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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct 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 whether any Orders in Council have been made which give authority to special advisers to instruct civil servants. more like this
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Lord Young of Cookham more like this
unstar this property uin HL71 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government can confirm no such orders have been made. In accordance with the Special Adviser Code of Conduct, special advisers must not exercise any power in relation to the management of any part of the Civil Service, except in relation to another special adviser.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T11:10:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T11:10:35.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
1147639
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 whether they will publish the results of Operation Black Swan before 31 October; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17965 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government is not aware of the existence of an Operation Black Swan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:09:12.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:09:12.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1146935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conditions of Employment 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 plans they have, if any, to review the Cabinet Office's Human Resources policies and procedures relating to the employment of special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL17909 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>A revised model contract for special advisers was published on 19 September. The changes made reflect improvements to align the policies that apply to special advisers including on parental leave rights, clarification of the provisions relating to severance payments, and an explanation of the disciplinary procedure which reflects the longstanding role of the Prime Minister in the appointment of all special advisers.</p><p>The last update to the Special Adviser’s Code of Conduct was in December 2016. This document is kept under regular review. In December of last year, the Minister for the Constitution announced work to review how special advisers’ terms can be made clearer and consistent (19 December 2018 Vol. 651, [HCWS1216]). This work is ongoing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:40.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:40.637Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Prorogation 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 the constitutional and political implications of the Supreme Court ruling that the Government's decision to advise Her Majesty The Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, and therefore the subsequent prorogation was void and of no effect. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
unstar this property uin HL17934 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer given by the Prime Minister to Parliamentary Question PQ290379 on 2 October 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:48.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:48.42Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
1146726
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Dismissal 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 whether any special advisors have the authority to dismiss other special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL17868 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In line with the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, special advisers operate under the authority of their appointing Minister. Therefore, special advisers in No 10 Act under the authority of the Prime Minister. Section 8 of the 2010 Act also allows special advisers to exercise any power in relation to the management of another special adviser if permitted by the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. The code of conduct does so permit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:11.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:11.267Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conditions of Employment 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 amendments they have made to the employment contract for special advisors. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL17869 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In December of last year the Government announced work reviewing how special advisers’ terms can be made clearer and more consistent. (19 December 2018 Vol. 651, [HCWS1216])</p><p>A revised model contract for special advisers was published on 19 September. The changes made reflect improvements to align the policies that apply to special advisers including on parental leave rights, clarification of the provisions relating to severance payments, and an explanation of the disciplinary procedure which reflects the longstanding role of the Prime Minister in the appointment of all special advisers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:27.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:27.85Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Government Departments and Infrastructure: Cybercrime 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 the role of privileged access management in protecting the cyber security of (1) government departments, and (2) critical national infrastructure. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL17797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Government departments and Critical National Infrastructure organisations are responsible for managing their own cyber risk effectively.</p><p>The high level of importance of privileged access management in cyber security is recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is the UK’s national technical authority for cyber security.</p><p>For Government, it is documented in the minimum cyber security standard in items 5 and 7. For Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) it is documented in NCSC’s Network and Information Systems guidance in section B2, and there are specific assessment criteria laid out in section B2.c of the Cyber Assessment Framework for use by cyber security regulators.</p><p>For wider industry sectors and Small and Medium Enterprises, best practice is contained in the NCSC Board Kit and 10 Steps to Cyber Security.</p><p>The Cabinet Office does not require central Government Departments to report all cyber incidents involving the misuse of privileged access credentials and so does not hold this information centrally.</p><p>However, The minimum cyber security standard outlines the communications required by a department when there is a security incident that impacts on sensitive information or key operational services. Therefore departments will only be expected to inform the Cabinet Office of an incident involving the misuse of privileged access credentials that met these criteria.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17799 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:09:03.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:09:03.507Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
1146303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime: Government Departments 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 steps they are taking to ensure that best practice in evaluating the cyber security of supply chains is being shared across government departments. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL17798 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government takes supply chain security seriously. The requirement to understand and manage cyber security issues arising from a department’s supply chain is detailed in Item 1 of the Minimum Cyber Security Standard.</p><p>The use of Cyber Essentials in government procurement is set out in Policy Procurement Notice 09/14. Use of Cyber Essentials demonstrates a supplier has taken necessary steps to obtain an appropriate level of cyber security.</p><p>Best practice is promoted through the advice contained in the National Cyber Security Centre and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’s Supply Chain Security guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:58:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:58:02.423Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
1146304
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Cybercrime 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 how many cyber attacks against government departments have involved the misuse of privileged access credentials. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL17799 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Government departments and Critical National Infrastructure organisations are responsible for managing their own cyber risk effectively.</p><p>The high level of importance of privileged access management in cyber security is recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is the UK’s national technical authority for cyber security.</p><p>For Government, it is documented in the minimum cyber security standard in items 5 and 7. For Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) it is documented in NCSC’s Network and Information Systems guidance in section B2, and there are specific assessment criteria laid out in section B2.c of the Cyber Assessment Framework for use by cyber security regulators.</p><p>For wider industry sectors and Small and Medium Enterprises, best practice is contained in the NCSC Board Kit and 10 Steps to Cyber Security.</p><p>The Cabinet Office does not require central Government Departments to report all cyber incidents involving the misuse of privileged access credentials and so does not hold this information centrally.</p><p>However, The minimum cyber security standard outlines the communications required by a department when there is a security incident that impacts on sensitive information or key operational services. Therefore departments will only be expected to inform the Cabinet Office of an incident involving the misuse of privileged access credentials that met these criteria.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17797 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:09:03.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:09:03.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
1144093
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the date of completion of the Cabinet Office Review, code-named Operation Yellowhammer, that was published in the Sunday Times on 18 August. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
unstar this property uin HL17581 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As is the usual practice, we do not comment on leaked documents. Any leak is unacceptable and the leak of any information is disappointing. However, On 11<sup>th</sup> September 2019 we published an iteration of the planning assumptions which largely reflect the work carried out under the previous government, which are dated 2 August. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Operation Yellowhammer is a cross government programme of work to ensure that government is prepared to mitigate the potential impacts of Brexit in the event that the UK leaves without a deal. The programme is underpinned by planning assumptions that are not a prediction of what is going to happen, but reflect a responsible Government preparing for reasonable worst-case scenarios. A reasonable worse case assumption provides a challenging and stretching scenario to aid planning. Such an approach is good risk management.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are currently undertaking a review of the reasonable worst case scenario planning assumptions for Operation Yellowhammer and will publish the revised version in due course. As you’d expect, the assumptions are under constant review, particularly as our preparations advance at pace.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:55:09.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:55:09.823Z
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less than 2019-09-26T14:01:59.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T14:01:59.463Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this