Offences Against Children: Internet

Home Department written question – answered on 5th February 2014.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the suitability of existing regulations on money transfer networks for preventing money leaving the UK to fund on-demand online child abuse; and what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend these regulations in line with the particular threat associated with payments to certain countries.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

holding answer 4 February 2014

At the internet safety summit on 18 November Britain and the US created a new taskforce to work with industry to counter online child sexual exploitation.

The taskforce agreed a number of challenges that its Industry Solutions Group should consider, including the live streaming of child sexual abuse imagery over the internet. The Prime Minister also made clear that he would consider whether further powers were needed for the police and National Crime Agency to tackle the online abuse of children.

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