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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th September 2011.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect of procurement policy Action Note 3/11 on industries that depend on royalties.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Through specifying open standards in government ICT procurement, the Government are looking to improve interoperability, maximise efficiency and reduce cost to the taxpayer.

No formal assessment has been carried out on the effects of policy Action Note 3/11 on industries that depend on royalties or on industry that requires royalty free standards to operate. We are about to commence a review of this note and Government are actively engaged with industry on the impact of Action Note 3/11 which is being considered alongside feedback from the UK Government Open Standards Survey and other consultations.

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Gerry Gavigan
Posted on 12 Sep 2011 4:29 pm (Report this annotation)

While a strict reading of this answer does not cause confusion, a casual reader might think that UK Government Open Standards Survey was a consultation. It is not. It is a survey. For further discussion see for example

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/process_leading_to_pub...

or

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/c...