Theresa May: holding answer 23 June 2011 The Government are applying to the European Commission to opt in to the EU Directive on human trafficking. Subject to its acceptance, we will implement the requirements of the directive within two years.
Theresa May: holding answer 23 June 2011 A total of £3.75 million is being made available over two years, from April 2011, to three police forces areas where more than half of the country's knife crime occurs—London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. In London, the money is to be paid via the Greater London Authority.
Theresa May: holding answer 28 June 2011 The National Crime Agency Plan sets out the Government's plan for creating a Border Policing Command.
Theresa May: holding answer 27 June 2011 The National Crime Agency (NCA) Plan sets out the Government's plan for creating a Border Policing Command. The NCA Plan can be found at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/crime/nca-creation -plan
Theresa May: holding answer 27 June 2011 In 2010, the police forces of England and Wales had access to 31 helicopters operating from 29 bases. In 2011, there are currently 30 helicopters operating from 28 bases.
Theresa Villiers: ...to which safety recommendations from the Elsenham report can be applied, the nature of any changes and their installation dates, are an operational matter for Network Rail. The hon. Member may wish contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address: David Higgins Chief Executive Network Rail Kings Place 90 York Way London, N1 9AG The Office of Rail Regulation, as the...
Theresa May: The Select Committee on Home Affairs said in February: “We accept that there is no simple relationship between numbers of police officers and levels of crime.” The Government agree.
Theresa May: The chaotic lives of drug addicts make it difficult for the Government to make an official estimate of the total number of people addicted to Class A drugs. However, for two drugs in this category—opiates and crack cocaine—the Government estimated in 2008-09 that there were more than 320,000 users in England. Figures for 2009-10 will be available later this year.
Theresa May: The Home Office is committed to protecting the public, controlling immigration, securing our borders and helping the police to combat and prevent crime and terrorism. I recently announced to the House the outcomes of our review of the Prevent strategy to counter radicalisation and our plans for a new national crime agency, which will be a powerful body of operational crime fighters who will...
Theresa Villiers: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has confirmed that it will be conducting an investigation into the incident on 26 May 2011, and in particular, looking into First Capital Connect’s response to the train failure. Her Majesty's railway inspectorate is also carrying out an investigation in line with its regulatory role. I await the findings of these bodies who are responsible for...
Theresa May: I have not had any recent discussions with the devolved Administrations on this matter. While the system of stillbirth registration is very similar in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, civil registration is a devolved service and a matter for each of the Administrations.
Theresa May: The Home Affairs Select Committee said in February: “we accept that there is no simple relationship between numbers of police officers and levels of crime”. The Government agrees.
Theresa May: The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) is a core part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). The National Crime Agency will bring together the specialist capabilities of SOCA, including the UKHTC and other agencies, into a single body that will drive an effective national response to all forms of organised crime.
Theresa May: holding answer 23 June 2011 “Policing in the 21st century: reconnecting police and the people, Summary of consultation responses and next steps”, published in December 2010, listed all respondents to proposals for directly elected police and crime commissioners. A copy is in the Library of the House.
Theresa May: Our proposals for a new system of parental leave will protect mothers’ rights while giving families more choice and flexibility over how they can share their work and caring responsibilities. The proposals mean that working mothers will be better able to keep in touch with their employer, and they will also aid career progression for working mothers and help to tackle pregnancy discrimination.
Theresa May: We are encouraging every club, team, player and fan to sign up to our new charter, “Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport”, and to work with us to put an end to homophobia and transphobia in sport. We are working with the top sports national bodies, Sport England and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to tackle this issue. I am pleased to say...
Theresa Villiers: ...provide a vehicle to make the necessary changes if the Government decide to go ahead with these further reforms. Decisions on reforms needing new primary legislation are planned for the autumn and may also need to take account of work under way by the European Commission on the future of the package travel directive. The consultation closes on 15 September 2011. My aim is to announce...
Theresa Villiers: ...of Crossrail. There have been 12 RIDDOR-reportable accidents (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1995) since Crossrail commenced its main delivery phase in May 2009. Prior to that one reportable accident occurred in February 2008 during the preliminary works stage.
Theresa May: I am today laying before Parliament the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s 2009-10 annual report and accounts. Copies will be available in the Vote Office.
Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 9 and 10 June in Luxembourg. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Home Affairs (Theresa May), my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Kenneth Clarke) and the Scottish Cabinet Secretary of Justice Kenny MacAskill MSP attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. The following issues were discussed at...