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Panama Papers (11 Apr 2016)

Oliver Dowden: Will the Prime Minister confirm that the only irregular thing about the summary of his tax return is the fact that he voluntarily and privately forsook the £20,000 prime ministerial tax-free allowance, which was enjoyed by many of his predecessors, including those from the Labour party? Instead, he rightly focused on increasing the personal allowance so that millions of low-income earners...

Domestic Ivory Market — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Feb 2017)

Oliver Dowden: As my hon. Friend knows, I am a fellow member of the Petitions Committee and welcome the opportunity to debate this subject. We spend an awful lot of time discussing as an international community how we can deal with the challenge of climate change, which seems somewhat intractable. Does he agree that this is a much simpler problem, and that we could get on and save great species such as the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Capita (5 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government's policy relating to the risk-assessment of Strategic Suppliers is set out in the publicly available Strategic Supplier Risk Management Policy: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/80222/20121108_Strategic_Supplier_Risk_Managem ent_Policy.pdf. Cabinet Office does not publish supplier designations under the policy as "high risk" or risk...

Capita (24 Apr 2018)

Oliver Dowden: I thank my hon. Friend for his question. He is absolutely right to raise the issues that we have had with the Army recruitment contract, but what is happening demonstrates that the Government are engaging with these problems. The MOD and Capita have agreed an improvement plan, which seeks to address some of the significant problems that we have. When these problems arise, we are engaging with...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (4 Feb 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Multiple officials from the Government Commercial Function, including the Crown Representative and other officials from the Markets and Suppliers team, interact with a range of Interserve employees through formal meetings, conference calls, individual phone calls, and other forums (including meetings hosted by other departments), as they do with most Strategic Suppliers. There will normally...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Sick Leave (24 Jun 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office collects sickness absence information from Civil Service departments and agencies on a quarterly basis. The Civil Service sickness absence data is published annually. The latest publication is for Q1 2018, published 30 May 2019 and is available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-sic kness-absence. This data shows civil servants took an average...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office for Veterans' Affairs: Pay (31 Oct 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The appointment of the Director of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs was made in line with Civil Service recruitment practices. The remuneration for the role has been set in line with the salary scale applicable for Senior Civil Service payband two. The criteria for the role included: strong leadership skills; an ability to inspire confidence and work effectively with the charity sector,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (6 Feb 2020)

Oliver Dowden: The National Cyber Security Strategy, supported by a £1.9 billion investment, is delivering transformational change, building new capabilities and intervening to protect the UK from cyber attacks. This is an increase on the first National Cyber Security Strategy which ran from 2011-2015 with an investment of £650 million. Our manifesto has committed to investing more in cyber security,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government: Databases (30 Jan 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The government is committed to reducing the unnecessary duplication of data across the public sector. The General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act came into effect in the UK in 2018 and enshrines key principles of purpose limitation and data minimisation in the processing of personal data. The government will publish in due course a National Data Strategy which will set out...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Overtime (9 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Information about unpaid overtime is not held. Cabinet Office encourages staff and their Line Managers to adopt positive work/life balance arrangements which includes flexible working hours and working from home whilst ensuring business needs are met. But this is managed at a local level within Business Groups where it is the responsibility of line managers to ensure their staff are not...

Railways: Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink Franchises — Question (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Polak: ...and Borehamwood are never happy when I am on the Thameslink platform because, when I am there, there is always a delay or cancellation. Will the Minister support the action of the MP for Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden, in his campaign to get Thameslink to provide a much better service for the people of Hertsmere, who pay a lot of money to be packed like sardines in an often-late train?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: ICT (8 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office has a small number of Large Expiring IT Contracts. The large majority of Large Expiring IT Contracts that fall within the Government Commercial Function’s guidance are in other government departments. The Cabinet Office has been providing support, using expertise from Complex Transactions (GCO), Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Government Digital Service. This...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Former Members (21 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Special advisers are appointed in accordance with the rules on the appointment of Special Advisers set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, and in line with the Ministerial Code and the Special Adviser Code of Conduct. A named list of all special advisers was published in December, as per the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 December 2017, Official Report, HCWS352....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Procurement (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The table below shows the proportion of sales by volume that went to SMEs through the G-Cloud brand of commercial arrangements the last five financial years: Financial Year Proportion of sales by volume going to SMEs going through G-Cloud 2013 - 14 64.2% 2014 - 15 68.2% 2015 - 16 69.5% 2016 - 17 69.4% 2017 - 18 67.8% The full dataset can be viewed at the following...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government (22 Oct 2018)

Oliver Dowden: We will continue to enable individuals to prove their identity online and to access government services securely and safely. We expect to see continued progress towards 25 million people having a GOV.UK Verify account by 2020. The Written Statement on the GOV.UK Verify programme confirms that contracts have been signed with a number of private sector identity providers. These contracts...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (18 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Cabinet Office monitors the financial health of all of our strategic suppliers, including Interserve, and has regular discussions with the company’s management. Interserve is moving forward with a proposed deleveraging plan to improve its balance sheet through an established and controlled process. We are taking the necessary steps, commensurate with the perceived level of risk to ensure...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Armed Conflict (8 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The National Security Risk Assessment is designed to support a collective understanding of the most significant risks facing the UK and our interests overseas. It is used to inform the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review and considers risks over a five year timeframe. In 2015, international military conflict was assessed to be a Tier One and this continues to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: One Public Estate Programme (21 Mar 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is establishing a Pool of Experts to support local OPE partnerships to deliver property-based projects. At present, 26 experts have been accepted into the Pool, across 4 specialisms, as set out below; Specialism Experts Masterplanning 2 Feasibility and Options Appraisals 2 Surveying (Building) (Chartered) (Quantity) 12 (9) (3) (0) Project...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Pay (10 Sep 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Pay for Civil Servants outside of the Senior Civil Service is a matter delegated to departments. Pay awards are informed by a range of factors including recruitment, retention, affordability and the scope for productivity gains. Departments set pay within the Civil Service pay remit guidance which is published on gov.uk annually. The remit guidance for 2019/20 will be agreed in 2019 and it...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Race Disparity Audit (9 Sep 2019)

Oliver Dowden: This Government has confirmed that the Race Disparity Unit will continue its work. This includes the collation and publication of data through the Race Disparity Audit. Last month (August) the Race Disparity Audit published 15 updates to existing data across a range of topics including education, housing, fuel poverty and health. It also published a new measure on Honours, which showed that...


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