Results 41–60 of 627 for speaker:Sarah Dines

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences: Extortion (20 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: “Sextortion”, or blackmail involving the use of indecent or intimate images, is a horrific crime which the government is determined to tackle. The Home Office is providing £150k in 2022/23 to the Revenge Porn Hotline to support victims of non-consensual intimate image sharing, colloquially known as “revenge porn”, which includes victims of “sextortion”. The Government remains...

Written Answers — Home Office: Missing Persons (19 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The United Kingdom Missing Persons Unit collates annual data from police forces and produces an Annual Missing Persons Data (AMPD) report which includes the most accurate figures held nationally on missing persons. The latest AMPD report includes the following figures for England and Wales for the financial year 2021/22.Number of people still missing after 28 days: 1051Number of people still...

Home Department: Children in Custody (18 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: Children should be detained only when necessary, and must be provided with an appropriate adult. The College of Policing provides operational guidance for police, and the concordat on children in custody supports police and local authorities to meet their statutory responsibilities. HM inspectorate of constabulary and fire and rescue services also sets expectations for the treatment of...

Home Department: Children in Custody (18 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: I remind the hon. Lady that children are involved in crime. Children detained in police custody must have an appropriate adult—statistics shows that that happens in 99% of cases—who can be of assistance. I want that to be 100%. Police custody remains a core part of the criminal justice system. It is critical for maintaining police confidence, bringing offenders to justice and keeping the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Domestic Abuse (14 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: We are carefully considering the findings of the Support for Migrant Victims Scheme pilot evaluation to inform any future policy decisions. Once we have considered all the evidence in the round, we will communicate our decision on the Article 59 reservation. In the interim we have extended the funding for the scheme until March 2025 with up to £1.4 million allocated in financial years...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Newham (14 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: Public sexual harassment is an appalling crime which the Government is committed to tackling. Our children have the right to both be and feel safe on our streets. We are providing just over £1.2 million in funding, for the next two years, to the Children's Society for a programme to drive targeted action to respond to child sexual abuse and exploitation. The programme works with national and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Children: Newham (14 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: Policing of parks in Newham is an operational matter for the Metropolitan Police Service. Multi-agency partners, including the Metropolitan Police Service receives over £22.5m in funds to tackle serious violence in London. This includes funds for the Violence Reduction Unit which delivers a multi-agency partnerships to lead the local response to reducing violence, with a focus on long-term...

Written Answers — Home Office: Missing Persons (14 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office does not hold this data centrally. Information about current missing persons incidents is held by individual police forces. The National Crime Agency’s UK Missing Persons Unit holds the national database for all missing incidents that are unresolved after 72hours, allowing the police to have access to missing persons information across force boundaries. In addition, annual...

Written Answers — Home Office: Holiday Accommodation: Exploitation (13 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government is committed to tackling the heinous crime of modern slavery. We are identifying more victims of modern slavery and doing more to bring perpetrators to justice than ever before. We have also introduced several initiatives aimed at preventing human trafficking and exploitation, these include: Supporting the police to tackle modern slavery, including dedicated funding totalling...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Children (13 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: This Government is clear that targeting, grooming and the exploitation of children who are often the most vulnerable in our society is deplorable and is committed to tackling it. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 gives law enforcement agencies the tools to tackle modern slavery, including potential maximum sentences of life imprisonment for perpetrators and specific support and protection for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Internet: Offences against Children (13 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government remains firmly committed to tackling all forms of child sexual abuse online and in our communities across the UK and internationally. Our approach is underpinned by the Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy which sets out firm commitments to drive action across the whole system. The law in the UK is very clear with regards to production of child sexual abuse material. It is an...

At-risk Academics: UK Support (12 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: It is a pleasure to appear before you, Sir Robert, in this most important debate. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Sir Julian Lewis) for securing this debate. As was abundantly clear from his remarks, this topic is of long-standing interest to him and I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Government and my right hon. Friend the Immigration Minister,...

At-risk Academics: UK Support (12 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: I agree with the hon. Lady that there is much we gain by way of academic research. Indeed, we enjoy the best not only of academia but of what the inquiring mind can bring to our institutions with a global feel. I agree with her wholeheartedly. We thank Cara, similar organisations and the wider university sector, which create these opportunities and reach out to eligible individuals and...

At-risk Academics: UK Support (12 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: As the right hon. Gentleman knows, the Government work very hard to promote the interests of academic and personal freedom across the globe. I cannot mention specific cases, but I will definitely get back to him through the Immigration Minister on the case that he mentioned. The Government will continue to seek academic freedom wherever they can throughout the world in cases of unjust and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Spiking (11 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government is committed to producing and publishing a report on the prevalence and nature of spiking and the action that we are and will take to tackle it. The report is yet to be laid before Parliament, but we aim to do so as soon as practical, later this Autumn.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Greater Manchester (11 Sep 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales. Data on the number of offences recorded by Greater Manchester Police can be found in the Open Data Tables for Hate Crime, available here: Police recorded crime and outcomes open data tables - GOV.UK ( Information on arrests is only collected at the broader...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland (24 Jul 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Secretary chairs an Interministerial Group on safety and security with the devolved administrations to consider matters of shared interest. Senior officials from the Northern Ireland Civil Service attend the group in observer capacity in the absence of NI Executive Ministers. Further, the Home Office engages regularly with officials in the Northern Ireland Department of Justice on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Rape (20 Jul 2023)

Sarah Dines: In April 2022 the Home Office issued guidance to police forces in England and Wales to seek to bring greater consistency to the recording of specific protected characteristics of victims of crime. In doing so, we have followed the approach used in the 2021 Census for England and Wales which will enable meaningful comparisons with the general population and inform the policy and operational...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Vivastreet (19 Jul 2023)

Sarah Dines: Pursuant to answers 72950 and 87795, Ministers have not held discussions with adult services websites. The purpose of Home Office officials and law enforcement meetings with adult services websites is to raise awareness of the risks of online sexual exploitation and the steps companies can take to minimise criminality on their platforms.

Written Answers — Home Office: Stalking: Court Orders (18 Jul 2023)

Sarah Dines: We will publish the number of stalking protection orders issued in England and Wales in 2022 in due course.

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