Results 121–140 of 3170 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (4 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: I intend to publish the response in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Criminal Investigation: Manchester Arena (4 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Greater Manchester Police has indicated that they will be making a Special Grant claim in relation to the additional policing costs incurred as a result of the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. Once this has been received, Ministers will consider it carefully and respond as soon as practicable. We know that the recent horrific attacks have put pressure on the police across the country. We...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: We have allocated £633 million resource and £42 million capital funding to support counter-terrorism policing in 2017-18, this includes funding for protective security. In addition a further £32 million is being provided from the police transformation fund to support the uplift in armed policing capability and capacity.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hezbollah (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: I refer my Hon. Friend to the answer given to the Hon. Member for East Renfrewshire on 28 June 2017, UIN 556.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism: Internet (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: This Government has been clear there should be no safe space online for terrorists and their supporters to radicalise, recruit, incite, or inspire. We continue to work closely with industry to come up with new innovative ways for tackling terrorist use of the internet. Working with international partners we continue to push industry to take a more proactive approach to terrorist and extremist...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Recruitment (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government’s programme of reforms is aimed at ensuring that the police workforce is flexible, capable and professional, agile enough to adapt to changes in crime and society. We established the College of Policing as the professional body for policing, and its new policing education qualification framework is designed to ensure that policing is fit for the future. In addition,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Recruitment (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: We are already encouraging more police chiefs to take advantage of the direct entry scheme. There are a range of innovative examples around the country, including the chief constable in Durham, who is going direct to Sheffield University. As my hon. Friend says, it is also important to recognise police who are already serving, and that is why we fully support the advanced practitioner...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Recruitment (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: I am delighted to join my hon. Friend in paying tribute to his force. It is really important that in the 21st century we recognise that policing has changed and that people who can contribute to delivering safe streets and investigations come from all over—from education opportunities in universities and from within forces and other public sector bodies. That is why direct entry is one...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Recruitment (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to the hon. Lady who, like me, is a Lancashire MP. I speak regularly with the chief constable of Lancashire and his officers. They have put in place lots of measures to ensure that hate crimes do not impact on the community. It is important to note that since 2010 crime has fallen in Lancashire. It is not simply that crime has remained high and police numbers have been cut. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Recruitment (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: As the right hon. Gentleman knows, the number of police required in each force is down to the chief constable of each force. He should recognise, because in 2009-10 he was doing a similar job to me, that, owing to the changing nature of policing, we have seen an increase in funding for the National Crime Agency and specialist policing to tackle those areas. That goes alongside normal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Through the national cyber-security programme, we are investing £1.9 billion in cyber-security. We are investing in the National Crime Agency, the National Cyber Crime Unit and the National Cyber Security Centre, as well as the regional organised crime units at local level to ensure that there is a regional response. We have also given an extra £10 million to improve Action...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend makes an important point about the dangers that drones can pose to aircraft, but drones are also used illegally to supply drugs to prisons and they are used by terrorists and criminals further afield. That is why this Government set up a group chaired by me and the Ministry of Defence about a year ago to look at measures that we can put in place not only to deal with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: My hon. Friend is right, and he has raised the issue before. That is why we have given some extra funding to Action Fraud to improve the process of managing the triage. At the same time, through the national cyber strategy, we are starting to see money going into the investments we require. Working with senior police leadership, whom I met last week, we are also trying to make sure that the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (30 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: The level of counter-terrorism police funding is published annually in a Written Ministerial Statement on the Police Grant Report. These figures are set out in the table below. 2013/14* £563m 2014/15* £564m 2015/16* £564m 2016/17 £640m resource and £30m capital 2017/18 £633m resource and £42m capital * Prior to 2016/17 no figure was...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (30 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: For reasons of national security we do not publically disclose the detailed allocation of funding for counter terrorism by force area or by capability. Overall this Government has protected counter-terrorism police spend in real terms over the Spending Review period, and invested in counter-terrorism policing to grow key capabilities, including providing £144m to increase armed policing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (29 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: I refer the honourable member to the answer given on the 27th June 2017 to question UIN 625.

Written Answers — Home Office: Unexplained Wealth Orders (28 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) were placed in statute by the Criminal Finances Act which was passed on 27 April 2017. It is a powerful tool that will help tackle serious crime and international corruption. Agencies with civil recovery powers, such as the NCA and the Serious Fraud Office, can apply to the High Court for a UWO where the agency thinks that an individual holds property, and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (28 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: Partners from across Government, the police and the security services are considering what more can be done to prevent terrorist attacks using vehicles, including the use of hire vehicles. This is wide ranging work and includes consideration as to whether and where increased sharing of data and more effective use of intelligence systems and processes may assist these efforts.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hezbollah (28 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: We do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription. A decision to proscribe an organisation must be based on a belief that it is concerned in terrorism as defined in the Terrorism Act 2000.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation (28 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report on Deportation with Assurances will be published as a Command Paper in due course.

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