Results 1–20 of 1640 for speaker:Sarah Newton

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Telephone Services (20 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office has one 0345 telephone number in use. The number came into effect in 2014 and no revenue has been generated by this number since its introduction.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (19 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government has engaged with the financial services sector on the review of the funding of Islamist extremism in the UK. This includes giving verbal guidance to the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce on the review’s findings and discussing with the group its approach to managing risks around non-violent extremism. The Government has also discussed the review with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Internet (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office has allocated initial funding of £200,000 p.a. for the new national online hate crime hub, from existing Home Office budgets. The funding will cover three specialist officers and one specialist analyst / researcher.

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Nationality (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: Data relating to the number of people prosecuted and convicted for modern slavery and human trafficking offences in England and Wales can be found in the “criminal justice system outcomes by offence” data tool table contained in the annual Criminal Justice Statistics publication, linked below. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-sy...

Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-slavery Task Force (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 18 October 2017. The correct answer should have been: Data on the number of correspondence to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), which was responded to within 20 days is published quarterly as part of UKVI transparency data. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-service- operations-data-august-2017 UKVI...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Cairnryan Port (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: Information is not held centrally on the specific location from which potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking are first identified. For Scotland as a whole, the number of potential victims first identified in Scotland and referred to the National Referral Mechanism (the support service provided to potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking) for the last three...

Written Answers — Home Office: Poisons (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: Since the implementation of EU regulation 98/2013 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors in 2014, which introduced the legal requirement for retailers to report suspicious transactions and is now implemented through the Poisons Act 1972, the Home Office has engaged with a wide range of retailers that supply both regulated and reportable explosive precursors and poisons. This...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Sales (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: We have no plans to introduce a licensing system for the online purchases of knives. We have published a consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons, which includes proposals to prevent knives sold online being delivered to a private residential address, and ensuring instead they are collected in person at a place where age ID can be checked.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Sales (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: I have no plans to meet specific knife manufacturers and suppliers in relation to the proposals outlined in the consultation launched on 14 October. We invite interested parties to provide their views to the consultation, which will be taken into account in our response. The consultation is available on gov.uk.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Sales (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The consultation on proposed new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons has been published on 14 October. The consultation is available in gov.uk.

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government keeps the framework governing the disclosure of criminal records under constant consideration in order to ensure the disclosure and barring arrangements continue to strike the right balance between safeguarding vulnerable groups and enabling offenders, including those who have received a conviction or caution aged under 18, to put their offending behind them.

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (17 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government is fully committed to tackling domestic abuse and doing all we can to protect victims and robustly target perpetrators. Those convicted of domestic abuse related offences are already captured on the Police National Computer. Where appropriate, they will also be captured on other systems such as on the Dangerous Persons database and managed by police and probation under...

Written Answers — Home Office: Stalking (17 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: Stalking and harassment are devastating crimes which cause great distress to victims. That is why we strengthened the law by creating specific stalking offences in 2012 and raising the maximum sentence for stalking and harassment to 10 years through the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Support for victims requires more than prosecution after the fact. That is why, we are introducing a new...

Written Answers — Home Office: Gambling: Crime (17 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: I have not undertaken an assessment. The Modern Crime Prevention Strategy published in March 2016 sets out how we analyse and respond to crime through the consideration of six drivers of crime (opportunity, character, effectiveness of the criminal justice system, profit, drugs and alcohol). This includes looking at new and emerging trends in acquisitive crime where we work closely with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Missing Persons: Children (17 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office does not hold these data centrally. Police-force level missing people statistics are published by the National Crime Agency’s Missing Person’s Bureau (http://missingpersons.police.uk/en/resources/downloads).

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Rural Crime (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government have ensured that, through the election of police and crime commissioners, communities—including those in rural areas—have a strong voice in determining how police resources are allocated, to tackle the crimes that most matter to them. I hope that my hon. Friend will join me in congratulating Katy Bourne on her work to prioritise rural crime in Sussex.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Rural Crime (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: My hon. Friend raises a very important point. Of course, police will investigate all crimes. Extremely good police and crime commissioners who work with their communities, such as Katy Bourne, are able to prioritise what matters most to people. They often work in partnership with great organisations such as the National Farmers Union to come up with the right solutions for the community.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising this issue. It is very sad to hear what is happening in his constituency. I would welcome him coming to the Home Office and providing me with more detail. One would really hope that in the 21st century such homophobic activity was consigned to the history books. Let me be absolutely clear: there is no place in our society for hate crime. In our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: My hon. Friend is right to point out the significant progress that the Government have made on tackling domestic violence and the support that we are giving to victims. We are not at all complacent, however, and we have a groundbreaking opportunity with the forthcoming legislation to make the prevention of domestic violence and abuse everyone’s business. I am working with vigour and at...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Consultants (16 Oct 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Department does not hold the information required for years prior to the current Financial Year (2017/18). For this FY 201718, year to date, for agreements entered into: a) 70% - Maximum Price basis; b) 28% - Capped Price basis; c) 2% - Fixed Cost (daily rate) basis, subject to an overarching limit of liability.


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