Stuart Andrew: No Wales Office civil servants have been provided with an official car.
Stuart Andrew: As part of the Government’s transparency agenda, departments publish annual information on the number of awards and spend on end-year and in-year Non-Consolidated Performance Related Pay. This information can be found on the Office of the Secretary for Wales’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D...
Stuart Andrew: The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of posts within the Department. We offer both level 3 and level 4 apprenticeships, and the number of starts for each level for the last three years is set out below: Year Starts at level 3 Starts at level 4 2015 3 1 2016 1 1 2017 2 2
Stuart Andrew: Due to national security concerns it would be inappropriate to publicly supply a list of applications approved for use on mobile phones issued by the Department, as to do so facilitates attacks against official systems by hostile actors.
Stuart Andrew: Around 20 potential sites across South Wales were put forward by the Welsh Government after they approached the Ministry of Justice. The site in Port Talbot was ranked as the number one site by the Welsh Government as the most suitable location for a prison in South Wales.
Stuart Andrew: Government Departments and the National Cyber Security Centre have regular discussions with key infrastructure providers on their management of cyber risk. Ensuring the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure is secure and resilient against cyber attack is a priority for the Government as set out in the National Cyber Security Strategy. This is supported by a significant programme of work...
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office has no IT systems which are over three years old. The Wales Office uses IT systems provided by the Ministry of Justice and ensures that these systems are updated on a regular basis.
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office is not an employer in its own right. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) provide employment and recruitment services on our behalf. To ensure the best possible mix of talent and remove barriers for all individuals, including ex-offenders, the MoJ fully implemented the Ban the Box initiative in October 2016. Data prior to this date is not available.
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office is not an employer in its own right and has no direct employees, nor does it contract for outsourced staff. Staff at the Wales Office are Ministry of Justice (MoJ) employees and agency staff are engaged through MoJ contracts. No MoJ direct employees or any agency staff working at the Wales Office are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.
Stuart Andrew: The Department has no policy responsibility in relation to Gypsies and Travellers in Wales. The Race Disparity Audit website displays data where possible using the Census 2011 ethnic categories, which includes Gypsy or Irish Traveller. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Race Disparity Unit work closely together to further progress the harmonisation of ethnicity data across...
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office has used the £0.3 million in EU exit funding to recruit more staff to work on matters relating to EU exit.
Stuart Andrew: The amount spent hospitality in the Wales Office for the last five financial years is shown below: Financial Year Spend on Hospitality 2012-13 Nil 2013-14 Nil 2014-15 8,439 2015-16 Nil 2016-17 Nil
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office has not entered into any contracts with Strategic Communication Laboratories.
Stuart Andrew: The cost to the Department of the rented accommodation in Cardiff over the last three years is shown below: Financial Year Cost (£) 2014-15* 81,134 2015-16 194,566 2016-17 194,235 The costs include rental costs, service charges, rates and facilities management. *The costs were lower in 2014-15 due to the Wales Office being in a rent free period between the 1 January 2014...
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office has not entered into any contracts with Cambridge Analytica.
Stuart Andrew: Holding answer received on 26 March 2018 The Government has set out our intention to consult on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund before the end of this year.
Stuart Andrew: Holding answer received on 26 March 2018 As the Secretary of State set out in his previous answer, since the referendum the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales has been engaging with stakeholders throughout Wales to hear their views on how we make Brexit work for Wales, including through the Secretary of State’s expert panel of stakeholders. The issues raised in these...
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office is a Government Department with offices in London and Cardiff. We own our London office and rent space for our Cardiff office.
Stuart Andrew: Cleaning services within the Wales Office are undertaken by outsourced providers under Ministry of Justice contracts. Rates of pay for cleaners are determined by their respective employers and are not held by the Wales Office or Ministry of Justice. All employers are obligated to pay at least the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.
Stuart Andrew: The Wales Office has not sold any assets, land or buildings since 2010.