Results 1–20 of 413 for speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Disability and Sexuality (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: This Government abhors all forms of hate crime, including hate crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived sexuality or disability. That is why we are taking a cross-Government approach to tackling the issues through the Hate Crime Action Plan published in July 2016. The Government will continue to deliver against the commitments under the action plan which includes recently...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Disability and Homosexuality (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office collects information on the number of hate crimes recorded by the police, by monitored strand - including sexual orientation and disability. The latest statistics are published in the ‘Hate crime, England and Wales, 2016 to 2017’ statistical bulletin, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england- and-wales-2016-to-2017 This...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Social Media (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office does not hold information on website hits for more than 6 months and therefore does not hold information for the period requested. The Home Office has identified however that in respect to the period June 17 – July 17 there were 22 attempts to access the URL web.whatsapp.com

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Acids (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Good progress is being made in delivering the Government’s action plan in tackling the use of acid and other corrosives substances in violent attacks. The Sentencing Council has issued an important clarifying note which makes it clear that the use of a corrosive substance is a factor that shows high culpability on the part of the offender and would indicate a greater level of offence...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Mopeds (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: In July 2017, the Home Secretary announced an action plan to tackle the use of acid and other corrosives substances in violent attacks. The action plan is based on four key strands: ensuring effective support for victims and survivors; effective policing; ensuring that relevant legislation is understood and consistently applied; and working with retailers to restrict access to acids and other...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Mopeds (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: In July 2017, the Home Secretary announced an action plan to tackle the use of acid and other corrosives substances in violent attacks. The action plan is based on four key strands: ensuring effective support for victims and survivors; effective policing; ensuring that relevant legislation is understood and consistently applied; and working with retailers to restrict access to acids and other...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Iran (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: In July 2017 the Government concluded its internal review into the funding for Islamist extremist activity in the UK through a Written Ministerial Statement. The review has improved the Government’s understanding of the nature, scale and sources of funding for Islamist extremism in the UK. The review’s single most important finding was that the most significant source of funding...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (11 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House the Home Office report on its review of the Scrap Metal dealers Act 2013 (Cm 9552). The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 was introduced in October 2013 as a response to high levels of metal theft at that time. The purpose of the Act was to reduce these thefts by strengthening regulation of the scrap metal industry. Section 18 of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (8 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Our work to tackle knife crime is centred on four key strands: working with the police on operations and enforcement; work on the legislative framework; to work with retailers on responsible sales of knives; and early intervention and prevention. We are encouraging police forces to undertake a series of coordinated national weeks of action to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. It...

Written Answers — Home Office: Organised Crime (8 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office is leading a cross-Government programme of work to tackle the issue of county lines working with partners including the police and the National Crime Agency. We are taking a range of actions including: raising awareness in key sectors of the threat of county lines; legislating to enable police to shut down the mobile phone lines used to facilitate drug deals (the Drug...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Females (5 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims is a key priority for this Government. To support the Government’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), we have pledged increased funding of £100 million between now and 2020. As part of reviewing delivery against our cross-Government VAWG strategy, we are mapping provision of funding for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Wildlife (5 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: With the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Home Office funds the National Wildlife Crime Unit, which provides intelligence, analysis and specialist assistance to individual police forces and other law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom that allows them to deal effectively with wildlife crime investigations.

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Wales (5 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Tacking modern slavery and human trafficking is a high priority for HMG and we will continue to work closely with EU partners on this issue. The details of the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be subject to negotiation. Public safety in the UK and the rest of Europe will be at the heart of our negotiations.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Drugs (4 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Melanin is not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 so no advice is given by the Home Office to people travelling abroad with this substance. For other medicines, which contain controlled drugs and have been prescribed to them personally, travellers are always advised to check with the relevant foreign embassy or high commission before travel to ascertain the legality of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime and Offences Against Children (4 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: In the year to June 2017, there were 50,450 child sex offences (excluding indecent image offences) recorded by the police, up 20% from 42,150 offences recorded in the year to June 2016 (Office for National Statistics, 2017). The increase in the number of offences recorded is thought to be the result of increased willingness to report among victims and action taken by police forces to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Proof of Identity: South East (4 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Government does not hold information on the number of people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier that are in possession of a Proof of Age Standards Scheme card.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (4 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: We recognise the essential role local authorities play in the safeguarding of all children in their care, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences. It is absolutely right that local authorities continue to make decisions about the placement and welfare of children they have responsibility for, which includes assessing risks such as trafficking, and considering the need to refer them to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (4 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Government has no plans to introduce drug consumption rooms. A range of offences are likely to be committed in the operation of drug consumption rooms. It is for local police forces to enforce the law in such circumstances and, as with other offences of this type, we would expect them to do so. The Government has responded to the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Research (30 Nov 2017)

Victoria Atkins: Officials routinely carry out reviews of policy and legislation in order to provide advice to Ministers and support the formulation of Government policy. The following reviews and reports have been commissioned by the Home Office. Asylum Intake and Casework The Review and Removal of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Status Use of Country Information Review on Counter Terrorism...

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (30 Nov 2017)

Victoria Atkins: In September 2017 the Government launched a public recruitment campaign to appoint a Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism. The deadline for applications was 15 October 2017. Once the campaign is complete an announcement will be made. The successful candidate for Lead Commissioner will advise the Home Secretary on the Commission’s future role and shape, including the appointment of...


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