Motorcycles: Crime

(asked on 5th December 2017) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has had discussions with representatives of delivery firms whose drivers use mopeds on the risk of assault to their drivers; and if she will make a statement.

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Victoria Atkins
Minister for Afghan resettlement
This question was answered on 11th December 2017

In July 2017, the Home Secretary announced an action plan to tackle the use of acid and other corrosives substances in violent attacks. The action plan is based on four key strands: ensuring effective support for victims and survivors; effective policing; ensuring that relevant legislation is understood and consistently applied; and working with retailers to restrict access to acids and other harmful corrosive substances.

We are also consulting on new legislative proposals on new offences in respect of selling the most harmful corrosive substances to under 18s and possession of a corrosive substance in a public place.

On moped related crime, the Government is working with motorcycle and insurance industry leaders, the police, the Local Government Association, charities and representatives from the motorcycle riding community to identify a set of actions so that more can be done to prevent these crimes. This work sits alongside the review we have announced into the law, guidance and practice in relation to police pursuits and response driving.

Officials have had discussions with Uber and UberEats about their concerns about assaults being committed against their drivers and couriers. This in particular, covered the work underway to prevent attacks with acids and other corrosive substances and the work to tackle moped enabled crime.

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