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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (21 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Mystery Shopper Service undertook 65 spot checks between 2016 and 2017 looking at a range of procurement issues. The public sector bodies involved in these were central government departments, wider public sector bodies (including councils, NHS Trusts and Housing Associations) and the Crown Commercial Service itself (CCS frameworks). Currently, Mystery Shopper is following up on cases...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Pensions (28 Jun 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government has carried out extensive reforms of public service pension schemes to ensure that they are fair and sustainable, including the introduction of new pension schemes for the main public sector workforces in 2015. As part of these reforms the Government plans to move Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers into the Alpha Pension Scheme in due course. Officials are continuing to engage...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As of 2 September 2018, there are 2,747,048 GOV.UK Verify user accounts. The number of GOV.UK Verify user accounts is published on the GOV.UK website and is regularly updated. We will continue to enable individuals to prove their identity online and to access government services securely and safely. We continue to work towards 25 million people having a GOV.UK Verify account by 2020.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Computer Software (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Decisions about technology choices rest with individual departments and bodies in the public sector. As such, Cabinet Office does not hold this information centrally. The Cabinet Office itself does not have any computers using Windows 7. The National Cyber Security Centre has published information on the upcoming removal of Windows 7 Support, here:...

Technical and Further Education Bill (14 Nov 2016)

Oliver Dowden: The hon. Gentleman mentions teaching, and I have been waiting patiently for him to refer to his own experience of teaching at the excellent Oaklands further education college, to which many of my constituents send their children. As a comprehensive-educated special adviser, it was somewhere that I got a lot of experience of the excellent education one can get at a further education college.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Internet (1 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 Departments: Land (12 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government has declared the following land as surplus in the Coast to Capital LEP area. This does not include sites that were previously declared as surplus and are now disposed. Department Sum of Land Area (ha) Count of Department Property Department for Education 0.7505 1 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 1.0689 6 Ministry of Defence (Civil)...

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 Departments: Scotland (4 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The location information for all the Civil Estate, including Scotland, is published online at data.gov.uk as part of Government transparency commitments. Details of Government property to let or for sale can be found via the Government Property Finder website. The Government does not publish lease expiry dates for Government offices used by Departmental staff due to the commercially...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Innovation (3 Sep 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The third round of GovTech challenges seek to address issues such as predicting and sequencing adult social care to deliver a seamless service and accelerating the building of new housing, using better geospatial intelligence The latest round of the GovTech Catalyst challenges are at an early stage of development. Independent economic analysis will be undertaken as part of measurement and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion: Insolvency (4 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Carillion’s insolvency was a deeply regrettable and unfortunate event, and officials across government have worked hard to minimise its impact on Carillion’s customers, employees, and supply chain. Following the insolvency, government co-ordinated lending facilities for SMEs in the Carillion supply chain totalling c. £1bn. I am confident that the NAO report is a fair and accurate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Oct 2016)

Oliver Dowden: Many constituents have contacted me to express concern about anti-Semitism. I am sure that every Member of this House can agree that we should show zero tolerance of anti-Semitism, but does the Prime Minister also agree that we must ensure that all parties do not allow a situation to arise in which it appears that an environment is created where anti-Semitism is tolerated?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (12 Jun 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Carillion’s insolvency has made it clear that government should think about whether there is a need to make changes which will safeguard against an event of this scale happening again. To that end, we are currently undertaking an internal lessons learned exercise and will be considering a range of inputs before deciding what changes, if any, need to be made to public outsourcing policies...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Recruitment (12 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The proportion of successful Civil Service Fast Stream applicants who attended an independent school since the new centralised Fast Stream was introduced in 2013 is as follows: Year % Applicants recommended for appointment who attended independent school 2013 23.5% 2014 23.0% 2015 25.2% 2016 28.6% Data was not published on school type before 2013. The report can be found here: ...

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Oliver Dowden: As the Secretary of State has correctly and repeatedly said, this sends a very clear signal that Britain is open for business, but does he agree that if we are to compete with the likes of China and South Korea we must deliver this rapidly, and what reassurance can he give on minimising any administrative and judicial burdens that may be used to slow down this project?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: SCL Group (29 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Since January 2011, details of central government contracts above the value of £10,000 are published on Contracts Finder. Contracts published prior to 26 February 2015 can be viewed at:https://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive Those published after 26 February 2015 can be viewed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search. I am not aware of any current contracts with...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (6 Nov 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Regulation 113 of the Public Contracts Regulations contains statutory guidance for contracting authorities and suppliers on paying undisputed invoices in 30 days down the supply chain. This will be preserved under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act when the UK leaves the European Union, with relevant adjustments necessary to ensure legal operability. This will give legal certainty and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity (2 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The cost of verifying user identities through GOV.UK Verify is the amount paid to the GOV.UK Verify private sector identity providers. Details of the amounts paid to the identity providers for the user identities they create is commercially sensitive information and cannot be released. The number of GOV.UK Verify accounts (historic and current) is published on the GOV.UK website and is...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit (19 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Government as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit Implementation is carried out to a high quality. This includes planning for a range of scenarios, and all Government departments have been involved in no deal planning. However, the percentage of time and personnel spent on exiting the EU without a deal - or specific activities related to this - is not recorded or easily accessible.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Wales (19 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Government as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit Implementation is carried out to a high quality. This includes planning for a range of scenarios, and all Government departments have been involved in no deal planning. However, the percentage of time and personnel spent on exiting the EU without a deal - or specific activities related to this - is not recorded or easily accessible.


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