Speaking in Parliament:

Speaking on Committees:

Written Questions:

Government Departments: Apprenticeships (19 March 2018)

To: Cabinet Office

Q: "To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants by grade in each Government Department have completed formally recognised apprenticeships under (a) the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England scheme and (b) previous schemes."

A: "Cabinet office collects data on apprenticeship starts in the Civil Service. However, comprehensive information on the outcome of apprenticeship starts is not currently available. Information on outcomes will be available later in the year."

Police: Finance (20 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) Minister of her Department and (b) Special Adviser in her Department authorised the tweet of 7 February 2018 by @UKHomeOffice that the Government is providing a £450 million boost to #police funding across England and Wales to help strengthen police forces."

A: "The tweet published by my department on 7 February 2018 was a reissue of an animation that was originally published on 19 December 2017, which was cleared through the normal clearance process."

Police: Cameras (22 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is mandatory for police officers to switch on body-worn video cameras when they arrive at the scene of an incident; and what guidance is provided to police officers on this matter."

A: No answer yet published.

Offences Against Children (22 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure there are enough detectives to support investigations into child sexual abuse."

A: No answer yet published.

Missing Persons: Disclosure of Information (12 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to use the National Missing Person’s Register as a tool for information sharing between (a) the police (b) children's social care providers and (c) other statutory safeguarding agencies."

A: "We are continuing to work with the National Policing Lead for Missing Persons through the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) to deliver a National Register for Missing Persons (NRMP).

Initially the register will be available to the police only. Work is ongoing to determine which relevant agencies, such as local authorities, could and should have access to the register to facilitate information exchange between the police and partners. This improved information exchange will contribute to significantly reducing the amount of time that an individual is missing and the harm that an individual comes to during a missing episode.

The current timetable, as agreed with the Police, would see the register introduced from mid-2019, allowing forces to manually record missing and associated found incidents on the register. Following this introduction, further functionality would be introduced, including sharing information beyond policing to other relevant agencies.

It is intended that the National Register for Missing Persons will enable the collection and display of information relating to risk categories."

Missing Persons (12 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to use the National Missing Person’s Register as a tool for information sharing between (a) the police (b) children's social care providers and (c) other statutory safeguarding agencies."

A: "We are continuing to work with the National Policing Lead for Missing Persons through the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) to deliver a National Register for Missing Persons (NRMP).

Initially the register will be available to the police only. Work is ongoing to determine which relevant agencies, such as local authorities, could and should have access to the register to facilitate information exchange between the police and partners. This improved information exchange will contribute to significantly reducing the amount of time that an individual is missing and the harm that an individual comes to during a missing episode.

The current timetable, as agreed with the Police, would see the register introduced from mid-2019, allowing forces to manually record missing and associated found incidents on the register. Following this introduction, further functionality would be introduced, including sharing information beyond policing to other relevant agencies.

It is intended that the National Register for Missing Persons will enable the collection and display of information relating to risk categories."

Missing Persons: Children (20 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Missing Person’s Register will collect information on missing children at risk of (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) child criminal exploitation and (c) child trafficking."

A: "We are continuing to work with the National Policing Lead for Missing Persons through the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) to deliver a National Register for Missing Persons (NRMP).

Initially the register will be available to the police only. Work is ongoing to determine which relevant agencies, such as local authorities, could and should have access to the register to facilitate information exchange between the police and partners. This improved information exchange will contribute to significantly reducing the amount of time that an individual is missing and the harm that an individual comes to during a missing episode.

The current timetable, as agreed with the Police, would see the register introduced from mid-2019, allowing forces to manually record missing and associated found incidents on the register. Following this introduction, further functionality would be introduced, including sharing information beyond policing to other relevant agencies.

It is intended that the National Register for Missing Persons will enable the collection and display of information relating to risk categories."

Abortion: Protest (14 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Missing Person’s Register will collect information on missing children at risk of (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) child criminal exploitation and (c) child trafficking."

A: "The Home Office review into harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics is under way. Evidence has been sought from police forces, healthcare providers, local authorities, representative groups of healthcare professionals, protesters and groups that gather in the vicinity of healthcare clinics and people who have sought medical assistance or advice. This evidence is now being assessed."

Police: Armed Response Vehicles (06 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement entitled Extra armed police to deal with terrorist threat, published by the National Police Chiefs' Council on 1 April 2016, how many additional armed response vehicles have been operationally deployed."

A: "We are providing £144 million over the spending review period to uplift our armed policing capability and capacity, in order to respond more quickly and effectively to a firearms attack. The first phase of the armed uplift is complete, providing an additional 41 Armed Response Vehicles and around 650 armed officers."

Schengen Agreement: ICT (09 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions took place at the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council of Ministers on 8 and 9 March in Brussels on the Schengen Information System II."

A: "There were no discussions on the Schengen Information System II during the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 8 and 9 March.

Written Ministerial Statements will be laid in both Houses on Thursday 15 March. These will describe the discussions that took place during the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council of 8 and 9 March."

Counter-Terrorism (08 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any of the member of the National Counter Terror Network has requested additional resources to tackle threats from extreme right-wing groups."

A: "As my Right Honourable friend the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service announced on 31 January, the Government has increased funding to CT Police by £71m from the previous budgeted levels."

Police: Training (06 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officers in each police force have completed mandatory mental health training."

A: "The Home Office does not centrally hold the information requested."

Police: Pay (06 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of the 17 October 2017 to Question 107605, on Police: Pay, what estimate she has made of the cost to each individual force of the (a) one percent increase in basic pay and (b) additional one percent non-consolidated payment."

A: "The cost will depend on a range of factors including local decisions about staffing and deployment which are the responsibility of Chief Constables working with their Police and Crime Commissioners."

Key Forensic Industries: Insolvency (05 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 128775, on Key Forensic Services: Insolvency, which police forces were contracted with Key Forensic Services prior to that company entering administration."

A: "I welcome the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s and Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s swift action to minimise the impact on the criminal justice system and protect evidence for live cases. The contractual arrangements are a commercial matter for the police and the company."

Police: Finance (05 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total amount was that each police force received from the police precept in 2017-18."

A: "Council tax and precept information for England is published by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and is available at the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/council-tax-levels-set-by-local-authorities-in-england-2017-to-2018

Information for Wales is published by the Welsh Government at:

https://statswales.wales.gov.uk/Catalogue/Local-Government/Finance/Council-Tax/Budget-Requirement/budget-requirement-policeauthoritybudgetrequirement-by-policeauthority"

Forensic Science: Regulation (05 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February to Question 124886, whether FSR-C-133 was issued to any providers during its development."

A: "During the development of all documents, the Forensic Science Regulator consults with appropriate key stakeholders. In relation to FSR-C-133, which will set standards, there has been extensive consultation with forensic science providers, which is still ongoing until a final draft is issued for wider public consultation."

Home Office: Publications (05 March 2018)

To: Home Office

Q: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of the 1 November 2017 to Question 110846, when she plans to publish (a) The Review on Counter Terrorism Strategy and (b) Understanding the costs of cyber-crime: a report of key findings from the costs of cyber-crime working group."

A: "As the threat we face from terrorism becomes more complex, our strategy needs to evolve with it. We will publish our updated CONTEST strategy in due course.

The ‘Understanding the Costs of Cyber Crime’ report was published on 18 January 2018, and can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-the-costs-of-cyber-crime"