Did you mean Amber judd?
Amber Rudd: I am of course delighted to join my hon. Friend in congratulating David Carney-Haworth on his work. My hon. Friend has brought to our attention a really good example of local practice, and it is local practice, local initiative and local momentum that will really help the women and girls we want to reach.
Amber Rudd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for this opportunity to do exactly that. We are very lucky to have the good work, bravery and courage of the PSNI, and I will, on his behalf and that of the whole House, pass on those good wishes and thanks.
National Security Strategy: National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.
Witnesses: (at 5:00 PM) the Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary Sir Mark Lyall-Grant KCMG, National Security Advisor Mr Conrad Bailey, Director, SDSR and Defence, National Security Secretariat
Amber Rudd: I can tell the hon. Gentleman that we have staff in the region who are looking to see which children might qualify under the Dubs amendment and which children might qualify under the Dublin regulations. We are actively looking to make sure that we do assist the children in Greece and Italy that we can.
Amber Rudd: I urge the hon. Gentleman to reassure his constituents, if that is what they are, about how valued they are for the contribution they make to the UK economy. I also point out that the recent immigration statistics show that we remain just as popular a destination as ever for EU nationals.
Amber Rudd: I will certainly look at the situation that the hon. Lady raises and, if necessary, talk to the NSPCC. I will invite her to participate in those discussions as well.
Amber Rudd: indicated dissent.
Amber Rudd: I thank my right hon. Friend for making that important point so eloquently, as is often the case. He is absolutely right to say that we need to make that distinction, and I say once more that it is for all faiths and all people to unite together to make sure we condemn this dreadful terrorism.
Amber Rudd: My hon. Friend is of course right: this cannot be a one-sided inquiry or investigation. I will ensure that we look at both sides of this, but I must tell him that there are some serious allegations to be considered.
Amber Rudd: I refer the hon. Lady to the fact that different police chiefs are taking different positions on this, depending on their experience in their particular communities. If she has a particular concern about the situation in her community, I encourage her to come and talk to myself or the Police Minister in due course.
Amber Rudd: My hon. Friend is right. Where there is a strong business case and collaboration can improve outcomes and save money, which can then be used for the frontline, it should be encouraged. I welcome the good work that she has been doing with Matthew Ellis to deliver just that.
Amber Rudd: Currently the Home Office has four special advisors. One of which is female and one is from an ethnic minority background.
Amber Rudd: The Home Office publishes details of meetings with external organisations on a quarterly basis on gov.uk. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-minis terial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-january-to-marc h-2017. My office notifies Members when I am attending an official event in their constituency, in accordance with paragraph 10.9 of the Ministerial Code.
Amber Rudd: My hon. Friend raises a very important point: once we have them over here, how will we best look after children who have been traumatised, and families who are feeling vulnerable? We are working closely with the local authorities to ensure that they can provide the necessary support, and we can assist them.
Home Affairs: The work of the Home Secretary.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Amber Rudd: Thank you, Mr Speaker.
Amber Rudd: We recently brought together—Mr Speaker, I have failed once more. May I group Question 5 with Question 19?
Amber Rudd: We all recognise the importance of dealing with knife crime, given the terrible impact that it can have on people’s minds. Our work to tackle it is centred on working on four key strands: on police and enforcement; on retailers and responsible sales; on the legislative framework; and on early intervention.
Amber Rudd: I thank my hon. Friend for her question on such an important area. It is vital that the police have the confidence and the allowance to pursue people when they need to do so. That is why we are conducting a review to give them extra clarity that they can pursue people on mopeds.
Amber Rudd: I am pleased to announce that I am today laying before the House the 2017 annual report of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office. This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS168