Results 181–200 of 1765 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (23 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government takes the threat of cyber attacks against public services very seriously. We support Local Government in improving their cyber resilience and encourage all organisations to implement the advice and guidance developed by National Cyber Security Centre experts and published on their website (www.ncsc.gov.uk). In addition, the Government's Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (23 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The work of the Crown Representatives overall is seen as positive by suppliers. This view is supported by figure 8 contained within the NAO report “Managing Government Suppliers“ https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/10298-001- Governments-managing-contractors-HC-811.pdf

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (23 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: In response to a recommendation from the Public Accounts Committee, the Crown Commercial Service commissioned research to help to identify the areas where small and medium-sized businesses can best add value. This work was undertaken to inform internal decision-making and is not intended for publication.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (23 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: We recognise the vital role that small and medium-sized businesses have to play in helping us to achieve the best possible value for money when we buy goods and services. Consequently, we are committed to removing all possible barriers to small businesses in this Government’s commercial arrangements, and we have set ourselves a challenging target of 33% of central government procurement...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (23 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: On 11th October 2017 we published the latest small and medium-sized enterprises’ spending performance figures: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/central-governmen t-spend-with-smes-2015-to-2016 These show that government spent £12.2 bn in 2015-16 with small and medium sized enterprises, more than we have ever before recorded. We do not currently monitor the breakdown...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Servants (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The whole Government are preparing for the UK to make an orderly and successful exit from the European Union. We are equipping ourselves with the right people and the right skills across the Government to make that happen. Although workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each Department to determine, the civil service constantly reviews its capabilities in this respect.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Servants (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: As the hon. Gentleman will know, the Cabinet Office works closely with HMRC on workforce planning and, indeed, on Government hubs, with which we are seeking to make sure that we make the best possible use of our resources to provide an effective civil service that provides the best service for his constituents.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Servants (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: My right hon. Friend is absolutely correct to say that the survey is crucial to Ministers, and I greet it with relish when it arrives on my desk. It provides invaluable information about our workforce, their attitudes and how they feel about working for us. I am very surprised at the PCS comments, but I reassure all unions that I continue to leave my door open to them and that I am as...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Servants (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: I am sure that it will come as no surprise to the hon. Gentleman that the Cabinet Office works closely with those Departments most affected by exit from the EU, including the Department for International Trade as well as the Department for Exiting the European Union and, of course, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Servants (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: We have already created 3,000 new roles, 2,000 of which have been filled. As I have said, further roles will be created and, specifically, the Cabinet Office is working most closely with those Departments most affected.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Our small business panel, which I met on 1 November to celebrate its first birthday, is working on a number of key issues to further break down barriers to entry for SMEs. It was pleasing to hear that Contracts Finder, and the mystery shopper service in particular, are, in the panel’s words, “stonkingly good”.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Departments will publish new gender pay gap figures before the end of the year to meet the requirements of the Government’s new gender pay gap regulations for all large employers. The new requirements will provide unprecedented transparency, generate wider debate, and encourage employers to take the action required to close that gap.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Pay (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: As the Chief Secretary to the Treasury said on 12 September, we are moving away from a 1% public sector average award. Pay awards will be informed by a range of factors, including recruitment and retention. The Pay Review Bodies will come forward with their proposals next year.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay (22 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government is consulting on reforms to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme to deliver a scheme that is fair to Civil Servants and taxpayers. We are currently holding discussions with Trade Unions with the aim of reaching an agreement on reforms. We will respond to the consultation in due course.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: ICT (21 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Cabinet Office does not hold a central list of IT/digital assets of its arms length bodies, only those assets held by the department itself.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (21 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The five year National Cyber Security Strategy (2016-2021) sets out how we will defend our people, businesses, and assets; deter our adversaries; and develop the skills and capabilities we need to keep the UK safe in cyber space. It is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment National Cyber Security Programme funding is allocated on a yearly basis in line with financial...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government (21 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: GOV.UK, the single website for government, is committed to continuous improvement. The programme regularly reviews its practices, structure and performance to ensure that it is delivering value to users. GOV.UK reviews how it allocates it budget and sets its priorities for developing the site annually.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service (21 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government Digital Service (GDS) works across the whole of government to help departments and agencies with their own digital transformation, and provides reusable components, like GOV.UK Verify, GOV.UK Pay, and GOV.UK Notify, so government can build services efficiently and run them well.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Work: Young People (16 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: 774 young people from Bolton participated in the National Citizen Service programme in 2016. Bolton ranked 16th out of the 152 best boroughs for national participant numbers in 2016.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Telephone Services (16 Nov 2017)

Caroline Nokes: In October 2015 the Government published guidance on departments’ use of telephone prefixes and freephone numbers which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/470411/20151006_Customer_phone_lines_draft_gui dance_October_2015.pdf Departments are responsible and accountable for their choice of number prefix, supported by an...


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