Our electricity network is built to be resilient, but despite best efforts, extreme weather can cause damage to overhead power lines resulting in some customers temporarily losing their electricity supply. During recent high winds, UK Power Networks have teams working around the clock here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich to make sure that homes and businesses are reconnected to the electricity network as quickly as possible.
But did you know that extra help is available to those who need it during a power cut, via UK Power Network's Priority Service Register. Households with older, disabled or more vulnerable people, those with children under the age of five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity, as well as other reasons can join the register. Further information on the Priority Service Register can be found at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority
In the event of a power cut, please call either 105 or 0800 3163 105 – this is a free service and can be accessed from either a landline or mobile phone. Aside from reporting the power cut in the first instance, you can also call 105 to receive further updates on when power may be reconnected.
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Parental Leave for Parents of Premature Babies — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (13 Nov 2018)
Daniel Poulter: One of the issues that I hope the Government will look at in the review is the voluntary conduct of employers and whether they want to support additional leave for parents of premature babies. We must remember that a baby could be born at 24 weeks, which is many months before its due date. The problem with voluntary codes is that, although some employers might be exemplars, many might not be....
Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Suffolk (9 Nov 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of youth unemployment was in Suffolk in (a) May 2010 and (b) May 2018.