Results 2721–2740 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Capita (7 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office currently holds 3 contracts with Capita, with a total contract value of £309m. The Home Office has since 2010, published details of its contracts over 10K on the Pan-Gov’t Contracts Finder portal, as part of the HMT Transparency Agenda. The link to the portal is as follows: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting (7 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Table 1 shows the average number of days taken by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to scan an application, search the Police National Computer, search the records held by local police where appropriate and to print the DBS certificate for applications nationally. Period a) Time to Scan the Application (days) b)Time to Search PNC (days) e) Time to Search Local Police Records...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Sexual Harassment (7 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Legal protection from harassment in the workplace exists through the Equality Act 2010, the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003. We believe this legislation provides adequate protection for both men and women in the working environment; however, we will continue to keep the operation of the legislation under review, to ensure that it works as intended. We...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Directors (7 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government Equalities Office (GEO) reports to Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, and works with Baroness Williams, Minister for Equalities, and Victoria Atkins, Minister for Women. It has not had a board since 2012, when its non-executive directors were Janet Soo-Chung CBE, Judy McKnight CBE and Peter Bungard.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The UK Government is committed to driving action to eradicate modern slavery internationally, as well as in the UK. The Government is developing strong partnerships with countries that have many victims trafficked into the UK, as well as working with countries that have a high prevalence of slavery to support their efforts to tackle it. The Government is also advocating for better...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Prosecutions (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Details of the increase in the total number of slavery and trafficking cases brought to prosecution is provided in the 2017 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery available n gov.uk via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery .pdf Table 22 of the report provides CPS data which shows the total...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The evidential basis is provided the 2017 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery, available on gov.uk via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery .pdf The number of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – the UK’s modern slavery victim identification and support service – has...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Females (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The UK Government is committed to driving action to eradicate modern slavery internationally, as outlined in the response to PQ 125743 With regards to our specific plans relating to women, the Government has made a commitment to double aid spending to £150m to tackle modern slavery. The allocation of this funding will ensure the needs of women and girls are taken into account. For example,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Vietnam (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The National Crime Agency publishes statistics on referrals into the National Referral Mechanism on a quarterly basis. These statistics includes the breakdown of referrals for children by nationality and primary exploitation type. Criminal exploitation is recorded as a sub category of Labour exploitation within the statistics and would include children found in cannabis farms and nail bars....

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Vietnam (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government does not hold all of the information requested in a reportable format. The Government does not collect information on the number of children referred into the National Referral Mechanism who are in local authority care. The Home Office publish data on the number of asylum claims from unaccompanied children, including nationality breakdown and initial decisions. The Home...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: All local agencies, including local authorities, have statutory duties to safeguard children as part of their local responsibilities, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences. The revised ‘Care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery’ statutory guidance for local authorities (2017) sets out the steps that local authorities should take to plan for the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: On the 26th October 2017, this Government announced a package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism, the system for identifying and support victims of modern slavery. Details can be found - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/modern-slavery-victims-to -receive-longer-period-of-support

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Harassment (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government does not believe it is necessary to re-enact S.40. The provisions at S.40(2) of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act), which dealt with third party harassment, were repealed in 2013, as part of the Coalition Government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’, because they were unnecessary, confusing and little used. Anyone wishing to bring a claim of harassment at work, including by a third...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund (6 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The evaluation of the Access to Elected Office Fund will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Modern slavery is a barbaric crime that destroys the lives of victims across the globe. The UK Government has had an ambitious Modern Slavery Strategy in place since 2014 and the world-leading Modern Slavery Act was introduced in 2015. Significant progress has been made in implementing the Strategy which have been monitored through performance indicators relating to individual parts of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Modern slavery is a barbaric crime that destroys the lives of victims across the globe. The Home Office works collaboratively with other government departments and agencies to tackle modern slavery and we monitor the Department’s direct spend on tackling modern slavery. This includes measures such as £8.5 million grant funding from the Police Transformation Fund to transform the police...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Modern slavery is a barbaric crime that destroys the lives of victims across the globe. The Government has a co-ordinated policy and operational response, with a Modern Slavery Taskforce chaired by the Prime Minister. We have noted the recommendations from the National Audit Office - including in this area - and have already responded publicly to a number of them. The report will be further...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Home Office does not routinely collect data on victims after they have left the National Referral Mechanism. In October 2017, the Government announced a package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism including the development of a digitised casework system. It is anticipated that the digital system will improve our ability to collate and report on the progress of victims through...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Internet (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online. Anything that is illegal offline should be illegal online. The Government and law enforcement agencies take the unlawful advertising and sales of drugs on the internet very seriously. Tough enforcement is a fundamental part of the Government’s drug strategy and we are taking coordinated action to tackle illegal drugs alongside...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offensive Weapons: Internet (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: The Government continues to work with the police and partners, including retailers to ensure we have strong controls in place to prevent sales of knives to under 18s. In March 2016 we agreed a set of commitments with major retailers including Amazon UK and Ebay UK to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online. The commitments include a requirement to have...


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