of the assets was £22 million. Interim freezing orders have also been obtained against the properties, so...

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