Results 1–20 of 967 for speaker:Stephen McPartland

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: General Practitioners: Energy (23 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to cap the price of energy for GP surgeries.

Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: Antisocial behaviour is a menace to society. This Government have committed to stamping it out everywhere that it occurs. In our communities, we have already ensured that local agencies have the flexible tools to tackle it through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Of course, people are not just subject to abuse offline; despicable instances such as the racism online...

Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has been very clear about ensuring that, with the police uplift programme, there are 20,000 more police officers, and that is making a huge difference. Local police and crime commissioners are responsible for working with local authorities to ensure that they tackle antisocial behaviour locally, so I think that the hon. Gentleman should direct his...

Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: I know the work that my hon. Friend has done to try to reduce antisocial behaviour within his own community, and I know that he has been working hard. He supports violence reduction units. There is a huge amount of money and investment going into sharing best practice among forces to ensure that we also protect these individuals. We know the huge problems that county lines are creating up and...

Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: I am astonished. The reality is that antisocial behaviour in the year to March 2022 is down 37%. [Interruption.] My hon. Friends may also be intrigued to hear that, nationally, burglary is down 24%, neighbourhood crime by 33%, and vehicle offences by 28%. That has been made possible by the commitment the Government have made to increasing police numbers by more than 20,000. Perhaps the answer...

Written Answers — Home Office: Julian Assange (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The Home Office have not had any such discussions with the Spanish Government.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: Tackling cyber crime is at the heart of the Government’s new National Cyber Strategy which is supported by £2.6bn of new investment over the three year Spending Review period. We are continuing to build law enforcement capabilities at the national, regional and local levels to ensure they have the capacity to deal with the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber crime, which includes...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prevent Independent Review (5 Sep 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The Independent Review of Prevent is currently ongoing. The report is currently being finalised and once formally received and after full consideration, the report and the Government’s response to it will be published.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism: Qatar (26 Aug 2022)

Stephen McPartland: We are committed to working with Qatar across a range of areas, including investment, sport, culture and education. As in all our international engagement, we ensure our relationships are calibrated to protect our national security. We do not routinely comment on security assessments.

Written Answers — Home Office: Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme (21 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme 2021/22 has, to date, provided funding to 82 places of worship including: 24 mosques, 38 churches, 11 Hindu temples, 5 gurdwaras and 4 other faiths. We are unable to provide the names of organisations who received funding.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Redundancy (21 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: All Departments, including the Home Office have been asked to develop plans to deliver against the target to return the Civil Service workforce to the level it was at in 2016. The Home Office have completed the initial phase of its Workforce Review to respond to this ask, in line with the direction set by the Civil Service 2025 commission. Options for headcount reductions arising from our...

Written Answers — Home Office: National Crime Agency (21 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The SR21 settlement and the Economic Crime Levy represent an overall package of circa £400 million to tackle economic crime over the next three years, including support for the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) and wider law enforcement. The Home Office are supporting the NCA by providing additional funding for the Combating Kleptocracy Cell in FY22/23. Details of specific capabilities...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud: Costs (20 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: We do not hold estimates for the total financial cost of fraud in the UK to individuals and businesses for the financial years 2020-21, 2021-22 or the calendar year 2021. We do have the published estimate for the 2015/16 total cost of fraud against individuals: £4.7 billion. This figure can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-economic-and- social-costs-of-crime The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Former Prime Ministers: Protection (20 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: It is our long-standing policy not to provide detailed information on protective security arrangements. To do so could compromise the integrity of those arrangements and affect the security of the individuals concerned.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (19 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The Home Office has a total of (a) 31 FTE to tackle fraud against businesses and individuals and (b) 31 FTE to tackle cyber-crime. Tackling crime, including fraud, is a top government priority and the Home Secretary meets victims of all crimes regularly.

Written Answers — Home Office: Internet: Fraud (19 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: Online fraud is a particularly pernicious crime that preys on some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Tackling it is a priority for this Government and we continue to work with all partners to protect the public and pursue fraudsters. As of March 2021, online fraud was estimated, using data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, at 58% of fraud while the volume of fraud...

Written Answers — Home Office: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (19 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: The Government currently plans to publish the revised Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Code of Practice in the autumn of this year. The CHIS Code provides comprehensive guidance to public authorities on their powers and duties in respect of CHIS, including children who are authorised as CHIS. As part of the consultation process, Home Office officials engaged with a wide number of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (19 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: Whilst the Government keeps the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not being considered for proscription. The Home Secretary routinely discusses counter-terrorism and state threat issues with her counterparts in the United States. It is not appropriate for the Government to provide a running commentary on those...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Border Force: Labour Turnover (15 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: Border Force has increased its workforce by 3% over 2020/2021 financial year to over 9,300 staff, with a large proportion of those staff trained and deployed to front line operations.For security reasons, we do not give out figures of how many staff are working at a given time.Border Force keeps its resourcing and staffing numbers under constant review in light of passenger arrival data...

Public Bill Committee: National Security Bill: Clause 24 - The foreign power condition (14 Jul 2022)

Stephen McPartland: I think the intention that we are trying to get across is clear. I understand that the hon. Gentleman has a concern about how broad the scope is, so if he gives me a few moments, I will try to move on to that point. My view is that clause 24 forms a key concept that will determine the circumstances in which activities will come within the scope of the Bill or beyond it. Amendment 54 seeks to...


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