Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve transparency in government.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

Since 2010 the Government has been at the forefront of opening up data to allow the public and Parliament to hold public bodies to account. The Government remains committed to continuing to look at how the range of information it publishes can be expanded and made as useful as possible to the public, business, the voluntary sector and government itself.

We recently launched a new webpage that clarifies the core transparency data published by Government and provides guidance on ensuring this data is accessible, timely and easy to find: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-publish-central-government-transparency-data

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