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Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Working Conditions (18 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: In July 2017 the Home Office launched their health and wellbeing strategy which is aligned with the Civil Service 5 strategic priorities to ; 1. Provide visible leadership for health and wellbeing 2. Encourage an open dialogue leading to action on mental health 3. Promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle 4. Promote national wellbeing campaigns 5. Support people to stay at work or return to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (18 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Modern Slavery Strategy and Implementation Group (MSSIG) which I Chair, 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...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Acids (18 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We keep Schedule 1A of the Poisons Act 1972 under continual review. We have moved sulphuric acid above a concentration of 15% from being a reportable to a regulated substance. We have no current plans to regulate any of the other corrosive substances which are reportable substances within Schedule 1A of the Poisons Act 1972.

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Disclosure of Information (17 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The former Home Secretary made clear at the launch of the strategy on 9 April that the Guardian had not shared the leaked document with us and so she hadn’t seen it. This is also the case in relation to the Minister of State for Policing and Fire and special advisors in the Department at the time. However, as the former Home Secretary made clear, she had seen extensive sets of analysis...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Written Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The responses to questions UIN 135961 and 135962 were given on 17th July 2018 and 26th June 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Metals and Stone: Theft (16 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Office of National Statistics publishes statistics on metal thefts annually, based on information provided by police forces. The most recent statistics, for the year ending March 2017 were published in December 2017. Statistics relating to the year to March 2018 will be published later this year. Thefts of stone are not recorded separately in the crime statistics published by the Office...

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (16 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: I chair the National Retail Crime Steering Group with the British Retail Consortium. This brings retailers and the police together to ensure an effective response to crimes affecting retailers and includes work to reduce shop thefts.

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Tagging (12 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Domestic Abuse consultation closed on 31 May 2018. We are currently analysing over 3,200 responses, including information submitted by respondents about paired proximity tagging, which we will consider carefully over the coming months.

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (12 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: I responded to the Right Honourable Member for Warley on 5 July.

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (12 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is currently working closely with a range of partners to develop a new alcohol strategy which we aim to publish early next year.

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks (12 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government considers it important to meet with all stakeholders in working to tackle alcohol-related harms. Home Office officials regularly meet with representatives of the alcohol industry. In developing a new alcohol strategy officials will continue to meet with representatives of the alcohol industry and with many other stakeholders.

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (11 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: As co-chair of the National Retail Crime Steering Group with the British Retail Consortium, it is part of my role to ensure that the Steering Group’s work plan reflects the retail sector’s crime priorities and that the required activity is in place to deliver it. This includes work to reduce shoplifting alongside other crimes that impact on the retail sector. We have discussed...

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (11 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Statistics on shoplifting offences reported to the police are recorded in the crime statistics published by the Office for National Statistics. The statistics can be accessed via their website at www.ons.gov.uk. We encourage all retailers to report shoplifting to the police whenever it occurs, so that these crimes can be investigated and, where appropriate, the offenders brought to justice....

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisocial Behaviour: Football (11 Jul 2018)

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 anti-social and nuisance behaviour. It is for those local agencies to decide whether it is appropriate to make use of these powers to address football-related anti-social behaviour during the world cup period in the light of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting: Drugs (11 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Drugs can devastate lives, ruin families and damage communities. This Government’s approach to them remains clear - we must prevent drug use in our communities and support people through treatment and recovery. Our Drug Strategy, published in July 2017, sets out a balanced approach which brings together police, health, community and global partners to tackle the illicit drug trade,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (11 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: As co-chair of the National Retail Crime Steering Group with the British Retail Consortium, it is part of my role to ensure that the Steering Group’s work plan reflects the retail sector’s crime priorities and that the required activity is in place to deliver it. This includes work to reduce shoplifting alongside other crimes that impact on the retail sector. We have discussed...

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (11 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Statistics on shoplifting offences reported to the police are recorded in the crime statistics published by the Office for National Statistics. The statistics can be accessed via their website at www.ons.gov.uk. We encourage all retailers to report shoplifting to the police whenever it occurs, so that these crimes can be investigated and, where appropriate, the offenders brought to justice....

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (10 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Home Office Ministers have met and will continue to meet a range of Ministers across Government to drive forward the Government’s commitment to transform the response to domestic abuse, working towards publication of a draft Domestic Abuse Bill and supporting non-legislative package. On 8 March we launched a 12 week public consultation on proposals for the Bill including creating for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Scotland (10 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government has made no assessment of the evidence from minimum unit pricing implementation in Scotland. However, the Government is developing a new cross-government alcohol strategy which will set out targeted action to prevent and reduce harmful drinking, support vulnerable people affected by others’ alcohol misuse, improve the pathway into treatment for people with alcohol...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Homosexuality: Psychiatry (10 Jul 2018)

Victoria Atkins: This Government is clear that so-called conversion or reparative therapies are wrong. Being LGBT is not an illness, and LGBT people do not need to be “cured”. On 3 July 2018, the Government published the results from last year’s national LGBT survey. We were shocked to find that 2% of respondents to the survey had undertaken conversion therapy, and a further 5% had been...


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