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Written Answers — Home Office: Gun Sports (17 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 01 November 2017. The correct answer should have been: A small number of shooting clubs are approved to use firearms which use armour-piercing ammunition. The possession of armour-piercing or explosive ammunition is prohibited under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 and can only be used with the authority of the Secretary...

Written Answers — Home Office: Gun Sports (17 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: A small number of shooting clubs are approved to use firearms which use armour-piercing ammunition. The possession of armour-piercing or explosive ammunition is prohibited under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 and can only be used with the authority of the Secretary of State. No such authority has been granted for the use of such ammunition by civilian target shooting clubs.

Written Answers — Home Office: Northamptonshire Police (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: Policing, by its nature, can be a uniquely demanding job and it is the responsibility of chief officers in Northamptonshire and elsewhere – supported by the College of Policing - to ensure that good management systems are in place to support officers in their work The Government takes the issue of police welfare very seriously and has invested in programmes which offer help directly to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police officers employed by each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-en gland-and-wales-31-march-2017 Data on the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Horses (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home office does not hold any information centrally on the number of police horses in each constabulary.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Recruitment (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The College of Policing, which is responsible for delivery of the direct entry schemes, has provided the number of applications to the superintendent direct entry scheme for each of the last three years in the table below. The next recruitment round for direct entry superintendents and inspectors will open in January 2018. Year Number of applications 2015 542 2016 640 2017 567

Written Answers — Home Office: Police Community Support Officers (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: It is for operationally independent Chief Constables to make decisions on the size, composition and deployment of the workforce including police community support officers, in line with local needs and priorities. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account; making the police answerable to the communities they serve. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: Police and Crime Plans are an important strategic planning tool for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and were introduced as a statutory requirement for commissioners as part of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The legislation is clear that their development should be informed by a comprehensive understanding of local needs, resources and priorities and consider the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Calls (16 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: HMICFRS annually publish data on the volume of 999 calls as part of their Value for Money profiles. www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/data/value-for-money -data/

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (14 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: No licences have been granted to companies to investigate the use of medicinal or ‘herbal’ cannabis in its raw form and nor has the Home Office commissioned any reports into medical cannabis. The World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has committed to reviewing the scheduling of cannabis under the UN’s 1961 Convention. This is due to consider...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Greater London (7 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office is working closely with the Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester Police to help manage the cost of the immediate response to the recent attacks. The Metropolitan Police are currently preparing an application for Special Grant to support the financial consequences of the terrorist attacks at Westminster and London Bridge. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has applied...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Finance (3 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government provides ring-fenced funding for Counter-Terrorism Policing of £707m in 2017/18. The Government has agreed up to £24m of additional funding for counter-terrorism policing this year to help meet the demands of Counter-terrorism to help fund the demands on Counter- Terrorism. The Government does not direct Police & Crime Commissioners or Chief Constables about the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Ethnic Groups (3 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: Police forces that reflect the communities they serve are crucial to cutting crime in a modern diverse society. The police have made real improvements in diversity - there are a greater proportion of women and black and minority ethnic (BME) officers than ever before. However, the Government has been clear that there is more for forces to do. This Government’s reforms will allow for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Firearms: Licensing (3 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government sought views on proposals for new fees for firearms licences issued by the Home Office and the Scottish Government in a public consultation, which ran from 12 January to 9 March. A Government response will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Extreme Sports: Urban Areas (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The police have a range of powers to deal with criminal activity, which includes public order offences, aggravated trespass and anti-social behaviour. There are also measures that can be taken to combat trespass through civil courts. When criminal activity does occur, the decision whether to arrest individuals is an operational matter for the police in line with their duties to keep the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services Network (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: This information is available on Gov.UK here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-emergency-ser vices-mobile-communications-programme/emergency-services-net work

Written Answers — Home Office: London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority: Domestic Visits (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: Home Office Ministers have regular meetings 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: Emergency Services Network: North Wales (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: Roll out of ESN is still underway in North Wales and the rest of Great Britain, both in the EE Primary Area and the Extended Area. As such, proportions of coverage provided by each area are subject to change. Based on the current forecast coverage predications for Network rollout on Major and Minor roads, we anticipate that in the North Wales Police area, up to 89% will be provided by EE in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services Network (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government is very clear that there will be no risks with public safety and there will be no gap in the emergency services’ communications provision. It will ultimately be for the emergency services themselves to confirm they are content with the new ESN service and the existing Airwave system will continue until transition is complete. Greater clarity on the date ESN will be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services Network: Standards (2 Nov 2017)

Nick Hurd: The plan for delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) includes an extensive period of testing and trials, culminating in one or more major operational trials. All test cases are derived from the ESN user requirements, which were developed with Emergency Services to ensure that the new network would perform as well, or better, than the Airwave service. User representatives are involved...


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