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Written Answers — Home Office: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry (15 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office was not consulted on the Inquiry's decision to procure the services of an external facilitator.

Written Answers — Home Office: Voluntary Work: Harassment (15 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Government is absolutely clear that harassment and abuse in whatever form and whoever the target is totally unacceptable. This includes harassment committed in person, or using phones or the internet. There is a robust legal framework to tackle offline and online harassment and abuse provided by the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, and offences in the Malicious Communications Act 1998...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (15 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Prime Minister responded to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform’s report ‘Accessing Medicinal Cannabis: Meeting Patients' Needs’ on the 27 October. Cannabis is controlled as a Class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and, in its raw form, currently has no recognised medicinal benefits in the UK. It is therefore listed as a Schedule 1 drug...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (15 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: As the then Secretary of State for Wales confirmed in the House on 17 March 2016, a full and unredacted version of the Macur Review has already been provided to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (Volume 607 Column 1111).

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (15 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: On 12 March 2015 the former Home Secretary established the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse under the Inquiries Act 2005. The Inquiry is independent of the Government and is responsible for the management of its own budget and the publication of its own financial reports. The most recent financial report was published by the Inquiry on 15 September 2016. It is available at:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The National Crime Agency regularly publishes National Referral Mechanism data but this data does not enable us to assess how many had no right of residence in the UK and/ or were potentially subject to immigration enforcement action.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Greater London (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not centrally held by the Home Office. The Office for National Statistics publish data collected by the Home Office on the number of recorded crimes of ‘possession of article with blade or point’ but this is not broken down by age. Additionally, the Home Office publishes data at the police force and Community Safety Partnership area in Open Data...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Permanent Secretary at the Home Office advised the Home Affairs Select Committee on 18 October of the processes through which Dame Lowell Goddard was recruited.

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Information on all potential victims of modern slavery who are identified by the National Referral Mechanism is published by the National Crime Agency on a quarterly basis. This includes the country of origin of victims and can be found here: referral-mechanism-statistics

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Temporary Employment (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Since 2013/14, the Home Office has been required to publish its Contingent Labour and Agency Cost in the Annual Report and accounts, as a single figure, in a table headed ‘Contingent Labour / Agency Cost’. Copies of the Home Office’s Annual Report and Accounts for the period 2013/14 to 2015/16 can be found in the House Library. Prior to that date, there was no requirement to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Government believes that attacks of any sort on police support animals are unacceptable and should be dealt with severely under the criminal law. This allows for penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment under some circumstances.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Lancashire (14 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Funding for drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services is devolved to local authorities through the Public Health Grant, empowering them to develop their own ways of improving public health in their local populations. Public Health England continues to support commissioners and providers to deliver effective services through a range of bespoke tools, including essential local data and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Families: Disadvantaged (10 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Home Office Ministers have regular meetings with Ministerial colleagues and others as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences: Social Networking (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: We expect social media companies, and internet platforms, to have robust processes in place and to act promptly when abuse, including threats of rape and sexual violence, is reported. The Government continues to work closely with social media companies and other relevant actors and experts to make sure they are committed to protecting those who use their platforms. The Criminal Justice Act...

Written Answers — Home Office: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: On 11 August the Home Secretary appointed Professor Alexis Jay as the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Professor Jay has been involved in the inquiry from the start. It is for everyone to support the Inquiry as it continues its vital work to uncover the truth, expose what has gone wrong in the past and learn lessons for the future.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Equality (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in the Equality Act 2010 ensures that public bodies take account of equality and consider the potential impact of decisions on groups with protected characteristics. All bodies exercising public functions who are subject to the PSED need to understand the impact of their policies and services on people with different protected characteristics and be able...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Working Hours (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Information relating to Home Office officials who opt out of the Working Time Regulations is not held centrally. Collating locally held records could only be carried out at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Written Questions: Government Responses (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: The House of Commons Procedure Committee publishes official statistics regarding departmental PQ performance for each Parliamentary session. The most recent reports can be found here: ure/Procedure-Committee-HC191-data-departmental-performance. pdf

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Theft (8 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Home Office Security have three personal items valued at over £250 that have been reported stolen between November 2014 and November 2016. These are: i) Beats headphones ii) Sony Z1 mobile phone iii) iphone 6 Staff may also report thefts directly to the Police therefore this data only covers thefts reported to Home Office Security.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: EU Nationals (3 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Holding answer received on 17 October 2016 All Government Departments are bound by legal requirements concerning the right to work in the UK and, in addition, the Civil Service Nationality Rules. Evidence of nationality is checked at the point of recruitment into the Civil Service as part of wider pre-employment checks, but there is no requirement on departments to retain this...

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