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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: District Heating: Whitehall (23 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Whitehall District Heating has been renamed and is now called the Whitehall Boiler System. A number of departmental buildings have transferred ownership to the Government Property Agency and the details of buildings served by the Whitehall Boiler System are provided in the table below. Building Department MOD Main Building Ministry of Defence Government Office Great George Street...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Uyghurs: Forced Labour (23 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: HM Government is committed to preventing modern slavery occurring in public sector supply chains. The Cabinet Office has published commercial policy and guidance setting out the steps that all Government departments must take to identify and mitigate modern slavery and labour abuse risks throughout the commercial life cycle - focusing on the areas of highest risk. This policy is mandatory for...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Fraud (23 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Data on public sector fraud prior to 2016 is unavailable.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Coronavirus (19 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: There is full agreement across government on the clear benefits from face-to-face, collaborative working. I also wrote to departments earlier this year to underline the importance of workplace attendance and to ensure we are making efficient use of the government estate. Departments’ progress is being monitored and we are seeing civil servants have been increasingly returning to the office.

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is a pleasure to close this debate on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. I thank right hon. and hon. Members on both sides of the House who have contributed; they made many important points, quite rightly holding the Government to account in the best traditions of this House, which made for an excellent debate to follow Her Majesty’s Gracious Speech. That speech set out the...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Unfortunately, as so often, the hon. Gentleman has not been paying proper attention to the day’s debate. If he had, he might have heard an authority greater than I am answering half a dozen questions on that very issue from the Leader of the Opposition slightly earlier. The authority in Her Majesty’s Government is obviously the Prime Minister, of whom I am a humble servant. My hon. Friend...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: How could I refuse such an eloquently phrased request?

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman must think there has been a collective outbreak of amnesia not just in the House but across the nation. He seems to forget that the country was bankrupt when the coalition came to office in 2010, and it had been bankrupted by the “spend now, find the money later” approach of the socialists. Was it not Margaret Thatcher who so rightly said that, ultimately, they run out...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend is wise, and this is part of the reason why Poundbury has been a success, because it provides basic services, including a primary school. That is part of the planning requirement, so I agree with him very much. I was delighted by the contribution of the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), which are not words I thought I would use nor words he probably thought I...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: This will have to be a risk-based assessment. If the hon. Gentleman can say that this whisky is dangerous or poisonous, or it is breaking a trademark—

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Do we really have a Scotsman in the House who does not like his whisky to be cheap? Does he want to pay higher prices for whisky? Is he calling for this for the good people of Scotland? This is news. This is a newsflash, and I hope the PA is reporting it carefully, along with Hansard: the SNP wants higher prices for whisky. It wants higher prices for an evening tipple. I look forward to that...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: How can I refuse the hon. Gentleman?

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: This Government are a free-trading Government, which is why we are negotiating around the world to improve access to other markets. That is a very important part of what Her Majesty’s Government are doing. I wish to mention briefly one of the other things that came up in debate, which was on the issue of public sector fraud.

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: That is particularly good news. It is welcome that Northern Ireland, where there are difficulties over the protocol, is seeing genuine benefit from our free trade agreements. I wish to make a point about fraud, which was an issue raised during the debate. Two years ago, it was of fundamental importance to get money out to businesses quickly. That was the right thing to do and it was supported...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I would correct the hon. Gentleman, as the money has not been written off. In addition, Lord Agnew has been in touch with me, and I have spoken to him and been seeking his advice on how to ensure that our anti-fraud efforts are as effective as possible. He highlighted the issue very effectively. May I also thank the hon. Gentleman for his contribution, along with the hon. Members for Bolton...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I have already given way once. As I was saying, it was splendid but it was not really what the debate was about. I admire the heralds as well. They are a great addition to the state opening and I hope that the three of them will make this a traditional part of Queen’s Speeches in future, being able to over-egg the pudding when it comes in front of them. I have a feeling that you, Mr Deputy...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Buildings (18 May 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The GPA has developed detailed designs for the building to be refurbished for use by Civil Servants. Records indicate the building was vacated in 2012. As at 31 March 2021:Rates: £0 per annumMaintenance and security costs: £3.5k per annum From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022:Rates: £0Maintenance - principally for one-off urgent Health and Safety works: £724k I visited 36 Whitehall on 4 May...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Infrastructure: Iron and Steel (28 Apr 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline reports on forecast and projected infrastructure investment across the public and private sectors, and includes projections regarding skills demand. The Pipeline does not include targets for any sector, including UK steel. This government is committed to creating the right conditions in the UK for a competitive and sustainable steel...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: EU Law: Scotland (28 Apr 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Government remains committed to engaging with devolved governments on the reviews into retained EU law, including engaging at Ministerial level. To date, there have been regular official level discussions with the devolved administrations. We will continue to engage at an official level in areas of interest.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Travel (28 Apr 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Since being appointed, the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency has visited Glass Wharf, Bristol, on Friday 22 April. Travel was provided by the Government Car Service. No accommodation costs were incurred. Costs for printing in support of the visit were not outside that usually provided. The Minister also regularly attends government offices within London for meetings...


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