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Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Northern Ireland Assembly has to be commended for making that effort, but we also have to mention salaries. Margins in fishing and agriculture are not large, which is a big challenge, because people cannot rustle up a high salary if they are not making much profit, but basic economics says that if someone cannot recruit, they have to look at terms and conditions, and obviously salaries....

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The best way to approach a skills problem is through long-term investment, coupled with short-term measures to fill the gaps. At the same time, we need to address conditions and workforce problems so that people want to work in industries such as heavy industry, fishing or agriculture. I have listened to the genuine concerns constructively expressed by my hon. Friend the Member for Moray, and...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: With respect to the hon. Gentleman, I know he is a decent fellow but that is a slightly cheap point. I am here because the Immigration Minister is currently giving evidence to a Select Committee. She responded to the almost identical debate last week, but she cannot be in two places at once. She is incredibly happy to engage with all Members on this subject, and no discourtesy is intended by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Passport Fraud (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office shares reports of the loss or theft of UK passports via Interpol to prevent the illegal crossing of borders. We also work closely with partners here and overseas to share information and intelligence on that threat and the websites that purport to sell false and genuine documents for criminal purposes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Passport Fraud (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: In 2017, less than 1% of passports were reported stolen, but to tackle the threat and the abuse of stolen passports overseas, we have based immigration enforcement officials at international locations—embassies, high commissions and key transit points—to work not only with law enforcement to try to catch the people committing the fraud, but with airlines and border points so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Passport Fraud (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend makes an important point, which is why in 2014 the Passport Office introduced an online tool for reporting. Since then, the number of passports lost has increased annually by 33%, so it is much easier to ensure they are reported and then picked up when being used.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asset Recovery Regime (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We have recovered £1.6 billion under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 since 2010 and frozen many hundreds of millions more. The Government are also implementing the recommendations made in the Public Accounts Committee report of 2016. Our asset recovery action plan, to be published shortly, sets out how we will strengthen the regime by making the best use of new and existing powers,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asset Recovery Regime (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, police and prosecutors have the power to recover either profit or money accrued by those criminals from those processes. When they take that money, under ARIS—the asset recovery incentivisation scheme—50% of it or more will be released back to law enforcement prosecutors so that they can invest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend asks an important question. We have set up the joint fraud taskforce, bringing trading standards and the private sector, including banks, on board, along with law enforcement agencies, to make sure we work together. For example, it has produced a banking protocol under which banks train till staff to spot vulnerable people being exploited. So far, that work has prevented...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The common travel area was in existence long before the EU and all parties have agreed and signed up to continue those historical arrangements. In Northern Ireland, for example, we have always done checks in respect of immigration, customs and duty and, of course, simple criminal movement of individuals. That has always gone on and will always do so.

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth for setting out the proposals in the new clause, and I hear what he said about his other proposals. It would have been interesting to debate those. As the hon. Gentleman explained, the new clause would require travel operators to share passenger data with relevant law enforcement agencies and provide for restitution provisions to...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I believe the airlines are, but of course some of the data is held by airports. If someone checks in at security, that may, at the moment, be airport data, not airline data. How can we get that data to our police in a timely manner so that the most appropriate time is when I emerge from check-in or my baggage search, rather than when I am on an aeroplane, or just about to get on an aeroplane,...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: On a point of order, Mrs Main. Before we draw to a close, I would like, to conclude these proceedings in an orderly manner, to put on the record my thanks for your chairmanship and Ms Ryan’s chairmanship. I do not think that those on either the Government or the Opposition Benches disappointed the Chair—I hope not. I also thank those on the Opposition Front Benches. I am always...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I had hoped that the Brexit word was never going to pass anyone’s lips in this Committee. On the penultimate new clause, I had hoped we would have had the chance of a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, the word has ventured into the Committee. The aims of the new clause tabled by the hon. Member for Torfaen are exactly the aims of the Government’s negotiating position. We want...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I do not believe the place for Government negotiation is in primary legislation. The ball is firmly in the court of the European Commission. Our position is an unconditional offer on security. The only time I ventured from the shelter of security to engage publicly on a European issue was when Michel Barnier said recently, in a rather dismissive and offhand manner, that we would not have...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We absolutely have. It is not just about scale or who is better at one thing over the other; it is genuinely that in such activity the sum of the parts is greater. The United Kingdom has developed a clear lead on counter-terrorism policy through our intelligence services and police services learning to work together on domestic issues quicker than our European allies. That needs to be scaled...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the Prime Minister’s Munich speech in February, in which she continued to make this point about security—it is not a competition and our offer is open. The only danger to our security would be a dismissal by the European Commission’s out of hand and refusal to give us any intelligence or data. That would be a danger to us and to it; it would cut...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Fundraising for victims of terrorism: restrictions on profits (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I do not disagree with the hon. Gentleman. The first thing to do in a big event is get out loudly and publicly the alternative charitable telephone numbers. Telephone lines for donations are always set up, often directly to charities and sometimes through the Department for International Development—for foreign emergencies —or other Departments. That is the first path. I am...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Fundraising for victims of terrorism: restrictions on profits (10 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark made, as with his other points, a passionate appeal to do something about this issue, as a direct result of working with his constituents in Borough market. Charities in this country do an incredible amount of work. I think the public gave more than £10.3 billion to charity in 2017. As a British citizen, I am incredibly proud that it is...


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