Transparency Agenda

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Labour, Swansea East 11:30 am, 27th January 2016

What recent progress he has made on implementing the Government’s transparency agenda.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

This morning we published further spending transparency data, which the Cabinet Office is committed to do as part of our agenda to be the most transparent Government ever.

Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Labour, Swansea East

I thank the Minister of transparency for that response, but does he not agree that it is very difficult for him to lead by example on the transparency agenda when his own Department is being investigated by the Information Commissioner for refusing to publish routine spending data?

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

It sounds like the hon. Lady wrote her supplementary question before she got the previous answer, because we published that information this morning. What is more, we are publishing Cabinet minutes at twice the pace that we ever saw under the previous Labour Government.