Results 1–20 of 127 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Females (19 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We recognise that some sectors of society can experience multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage or additional barriers to accessing support, including women and girls from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. The Government’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy includes the commitment to promote understanding of the needs of BME women who are...

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices (19 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is clear about the value we place on the role of our police officers and emergency service workers in cutting crime and keeping our communities safe. That is why we are supporting the Assaults on Emergency Workers Bill, which will increase penalties available to those who attack emergency service workers. This Bill sends a clear message that we will not tolerate attacks on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (17 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We are committed to seeking the views of experts and practitioners on proposals for the draft domestic abuse Bill and supporting non-legislative measures. We are working with partners across Government on our domestic abuse consultation to ensure it is as robust and thorough as possible, before launching it shortly. The consultation will be accompanied by a number of road show events taking...

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisocial Behaviour (17 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On 24 December 2017, we published refreshed statutory guidance for frontline professionals on the use of the anti-social behaviour powers provided by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to support local agencies in tackling and preventing anti-social behaviour in their areas. The 2016/17 independent Crime Survey for England and Wales shows that 30% of adults aged 16 and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisocial Behaviour: York Central (17 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office collects data on the number of anti-social behaviour incidents recorded by in England and Wales at the police force area level. Data are not available at the constituency level. Anti-social behaviour incidents recorded by the police are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeand...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Carers (17 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office provides a range of policies and schemes to help our employees balance their caring responsibilities with their at work, e.g. annual leave, special leave, maternity leave, parental leave, adoption leave, flexible working and job sharing. A childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme is also available to our employees for them to make savings on their child care costs. We also...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We are committed to addressing all forms of hate crime. In July 2016, the Home Office published Action Against Hate: The UK Government’s Plan for Tackling Hate Crime, an action plan which focuses on five key areas: - preventing hate crime by challenging beliefs and attitudes; - responding to hate crime within our communities; - increasing the reporting of hate crime; - improving...

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Drugs (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Since the publication of the Governments response to the ACMD report on Facilitated Sexual Assault we have taken action to protect against opportunistic drug-facilitated sexual assault. GBL and 1,4-B, which are commonly used to spike drinks, have been controlled as Class C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. It is also an offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to give someone any...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: In 2016-17 and to date in 2017-18, the subsistence rates paid to adult potential victims of modern slavery was at the level initially tendered in the Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care and Co-ordination Services Contract. In October 2017, Government announced that it would change the level of financial support paid to potential victims of modern slavery, using the methodology that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On 26 October 2017 the Government announced its plans for reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) confirming the Government’s commitment to markedly improving the identification of, and support provided to, victims of modern slavery. This includes incorporating the Human Trafficking Foundation Trafficking Survivor Care Standards as a minimum standard of victim support that will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On 26 October 2017 the Government announced its plans for reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) confirming the Government’s commitment to markedly improving the identification of, and support provided to, victims of modern slavery. This includes strengthening the role of designated first responders by considering who should be a first responder and how they should be trained,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (16 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On 26 October 2017 the Government announced its plans for reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) confirming the Government’s commitment to markedly improving the identification of, and support provided to, victims of modern slavery. This includes the laying of regulations to enshrine the rights of victims in law, and the development of statutory guidance under s49 of the Modern...

Written Answers — Home Office: Licensing Act 2003 (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is carefully considering the detailed recommendations made by the House of Lords Select Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny report on the Licensing Act 2003 and published its response on the 6 November.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: In 2016-17 and to date in 2017-18, the subsistence rates paid to adult potential victims of modern slavery was at the level initially tendered in the Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care and Co-ordination Services Contract. In October 2017, Government announced that it would change the level of financial support paid to potential victims of modern slavery, using the methodology that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Modern Slavery helpline is funded by the private sector. The Home Office had no involvement in any aspect of the tender for the helpline, including the process through which funding was awarded. The tender was carried out by Polaris, a US-based NGO. Polaris runs a similar helpline in the US. There is no inquiry into the awarding of this contract.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Written Questions (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: UIN 118035, 118036 and 118101 were responded to on the 15th January 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office is satisfied that the UK is compliant with the articles of the Lanzarote Convention, and has received confirmation from devolved administrations that they support ratification of the Convention. The Home Office will shortly write to the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories (CDOTs) to extend an invitation to ratify alongside the rest of the UK. Whilst it is not possible...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (15 Jan 2018)

Victoria Atkins: As announced in the Queen’s speech, we will publish a draft Bill this session once we have thoroughly consulted with partners and analysed responses. We are committed to consulting widely as we develop the proposals for the Bill. We are keen to hear from experts, including charities and service providers, and parliamentarians to understand their views and ensure that the voices of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (15 Jan 2018)

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. We received 44 applications for the role. Once the recruitment process is complete an announcement will be made. The successful candidate for Lead Commissioner will in due course advise the Home Secretary on the...


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