Results 1–20 of 6139 for speaker:Nick Hurd

Written Answers — Home Office: Forensic Science (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: There is no centrally held information on possible commissioning by government departments from Randox Testing Services (RTS). The commissioning of forensic tests is an operational matter for local authorities. The Department for Education has informed all local authorities of the police investigation and asked them to take action to ensure that their safeguarding responsibilities are met....

Written Answers — Home Office: 101 Calls (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: 101 is the single non-emergency number for contacting the police. It was launched in December 2011 to provide a memorable and accessible number for contact with the police. It is shared with Police Scotland and Police Service Northern Ireland. The number was rolled out nationally in 2011 with Vodafone as the single supplier for the service. Calls from mobile devices and landline telephones...

Written Answers — Home Office: Children: Protection (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: It is for operationally independent Chief Constables to make decisions on the size, composition and deployment of the workforce in line with local needs and priorities. We recognise that it is crucial that the police have the right resources, capabilities and powers to keep the public safe. We have provided millions of pounds of extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Gun Sports: Disability (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government’s consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons closed on 9 December 2017. We received a number of responses in relation to disabilities and the use of firearms. We are considering the responses received and the Government will publish a response to the consultation in early 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Secretary has regular meetings with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) where a range of topics, including the extension of the PCC role, are discussed. Together with the Ministry of Justice, Home Office officials are exploring how PCCs and Mayors with PCC powers could play a greater role in the wider Criminal Justice system (CJS). The strengths that PCCs currently bring to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not collect data on the number of police forces operating drones. Deployment of drones is an operational decision for forces. In a study published on 30 November HMICFRS reported that 28 Police Forces use drones.

Written Answers — Home Office: Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: It is an operational decision for chief officers and Police and Crime Commissioners to determine how each force uses its available resources, including their estates. However, the Government has made clear that a police station is not a suitable environment in which to detain a person who has committed no offence but who is experiencing mental health problems. The use of police stations as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not hold the information requested. The Home Office collects recorded fraud data from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau including fraud classified as NFIB90 which is ‘Other fraud (not covered elsewhere)’. Number plate frauds will be recorded in this category, but we cannot separate out these offences from the data we hold. The ONS publish recorded fraud...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government has protected police spending since 2015. Since then, Po-lice and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have received broadly flat cash direct resource funding and we are increasing investment in transformation and improved communications and technology capabilities. We know that crime is changing, and we are sensitive to current pressures on policing. That is why I have undertaken a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Lead: Theft (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes police recorded crime data on metal theft annually within their property crime tables. The latest figures, for the year ending March 2017, can be accessed here: justice/datasets/focusonpropertycrimeappendixtables

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Finance (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: We have yet to make any decisions about when to refresh the police funding formula. A new formula will not be introduced without a full public consultation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Rifles (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: Information on the number of offences involving a firearm by type of weapon is published on a quarterly basis in the Office for National Statistics ‘Crime in England and Wales’ bulletin (Table 8), available here: justice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesbulletintables

Written Answers — Home Office: Bluelight Global Solutions (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not hold this information. It is for Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to determine whether and how to procure consultancy services. The Government requires all public bodies to publish information on their spending, to provide transparency around the use of public money. For the Metropolitan Police Service, any spending over £250 is published...

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms: West Midlands (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office publishes information on Firearm certificate holders by age and police force within table E2 of the ‘Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales Statistics - Financial Year 2016/17’ publication. This is available from the Home Office webpage on GOV.UK at:

Written Answers — Home Office: Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of persons detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983, including information on where the person is detained, and whether they are under the age of 18 years old. These data are published as part of the ‘Police powers and procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, which can be accessed here:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: On 01 October 2017, Roger Hirst (Essex) formally became the first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in the country following the approval of his proposal submitted in June, which the Home Secretary judged to be in the interests of economy, efficiency and effectiveness and to have no adverse effect on public safety. The Home Office has received six further proposals from Police and Crime...

Written Answers — Home Office: Homicide (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not collect this information. Decisions about how to deploy investigative resources are an operational matter for individual chief officers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Biometrics and Data Protection (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: All forces must show regard to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice in their use of overt surveillance camera systems.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Information (7 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: Police Information Notices (PINs) are an operational tool used by some police forces in England and Wales. Their use is the responsibility of the police and the issuing of guidance about them is the responsibility of the College of Policing. Information on their use is not collected centrally. The issuance of Police Information Notices (PINs) is an operational matter for police forces....

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services Network: North Wales (6 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: In delivering the Emergency Services Network (ESN), the mobile network operator EE is delivering around 502 new sites across Great Britain, and upgrading its entire existing network, including deploying 4G spectrum in rural areas. In the most remote and rural areas of Great Britain the Programme will deliver approximately 300 further sites, as part of the Extended Area Service (EAS) Programme.

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