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Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Border security (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: Yes. As for the counter-terrorism stops that exist, the total numbers will be in the annual transparency report. Although the commissioner will not be informed every time someone is stopped, the numbers will all be recorded, and he will have the power, in the same way as the reviewer of terrorism legislation does, to investigate those stops while doing the review. It will not just be,...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Border security (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for explaining his amendment. I want to start by reaffirming the Government’s strong conviction that confidential material should always be handled with the utmost care and consideration. We have sought to provide for that in schedule 3. The Bill provides that the Investigatory Powers Commissioner must be the one who authorises the retention and use...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Border security (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: To reassure the hon. Gentleman, it will be a statutory code, so it will go through the full process.

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Border security (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: First, the use of, effectively, no-suspicion stops on our border is not new. In fact, as we heard from those giving evidence to the Committee last week, lots of stops happen on our border, because borders are particularly vulnerable spaces. There are screening stops, in which people are asked questions about where they are coming from or going. There are also customs and excise stops, which...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We have to be careful. Pool Re is, first of all, not the only organisation in the marketplace. The Government have a duty to all the insurers, including Pool Re, to indicate where risk, certainly in the security space, is developing or currently stands. We must be minded that it is not a stand-alone organisation. It should be the Government who indicate risk in security. It is our JTAC, the...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The hon. Gentleman’s question would basically mean asking an insurer “Whom should we insure?”. As to the role of Government, they have secret intelligence at their fingertips, and have numerous reviews. After the Manchester attack, dozens of reviews took place over the past year; we have all of that. Some of it is secret, and some is not. That can help us understand and be...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We have lots of discussions with Pool Re and many other insurers, and it has asked about cyber, as the hon. Gentleman has suggested. I have met its representatives several times, being the Security Minister. It has asked to do cyber, and we then take that into the process and go to the Treasury.

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We are not going to agree: I view the role of the Government in this space as being able to review an incident, take input from communities, police, ambulance services and everyone else who has dealt with damage, add that to the secret intelligence they have on emerging threat, and come up with a position. When we do such reviews they are significant. In the case of Manchester attack, the...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We want Pool Re to be dynamic and we want it to stimulate other insurers to meet the growing threat. The issue relates to a point I have made on numerous occasions—the number of travel insurances that have slowly, over the years, dropped terrorist insurance. It is not just about increasing insurance cover; it is important to keep an eye out for areas that are losing it. One of the...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. I spoke to the hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark after the Committee sitting last week. After last year’s attacks, mayors and local authorities got together and produced requests of Government, which we met, with £23 million or £24 million in Manchester. We also met a request from Salisbury. I said to the hon. Gentleman,...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Border security (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The clause simply introduces schedule 3, which confers powers exercisable at ports and borders in connection with the questioning and detention of persons for the purpose of determining whether they are or have been engaged in hostile activity. It fulfils a mechanistic function; the new powers will be best discussed when we debate schedule 3.

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am very conscious of the wider impacts of terrorist attacks on surrounding communities and businesses. However, I am afraid that there are several issues with the proposed amendment and its objective. Most prominent among those is the increased regulatory burden that would arise from the amendment. That would be likely to lead to an increase in the cost of insurance for people across the...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Association of British Insurers and the insurance broker trade industry do great amounts of marketing and promotion to get people to buy insurance and be protected and covered. The biggest threat to us all in the insurance space is inappropriately covered people, whether that is in terms of terrorism or anything else. That is a constant challenge to the industry, often because a number of...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I understand what the hon. Gentleman is trying to do, which is, in order to ensure that we do not miss the impact—in terms of how victims of terrorism are dealt with—of the changing threat, to have a review of that to ensure that all the holes in cover are plugged in future. The only point on which I differ from him is in understanding what Pool Re is. Pool Re is a private...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: It is nice to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. As the hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle) explained, the intention behind the amendment is to ensure that the Government make a public statement three days after an incident about whether it is an act of terrorism as defined by the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993. If that is not possible within three days,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Departmental Responsibilities (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: Our updated and strengthened CONTEST strategy comprises Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare work strands, each reducing an element of the risk from terrorism (intent, capability, vulnerability and impact), and collectively providing a balanced and comprehensive end to end response to the threat we face. Prevent safeguards and supports people vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop them from...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: We do not provide detailed information about the funding allocation of local Prevent activity.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: As per the Government’s transparency and accountability policy all expenditure (individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments or other such transactions) is reported and published on the GOV.UK website. The minimum requirement from 2010‐11 for central government entities is to publish transactions over £25,000.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (5 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: In delivery of the Prevent programme, resources are focused in those locations where the threat from terrorism and radicalisation is highest. We support these communities to develop bespoke projects, best suited to tackle the threat from radicalisation, based on our collective analysis of the local threat picture in priority areas.

Written Answers — Home Office: Proscribed Organisations: Northern Ireland (4 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office collects and publishes data on persons arrested for terrorism-related offences. This includes the primary offence for which a person is charged and convicted – where a person is charged/convicted of more than one offence, only the principal offence is shown (this is the most serious offence based upon the maximum penalty for each offence). The Home Office also collects...


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