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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Mobile Phones (11 Jan 2018)

Oliver Dowden: There is no specific policy covering the use of instant-messaging applications, there is however policy that sets out the expected conduct of Civil Servants when making use of electronic communications across OFFICIAL and personal devices. There is also a policy on the use of social media. Whilst these policies do not specifically deal with instant messaging they are clear on what civil...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (14 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually on their payment performance. We strongly encourage businesses to report poor payment practice and instances of late payment, including late...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (16 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As of 1 April 2015 all central government departments, including their executive agencies and non departmental public bodies, have been required to report on their prompt payment performance. They must publish the percentage of their invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days on a quarterly basis on their GOV.UK pages. The performance of central government departments in paying...

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

Oliver Dowden: The Government already continually monitors the financial health of its strategic suppliers and has appropriate plans in place in relation to the risk of those companies. These plans are commercially sensitive and confidential. We do not believe that any strategic supplier is in a similar situation to Carillion. This monitoring also enables Government to assess suppliers’ ability to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Facilities Agreements: Public Sector (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government has taken action to promote transparency and allow for scrutiny of public sector spending by recently publishing data relating to the use of facility time across the public sector. Following the collection and analysis of this data over three years, reserve powers under the Trade Union Act 2016 will enable Ministers to implement regulations limiting the use and spend of...

Balfour Declaration (30 Oct 2017)

Oliver Dowden: As my right hon. Friend rightly says, we have a long way to go to achieve an end to violence and a two-state solution, but does he agree with me and many of my constituents that this anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate modern Israel, its vibrant economy, its liberty and diversity, its democracy and, above all, the fact that at a time of rising anti-Semitism, it still provides a safe...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Billing (15 Nov 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, all public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually on their payment performance. Government strongly encourages businesses to report poor payment practice and instances of late payment,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (24 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: It is the responsibility of contracting authorities to carry out appropriate due diligence checks on potential suppliers when they are contracting out, to ensure that those suppliers are able to deliver the public services for which they are contracted. The Strategic Supplier Risk Management Policy is not of itself relevant to the conduct of procurement activities. If contracting authorities...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (24 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: It is the responsibility of contracting authorities to carry out appropriate due diligence checks on potential suppliers when they are contracting out, to ensure that those suppliers are able to deliver the public services for which they are contracted. The Strategic Supplier Risk Management Policy is not of itself relevant to the conduct of procurement activities. If contracting authorities...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Reducing Regulation Committee (5 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Details of the membership of Cabinet Committees are available on Gov.UK. The Reducing Regulation sub-Committee is comprised of the Business Secretary, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Lord Chancellor, the Trade Secretary, Environment Secretary, the Leader of the House of Commons, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Minister of State for Employment, the Minister of State for...

Business of the House (29 Oct 2015)

Oliver Dowden: Kamal Foroughi is a 76-year-old joint British-Iranian citizen. He has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison for more than four years on charges of alleged espionage, and his health continues to deteriorate. His son and grandchildren are in the Gallery today. They have a simple message: “Please let Grandpa come home.” Will the Leader of the House find time for us to debate his case...

Anti-TNF Drugs (9 Dec 2015)

Oliver Dowden: The Minister talks about need. In a similar vein to other Members, I would like to highlight the need of a constituent of mine—a young lady called Olivia, aged 15, who is totally reliant on self-funded anti-TNF treatments to retain her eyesight. She is very concerned that when she reaches adulthood, she may no longer have access to that, which is why her parents, also constituents, have...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Contracts: Billing (24 Jan 2018)

Oliver Dowden: BEIS have recently introduced a payment reporting system, which requires large businesses to report on their UK payment practices and performance. Businesses must report 6 monthly on their payment performance starting with their first full financial year that starts on or after 6 April 2017. Government departments publish their own payment performance data on GOV.UK. We encourage suppliers...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (9 Oct 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government committed in its Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2022 to trial in the Crown Commercial Service, a new conviction check. The purpose of the trial was to establish whether convictions data could be accessed at source to undertake conviction checks on preferred bidders on behalf of Government departments and complement existing provisions in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (27 Jan 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The cyber security challenge will endure beyond 2021. We committed in our manifesto to invest more in cyber security, embrace new technologies and legislate to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. Work on our plans for cyber security after 2021 is in progress. This work includes reviewing progress on delivery, while recognising that cyber security operates in a dynamic...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: ICT (26 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government Digital Service has lead responsibility for the development of digital and technology guidance and standards in central Government including their assurance through devolved mandated powers from Treasury. This is achieved through Technology Code of Practice for investment, the Digital by Default Service Standard for design, build and delivery and the Government Service Design...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: One Public Estate Programme (6 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Further to the response provided for Question 128318, all 76 One Public Estate partnerships have at least one government department or agency on their local partnership boards. At its core, One Public Estate is about local and central government working together with other public bodies to transform communities and local public services and deliver value for money for the taxpayer. To...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure (5 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Civil Service Group (CSG) is a management unit within the Cabinet Office. It is responsible for strengthening and transforming the Civil Service as it tackles an increasingly complex set of challenges. This includes responsibility for Civil Service Strategy, embedding the vision for ‘A Brilliant Civil Service’, and implementing the cross-government Functional model. In delivering these...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Billing (8 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The move to a new shared service platform in May 2017 presented a number of operational issues. These issues included the migration of data relating to purchase orders and invoicing, staff knowledge of the new system and technical issues with a new chart of accounts. We have been working hard to rectify the underlying issues and have implemented a number of improvements as part of a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (8 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The move to a new shared service platform in May 2017 presented a number of operational issues. These issues included the migration of data relating to purchase orders and invoicing, staff knowledge of the new system and technical issues with a new chart of accounts. We have been working hard to rectify the underlying issues and have implemented a number of improvements as part of a...


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