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Oliver Dowden

Conservative MP for Hertsmere (8 May 2015 – current)


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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prime Minister: Email (27 Mar 2020)

Chloe Smith: I refer the Hon. Gentleman to the answer by the Rt. Hon. Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) of 14 January 2020 (PQ 1411). Dominic Cummings’ blog invited people to get in touch to discuss opportunities, and did not set out proposed recruitment processes. As this activity was not conducted by government, the Government does not hold information generated by it, including within the email...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Media Matters (24 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: On 22 January 2020, DCMS informed the House that my predecessor had issued a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) in respect of the acquisition by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) of JPI Media Publications Ltd, and thus the i newspaper. The PIIN triggered the requirement for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to report to me on jurisdictional and competition matters, and...

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

Oliver Dowden: Ministers and officials are in constant dialogue with partners in these sectors to build and maintain a complete and up to date understanding of the challenges. We are working urgently with colleagues across government to shape support available to mitigate risks in the coming weeks and months.

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...

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;...

Football Attendances: VAR — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Mar 2020)

Tracy Brabin: ...the country and loads of pressing matters are on Members’ minds today. Earlier we learnt that the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the right hon. Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden), is self-isolating with his family, so we send him our regards and hope that he gets well soon and is okay. Also, we send our thoughts to all the fans and players around the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Malvern Hills Trust (17 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The Department has no plans to make the Malvern Hills Trust subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Malvern Hills Trust recently consulted publicly on proposals to amend its governance provisions and will set out its next steps in due course. The Department is in discussion with the Charity Commission and the charity on the most appropriate means of taking the changes forward and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Young People (17 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The most recent publicly available figure from the NCS 2016 evaluation report show that for every £1 of taxpayer money spent on the 2016 summer programme, £1.79 is provided back to society by the NCS programme in terms of the economic benefit. For the 2016 Autumn programme for every £1 spend, £2.21 is provided back in terms of the economic benefits. The economic benefits relate to the...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: Code rights in respect of land connected to leased premises (10 Mar 2020)

...James Daly David Davies Gareth Davies James Davies Mims Davies David Davis Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Sarah Elizabeth Dines Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Michelle Donelan Steve Double Oliver Dowden Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Third Sector (9 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: Civil Society forms an essential part of our communities up and down the country. It includes large, national charities, social enterprises, volunteers and small grassroots organisations but what joins them all is the idea of creating social value to help build a better society. Government funding to civil society is ring-fenced for particular projects or programmes. Grant agreement terms...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Youth Clubs: Closures (9 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The Government recognises that there are a range of complex causes of youth crime and that these are often tied to local factors. However, it is the local authorities’ role to allocate funding and deliver youth services in line with local need. We are not aware of any conclusive evidence of a direct link between the closure of youth clubs and crimes committed by young people. This...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Loneliness (9 Mar 2020)

Oliver Dowden: In the Tackling Loneliness Strategy, published October 2018, government committed to publishing annual progress reports to provide an update on the implementation of policies set out in the strategy. The first annual report was published in January 2020. This set out progress to date, including action by frontline workers across the public sector to recognise and act on loneliness, the launch...

BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2020)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ...culture and British values. It is another example of soft power, as it is commonly known. It is also interesting—I had not realised that my timing was so good—that a new Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, has been appointed. I looked with interest at his old quotes. He said: “The BBC needs to be closer to, and understand the perspectives of, the whole of the United Kingdom and avoid...

Health Inequalities (4 Mar 2020)

...Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies David Davis Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Sarah Elizabeth Dines Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Jeffrey M. Donaldson Michelle Donelan Nadine Dorries Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David...

Flooding (4 Mar 2020)

...Davies James Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies David Davis Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Sarah Elizabeth Dines Leo Docherty Jeffrey M. Donaldson Michelle Donelan Nadine Dorries Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Christ Church College: Criminal Investigation (26 Feb 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The Charity Commission is the independent regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales. As an independent non-Ministerial Department, Ministers cannot direct or control the Charity Commission. It is answerable to the courts for its legal decisions. Disputes and disagreements in charities can be particularly damaging to the public’s confidence in charities. The Charity...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

...James Daly Gareth Davies James Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Jeffrey M. Donaldson Michelle Donelan Nadine Dorries Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood George Eustice Luke Evans David...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (25 Feb 2020)

...Daly David Davies Gareth Davies James Davies Mims Davies Philip Davies David Davis Dehenna Davison Caroline Dinenage Jonathan Djanogly Leo Docherty Michelle Donelan Nadine Dorries Steve Double Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood George Eustice Luke Evans David...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Loneliness (20 Feb 2020)

Oliver Dowden: Government is committed to understanding the impact of its activity on loneliness and will use this insight to inform future decision-making. The 60 commitments made in the loneliness strategy vary widely and so learning is captured in different ways. Many of these commitments are still in progress and findings will emerge over time. For example, an independent evaluation of the £11.5m...


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