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Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Breeds of dogs reported include Beagles, Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and Jack Russell Terrier. These animals were used in nutrition and dentistry studies, the investigation of physiology, natural disease and its prevention.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Dogs (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The published annual statistics of animals used under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) in Great Britain show that in 2016 less than 0.1% of animals used in research in Great Britain are dogs. Dogs are primarily used in procedures for regulatory testing. They are also used in other procedures such as nutritional studies and to better understand naturally occurring diseases...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Finance (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Prevent works best when delivered in partnership, the foundation of the programme is the local work delivered through communities and our network of civil society groups. We have increased and diversified the organisation we work with, bringing bigger charities and more locally based groups. 169 community based projects were delivered in 2016/17 reaching over 53,000 participants. 44% of these...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Welfare: Dogs (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: (a) The Home Office does not capture data on the source country of imported dogs born outside the European Union. (b) The Home Office do not hold data on how dogs were transported to the UK. (C) The welfare of dogs transported to the UK is the responsibility of the sending country and the sending establishment. Animals are subject to import checks at Border Inspection Points (BIPs). These...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Venezuela (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The UK works closely with international partners, including Venezuelan law enforcement, to counter Serious and Organised crime threats by disrupting and dismantling organised crime networks and seizing illicit commodities. The NCA engage with a number of Law Enforcement partners in Central and South American to counter the threat posed by drugs and original crime groups to the UK. The UK...

Written Answers — Home Office: Poisons: Sales (12 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Since the implementation of the Deregulation Act 2015, the Home Office has engaged with a wide range of retailers that supply both regulated and reportable explosive precursors and poisons. This ongoing work has resulted suspicious transactions being reported to the National Counter-Terrorism and Policing Network. Due to operational security, we are unable to provide exact details.

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Surveillance (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government is committed to working with telecommunications operators to ensure that the security and intelligence agencies and law enforcement are able to access the data they need to protect the public. In due course the Government will commence the provisions of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 concerning technical capability notices and will bring forward regulations, on which we have...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Cats (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: 138 cats were used for basic research: 24 for cardiovascular blood and lymphatic systems research; 18 for musculoskeletal systems; 24 for endocrine system and metabolism research; one for nervous system research; and, 71 for multisystemic research. 52 cats were used for translational research into animal diseases and disorders. These animals were used for: studies on domestic cat nutrition...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: On 1 January 2013, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 was amended to transpose European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. The amended legislation does not grant Home Office inspectors entitlement to inspect overseas facilities. The Home Office expects all establishments to exercise due diligence when acquiring non-human primates as set...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: All primates used for the first time in experimental procedures in 2016 were either F2 or greater or from self sustaining colonies. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 defines a colony of animals as a self sustaining colony if: (a) the colony is kept in captivity in a way that ensures the animals are accustomed to humans; (b) the colony consists only of animals that have been bred...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: In 2016 652 non-human primates used for the first time in scientific research came from Asia and 1,525 came from Africa. The Home Office ensures that animals are only used when necessary and under strict controls which keep suffering to the minimum necessary. Any research that is licensed has undergone a thorough harm-benefit analysis including ensuring that the planned work fully implements...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office ensures that animals are only used when necessary and under strict controls which keep suffering to a minimum. Any research which we licence must undergo a thorough harm-benefit analysis including ensuring that the planned work implements the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement).

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (6 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office does not hold this information. The police in England and Wales do not judge ‘extremism’ to be either a criminal or civil offence. As a consequence they do not collect or store the data within the parameters requested. New criminal offences may be considered by the Counter Extremism Commission.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (6 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: For reason of national security we cannot publically disclose this information. Government spending on C.T. across Whitehall has risen 30% from the forecasted 1.7bn in 2015 to £15.2bn.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Syria (5 Sep 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: Counter-terrorism: Newham (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Prevent funding is prioritised based on threat and risk. We have identified 48 priority areas across the country where we assess the risk of radicalisation to be highest. Each priority area receives funding for a dedicated Prevent co-ordinator and for civil society organisations to deliver campaigns and activity that counter terrorist narratives and build resilience in communities against...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prisoners' Release: Terrorism (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of terrorism and domestic extremist prisoners released from prison custody. These data are published in the ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation” statistical bulletins, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/operation-of-police...

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Warfare (3 Aug 2017)

Ben Wallace: In November 2016 the Government published a new five year National Cyber Security Strategy, which is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment which includes a programme of active cyber defence; the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre, and a dedicated ability to counter-attack in cyber space. The Home Office works closely with both the National Cyber Security...

Written Answers — Home Office: Qatar: Counter-terrorism (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Sharaka is a bilateral forum between the United Kingdom and the State of Qatar. It covers a range of regional and bilateral issues, including occasional discussion of counter terrorism, for example our work through the Global Counter Daesh Coalition to tackle the threat posed by Daesh.

Written Answers — Home Office: Qatar: Counter-terrorism (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in December 2016, the Metropolitan Police – in conjunction with the Charity Commission -have continued to develop mentoring activity in Doha on countering terrorist finance, as well as arranging for a visit to the UK by a cross-agency Qatari delegation. We are planning for further engagement on the issue of terrorism and terrorist...


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