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Results 81–100 of 6000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:David Lidington

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Devolution (24 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: We remain fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. As the minister responsible for constitutional issues, I am working with Ministerial colleagues to ensure that this Government delivers for people in every part of the UK.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information (23 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: We have collected data on non-disclosure agreements as part of the central Cabinet Office requirement to do this since January 2015. We have had no non-disclosure agreements during that period.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ministers: Vacancies (16 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The number of ministers appointed to Her Majesty's Government, and the roles to which they are appointed, are not fixed. As has been the case under successive Administrations, the number of ministers in post will vary from time to time, subject to the prevailing legislation in the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975 and the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (12 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: Our world leading National Cyber Security Strategy, supported by £1.9 billion of transformational investment, sets out measures to defend our people, businesses, and assets; deter our adversaries; and develop the skills and capabilities we need Our experts in the National Cyber Security Centre continually provide simple advice and guidance to help public and private sector organisations be...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (12 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The CSSF has now published two Annual Reports, 83 programme summaries for 2018/19 (in addition to the 62 programme summaries published for 2017/18) and 64 Annual Review summaries for 2017/18 (in addition to the 49 published for 2016/17. The CSSF is working towards meeting a “good” International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) rating by 2020 in line with the government’s commitment....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Rendition and Torture: Inquiries (11 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: Further to the Prime Minister’s Written Statement of 22 November 2018 (HCWS1100), the Government continues to give serious consideration to the examination of detainee issues and whether any more lessons can be learned and, if so, how. This includes the question of whether or not there should be a further judge-led inquiry.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Ombudsman (10 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The Government has not yet established the criteria that would be used to make such a determination. Any decision to introduce the necessary secondary legislation would need to take into account feedback received during pre-legislative scrutiny and the passage of the Bill. In addition the Government published its response to Strengthening Consumer Redress in the Housing Market consultation on...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Advertising (10 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: To date the Cabinet Office have used a range of paid-for and no-cost channels to direct citizens and businesses to a dedicated area on GOV.UK at Gov.uk/euexit. The Cabinet Office has undertaken to publish information relating to ongoing expenditure on the public information campaign as part of the department’s regular data transparency releases. In conjunction, Cabinet Office will...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Advertising (2 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The Cabinet Office is leading and coordinating the cross-departmental Prepare for EU Exit public information campaign to help fulfil the Government’s duty to inform citizens and businesses about how leaving the EU might affect them, and to advise them on the steps they may need to take to prepare. To date we have used a range of paid-for and no-cost channels to direct citizens and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Brexit (1 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The Cabinet Office is leading and coordinating the cross-departmental Prepare for EU Exit public information campaign to help fulfil the Government’s duty to inform citizens and businesses about how leaving the EU might affect them, and to advise them on the steps they may need to take to prepare. To date we have used a range of paid-for and no-cost channels to direct citizens and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (1 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of ministerial discussions on government cyber security funding are not normally disclosed.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Cyber Security Centre (1 Apr 2019)

David Lidington: The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) works closely with a range of industry partners in order to assess cyber security resilience and have up to date knowledge of the threats and risks faced. This is a cyclical process that enables guidance to be tailored to each sector and ensures NCSC provides quality advice to industry. To support this approach NCSC gathers a range of data to ensure...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers (28 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The department holds no central record of such allegations. The conduct of all civil servants, including special advisers, is taken very seriously Special advisers act in accordance with the Special Adviser Code of Conduct, which includes clear guidance on appropriate conduct in public life. The Code can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special- advisers-code-of-conduct

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prime Minister: Ministerial Policy Advisers (28 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The department holds no central record of such allegations. The conduct of all civil servants, including special advisers, is taken very seriously Special advisers act in accordance with the Special Adviser Code of Conduct, which includes clear guidance on appropriate conduct in public life. The Code can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special- advisers-code-of-conduct

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prosperity Fund: Fossil Fuels (28 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The Prosperity Fund’s energy related initiatives do not directly finance oil and gas exploration or production. They aim to help create policy and business environments that strengthen energy markets and encourage investment, in turn improving energy security and access; enabling faster transition to cleaner, low carbon, energy and greater energy efficiency. Breakdown of Official...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Staff (28 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: FOXHOUND is a Cabinet Office-led, cross-government IT programme to develop and deploy a new secure capability for managing sensitive information, including that which is classified up to and at SECRET. As a classified programme it would not be appropriate to provide details of the scale and resource the Programme engages. That said, the Programme is led by civil servants and the capability...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Ombudsman (27 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The government published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill in December 2016, setting out in detail its plans to introduce a new Public Service Ombudsman. The draft Bill will be progressed as and when a legislative opportunity arises. The Housing Ombudsman Service is not included in the draft Bill, but the Bill as drafted would give Ministers the power to include that organisation at a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security (27 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: In the National Security Capability Review the Government introduced the Fusion Doctrine, in order to strengthen HMG’s collective approach to national security. It introduced a new system of senior officials as Senior Responsible Owners, each responsible for developing strategies to deliver NSC priorities via cross-departmental National Security Strategy Implementation Groups (NSSIG). The...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Cyber Security Centre (27 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK’s technical authority on cyber security. It is committed to providing expert, trusted, and independent guidance for citizens and public and private sector organisations. The NCSC does this in a number of ways, including by publishing guidance, providing tailored sector outreach and engagement, hosting cyber security events and information...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Devolution: Disclosure of Information (26 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: The UK Government and devolved administrations are carrying out a joint review of intergovernmental relations including how information is shared between the four administrations. We are also working with the devolved administrations to develop common frameworks, including information sharing arrangements, in policy areas where powers returning from the EU intersect with devolved competence.


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