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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Distributed Ledger Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using distributed ledger technology across the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261182 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government Digital Service undertook a landscape review of technology innovation, including distributed ledger technology across government in August 2018. Additionally the recently launched Government Technology Innovation Strategy provides recent examples of distributed ledger technology within government and will provide a building block for departments to harness the opportunity presented by emerging technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 in ensuring that the public sector treats economic operators equally and without discrimination. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 167949 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The EU Public Procurement Directives contain detailed procedural rules to facilitate the Single Market, including an obligation to treat economic operators equally and without discrimination. This is transposed at Article 18 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and there are penalties contained in a separate scheme of remedies directives for non-compliance. The UK has transposed all directives fully.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission publishes studies that evaluate and assess various aspects of the impact of the directives, and can be viewed at the following link:</p><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/public-procurement/studies-networks_en" target="_blank"><strong>https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/public-procurement/studies-networks_en</strong></a><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-09-05T17:01:40.473Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-05T17:01:40.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the efficiency savings that better use of technology has enabled for departmental spending since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 132752 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>In total, benefits of £3.56 billion were achieved in the last spending review period as a result of digital and technology transformation across government (April 2012 - March 2015). GDS delivered over £339 million benefits in 2015/16, improving the quality of services through assuring digital and technology projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T09:53:38.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T09:53:38.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Blockchain more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 132753 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Government is researching potential use cases, and engaging with suppliers about the best use of blockchain technologies with a view of how it might drive efficiencies and support transformation. This research is led by individual departments in line with their specific needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-23T11:45:11.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-23T11:45:11.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure robust cyber security in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes public sector cyber security very seriously. We support the sector in improving their resilience to cyber attacks and encourage all organisations to implement the advice developed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and published on their website (<a href="http://www.ncsc.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.ncsc.gov.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme continues to be rolled out alongside the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government led <em>Think Cyber Think Resilience</em> initiative which helps councils improve their security and wider cyber resilience awareness.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-12T13:47:42.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-12T13:47:42.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Digital Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to make improve the use of digital technology in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130010 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is a recognised world leader in public sector digital innovation. The Government Digital Service (GDS) leads on the digital transformation in government, providing common solutions to problems that government service teams have to tackle repeatedly.</p><p>GDS provides standards, guidance and best practice to help government to build services that work for everyone. GDS works with departments to provide the right technology to help the public sector deliver great services, through technology that meets user needs; makes cross-government collaboration easier; costs less; and will help civil servants to work more flexibly and efficiently.</p><p>The Government Transformation Strategy was published in February 2017. It sets out a vision for transforming the way government operates and delivers services in the digital age and GDS’ role in driving this change. It was developed in conjunction with other government departments and its objectives include business transformation; increasing skills and capability across government; developing better tools, processes and governance; data; and developing more shared platforms such as GOV.UK Notify.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T11:52:00.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T11:52:00.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 128781, if he will set out the external stakeholders who were consulted on embedding diversity and inclusion in civil service work force plans and diversity and inclusion strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 133423 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-workforce-plan-2016-to-2020" target="_blank">Civil Service Workforce Plan</a> set out our ambition to becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. In October 2017 The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy set out our plan to achieve this.</p><p>In developing the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy officials engaged with a number of external groups. This included working with the Civil Service Diversity Expert Advisers, a range of expert organisations and employers networks where we tested and consulted on specific aspects of our strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T15:44:55.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T15:44:55.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 127351, Question 127353, and Question 127354, tabled on 7 February 2018 by the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 131488 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answers to PQ127351 and PQ127354 given on 14<sup>th</sup> March 2018 and the answer to PQ127353 given on 21<sup>st</sup> March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T14:43:00.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T14:43:00.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020 how many meetings the diversity champion held with race equality groups in on the setting of key targets for inclusivity on grounds of race. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 127353 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Since publication of the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020 the Civil Service Permanent Secretary Race Champion, Richard Heaton, has met regularly with internal race equality groups including staff networks and departmental race champions. He has also met or spoken with external race equality experts, including the Civil Service Diversity Advisor Karen Blackett and external search consultants to discuss the priority areas for the Civil Service. The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy was published in October 2017 which sets out our plans to continue to increase the representation of ethnic minority staff at all levels across the Civil Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T14:34:58.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T14:34:58.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the workforce plan 2016-2020 for improving the diversity and inclusiveness of the Civil Service, whether any meetings were held by the Diversity Champion with external groups when setting key targets for her work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 128781 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service Workforce Plan is our strategy for readying the workforce to respond to the challenges and the opportunities of today, and in the years to come. As part of this, five key strands of activity were identified, including becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. The Civil Service is committed to being a role model for other UK employers and to continue to be a great place to work.</p><p> </p><p>The Permanent Secretary Diversity Champions, which includes Sue Owen as lead Champion for Diversity &amp; Inclusion, engaged with a number of external groups on the contents of the workforce plan. These included engagement with Civil Service Diversity Expert Advisors and other external stakeholders on embedding diversity and inclusion within our Civil Service workforce plans and the development of the Civil Service Diversity &amp; Inclusion Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T11:26:26.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T11:26:26.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this