Results 121–140 of 3857 for speaker:Ben Wallace

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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (24 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before Parliament the 2016-17 annual report of the appointed person under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The appointed person is an independent person who scrutinises the use of the search and seizure powers that support the measures in the Act to seize and forfeit cash used for criminal purposes and to seize and sell property in settlement...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The Government take their responsibility to protect the public seriously. We have been consistently clear, where there is evidence that crimes have been committed, that foreign fighters, for example, should be brought to justice in accordance with due legal process regardless of their nationality. The specific process followed will always be dependent on the individual circumstances of the...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I have listened carefully to the right hon. Lady’s statement, and I agree with much of what she said. It is not a matter of extradition, as she will know if she has read the news reports; it is a matter of whether we were going to accept a request by the United States to share evidence on individuals not within the United Kingdom, not within the European Union, but abroad. No one is...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: I hear my right hon. Friend. I do not believe it is necessary or right to withdraw from the European convention on human rights. I believe it is incredibly important that we all follow the rule of law—both our obligations under the ECHR and United Kingdom law—and that is what we have done in this case. Where we have gaps in our statute book, we are seeking to fill them. The...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: The hon. and learned Lady is a wise and knowledgeable barrister in her own right, and she will know that coming to this House to discuss individual cases that are subject to ongoing investigations does two things: it puts the investigation and the potential to bring charges at risk; and it could undermine the likelihood of those individuals getting a fair trial if we comment on it. I am sure...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. In fact, I would not just have shot such people on the battlefield; I would have acted within the law and with the powers I was granted by Parliament and by the Government of the day, as he and I did under emergency deployment. We acted within the law, and just being a soldier on the battlefield did not exempt us from the law or human rights...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: No, I am not saying that, and my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary did not rip up anything unilaterally. My right hon. Friend followed the advice, as did other Ministers, of the OSJA—the guidance that has been in existence for very many years—which does allow Ministers to sometimes seek the ability to share evidence where there is an absence of assurances. That is what the OSJA...


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