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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Internet (7 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: In answer to part (a), Cabinet Office does not hold the requested information. In answer to part (b) UK SMEs have been awarded the following cloud hosting contracts by value over the last 3 calendar years (2015 to 2017 inclusive): Cabinet Office cloud-hosting buying with UK SMEs only (based on data that has been matched with Crown Commercial Service spend data) Hosting only ...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Loneliness (23 Nov 2018)

Oliver Dowden: One of the GovTech public sector challenges, submitted by Monmouthshire County Council and selected for funding in the first round, is tackling loneliness and rural isolation. Monmouthshire County Council aims to develop digital innovations that could better connect isolated people and support local transport. Currently, the challenge is in the first phase with five technology firms...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security (5 Sep 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Fusion Doctrine was established in the Government’s National Security Capability Review, published in March 2018. It created a more accountable system to support collective Cabinet decision-making, with the introduction of senior responsible owners to deliver each of the National Security Council’s (NSC) priorities. Each senior responsible owner is accountable to the NSC for the...

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Oliver Dowden: I welcome the Secretary of State’s emphasis on creative industries and construction, both of which are large employers in my constituency. Does he agree that there is a real risk of inflationary pressure in the construction sector, particularly if we are to meet our ambitious housing targets; and that in the short term, as we leave Europe, that will mean a need for continuing immigration...

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

Oliver Dowden: Procurement Policy Note 01/16: Complying with international obligations reminds contracting authorities that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate, unless formal legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions have been put in place by the UK government. This is guidance on existing policy, which has been in place under successive governments for many years. Individual Procurement...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Cybercrime (12 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government takes public sector cyber security very seriously. We support the sector in improving their resilience to cyber attacks and encourage all organisations to implement the advice developed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and published on their website (www.ncsc.gov.uk). In addition, the NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme continues to be rolled out alongside...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (5 Nov 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This information is not held centrally. However, a list of signatories to the Prompt Payment Code can be viewed at the following link: http://ppc.promptpaymentcode.org.uk/ppc/ppc_signatory.a4d The majority of government’s strategic suppliers are signatories to the Code and payment practices of government’s largest suppliers are regularly monitored to ensure that they are in line with...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement (30 Apr 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The overarching principle in all public sector procurement is to secure the best value for money for the taxpayer. To this end, we have simplified procurement processes, and we are implementing a range of measures, such as taking account of social value when awarding contracts. From September, if government contractors are late with supplier payments, they could be prevented from winning...

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

Oliver Dowden: There are fewer than 250 schools covered by direct contracts with Carillion. We are working with a number of local authorities and academy trusts to ensure they have sufficient plans to continue to provide the education and services required. We have been contacting local authorities and academy trusts to support those that have contracts with Carillion. All employees should keep going in to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Third Sector: Coronavirus (19 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: Organisations across civil society are already working tirelessly to support their communities in response to covid-19. I have had several conversations with civil society organisations about responding to covid-19 and its potential impact on charities and social enterprises. Last week the Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, held a roundtable with over 45 charities to listen to their...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office for Veterans' Affairs: Finance (21 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: At the last Spending Round the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that £5 million is being made available for the Office for Veterans' Affairs in 2020/2021. The costs of setting up the Office for Veterans' Affairs were met from existing budgets in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence, and included time from existing staff. Furthermore, this does not represent the totality of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office for Veterans' Affairs: Costs (22 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: At the last Spending Round the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that £5 million is being made available for the Office for Veterans' Affairs in 2020/2021. The costs of setting up the Office for Veterans' Affairs were met from existing budgets in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence, and included time from existing staff. Furthermore, this does not represent the totality of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion: Insolvency (1 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office has been provided with £150m of funding to underwrite the Official Receiver in respect of Carillion in liquidation in the current financial year. A supplementary estimate was presented to the House for this provision on 7th February 2018. The Official Receiver will be looking to raise funds from recovering trade debts owed to Carillion, settlement of claims owed to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have been targeted where we were aware that a contracting authority had previously not complied with a part of public procurement regulations, and where contracting authorities are not advertising tender opportunities on Contracts Finder appropriately. We had 100% compliance when following up with the contracting authority applying a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: GovTech Fund (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Five of the eleven challenges have now completed Phase 1, which involves testing different approaches to the challenge raised. Most of the GovTech Catalyst challenges are at an early stage of development so measuring long term economic effects is not yet possible. Independent economic analysis will be undertaken as part of measurement and evaluation at a later stage. All information on the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (30 Jul 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The vision of the Crown Marketplace remains unchanged and the digital products we will launch this year will provide numerous opportunities for SMEs to tender and obtain value for money for the taxpayer. This will support the Government's aspiration for 33% of procurement spend to go to SMEs by 2022, and I have recently announced a package of tough new measures designed to level the playing...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: ICT (12 Nov 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Each government department or organisation connected to the PSN is responsible for procuring its own connectivity services separately from a group of approved providers. Since almost 700 public sector organisations across central government, local government and other public agencies and bodies use the PSN, it is not possible for Cabinet Office to report on the total cost to the public purse....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Construction: Procurement (8 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 require public procurers to award contracts through fair and open competition, in line with principles of equal treatment, transparency and non-discrimination. Suppliers have to meet certain criteria to be able to bid for public contracts, including a minimum level of financial and economic standing as determined by the public body running the...

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Business of the House (13 Oct 2016)

Oliver Dowden: Constituents in Potters Bar, Borehamwood and Radlett in my constituency rely on Govia Thameslink railways. They are used to endless excuses for its lamentable performance, but the company reached a new low yesterday, when we discovered that it is cancelling trains if it discovers graffiti that it deems offensive. Does the Leader of the House agree that that is completely absurd? Is there some...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Contracts: Billing (5 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This information is not currently held centrally. BEIS have recently introduced a payment reporting system, which requires large businesses to report on their UK payment practices and performance. Businesses must report every six months on their payment performance starting with their first full financial year that starts on or after 6 April 2017:...


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