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1126838
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Asthma: Prescriptions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to respond to Asthma UK's stop unfair prescription charges campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 254816 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware of Asthma UK’s campaign in relation to prescription charges. The Department does not have plans to review the current system. Extensive arrangements are already in place to help people afford National Health Service prescriptions. These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone with asthma may qualify.</p><p>To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates were frozen for another year. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:42:14.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:42:14.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1126839
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Asthma: Prescriptions 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 Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the current prescription charging regime on access to medication for asthma patients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 254817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department has made no such assessment. Extensive arrangements are already in place to help people access National Health Service prescriptions. These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone with asthma may qualify.</p><p>To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates were frozen for another year. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:40:18.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:40:18.943Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1126877
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Cybercrime 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 Health and Social Care, how much the National Health Service spent on cyber security in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254785 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on cyber spending covers sensitive detail about cyber security investment for the National Health Service. In this instance, releasing this information at the level of any annual breakdown may assist in determining the effectiveness of detecting cyber-attacks on the NHS, and could compromise measures to protect NHS IT systems, leaving them vulnerable to future cyber-attacks.</p><p>However, in total, over £250 million will have been invested nationally to improve the cyber security of the health and care system between 2016 and 2021. This excludes both investment by local organisations, and wider national IT investment which supports better security such as Microsoft licensing for NHS organisations.</p><p>Regarding the steps taken to defend against cyber attacks on the NHS, the active cyber defence of NHS organisations is a local responsibility for each organisation to carry out. However, there is national support and practical guidance available to NHS organisations which is primarily delivered by NHS Digital but supported and prioritised for the highest risk organisations by NHS England and the Department. In the event of national-scale incidents that affect many health and care organisations, NHS Digital plays a vital role in coordinating and ensuring appropriate technical remediation, as part of the wider cross-system cyber security response led by the Department.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254786 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126878
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Cybercrime 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that NHS England is prepared to defend the NHS against cyber attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254786 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on cyber spending covers sensitive detail about cyber security investment for the National Health Service. In this instance, releasing this information at the level of any annual breakdown may assist in determining the effectiveness of detecting cyber-attacks on the NHS, and could compromise measures to protect NHS IT systems, leaving them vulnerable to future cyber-attacks.</p><p>However, in total, over £250 million will have been invested nationally to improve the cyber security of the health and care system between 2016 and 2021. This excludes both investment by local organisations, and wider national IT investment which supports better security such as Microsoft licensing for NHS organisations.</p><p>Regarding the steps taken to defend against cyber attacks on the NHS, the active cyber defence of NHS organisations is a local responsibility for each organisation to carry out. However, there is national support and practical guidance available to NHS organisations which is primarily delivered by NHS Digital but supported and prioritised for the highest risk organisations by NHS England and the Department. In the event of national-scale incidents that affect many health and care organisations, NHS Digital plays a vital role in coordinating and ensuring appropriate technical remediation, as part of the wider cross-system cyber security response led by the Department.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254785 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.713Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126874
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254783 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126924
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Epilepsy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of decreased funding for Public Health England on its ability to decrease health inequalities for people with epilepsy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wantage more like this
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Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property uin 254782 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of the effect of funding for Public Health England (PHE) on its ability to reduce health inequalities for people with epilepsy.</p><p>PHE continues to provide data, intelligence and evidence-based advice to local authorities and the National Health Service on health inequalities and impacts for specific population groups.</p><p>In February 2018, PHE published data analysis for local authorities and the NHS highlighting the number and rate of deaths associated with epilepsy and other neurological conditions. The report identified inequalities in deaths associated with epilepsy and encourages local action. The report can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/deaths-associated-with-neurological-conditions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/deaths-associated-with-neurological-conditions</a></p><p>PHE also provides access to intelligence resources on neurological conditions including epilepsy via the ‘Neurology data and analysis: a guide for health professionals’ page on Gov.uk, available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:51:02.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:51:02.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
1126918
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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
star this property hansard heading North Wales Police: Expenditure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much central Government funding for territorial police forces was allocated to North Wales Police (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of overall funding in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 254750 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Police funding is increasing by over £1 billion in 2019/20, compared to 2018/19, including council tax, extra grant funding for pensions costs, and the serious violence fund. Total police funding is increasing by around £2 billion between 2015/16 and 2019/20.</p><p><br>The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) total funding is £155.8 million in 2019/20, an increase of £9.4 million compared to 2018/19. The North Wales PCC has set out plans to use this additional funding to recruit 34 extra officers and 6 more staff.</p><p><br>Please see the table below for Government funding figures:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Government grant Funding*</td><td>2015/16</td><td>2016/17</td><td>2017/18</td><td>2018/19</td><td>2019/20</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>£m</td><td>£m</td><td>£m</td><td>£m</td><td>£m</td></tr><tr><td>North Wales PCC</td><td>73.2</td><td>72.7</td><td>71.7</td><td>71.7</td><td>74.8</td></tr><tr><td>Total Engalnd and Wales</td><td>7,822.5</td><td>7,783.6</td><td>7,684.6</td><td>7,685.4</td><td>7,988.8</td></tr><tr><td>North Wales shares of Funding</td><td>0.9%</td><td>0.9%</td><td>0.9%</td><td>0.9%</td><td>0.9%</td></tr></tbody></table><p>*Government grant funding consists of core grant funding, council tax grants, National and International City grants, and pensions grant. It does not include PFI or counter terrorism grant.</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 2019-05-20T10:33:29.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:33:29.757Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this
1126811
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Fares more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the cost of rail fares to the EU from the UK will be affected by the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254788 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Fares for international passenger services between the UK and the EU are set by the relevant train operator on a commercial basis. Any potential change in fares is therefore a commercial matter for the operators concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:35:53.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:35:53.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126812
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Dover Port more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce congestion of lorries going to the port of Dover after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254789 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains focused on ensuring the UK’s smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible. As a responsible government, we’ve been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for over two years.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport has worked closely with the Kent Resilience Forum on developing plans, also known as Operation Brock, to be used as a contingency in the event of cross-Channel travel disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, whatever the cause.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Operation Brock has been designed to ensure that the M20 will be kept open and traffic will continue to flow in both directions. It consists of three phases: a contraflow queuing system on the M20, between Junctions 8 and 9; temporary holding areas at Manston Airfield for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) heading to Europe via the Port of Dover; and, if necessary, temporary holding areas on the M26 (Brock M26) for HGVs heading to Europe via Eurotunnel. The M20 contraflow element will allow non-port traffic to continue to use the M20 in both directions when HGVs are stored on the coast-bound carriageway.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also been taking steps to minimise the number of hauliers and other vehicles arriving at Dover and Eurotunnel without the essential documentation for EU border controls in a no deal scenario. This should help to reduce the risk of significant disruption at ports and on the Kent road network from the introduction of new EU customs processes.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:29:52.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:29:52.077Z
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1413
star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this