Results 12081–12100 of 12548 for speaker:David Gauke

Written Answers — Treasury: Ministerial Visits (29 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department spent on accommodation at the Watergate Hotel for him and his staff in each year since 1997; (2) how many nights he has spent at the Washington Embassy on official business since 1997; and how many nights he has spent at the Watergate Hotel in Washington on official business since 1997.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Open Source Software (26 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of her Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and whether she plans to increase the use of open source software in her Department.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Open Source Software (26 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and whether he plans to increase the use of open source software in his Department.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Open Source Software (26 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of her Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and whether she plans to increase the use of open source software in her Department.

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Open Source Software (26 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of her Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and whether she plans to increase the use of open source software in her Department.

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 58 (25 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: At a time when senior politicians of all parties are trying to rebalance the relationship between Parliament and the Executive, the amendment would give the Financial Secretary yet another opportunity to make his name in history as a great champion of the rights of the legislature by giving greater powers to Parliament. That would achieve the objective of rebalancing that relationship set out...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 18 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: Will the Minister give way?

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 18 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: One explanation is that perhaps the parliamentary draftsman shared the surprise of the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West and other observers that the board itself has a role both in scrutinising and in producing statistics.

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 12 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I did not ask the question, but as Ferrero Rocher is based in my constituency in the UK, may I say that I think such consumption should be encouraged?

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 11 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: The Financial Secretary is making a case against giving the Opposition and the media pre-release access, but why does he think the board would not be persuaded to give pre-release access?

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 11 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I was about to make a point on that. On Second Reading, the hon. Gentleman asked my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet whether she would support the right of the statistics board occasionally to lengthen the period for pre-release access. I was going to make that point because there might be circumstances in which it is right to do that. He makes a fair point: the MPC could meet on...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 11 (23 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: As previous speakers have said, we have here one of the most important and controversial elements of the Bill, although also, in some respects, the least complex. Broadly, the distinction between the Opposition and  the Government is that we believe that the board should decide the rules on pre-release, but the Government believe that that should remain in the hands of Ministers. Given...

Written Answers — Treasury: Education Funding (19 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the additional funds going directly to schools announced in the pre-Budget report 2006 will be classified as (a) current expenditure and (b) capital expenditure.

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 10 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I shall briefly speak in support of the amendments in the name of my hon. Friends, and draw to the Committee’s attention two pieces of evidence that were given to the Treasury Sub-Committee on the very point that we are discussing. The first point, from Lord Moser, was that by having a code that applies to national statistics but not to official statistics, the Bill will have a greater...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 10 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I take the Financial Secretary’s point that the statistics board will have a power to promote the code with regard to official statistics. What powers will the statistics board have to enforce the code with regard to official statistics?

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 8 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I have a quick question for the Financial Secretary. Under subsection (3), the board has the power to “publish its findings or any report under this section.” I should be grateful to him for confirmation that that subsection is not restricted to the provisions of subsection (2), which refers to the statistical concerns that the board may report. No doubt, the vast majority of...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 6 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I wish to ask some questions on the same matter as those asked by my hon. Friend: statistics becoming official statistics by order. First, there is a  requirement that the appropriate Minister or authority consult the board, but as far as I can see there is no formal ability for the board to initiate that process. I assume that it will be able to put to a Minister informally any points...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 6 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: What the Financial Secretary is saying is extremely helpful. If an autonomous body were producing statistics and an order were made under this clause that those statistics became official statistics, presumably there would be no ability in the Bill to ensure that that body continued to produce such statistics—it would have the flexibility to decide, say, to cease to produce those...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 6 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I apologise. I probably did not make myself clear enough. I was thinking of circumstances in which statistics are produced not by the statistics board with its ONS hat on, nor by a Department, but by some third party under clause 6(1)(b). That third party might then decide of its own volition no longer to produce certain statistics, notwithstanding that those statistics had been classified by...

Public Bill Committee: Statistics and Registration Service Bill: Clause 5 (18 Jan 2007)

David Gauke: I would like to ask the Financial Secretary some specific questions about clause 5(6), to which my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet referred earlier. It reads: “The Board may only appoint persons under subsection (4)”— that excludes the National Statistician and head of assessment— “with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service as to numbers...


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