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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: Today is obviously the anniversary of 9/11, a devastating terrorist attack that happened on the soil of our ally the United States and ended in the deaths of 77 United Kingdom citizens who were working in New York at the time. Today is also one of the first days of the inquest into the Westminster Bridge attack, when we lost PC Keith Palmer and four other people. Let me deal as succinctly as...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: I disagree with the right hon. Gentleman. If a person produces a reasonable defence, as it would play in court, we would have to say, “That is not a valid defence,” and therefore we would have to prove why it is not. In addition, the public interest consideration will be involved when the CPS seeks to bring charges. It is also important to inform the House that, obviously,...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The decision to deprive a person of their British citizenship would not be affected by this at all, one way or the other. The factors involved in making that decision range from intelligence to criminal behaviour and whether that person poses a threat to the United Kingdom. The decision would not be linked. Obviously some people who have been deprived of their citizenship have been foreign...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: What I can say is that if a British citizen goes to a designated area and commits an offence, it will depend on what they were doing. If a British citizen who is a dual national goes to one of these areas to fight for ISIS or al-Qaeda, and if we cannot prosecute them, deprivation becomes more of an option. I would prefer to see these people put on trial in a British court, convicted and sent...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (10 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The response to cyber crime is not the sole responsibility of Action Fraud and the National Fraud Investigation Bureau. In 2018/19 we are investing over £50 million to ensure law enforcement has capabilities it needs to tackle cyber crime at the national, regional and local level. The Action Fraud/ NFIB grant has increased from £6,943,000 in 2016/17 to £8,000,000 in 2017/18.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (7 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office are supporting the rollout of the Action Fraud National ECVCU. The project is a proof of concept being trialled in West Midlands and Greater Manchester, and is built on an early Pan London concept. Fraud victims whose cases do not meet Action Fraud's threshold for investigation in these force areas are given two levels of service, if they are vulnerable they are offered a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Horses (6 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The 2017 Annual Statistics show an increase in the number of scientific procedures involving horses from 8,948 procedures in 2016, to 10,600 procedures in 2017. This increase is accounted for by an increased collection of blood from those animals. Each blood collection is counted as a separate procedure and horses are used many times for this low severity procedure. Blood products are used...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (6 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The HO has published clear guidance on the Household Products testing ban, which is available on Gov.uk The Household Products Testing ban has been in place since 2015.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (6 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: Neuromuscular blocking agents were licensed for use, without general anaesthetic, for basic research on zebra fish fry for the purposes of research into the functioning of the nervous system. The procedures authorised were non-invasive imaging. The procedures are not painful, and although at this stage the fry do not need to move for respiration, they are kept in water while being imaged. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (6 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am today placing in the Libraries of both Houses the Department’s analysis of the application of Standing Order 83L of the Standing Orders of the House in respect of the Government amendments tabled for Commons Report stage of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill scheduled for 11 September 2018. The analysis should be read alongside annex C to the Explanatory Notes to the...

Organised Crime: Young People’s Safety — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (5 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) for securing this debate. I take the issue incredibly seriously, as do my colleagues. As the Minister for Security, my portfolio covers what we have just seen in the Chamber—the GRU, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. However, the part of my portfolio that scares me the...

Organised Crime: Young People’s Safety — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (5 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: I do not have time. I remember Labour introduced the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, which is where Labour brought in youth covert human intelligence sources. It was not a Conservative thing—it has been going on since 1999. When I was in the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National party did not oppose it either. Using young people as CHIS has been around for many years....

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (5 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: No reports are dismissed by a computer system, all reports submitted to Action Fraud are processed through an automated triage system that is designed to ensure that resources are targeted at those cases that have the most viable lines of enquiry. An automated process is required due to the large number of cases received (approximately 42,000 per month) to provide an efficient and effective...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Prevent Duty Toolkit for Local Authorities and Partner Agencies: Supplementary Information to the Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales (5 Sep 2018)

Ben Wallace: The aim of the Prevent Duty, commenced as part of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people from being drawn into terrorism or supporting terrorism. The statutory guidance which accompanied the Prevent Duty was the starting point for the implementation of Prevent across sectors and places a duty on specified authorities to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime: Security (29 Aug 2018)

Ben Wallace: Cyber Security policy and funding priorities are set out in the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016. This strategy was accompanied by a commitment to spend £1.9bn over the 5 years 2016-2021 on cyber security; This is in addition to routine spend on cyber capabilities across Government.

Written Answers — Home Office: Unexplained Wealth Orders: Disclosure of Information (29 Aug 2018)

Ben Wallace: I am not aware of any reporting restrictions in relation to the three current unexplained wealth orders.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (27 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: Second species testing is required to ensure drugs are safe for patient use. The standards for second species testing, and other types of regulatory testing, are regularly reviewed, updated and set by experts as part of our UK commitment to international regulation. The UK maintains a rigorous regulatory system which ensures that animal research and testing is carried out only where no...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (27 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: Assets recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) are distributed to operational agencies under the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS). Broadly, 50% of recovered assets are returned to operational agencies in England and Wales - including police, CPS and HM Courts Service – with the expectation that they will be reinvested in asset recovery or community projects....

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (25 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 24 July 2018. The correct answer should have been: Border Force delivery against Service Level Agreements, along with other performance indicators, is kept under constant review. Border Force seeks to provide an effective service at the border by achieving the right balance in its contribution to both the security and...


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