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

Oliver Dowden: Seventeen of the eighteen main Whitehall departments have a Cycle to Work Scheme in place. As this policy falls under delegated authority, it is for individual departments to decide whether to offer this scheme to their employees.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Credit Unions (8 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not currently offer its employees a payroll deduction service to join the Credit Union.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Public Appointments (8 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Yes. The cross-government Data Advisory Board, chaired by the Chief Executive of the Civil Service, is a permanent board that provides strategic oversight for the collection and use of data held by Government departments.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Iron and Steel (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Government is working hard to make sure that UK producers of steel have the best possible chance of competing for contracts. In 2015, we introduced the steel procurement guidelines (Procurement Policy Note 16/15, revised in 2016) to level the playing field for UK steel producers by requiring public authorities to include wider social and economic benefits in their procurement decisions,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Iron and Steel (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: We have regular discussions about the procurement of steel with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which has asked all government departments to consider guidance on steel procurement and to notify of any upcoming opportunities for industry. More broadly, the government is committed to supporting the steel sector to realise the broader commercial opportunities that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service: Pension Funds (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: ‘The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme and Civil Servants and Others Pension Scheme’ is an unfunded scheme and therefore does not have any investments.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Plastics (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has stated that the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to remove all Consumer Single-Use Plastics (CSUP) from the central government estate offices will be delivered by 2020, with the option for any department to do so earlier if desired. In advance of this ban on CSUP, Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service (CCS)...

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: GovTech Fund (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Of the total number of bidding suppliers for which we have data, 88% or 352 are SMEs. Whilst 91% or 50 of the funded suppliers are SMEs.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Resignations (4 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Grade 7 and Grade 6 is currently a combined grade in Cabinet Office known as Band A. The Department also has an additional grade between Band A and SCS1 level known as 'Extended Band A'. The table below shows how many officials at those grades have left Cabinet Office in each quarter of each year since 1 April 2016. Quarter Band A (G6/7 combined) Extended Band A SCS1 and above...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Ministers (2 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Ministers regularly meet with a large number of external stakeholders as part of their normal duties. The information on attendees at meetings as set out in the transparency data publication of 21 June 2019 is proportionate to the nature and depth of the engagement. In line with this approach we do not always publish lists of every attendee at larger roundtables and instead provide a general...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Public Appointments (2 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: I refer the Honourable Member to my answer given to Question 255390 on 21 May 2019.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Amazon (2 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: I refer the Honourable Member to my response to Question 268379 on 2 July 2019. A number of the industry bodies in attendance represent SMEs.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Small Businesses: Procurement (1 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Public sector procurers are required to seek value for money through fair and open competition and in line with our current international obligations. We want UK companies to be successful in public procurement, we also want to ensure that the barriers for SMEs to win public sector contracts are as low as possible. G-Cloud supports a thriving ecosystem of UK tech SMEs that have succeeded in...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Private Education (1 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not currently hold comprehensive and accurate information on the proportion of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) who were privately educated, nor of the educational background of civil servants.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Education (1 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not currently hold comprehensive and accurate information on the proportion of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) who were privately educated, nor of the educational background of civil servants.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Education (1 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office does not currently hold comprehensive and accurate information on the proportion of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) who were privately educated, nor of the educational background of civil servants.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: GovTech Fund (1 Jul 2019)

Oliver Dowden: Out of the 11 challenges launched to date, 416 suppliers have bid and 55 have been selected to offer their technological solutions. There were 25 suppliers appointed in both Round 1 and 2 and 5 so far in Round 3.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Food Banks (27 Jun 2019)

Oliver Dowden: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 June 2019. The correct answer should have been: We are not aware that any department has plans to open a foodbank. The Government is committed to ensuring our democracy is robust, trusted and open so all those who are eligible can participate with confidence. We have convened partners in local authorities and homeless...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (27 Jun 2019)

Oliver Dowden: We are not aware of Interserve cancelling any public sector contracts.


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