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Scottish Parliament: Day of the Imprisoned Writer (15 Nov 2018)

Andy Wightman: ...officers placed a plastic bag over his head and suffocated him until he passed out. They then threatened him with rape and murder to force him to confess to organised bombing, possessing illegal firearms and other terrorist acts including membership of the Ukrainian right-wing group Pravyi Sektor. A fortnight later, he was transferred to Moscow, more than 1,400km away, where he was placed...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (4th Day) (14 Nov 2018)

Lord Marlesford: ...is a sensible idea. That is not asking very much. This would be no more difficult or complicated than many other centralised databases, such as the DVLA for vehicle licences and all the rest of it, and the National Firearms Licensing Management System—the central firearms register—which I caused to be introduced under Section 29 of the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997,...

Scottish Parliament: Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (13 Nov 2018)

Stewart Stevenson: ...of rights that people acquire at the age of 12—I certainly heard things of which I had not been aware. There is a series of ages at which people are allowed to do certain things. It is worth saying that someone can get a firearms certificate at the age of 14. Someone can get a shotgun certificate at any age—there is no age qualification, but someone under the age of 15 is...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Lord Marlesford: .... It is, I believe, a totally valid point. I know that the Home Office is opposed to it. I know that it does not like these things. I just go back to the example of the 10 years it took to get the firearm thing. This will come. It is inevitable. As the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, says, basically no legitimate person is frightened of having their identity known. We do not live in a...

Police Pension Liabilities - Statement (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Dholakia: ...an already badly overstretched service would lead to an increase in crime and pose a serious threat to the criminal justice system. This is happening at a time when knife crime has increased by 62%, firearms offences by 30% and homicides by 33%. We are now hearing an interesting debate in policing among people such as Sara Thornton, backed by Cressida Dick, who are talking about dealing...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (31 Oct 2018)

Earl Howe: ...8 is designed to address that issue directly, by extending to Northern Ireland courts the power to treat a terrorism connection as an aggravating factor when sentencing for an offence in the general criminal law, such as firearms and other violent offences—which may be particularly relevant in the Northern Ireland terrorism context. The noble Lord, Lord Marks, made powerful points...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Edward Davey: ...since 2015 we have lost 4,789 full-time police officers, 2,231 community support officers and 4,334 special officers. That is more than 9,400 officers lost, at a time when crime has been going up. Knife crime has increased by 62% since 2015, firearm crime has increased by 30% and homicides have increased by 33%. The Conservatives should be ashamed of themselves for not having been prepared...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Maria Eagle: ...all our police officers have gone, 1,119 of them, yet crime is increasing—it has gone up by 29% in the past five years, with a 12% increase in the past year alone. We have 150 organised crime groups active on Merseyside and we have seen a 50% increase in firearms offences, including shootings and killings in my constituency and across our communities in the past two years, as our...

Recreational Use of Firearms (Regulation) (25 Oct 2018)

Recreational Use of Firearms (Regulation)

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms and Knives: Crime (23 Oct 2018)

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Merseyside Police have the resources required to tackle incidents of knife and gun crime in the area.

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms and Knives: Crime (23 Oct 2018)

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Merseyside Police on tackling knife and gun crime in Merseyside.

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park: Drug Trafficking: County Lines (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: ...county lines. In one week alone, there were more than 200 arrests; 58 vulnerable people, including a number of children, were identified and safeguarded; deadly weapons, including hunting knives, a firearm with ammunition, an axe, a meat cleaver and a samurai sword, were seized; tens of thousands of pounds of suspected criminal cash were seized; and significant quantities of heroin, crack...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Cumbria (17 Oct 2018)

Richard Harrington: ...able to continue to effectively deliver their mission of protecting civil nuclear sites and materials. The CNC are planning to take full occupancy of the building in early 2019, and to commence firearms training there in spring.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (9 Oct 2018)

Lord Hogan-Howe: ...about do not have a criminal background. That is of great benefit, because it means that they do not have access to organised criminals, who are the means by which criminals generally get hold of firearms. They have now met a lot of people in prison, and on their release they will still have those associations, along with the people they met in prison who may have become radicalised....

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Imports (9 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: ...Weapons Bill was introduced into Parliament. The Bill forms one of the commitments within the Serious Violence Strategy published in April to respond to crimes involving knives, corrosive substances and firearms. Border Force, with other law enforcement partners, will enforce any new measures introduced in the Offensive Weapons Bill, subject to it completing its Parliamentary passage and...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Reduction (20 Sep 2018)

Maurice Corry: ...that. The fall in police numbers also means that the threat of gang crime will become harder to target. The rise in the number of gangs has become alarming, because of their increased use of firearms and violence. Therefore, we need more community police officers in our communities, where local knowledge is paramount. That relates to the point that I made to the cabinet secretary. Violence...

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms: Licensing (13 Sep 2018)

Victoria Prentis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale and expected completion date are for his Department’s work to introduce statutory guidance under section 55A of the Firearms Act 1968.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offensive Weapons: Crime (13 Sep 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...68 bids on 2 August.A new £3.6m National County Lines Co-ordination Centre to tackle violent and exploitative criminal activity associated with county lines.A new Offensive Weapons Bill to strengthen legislation on firearms, knives and corrosive substances. We have also established a Serious Violence Taskforce, chaired by the Home Secretary, to oversee delivery of the strategy and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Exit (13 Sep 2018)

Dominic Raab: ...under the mutual recognition principle if there’s no Brexit deal. Travelling in the Common Travel Area and the associated rights of British and Irish citizens if there’s no Brexit deal. Travelling to the EU with a UK passport if there’s no Brexit deal. Travelling with a European Firearms Pass if there’s no Brexit deal. Upholding environmental standards if...

Scottish Parliament: Suicide Prevention (12 Sep 2018)

Emma Harper: ...in Scottish agriculture. To date, it has helped many farmers, crofters and agricultural workers, who might also experience symptoms of poor mental health. RSABI has engaged with Police Scotland and has worked with firearms licence officers, who have agreed to provide RSABI contact information when they carry out firearms checks, which is important. Of the 680 Scots who took their own lives...


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