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Sarah Newton

Former Conservative MP, Truro and Falmouth , 6 May 2010 – 3 May 2017


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Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation (27 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and is child abuse that requires domestic and international action. Recent work to prevent it includes: Changes to the law via the Serious Crime Act 2015, including extended extra-territorial jurisdiction over FGM offences committed overseas, a new failure to protect offence, and the creation of a mandatory reporting duty for known cases in under...

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (27 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: We are taking a comprehensive approach to tackling terrorism and violent extremism at source, but also, through our counter-extremism strategy, we are looking at extremism more widely. We want to defeat not just terrorism and violent extremism but extremism wherever it occurs.

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...and money through deception, intimidation, violence, debt bondage and grooming. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire for his long campaign on this and to the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton). With this amendment the police will be able to disrupt the mobile phones on which the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sikhs (26 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government when developing the Hate Crime Action Plan (Action Against Hate) consulted with a range of stakeholders and community groups. This included the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, a number of Police Independent Advisory Groups and a meeting of community stakeholders hosted by Greater Manchester Police on behalf of the Home Office. The Government welcomes engagement with...

Written Answers — Home Office: Distributive Trade: Employment Agencies (26 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Modern slavery can occur in all sectors of business or industry. We are determined to reduce the risk of worker exploitation in all sectors. That is why we have appointed a Director of Labour Market Enforcement. The Director will advise the Government on the threat and how best to counter it. All businesses must stay vigilant to prevent modern slavery and other forms of worker exploitation in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (26 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: In line with the Public Appointments Governance Code that was published on 16 December 2016, there is no plan to publish the terms or outcome of the performance appraisal for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children (25 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office does not hold the requested information centrally. The police forces of England and Wales will hold their own data on child sexual exploitation offenders for operational purposes.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Convictions (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Conviction data for hate crime does not differentiate between hate crimes committed online and offline. The Government is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and we published a new cross-Government hate crime action plan in July last year. This includes action against hate crimes committed both online and offline.

Written Answers — Home Office: Crossbows: Sales (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: We keep the legislation on age restricted items, including crossbows, under review to ensure it remains relevant and robust. It is an offence to sell a crossbow to a person under 18 years of age, and that includes online sales. If an online retailer has made an underage sale they should be reported to the police or trading standards so that inquiries can be made.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Staff (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: 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 information beyond the point at which it has served its purpose.

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting: Greater London (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The total number of applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service issued to people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) London that have taken more than 60 days to process in each of the last five financial years are listed in table A below. The average time for a Disclosure and Barring Service application to be processed from (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hotels: Offences against Children (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government has funded a network of police regional child sexual exploitation (CSE) coordinators, analysts and prevention officers, who will work with local areas and hotels to prevent CSE, for example through training for hotel staff. We have also launched a CSE Response Unit, which provides support and free resources to local areas to raise awareness of CSE. The Government introduced...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Management Consultants (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Information on Consultancy Services is published in the Home Office’s Annual Report and Accounts. Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts are available in the House library.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Conditions of Employment (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office does not employ anyone on zero-hours contracts, the proportion of people employed on the remaining contract types is shown in table 1. Table 1 - how many and what proportion of staff employed by her Department are employed on a contract which is (a) full-time permanent, (b) part-time permanent, (c) for less than two years' duration, (d) on an agency basis and (e) zero-hours. ...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Land (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office estate is comprised of a wide range of premises, including administrative offices, Border Force sites, Immigration Removal Centres and other holdings. The vast majority of the estate is leasehold and there have been no sales of property assets in 2016-17. We keep the Home Office estate under review to ensure that it meets the needs of the business.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The approach taken by police forces into the examination of digital devices in suspected child sexual exploitation cases is an operational matter for Chief Officers. All police forces and the National Crime Agency (NCA) are connected to the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) that was launched in 2014 by the then Prime Minister. CAID provides law enforcement agencies with effective tools to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Data on prosecutions involving the possession of synthetic cannabinoids (frequently sold under the brand name ‘Spice’) is not currently available. Data for the calendar year 2017 will be published in May 2018. The Government published circular 10/2016 which was sent to police forces across the UK to promote the changes to legislation. The Government continues to regularly engage...

Written Answers — Home Office: Proof of Identity (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Proof of Age Standards scheme is an important partner in ensuring that individuals entitled to age-restricted services are able to purchase them. The Government continues to work closely with the scheme in a number of policy areas, such as the sale of alcohol and encouraging people to obtain proof of age cards accredited by the scheme as an alternative to carrying passports. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Secondment (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Home Office currently has 387 people on loan or secondment to it from a variety of different public and private sector organisations (as at 31st March 2017). The information on which company or organisation they are on loan or secondment from is not held centrally, the information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Distributive Trade: Employment Agencies (24 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: Modern slavery can occur in all sectors of business or industry. We are determined to reduce the risk of worker exploitation in all sectors. That is why we have appointed a Director of Labour Market Enforcement. The Director will advise the Government on the threat and how best to counter it. All businesses must stay vigilant to prevent modern slavery and other forms of worker exploitation in...


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