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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Procurement: France and Germany (25 Apr 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Public sector bodies (contracting authorities) in all EU Member States are required by the EU Procurement Directives to award public contracts above certain thresholds using the overarching award criterion of the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT). Article 67 of Directive 2014/24/EU sets out the definition of MEAT. Within this framework, individual contracting authorities are free...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register (26 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not hold this information. Registration statistics, including a breakdown of the numbers of people registered in each UK region, are available from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) website: www.ons.gov.uk Estimates of the completeness and accuracy – including those for regions across the UK – are published by the Electoral Commission. The latest...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (24 Jan 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This Government recognises the importance of managing relationships with Strategic Suppliers and their performance on a cross-Government basis, and has developed a range of strategies to do this, including the use of Crown Representatives. The role of Crown Representative for Carillion was vacant for three months between August and November 2017 due to normal staff turnover. During this...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Billing (20 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Government departments publish their own payment performance data on GOV.UK. We encourage suppliers that have not been paid promptly to report the case to our Mystery Shopper Service, who will investigate on their behalf. In addition, BEIS have recently introduced a payment reporting system, which requires large businesses to report on their UK payment practices and performance. Businesses...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Equality (26 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Civil Service Workforce Plan set out our ambition to becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. In October 2017 The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy set out our plan to achieve this. In developing the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy officials engaged with a number of external groups. This included working with the Civil Service Diversity Expert Advisers,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime: Public Appointments (23 May 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Principal Cyber Security Risk Consultant is a highly specialised role focussed on the information and cyber security of the digital services GDS builds, operates and uses. This is an interim role of 12 months. There are very few specialists able to provide the required skills and they are in high demand across HMG and the Financial Services sector on an interim basis. After careful...

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

Oliver Dowden: Between 2010 and 2016, 612 disabled people were recommended for appointment on the Civil Service Fast Stream (drawn from available data showing those who have declared a disability). The 2017 data is currently being analysed. Recommended for appointment – Candidates with declared disability 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Count 63 52 88 74 87 90 158 % of those...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (15 Apr 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the OJEU notice for the Technology Products and Associated Services framework agreement (the successor to Technology Products 2) later this month. Further information about the procurement process and associated documentation can be found at the following link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6068. Cyber security services will...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support (31 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office previously led on the inter-ministerial group (IMG) on early years family support. The IMG has concluded its work and has now disbanded. The recommendations are presently with Secretaries of State for consideration of next steps. We will consider publication once their view is clearer. Given that the emotional and social development of babies and young children is a broad...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Peers (13 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: We do not hold a central record of all those who hold roles in the department, either paid or unpaid, who are members of the House of Lords. The Cabinet Office has responsibility for nine NDPBs covering a range of advisory functions which include, for example, the House of Lords Appointments Commission and the Committee on Standards in Public Life. Membership of the Boards is publically...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (7 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: In most of the markets from which the Government buys, there is plenty of competition. Where consolidation has reduced competition we take steps to encourage more. There are now more small suppliers than ever looking to bid for Government business. As of end of November 2018, there were 44,963 registered individual users on Contracts Finder from 30,161 organisations. 20,397 of these (c....

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Oliver Dowden: I, too, was listening to the Foreign Secretary’s speech, and I was heartened by his remarks on Korea. I thank my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for her update on those discussions at the European Council; does she agree that, as we leave the EU, it is more important than ever that we reassure our important friends and allies in that region, such as Japan and the Philippines, that our...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (31 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Government policy is to pay 80% of undisputed supplier invoices within a 5 day target, with the remaining to be paid within 30 days, as required by the Public Contracts Regulations In October 2018, the government announced the ambition that all departments commit to paying 90% of undisputed invoices from SMEs within 5 days. Officials are working with departments to explore how finance systems...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (25 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: e-PIMS, the central database of properties and land, only holds asset values and rates payable in relation to specific programme requirements. We do not comprehensively record asset values as a matter of course and therefore are unable to provide the total book value. Rates payable information is only collected against individual properties for the benchmarked office estate. For the 149...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Sustainable Development (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Departments report regularly to Cabinet Office on their progress in delivering their Single Departmental Plans. This provides a mechanism for DFID and Cabinet Office to track progress towards delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Government will present a Voluntary National Review (VNR) assessing UK progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN High Level...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Oliver Dowden: Grand- parents have a vital role to play in the upbringing of their grandchildren, something which at a time of rising life expectancy they are better equipped than ever to fulfil. Does the Prime Minister therefore agree with me that we should send a strong signal from this House not only that there should be a presumption in their favour when it comes to adoption, but that they should be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Cybercrime (29 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government takes the threat of cyber attacks against public services very seriously. We support public service providers in improving their cyber resilience and encourage all organisations to implement the advice and guidance developed by National Cyber Security Centre’s experts and published on their website. In addition, the Government's Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme provides...

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

Oliver Dowden: It is the responsibility of contracting authorities to carry out appropriate due diligence checks on potential suppliers and financial monitoring on existing 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...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Sustainable Development (21 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office plays an important role in maximising progress on the Government's priorities, including supporting a coordinated approach to domestic implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ministers and officials meet regularly with stakeholders across government to support implementation of the SDGs and ensure they are embedded within Government performance and...

Bill Presented: Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) (18 Mar 2020)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Robert Jenrick, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Michael Gove, Secretary Matt Hancock, Secretary Oliver Dowden, Jesse Norman and Mr Simon Clarke, presented a Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales that consist wholly or mainly of public lavatories;...


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