Results 1–20 of 2164 for speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Crime (17 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The National Crime Agency undertakes an assessment of county lines which provides a picture of the scale and scope of the threat. The assessments do not include the number of gangs but they do include an estimate of the number of active ‘deal lines’ operating in England and Wales. The anonymous deal lines may be operated by individuals or groups. The previous assessment was published in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Social Media: Regulation (17 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is publishing a White Paper this year. It will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe online. Protecting children from abuse and exploitation online will be a central component of the White Paper. We are currently exploring options for a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (17 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: Last year we launched a public consultation on the Government response to domestic abuse in which we asked about the risk of technology being used to perpetrate abuse. We will be publishing a response to the consultation and draft Domestic Abuse Bill soon. The Government will also shortly publish a white paper detailing how we will tackle online harms, including domestic abuse. We have also...

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Crime (17 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The main measure of alcohol-related crime is available in the Crime Survey for England and Wales, and relates to alcohol-related violent incidents. The latest figures show that the number of alcohol-related violent crime has fallen from 901,000 incidents in 2009/10 to 464,000 incidents in 2016/17. The data for the year ending March 2017 is available in Table 3.11 at the following link:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Social Media (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: We will set out plans for tackling online harms, including Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, in the forthcoming Online Harms White Paper. The White Paper will set out clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe. In addition, the Home Secretary has been clear with industry that they should be proactive in combatting child sexual exploitation online, including...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Brexit (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office do not track NDAs. Any non-disclosure elements in commercial agreements or procurements form part of the overall agreement or process and are not NDAs in their own right. The Commercial Directorate have not issued specific EU Exit-related policy to include NDAs within contracts. This means that depending on the type of engagement with suppliers, NDAs will have been issued as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Schools: Voluntary Work (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The information requested is not collected on a mandatory basis by the DBS as part of its checks, therefore it is not possible to reliably collate the data requested.

Written Answers — Home Office: Pro-Force (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) only discloses information about its investigations, or those of the former Gangmasters Licencing Authority (GLA), where these result in prosecution or another notifiable outcome. A list of compliance inspections carried out by the GLA is available on the GLAA website www.gla.gov.uk

Written Answers — Home Office: Pro-Force (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has not taken action against Pro-Force Ltd.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Domestic Violence (16 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Government wants to make sure that all women have the freedom and opportunity to reach their full potential. This of course includes women from more marginalised or vulnerable groups such as those who have suffered from abuse. The Minister for Women and Equalities recently announced £500k of funding to support people with multiple and potentially complex barriers to returning to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (15 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: On 7-8 November the Home Secretary co-hosted a Hackathon with Microsoft, at which leading companies worked to develop a prototype tool to detect online grooming to be provided licence-free to small and medium companies worldwide. The Home Secretary also visited US-based social networks and other technology companies to urge them to promote the use of the new prototype and to encourage further...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (15 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: On 7-8 November the Home Secretary co-hosted a Hackathon with Microsoft, at which leading companies worked to develop a prototype tool to detect online grooming to be provided licence-free to small and medium companies worldwide. The Home Secretary also visited US-based social networks and other technology companies to urge them to promote the use of the new prototype and to encourage further...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Cervical Cancer: Screening (15 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The best independent evidence shows that routine screening of women under 25 actually does more harm than good. Cervical cancer in women under the age of 25 is very rare and younger women often undergo natural and harmless changes in the cervix that screening would identify as abnormalities, resulting in many false negatives. We offer vaccination to girls to protect against the Human...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Employment (15 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The government launched a £1.5 million grant fund in the private sector to support people to return to work. Our grant fund is enabling charities and other organisations to launch projects for people who are currently out of work due to caring responsibilities and want to return to permanent employment. Home-Start have previously applied for this GEO funding. We have recently announced...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Staff (14 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: Home Office publish monthly workforce management information on gov.uk - links provided below. 2010 to 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-and-sala ries-series January to October 2018: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/workforce-managem ent-information-2018 Figures for November 2018 and June 2016 are provided in the table 1 attached. Table 1 - Figs Nov...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Infrastructure (14 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: No infrastructure contracts have been let with the stipulation that a Project Bank Account must be applied for the time period requested.

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisocial Behaviour (14 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides the police and local authorities with a range of flexible powers that they can use to tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour. To support local agencies decide when and how to use these powers, the Home Office refreshed its statutory guidance for frontline practitioners on the use of the statutory powers in December 2017.

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices (11 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The introduction of minimum unit pricing in England remains under review pending the impact of its implementation in Scotland. Home Office ministers have held no meetings with representatives of the alcohol industry and public health advocates to discuss minimum unit pricing for alcohol. However, Home Office officials have engaged throughout 2018 with a range of stakeholders as part of our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (11 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: I have considered the proposals raised at the roundtable on retail crime held on 11 December 2018 and am committed to providing the Rt. Hon Member for Delyn a response before the tabling deadline for Lords amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill.

Written Answers — Home Office: National County Lines Coordination Centre: Staff (10 Jan 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The National County Lines Co-ordination Centre is a joint initiative between the National Crime Agency and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, supported by £3.6m of Home Office funding. It is one of our key commitments set out in the Serious Violence Strategy. The Centre is fully operational and has around 40 staff in post. The Home Office is not involved in the set up and running of the...


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