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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service: Staff (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government Digital Service is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and is included in this reply. Information about the diversity of the Cabinet Office workforce (and other Civil Service Departments) including gender is published annually by the Office for National Statistics in their Civil Service Statistics bulletin. The latest bulletin (at 31st March 2018) can be downloaded at:...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service: Staff (8 Oct 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government Digital Service is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and is included in this reply. Information about the diversity of the Cabinet Office workforce (and other Civil Service Departments) including gender is published annually by the Office for National Statistics in their Civil Service Statistics bulletin. The latest bulletin (at 31st March 2018) can be downloaded at:...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Location (19 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As the Government Estates Strategy 2018 sets out, the Government is committed to relocating public bodies and Civil Service roles out of London across the United Kingdom. To achieve this it has established the Places for Growth programme within the Cabinet Office to identify opportunities for locating roles in cities across the United Kingdom, including the devolved administrations. Location...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: South West (24 Apr 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Our Places for Growth programme will relocate Civil Servants out of London, with at least 1,000 roles moved by 2022 and thousands more by 2030. The programme is engaged on an ongoing basis with stakeholders across all four nations of the UK, including in South West England. Location decisions will be made by departments in conjunction with the Cabinet Office, and will form an integral part of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Sales (24 Jun 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The government announced the creation of a new Digital Identity Unit, a collaboration between the Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) on 11 June. The Digital Identity Unit will work closely with other government departments. We will set out the remit of the unit in more detail in the coming weeks. The Home Office will take decisions on areas on which...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Chequers: Operating Costs (26 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Chequers is run and managed by an independent trust and is maintained by an endowment administered by the Trustees. The Trust also receives an annual grant-in-aid from public funds towards maintenance and staffing costs. Details of the grant-in-aid are published after the end of the financial year and accounted for in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts, which can be accessed on the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Crown Representatives fulfil an important role in a wider system of assurance and supplier relationship management and participate in regular sharing of knowledge and best practice. We continually review the Crown Representatives through feedback mechanisms. We have reviewed the portfolio and allocation of Strategic Suppliers, have recently appointed new Crown Representatives and new...

Business of the House (15 Sep 2016)

Oliver Dowden: My right hon. Friend will be aware of the situation in east Asia, with North Korean nuclear tests and rising tensions in the South China sea. Does he agree that in this time of Brexit our allies across the region, Japan in particular, will be looking to this House and this Government to see whether we remain engaged in the region? Will he find time for the House to debate the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Jan 2017)

Oliver Dowden: It is currently an offence to assault a police officer, immigration officer or prison officer, but it is not a specific offence to assault an NHS worker, whether they are a doctor, nurse or paramedic. Does the Prime Minister agree that we should consider extending a specific offence to cover such people, to make it absolutely clear that the public will not tolerate violence towards our...

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Oliver Dowden: Mr Foroughi’s son is a constituent of mine. Many Members have raised his case, and I thank them for doing so. There is near unanimity among Members of this House that Mr Foroughi’s father should be released. Surely that would be a sign of Iran’s engagement with the international community, particularly given that he has already served more than half his sentence, and so according to its...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (26 Apr 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Government Departments and the National Cyber Security Centre have regular discussions with key infrastructure providers on their management of cyber risk. Ensuring the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure is secure and resilient against cyber attack is a priority for the Government as set out in the National Cyber Security Strategy. This is supported by a significant programme of work to...

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

Oliver Dowden: We regularly monitor the performance of all our strategic suppliers, including DXC Technology. The continued delivery of public services is our top priority. We have met with DXC Technology to understand its plans and the impact they will have on Central Government contracts. Individual contracting authorities are responsible for the performance of their contracts. We continue to support them...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: One Public Estate Programme (21 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: To date, the One Public Estate programme has supported the creation of at least 5,740 jobs. A yearly breakdown is shown below. Financial Year Jobs created 2013/14 0 2014/15 137 2015/16 328 2016/17 5,217 2017/18 (to date) 58 Total 5,740 Benefits reported by One Public Estate partnerships must also be accompanied by evidence. In addition to those which have been verified,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prime Minister: Apprentices (26 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office currently employs 90 apprentices who are actively completing an apprenticeship, this equates to 1.31% of our workforce. As set out in the Civil Service apprenticeship strategy, the Civil Service has pledged to achieve 30,000 apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, annually delivering 2.3% of our workforce in England as apprenticeship starts. Work is underway to produce...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Telephone Services (23 May 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Government Helpline services are procured from a wide range of Telecommunication providers in the UK. These services are contracted by Government to the telecommunication market in accordance with both Ofcom regulation and the Data Protection Act. As such third party telecommunications providers are an integral part of the Government supply chain, and Government is taking no steps to remove...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service: EEA Nationals (18 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: EU and EEA citizens who are currently employed in the Civil Service, will continue to be able to work and play a full role in the Civil Service, as they do now, following the UK’s exit from the EU. This will also be the case in the unlikely event of a no deal scenario. As with all UK employers, the Civil Service needs to ensure that future recruitment is compliant with immigration laws.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service: Training (15 Mar 2019)

Oliver Dowden: As the functional lead for Digital, Data and Technology, GDS has responsibility for digital skills across government. At present, no mandatory cybersecurity courses are offered by the GDS Academy. The Government Digital Service (GDS) works closely with colleagues at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Government Security Group (GSG) who provide training on cyber security across...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE Results (6 Nov 2017)

Oliver Dowden: As the Government rightly continue to push local authorities to make provision for more housing, the need for additional places at free schools and academies will increase. In my constituency, that makes the case for a new school to serve Radlett, Bushey and Borehamwood all the more pressing. What steps are the Government taking so that there is co-ordination between local authorities and the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Training (10 May 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The KPMG Civil Service Learning contract provides a common core curriculum of learning for Civil Servants. The effectiveness of the performance of KPMG is assessed through evaluation of the learning provision. Between April 2017 and March 2018, 144,000 delegates have attended 8,200 learning events. Evaluation of this learning suggest that the vast majority of learners felt the learning was...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Amazon (27 Jun 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The event on 12 February 2019 was a roundtable discussion, jointly hosted by the Spectator and Amazon Web Services. The purpose of the event was to have a broad discussion on digital transformation in government and the role of the private sector in supporting this. It was attended by stakeholders from industry, the media and the public sector. Ministers regularly meet with external...


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