Results 81–100 of 3276 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Elections (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: As the Prime Minister made clear in her Mansion House speech, Russia makes aggressive use of cyber capability to mount sustained campaigns of espionage and disruption. To date, we have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK elections. We take any allegations of interference in UK democratic processes by a foreign government extremely seriously.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is contained within the published figures (see table below). For men: of the 5,925 men referred over the year, 857 were discussed at a Channel panel and 322 went on to receive Channel support. For women: of the 1,597 women referred, 215 were discussed at a Channel panel and 59 then went on to receive Channel support. Numbers Financial Quarter Total Gender ...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is contained within the published figures (see table below). For those referred for right-wing extremist concerns: of the 759 individuals referred over the year, 189 were discussed at a Channel panel, and 99 went on to receive Channel support. For those referred for other extremist concerns – which we have taken to mean Islamist and Other as detailed in the table below: of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This is the first release of Prevent data. To conduct any meaningful analysis we would expect to need at least three years data in order to show trends and patterns.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Cosmetics (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals in the UK has been banned since 1998 and the UK has been instrumental in introducing this ban across the European Union and beyond. The Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to support China to bring an end to unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals, advising on a science based approach for non-animal...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Cosmetics (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office is the department responsible for the regulation of the use of animals in science. The Department has made no representation to, nor received any representation from, the United Nations on animal testing for cosmetic products.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Following recent attacks in Europe and the UK, National Counter Terrorism Policing continues to review the security position of crowded places, open spaces and events.This has led to the deployment of appropriate security measures including hostile vehicle mitigation on a number of bridges and in some town centres, as well as a range of operational police deployments. The police plan for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Merseyside Police (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The 2015 Spending Review protected police funding in real terms, assuming Police and Crime Commissioners maximise precept. Since then, police forces have received broadly flat cash direct resource funding and we are increasing investment in transformation and improved communications and technology capabilities. As a result, Merseyside police force received £500,000 more in 2017/18...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (’the Act’) conferred upon the Secretary of State power to make a control order against an individual for purposes connected with protecting the public from a risk of terrorism. Section 10 provided for the subject of a control order to appeal against its renewal, the modification of its obligations, or the refusal of an application from the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Databases (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The information on which a decision would have been made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to impose a control order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 would be held on the systems of the relevant government departments and agencies. Information regarding each control order case are detailed in the open judgements, which are available online. The 2005 Act was repealed...

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) and wider law enforcement regularly assess the volume of illegal firearms in the UK. NABIS produce quarterly reports on the threat, however, their assessment is continuous and key information is shared amongst law enforcement on a real time basis. This information is operationally sensitive and not suitable for release. We are continuing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Whilst we keep the list of proscribed groups under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Islamic State (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government has been consistently clear; everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq will be investigated by the police to determine if they have committed criminal offences. Where there is a case to answer those individuals will be prosecuted. We are working with our international partners, bilaterally and via the UN, to improve the sharing of information to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (21 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: The security of certain UK organisations, including the CNI, is of utmost importance. The Government is working with industry to provide advice and expertise on the management of their risk. Through the National Cyber Security Programme, we have invested through Lead Departments, the Intelligence Agencies and regulators to better understand cyber risk, share threat information, improve the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Regional Organised Crime Units (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: Regional organised crime units are a critical part of the national policing network, and an efficient and effective vehicle for tackling complex and serious organised crime. Since 2013, the Government have invested £140 million in ROCU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Regional Organised Crime Units (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: I recognise my hon. and learned Friend’s concern about hare coursing. If there is any suspicion that a crime has been committed, the concern should be referred to the relevant police force. Regional organised crime units lead investigations into complex and serious organised crimes. Decisions on investigations adopted by these units that are based on threat, risk and harm are for the police.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Regional Organised Crime Units (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: I totally agree with the hon. Gentleman’s observations. Tackling organised crime regionally is only one part of the line. That line goes from the grassroots of policing using local police forces alongside local authorities all the way up to the National Crime Agency, which can use its international reach to ensure that it stops organised criminals becoming suppliers, or becoming bigger...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Regional Organised Crime Units (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving me the opportunity to point out what we are doing about county lines. County lines is a growing problem—recently particularly in Merseyside, the south-east and Somerset—whereby some of the worst type of criminals take advantage of mentally ill or vulnerable people, using their properties to supply drugs, hide weapons and so on. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Regional Organised Crime Units (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: This year, the Government and police and crime commissioners are investing a record sum in regional organised crime units across the country. That is why, in the year alone, there have been convictions totalling 2,375 years and confiscation orders of more than £25 million, half of which can go back into police forces to catch the next lot of bad guys. Regional organised crime units have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Major Cyber-Crimes (20 Nov 2017)

Ben Wallace: UK law enforcement successfully identified suspects in nine out of 10 of the most serious cyber-crimes from October last year to March this year, and have arrested suspects in seven out of 10 of them. We are demonstrating that cyber-criminals will face the full force of the law—no matter how untouchable they think they are—and will be brought to justice.


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