Results 1–20 of 528 for speaker:Oliver Dowden

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Social Mobility Commission (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Holding answer received on 20 February 2018 The Minister for the Cabinet Office has not met with the Social Mobility Commission since his appointment.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Information on public sector suppliers within a specific constituency is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The government hubs strategy will create a modern, efficient office estate for central government. Hub locations will be informed by departments’ workforce plans. Details of central government property and land are published on

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Pay (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Cabinet Office pays all members of its workforce on a monthly basis.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The State of the Estate report, published annually, provides information on the efficiency and sustainability of the central civil estate, including the size and cost of the Estate. The State of Estate reports from 2010 - 2014 are available online at: e The State of the Estate report 2015 -2016 is available online at:...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: ICT (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Public sector procurers are required to seek value for money through fair and open competition and in line with our current international obligations. The Government wants UK companies to be successful in public procurement, and we are seeking to ensure the huge purchasing power of government supports the task of boosting growth, and enables us to actively shape the UK market for the long term.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Communication Service (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: 157 individual bidders applied to be included on the Crown Commercial Service’s Campaign Solutions Framework (RM3774). We will review the framework before it expires on 15 December 2020.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: HM Government cyber security awareness campaigns are underpinned by qualitative and quantitative research to ensure effective targeting and drive individuals and organisations to improve their cyber security behaviours. The Cabinet Office has received advice from the Behavioural Insights Team since 2014. This has enabled the Department to add to its evidence base to support behavioural...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Equality (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Civil Service Workforce Plan is our strategy for readying the workforce to respond to the challenges and the opportunities of today, and in the years to come. As part of this, five key strands of activity were identified, including becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. The Civil Service is committed to being a role model for other UK employers and to continue to be a great place...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Productivity (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Cabinet Office is not currently reviewing what3words for use by departments. However government does monitor emerging technologies and approaches across private and public sectors, looking to trial, adopt and scale innovation where beneficial and appropriate.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Recruitment (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As a default position, the Civil Service will ‘Ban the Box’ when it advertises job vacancies. There are some business areas across the Civil Service where it will be inappropriate to apply Ban the Box. This will only occur where there is a clear, justifiable business need to understand a candidate’s conviction history at the application stage in the recruitment process. An...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: One Public Estate Programme (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Since 2013/14, the One Public Estate programme has directly supported the release of £41.96m in capital receipts from local authority-owned land and property. One Public Estate partnerships must provide accompanying evidence when reporting benefits to the programme. A higher number of capital receipts has currently been reported and is undergoing validation. As such, the total number of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Motor Vehicles: Brakes (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: It is for individual Contracting Authorities to determine their specifications for new vehicles according to their requirements.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Data Protection (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: It has been the policy of successive Governments not to comment on specific security controls. Guidance is set for Departments on the protection of all Government assets within the Security Policy Framework. It is then up to each Department to have policies and procedures in place. Leaks of any Government information or material are not acceptable and the Government takes such incidents...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Brexit (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: HM Treasury has already allocated departments nearly £700 million to prepare for Brexit: £412m for DIT, FCO and DExEU over the parliament at Autumn Statement 2016 and nearly £300m across a number of departments from the Reserve in 17/18. At Autumn Budget 2017 HM Treasury made another £3bn of additional funding available over 18/19 and 19/20 – £1.5bn in each...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Carillion staff with employment concerns are able to access targeted support from DWP's Rapid Response Service (RRS) via Jobcentre Plus's network of local offices and its national helpline. Given the RRS is a general redundancy service, information on calls specific to Carillion workers is not held centrally. The RSS provides advice and support to employers and employees facing the potential...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: In Scotland, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) co-ordinates the response to redundancy situations through Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE). DWP Rapid Response Service (RRS) is a key partner. DWP officials have been liaising with Scottish counterparts as necessary to provide support to affected employees.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Coordination (19 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Shared Services Strategy for Government committed to converging on a single set of processes for all HR and Finance transactional services across the Civil Service. To date, this work has focussed on designing and agreeing processes for HR and Finance. That design phase is now complete. HR and Finance are now working with departments to understand the gap between the current position and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Keith Cochrane (16 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Holding answer received on 25 January 2018 As a routine, departments publish quarterly details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations on GOV.UK, including those with representatives from companies such as Carillion. Cabinet Office returns can be viewed using the following link: ency-publications

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Impact Assessments (16 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to PQ122152 on 6th March.

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