Results 141–160 of 3170 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography: Social Media (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government is committed to working with telecommunications operators to ensure that the security and intelligence agencies and law enforcement are able to access the data they need to protect the public. In due course the Government will commence the Technical Capability Notice provisions and will bring forward regulations, on which we have already held a targeted consultation with...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (27 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. However, 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...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: A small number of Prevent referrals that require more considered Intervention are referred into the Channel Programme. At present around a third of these are related to the Extreme Right Wing.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: Terrorism Prevent and Investigation Measures replaced Control Orders in 2011 as one means for the Home Secretary to disrupt an individual involved in terrorism-related activity who cannot be prosecuted and/or deported. The number of TPIMs in force is published quarterly by the Home Secretary in a written ministerial statement. In total, there have been 18 individuals subject to a TPIM since...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Secretary’s quarterly report to Parliament reports on the number of individuals subject to a Terrorism Prevent and Investigation Measures (TPIM) notice. The most recent written ministerial statement, HCWS362, published on 15 December 2016, reported that there were 7 TPIM notices in force as of 30 November 2016. We will publish written ministerial statements covering figures for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (27 Jun 2017)

Ben Wallace: We will review our counter-terrorism arrangements to ensure that we are doing everything possible to address the threat from terrorism and to keep the public safe, drawing on lessons from the recent attacks in London and Manchester. This review will ensure that the police and the security services have the powers they need and that the prison sentences for those found guilty of terror...

Written Answers — Home Office: Investigatory Powers Act 2016: Codes of Practice (27 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The public consultation on the Investigatory Powers Act codes of practice closed on 6 April 2016. The Government is currently carefully considering the results of that consultation and will publish its formal response in due course. The Government is confident that this consultation complied with all aspects of the Cabinet Office consultation principles. Indeed, in some aspects the...

Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland (26 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.

Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland (26 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: I just heard what you had to read through, Madam Deputy Speaker. I have 147 amendments, so I hope the Chair has changed by the time we have got through them. However, I do not think we will be taking them individually. When we sent the Bill to the Lords some months ago, there was considerable cross-party consensus on its aims and measures. Having received robust scrutiny, we made a number of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Confiscation Orders: Nigeria (26 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The NCA does not hold information on the volume or value of assets which have been restrained, confiscated or subject to civil recovery or property freezing orders by the categories described in the question. The nationality of the individual is not routinely recorded, as it is not always possible to obtain it, and they do not differentiate on the basis of politically exposed persons. However...

Written Answers — Home Office: Assets: Russia (26 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The NCA does not normally report on the detail of its investigations. It will continue to make inquiries in relation to the Hermitage case. The UK regulated sector is required to carry out due diligence checks to identify illicit funds and report suspicions of money laundering to the National Crime Agency. Where illicit funds are identified, then law enforcement agencies have, through the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography: Banks (24 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: I refer the hon. Member to the answer of 18 April 2017, UIN 69676.

Written Answers — Home Office: Weapons: Smuggling (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The UK will in due course be leaving the EU but the importance of law enforcement co-operation with our EU and global allies has not changed. We are exploring options for cooperation arrangements once the UK has left the EU. We will do what is necessary to keep people safe, but it would be wrong to set out unilateral positions on specific measures in advance of negotiations The threat...

Written Answers — Home Office: Social Media (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: This Government takes seriously the issue of online illegal content on social media platforms. Our Police Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) regularly refers online terrorist and extremist content that breaches social media companies terms and conditions for removal. So far they have secured the removal of over 250,000 pieces of terrorist content since February 2010. CTIRU...

Written Answers — Home Office: Community Security Trust (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant makes funding available to all Jewish free, state and independent schools, colleges and nurseries to employ security guards during operating hours, and to improve security at many synagogues and other communal locations through the implementation of guarding and physical security measures. These funded security measures supplement existing site...

Written Answers — Home Office: Bashar al-Assad (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: As a matter of long standing policy and practice, the UK will neither confirm nor deny that an extradition request has been received until the person concerned is arrested in relation to the request. Further, the UK will neither confirm nor deny whether any requests have made been via Interpol for the arrest of an individual.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (20 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: Charges are a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The National Crime Agency does not record the number of arrests or subsequent charges by Command and therefore it is not possible to provide this information. Activity that leads to charges is often the result of work undertaken by multiple units across the agency.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (20 Apr 2017)

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

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (20 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The most recent Annual Fraud Indicator published by the National Fraud Authority in 2013 estimated the loss to the UK economy from fraud to be £52 billion. We have made no later estimate of the cost of fraud to the UK economy. It is clear from other measures that fraud is a prevalent crime. The most recent figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that for the year...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography (18 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government supports the use of encryption. Encryption plays an important role in promoting cyber security, the prevention of cyber-crime, and protecting information online. Strong encryption - as practiced by many of the biggest names online - is central to the working of the internet. But we must be clear that there is a balance to be struck. As those charged with keeping us all safe,...


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