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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 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
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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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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
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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
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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
1139452
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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25259
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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
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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Channel Ferries more like this
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25259
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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
1139239
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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 Ports: Wales 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 Welsh counterpart on ensuring all UK ports are prepared for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 277856 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 Government is engaging closely with the Wales Office and Welsh Government as part of the programme to ensure that all UK ports are prepared for the UK leaving the EU, including the possibility of a no-deal exit.</p><p> </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 2019-08-05T14:56:58.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T14:56:58.423Z
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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 Ruth Jones more like this
1139202
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of prisoners being released on temporary licence on the supply of drugs into prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold data centrally on what proportion of prisoners released on temporary licence supply drugs into prisons.</p><p> </p><p>By providing opportunities to work, learn and build family ties, temporary release from prison helps ensure offenders do not return to crime when they leave prison. We recognise that temporary release presents a potential route by which drugs might enter a prison and this is a key consideration in how the establishment operates its release on temporary licence (ROTL) regime. All offenders released on ROTL are subject to rigorous individual risk assessment and licence conditions. Returning with drugs is both a criminal offence and a breach of the licence conditions, which can lead to suspension of ROTL and a return to closed prison conditions, in addition to any other penalty.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence shows the vast majority abide by their temporary release conditions, with the compliance rate standing at well over 99%. Non-compliance is, and will continue to be, dealt with robustly.</p><p> </p><p>To respond to the risk from drugs in prisons, we are strengthening our gate and perimeter security, drafting specialist search teams into prisons across the country and investing in physical and technical security counter measures. Alongside this, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has developed a new, national Prison Drugs Strategy, published in April 2019. The Strategy outlines how HMPPS is working to restrict the supply of drugs, reduce demand through rehabilitative activities, and support prisoners to build recovery from substance misuse.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T14:50:45.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T14:50:45.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Service: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many calls have been made to his Department's Body Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury telephone helpline by each prison in each month since December 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 277788 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>HMPPS has a duty of care to its staff to ensure they are provided immediate and specialist advice following suspected and actual Bodily Fluid Exposure (BFE) incidents. In December 2017 HMPPS put in place a 24 hour Bodily Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury telephone helpline which provides an initial assessment by a qualified nurse clinician.</p><p>The number of calls to the Body Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury telephone helpline by Prison:</p><p>(see annex B)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T14:17:45.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T14:17:45.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property file name Annex B- PQ277788 v2.xlsx more like this
star this property title Annex B more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1139330
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Investment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK businesses are eligible to apply for funding from the Investment Promotion Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 277829 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>All suitable qualified UK businesses will be eligible to bid for the procurement of service delivery contracts of the Investment Promotion Programme (IPP); all commercial processes are in line with Government Commercial Operating standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:27:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:27:12.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this