Results 1–20 of 1530 for speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-slavery Day (30 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Anti-slavery Day is marked by the UK annually to raise awareness of the horrific crime of modern slavery. I will announce my own plans for a range of events to mark the day in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Devolution (26 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The former Home Secretary the Rt. Hon Amber Rudd last meeting with a Scottish Minister was in Glasgow on 27 July 2017. The Home Secretary has yet to meet with with Scottish Ministers but looks forward to doing so in due course and in line with departmental business.

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne (26 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We acknowledge the seriousness of the issues raised in this serious case review. The Government is not under an obligation to respond directly to national recommendations of serious case reviews. However, recommendations are considered carefully in the course of developing policy in this area. At an adjournment debate on 12 June I committed to writing to the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne...

Written Answers — Home Office: Acids: Sales (26 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Offensive Weapons Bill includes provisions to prevent the sale of the most damaging corrosives to under 18s, rather than to persons under 21. This is because the age of 18 is common for other age restricted products such as alcohol and the sale of knives. It is also based on recognition that 18 is accepted internationally as the age of a child. Placing a statutory age restriction at 21...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hydrofluoric Acid (26 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Advice we have received is that hydrofluoric acid is so corrosive that even trace concentrations could cause harm. We think there are no circumstances in which hydrofluoric acid should be sold to a person under 18.

Written Answers — Home Office: Iron Mountain (UK) (25 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: In complying with the Governments transparency agenda, the Home Office will be publishing a redacted version of the Iron Mountain contract to Contracts Finder within the next 4 weeks. The contract awarded to Iron Mountain for Record Management services predates the launch of this current version of Contracts Finder though summary detail has been published for transparency purposes and can be...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Heterosexuality: Civil Partnerships (25 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We have committed to undertake further work to inform a decision on civil partnerships and resolve the difference in treatment between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. We will bring forward legislative proposals on this issue in due course.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: UN Commission On the Status of Women: New York (25 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The priority theme for the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Working in collaboration with our EU partners, the UK Government helped to secure a strong outcome document, which included positive language on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the role...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay: Disclosure of Information (25 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Regulations introduced in 2017 require employers with 250 or more employees to report specific data about their gender pay gap. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has the power to take enforcement action against employers that breach the regulations. Failure to comply with the regulations could ultimately lead to an unlimited fine decided by the courts The Equality and Human Rights...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Females: Directors (25 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We welcome Cranfield’s research, helping the business community to identify and address barriers to achieving gender-balanced leadership. Cranfield’s 2018 Board Report shows that the FTSE 100 are on track to meet the Hampton-Alexander Review target. This is for women to hold 33% of positions on FTSE Boards by 2020, as well as on Executive Committees and their Direct Reports. 29%...

Written Answers — Home Office: Litter (24 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: This information is not held. 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 anti-social and nuisance behaviour. The Home Office does not collect information on why or how often these powers are used by local agencies.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offensive Weapons: Sales (23 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We have no current plans to introduce a specific offence relating to attacks on shopkeepers who refuse to sell a corrosive substance or sharp weapon. Violence is unacceptable wherever it takes place, and violence or abuse against retail staff should not be tolerated in any circumstances. There are number of existing serious offences which are already available to deal with attacks or threats...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prostitution (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is committed to tackling the harm and exploitation that can be associated with prostitution, and believes that people who want to leave prostitution should be given every opportunity to find routes out. Protecting those involved in prostitution is a strand of our wider work to eradicate violence against women and girls, and we regularly meet with charities, welfare...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prostitution (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government’s focus remains on protecting those selling sex from harm and enabling the police to target those who exploit vulnerable people involved in prostitution. To this end, the Government has provided over £2m to organisations supporting those involved in prostitution and sex work, including £650,000 from the Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is committed to supporting potential victims of modern slavery to rebuild their lives. There are a number of practical reasons why the Government is unable to provide an accurate figure for the number of confirmed victims who have been re-trafficked after leaving the National Referral Mechanism. For example, some victims may not wish to maintain contact when they leave the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On 8 March we launched a 12 week public consultation on proposals for a landmark domestic abuse Bill and a supporting package of practical action to transform the response to domestic abuse. The consultation closed on 31 May. Over 3,200 responses to the consultation were received. The responses to the consultation are being considered and a draft Bill will be published later this session.

Written Answers — Home Office: Modern Slavery Strategy and Implementation Group (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Modern Slavery Strategy and Implementation Group (MSSIG), brings together key stakeholders including civil society to support the implementation of the Government’s modern slavery strategy. The group meets quarterly. The last meeting took place on 24 October 2017. Unfortunately, the meeting scheduled for May 2018 was postponed. The next meeting will take place shortly after recess...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: LGBT People (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is clear that discrimination and harassment of LGBT people is wrong. While there has been great progress in workplace equality over recent years, we know from the National LGBT survey that too many LGBT people feel unable to be themselves at work and that the majority of incidents in the workplace were left unreported. This is why we have committed in the LGBT Action plan...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Employment: Pregnancy (20 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: In response to the Matthew Taylor review, we are working to improve the advice and guidance that is available on pregnancy and maternity rights and obligations. The review of the guidance on is currently underway and we will provide an update in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (19 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The total social and economic costs of drugs in the UK are estimated to be £10.7 billion per year. The costs which accrue specifically to the economy cannot be disaggregated from this total. A breakdown of these costs by local area, such as Sheffield, is not available.

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