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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading ICT: Training more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase levels of IT literacy to help prevent the spread of malware and ransomware. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Government is supporting increased levels of IT literacy through the refresh of the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) Framework, which sets out the skills learners require to be safe, legal and confident online, and find, manage, and store digital information securely, thereby helping them guard against malware and ransomware. The EDS framework is the basis of the training delivered through the £18m ‘Future Digital Inclusion’ programme. Delivered by a network of 5,000 Online Centres, which are primarily based in libraries and other community spaces, this programme has supported over 1 million adult learners since 2014 to develop essential digital skills.</p><p>Government is also supporting IT literacy through the introduction of a national entitlement to basic digital skills courses from 2020, similar to the existing legal entitlements for English and Maths. This will provide adults of any age the opportunity to undertake improved qualifications, based on the EDS framework, free of charge.</p><p>Government is also supporting cyber security through Cyber Aware; a campaign which aims to increase UK citizens’ and businesses’ resilience to cyber crime by encouraging the adoption of secure online behaviours. Key promoted advice includes, to always install your e-device’s latest app and software updates to make it less vulnerable to cyber threats.</p><p>In addition, the flagship skills programme GDS Academy teaches civil servants the digital skills, awareness and knowledge they need to transform and build the best public services. It offers training in subjects including agile project delivery and user-centred design. The GDS Academy runs across the country, with courses in Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle, as well as a partnership with the Scottish Government. More than 10,000 civil servants have been trained since it was set up in 2014.</p><p>Departments have built their digital professionalism and capability, with over 10,000 civil servants now having been trained by the GDS Academy; new standards have made services across government consistent, accessible and intuitive; and departments have delivered exemplar digital services.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:26:51.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:26:51.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1139212
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to local councils for the provision of (a) support and (b) advice to families and young people in a financial crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fareham more like this
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Suella Braverman more like this
star this property uin 277782 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:17:37.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:17:37.253Z
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4450
star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
1139218
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stop and Search: Merseyside more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the stop and search powers available to Merseyside Police officers who suspect an individual of carrying a knife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Stop and search is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a way that is fair, lawful and effective.</p><p>Under Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the police in England and Wales have the power to stop and search someone if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they are in possession of an offensive weapon, including a bladed article - such as a knife.</p><p>Under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the police in England and Wales have the power to put in place temporary “no-suspicion” stop and search zones – if they reasonably believe that incidents involving serious violence may take place in that locality during that time period. When this power is authorised, police can search anyone within that area without requiring reasonable grounds to search each person.</p><p>In March 2019, the Government announced that it would roll back additional controls on the use of Section 60 powers to make it easier for officers in seven forces, including Merseyside Police, to authorise this power – to help forces further target the recent increases in serious violence.</p><p>Whilst it is important for the police to have the right powers, they also need the resources to use them. This is why we are also supporting police with additional funding. On 13 March 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £100 million fund to tackle serious violence. £63.4 million of this funding has already been allocated to 18 police forces, including Merseyside Police which received £4.2 million, to support surge operational activity, such as increased patrols.</p><p>This money is already being put to good use. The BBC recently reported that Merseyside had recovered 14 knives in a single week following stop and searches.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:02:01.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:02:01.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1139235
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Sexual Harassment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to her Department's response to the Fifth Report from the Women and Equalities Committee, Sexual harassment in the workplace, HC725, what progress her Department has made on collating data on the (a) prevalence and (b) type of workplace sexual harassment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 277794 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>We are making good progress on this commitment. We have appointed an external supplier to run a nationally representative survey on the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment in the workplace and in public places. We plan to publish the findings this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T16:12:51.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:12:51.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1139579
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Ethnic Groups more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of China on the treatment and living conditions of the Uighur people in Szechuan province; and how they intend to resume their national dialogue on human rights. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17226 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-27more like thismore than 2019-08-27
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the human rights situation affecting Uyghur Muslims in China. We have serious concerns about the situation in Xinjiang where there are credible reports of over a million Uyghurs and other minorities being detained in so called &quot;re-education camps&quot;, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-27T13:58:26.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-27T13:58:26.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1139452
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Low Incomes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans for a hardship fund to help people on the lowest incomes in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 277684 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-22more like thismore than 2019-08-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that leaving the EU with a deal is its preferred option. However, as a responsible government we continue to plan for a range of exit scenarios, including a no-deal. The welfare system provides a strong safety net. A system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans will be available for those who need them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-08-22T12:32:12.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-22T12:32:12.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1139544
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Surveillance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that British investors hold shares in Chinese surveillance companies accused of contributing to human rights abuses. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17191 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has not undertaken analysis of British investor shareholdings in Chinese surveillance companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T13:20:13.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T13:20:13.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1139545
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Surveillance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK investors hold shares totalling £800 million in companies that supply CCTV and facial-recognition technology used to track Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17192 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has not undertaken analysis of British investor shareholdings in Chinese surveillance companies. However, we are aware of the recent reports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T13:20:44.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T13:20:44.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1139555
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 July (HL18796), whether their objectives include seeking assurances about the measures being taken by the government of Pakistan to protect Christian minorities in that country. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL17202 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government's objective is to support a stable, prosperous and democratic Pakistan. We continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations related to religious minorities.</p><p>As the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief I continue to raise the issue of protection of christian communities in Pakistan. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Federal Human Rights Minister, Dr. Shireen Mazari, during a visit to Pakistan in February 2019. The former Foreign Secretary discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Qureshi during his visit to the UK in June 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:51:58.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:51:58.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1139191
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Channel Ferries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on handling traffic from roll-on, roll-off ferry services originating from Dover and arriving at the Port of Calais in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 277708 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The current Secretary of State is yet to engage in discussions with his French counterpart but will be shortly, however the Government’s Border Delivery Group has liaised with French authorities at various levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:00:37.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:00:37.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this