Results 181–200 of 10140 for speaker:Damian Green

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prosperity Fund (23 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The Prosperity Fund is focused on high impact projects to promote economic development and poverty reduction in the developing world. All Official Development Assistance spend under the cross-government Prosperity Fund (PF) is fully consistent with the International Development Act (including the Gender Equality 2014) and OECD DAC criteria. The Fund’s priorities were set out in the UK Aid...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Government Chief Scientific Adviser (20 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The First Secretary has not had meetings with the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the last three months.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Equality (19 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: Holding answer received on 17 October 2017 All UK Government Departments, the Office for National Statistics, the UK Statistics Authority and all three Devolved Administrations have been consulted about the development of the Audit. Outside organisations consulted about the Race Disparity Audit are listed below. Data is not held on the race or ethnicity of individuals who were...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit (19 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: It is not unusual for the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service to comment publicly on matters relating to the management of the Civil Service. Information relating to internal discussion and advice is not disclosed.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Gulf Strategy Unit: Finance (12 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The Gulf Strategy Integrated Delivery Team has been allocated a budget of £850,000 in 2017-18.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Syria: Military Intervention (12 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The Government made redactions to the UK Lethal Drone Strikes in Syria report as permitted by the Justice and Security Act 2013 and the terms set out in the Memorandum of Understanding, which was agreed with the Intelligence and Security Committee under that Act. There are no plans to review redactions to the report.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I met the Deputy First Minister of Scotland and the First Minister of Wales to initiate a full programme of engagement with their respective Administrations. Engagement continues at official level with the Northern Ireland civil service. I look forward to reviewing cross-departmental progress at the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I add my congratulations to the people of Llandrindod Wells on selecting an MP who will make them happy, too. My hon. Friend is quite right about the civil service hub in Cardiff. The UK Government have a significant footprint in Wales and the hub will deliver a range of benefits not just to people in Cardiff but across Wales, demonstrating the impact we can make through greater collaboration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I am happy to assure my hon. Friend that when we leave the EU we will be fully responsible under international law for controlling UK waters and the sustainable management of our fisheries. Through the negotiations we will of course work to achieve the best possible deal for the UK fishing industry as a whole.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The position papers we have published over the past couple of months go to the devolved Administrations before they are published. As I said in my answer to the original question, we have regular consultation—indeed, later today I will be meeting the First Minister of Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: The Government are, as the hon. Gentleman and the House would expect, preparing for all eventualities. That is the only responsible thing for a Government to do and that is what we are doing. The House will have a considerable amount of time during the Committee stage, which is coming up shortly, to debate the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. I hope, partly through the re-institution of the Joint...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: As I said in answer to the original question from my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Chris Davies), at the moment views from Northern Ireland are being fed in through the Northern Ireland civil service, which is currently doing administrative tasks. I am sure my hon. Friend will join me in hoping that we will soon have a Northern Ireland Executive back doing their job.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: No, the spirit and letter of the devolution settlement is that there are areas of responsibility for this Parliament and the Westminster Government, and areas of responsibility for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly. We have said that these have to be UK-wide frameworks. I think the hon. Gentleman’s colleagues in the Scottish Government accept that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I commend to the hon. Gentleman what the Chancellor actually said. I am happy to reassure the hon. Gentleman and the House that, yes, the Government are preparing for all eventualities, as any responsible Government would.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I am happy again to assure the hon. Gentleman that the appropriate arrangements for all eventualities are being prepared, and of course the Government are working hard to make sure we get the best Brexit deal for this country—one that will ensure the future prosperity of this country for decades to come.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Fraud (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: We are committed to providing a clear and secure democracy. Following our manifesto commitment, we are working with four local authorities to pilot voter ID in polling stations, and working with Tower Hamlets to pilot changes in postal voting in 2018, as part of a developing programme to strengthen electoral integrity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Fraud (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I am pleased to be able to confirm that the four local authorities that have agreed to take part in the voter ID pilot are Woking, Gosport, Bromley and Watford; and, as I have said, Tower Hamlets is involved in the postal vote pilot. We had an agreement with Slough as well, but at the last minute Labour councillors voted against joining the pilot, against the advice of their own officials. As...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Fraud (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: If the hon. Gentleman wants to be taken seriously on this issue, he should listen to the Electoral Commission, which in 2014 urged the Government to adopt the kind of measures that we are adopting now. He should also persuade Labour councillors, in Slough and elsewhere, to take it seriously. If Labour is seen as the party that is soft on electoral fraud, that will not be a very good look for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: This month we celebrate the first year of our world-leading national cyber security strategy. A major milestone has been successfully establishing the National Cyber Security Centre. [Interruption.] It has shown that it plays a vital role in providing cyber security to keep our country safe. The NCSC responded to 590 significant incidents, more than 30 of which were sufficiently serious to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: My hon. Friend is completely right about the importance of SMEs, which is why we have taken a number of steps to enable them to access Government contracts more easily, including by putting in place the Contracts Finder website and a requirement for all public sector buyers to have 30-day payment terms in their contracts.


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