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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Overtime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months. more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 272747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about unpaid overtime is not held. Cabinet Office encourages staff and their Line Managers to adopt positive work/life balance arrangements which includes flexible working hours and working from home whilst ensuring business needs are met. But this is managed at a local level within Business Groups where it is the responsibility of line managers to ensure their staff are not working excessive hours and comply with the requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998.</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 2019-07-09T13:18:08.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:18:08.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 1 July 2017 to Question 268970, whether his Department received proposals from the Electoral Commission on the implementation of section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009. more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 271380 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission set out their concerns and recommendations for implementation in their 2013 report ‘<em>A regulatory review of the UK’s party and election finance laws: Recommendations for change</em>’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T09:59:54.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T09:59:54.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1134466
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 24 June 2019 to Question 266672 on Political Parties: Finance, for what reason the Government considers Section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth remove filter
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268969 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable, and the Conservative Government continues to hold this view.</p><p>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC).</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s tax status is subject to confidentiality between them and HMRC. It may therefore be difficult or impossible for the political party and the Electoral Commission to accurately determine whether a donor meets the permissibility test set out section 10 in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009.</p><p>The Government also has a principled objection to the measures:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations. There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, as I stated in my previous answer, the Government has announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider recommendations on tackling loopholes in relation to foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies which are not properly operating in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1134468
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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, whether his Department has received representations from the Electoral Commission on the workability of section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth remove filter
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268970 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable, and the Conservative Government continues to hold this view.</p><p>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC).</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s tax status is subject to confidentiality between them and HMRC. It may therefore be difficult or impossible for the political party and the Electoral Commission to accurately determine whether a donor meets the permissibility test set out section 10 in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009.</p><p>The Government also has a principled objection to the measures:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations. There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, as I stated in my previous answer, the Government has announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider recommendations on tackling loopholes in relation to foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies which are not properly operating in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:32:44.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:32:44.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants: Private Education 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of the senior civil service that were privately educated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth remove filter
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268971 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>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.</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 2019-07-01T16:40:24.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:24.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1134557
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Education 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 data his Department holds on the educational background of civil servants. more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268972 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>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.</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 2019-07-01T16:40:59.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:59.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1134558
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants: Education 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 estimate he has made of the number of senior civil servants that were educated at (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge University. more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268973 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>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.</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 2019-07-01T16:41:20.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:41:20.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Ministers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the transparency data entitled Cabinet Office ministerial meetings January to March 2019, published on 21 June 2019, if he will publish the (a) organisations and (b) individuals that attended (i) Roundtable discussion on Digital Transformation in Government on 12 February 2019; (ii) Roundtable on digital innovation in government on 17 January 2019; (iii) Discussion on Strategic Approach to Public Appointments on 21 January 2019; (iv) Roundtable on digital innovation in government, 24 January 2019; (v) Discussion of ongoing Civil Service Compensation scheme negotiations on 28 January 2019; (vi) Discussion on Strategic Approach to Public Appointments on 28 January 2019; (vii) Discussion of ongoing Civil Service Compensation scheme negotiations on 6 February 2019; (viii) Discussion on Public Appointments Events on 6 February 2019; (ix) Roundtable discussion on Workforce issues across the Public Sector on 12 February 2019; (x) Discussion on government outsourcing and innovation on 12 February 2019; (xi) Discussion on the work of the Government Digital Service on 19 February 2019; (xii) Discussion on Digital Accessibility on 19 February 2019; and (xiii) Discussion on Govtech and digital innovation in government on 26 February 2019.
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268379 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Ministers regularly meet with a large number of external stakeholders as part of their normal duties.</p><p>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 description of who was present and the names of the host organisation(s) where applicable.</p><p>Meetings (i), (ii), (iv) and (xiii) fall into this category. Meetings (i) and (xiii) were roundtables organised and hosted by third party organisations to which I was invited and actively contributed as a guest. Meetings (ii) and (iv) were roundtables organised by the Government Digital Service with the support of host organisations. A more detailed overview of the attendees at these roundtables is now set out below based upon records of who was invited; this may differ slightly from who attended on the day.</p><p>For meetings (iii), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi) and (xii), the published data already provides the name of every organisation(s) or individual(s) who attended the meetings.</p><p><strong>Meeting (i) - Roundtable discussion on Digital Transformation in Government on 12 February 2019</strong></p><ul><li>The Spectator</li><li>TechUK</li><li>Global Sourcing Association UK</li><li>Amazon Web Services</li><li>PUBLIC</li><li>Transport for London</li><li>Bob Blackman MP</li><li>Alan Mak MP</li><li>Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG</li><li>Lord O'Shaughnessy</li><li>Matt Warman MP</li></ul><p><strong>Meeting (ii) - Roundtable on digital innovation in government on 17 January 2019</strong></p><ul><li>Cisco</li><li>CBI</li><li>Capita plc</li><li>Dentons</li><li>Oracle</li><li>HP</li><li>Atos</li><li>Capgemini</li><li>Atkins Global</li><li>BT</li><li>Upside Projects</li><li>CGI</li><li>Mastercard</li><li>Fluxx</li><li>Costain</li><li>Amey</li><li>Eaton</li><li>Blue Prism</li><li>IBM</li><li>Sodexo</li><li>Redbull</li><li>Accenture</li></ul><p><strong>Meeting (iv) - Roundtable on digital innovation in government, 24 January 2019</strong></p><ul><li>University of Edinburgh</li><li>City of Edinburgh Council</li><li>Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce</li><li>East Lothian Council</li><li>West Lothian Council</li><li>Codebase</li><li>Young Scot</li><li>The Data Lab</li><li>Scotland IS</li></ul><p><strong>Meeting (xiii) - Discussion on Govtech and digital innovation in government on 26 February 2019</strong></p><ul><li>Microsoft</li><li>Sensyne Health</li><li>Adzuna</li><li>Onward</li><li>Salesforce</li><li>Epsilon Partners</li><li>Mustard Seed</li><li>M&amp;G Prudential</li><li>TechUK</li><li>Balderton Capital</li></ul>
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 2019-07-02T15:32:27.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:32:27.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1133557
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kier Group more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he (a) has carried out or (b) plans to carry out under section 40 of the Small Business and Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 an investigation into the promptness of payment by Kier of the subcontractors in its public sector supply chain. more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 267171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Section 40 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires certain public sector contracting authorities to give reasonable assistance to investigations by the Cabinet Office’s Public Procurement Review Service. The Public Procurement Review Service investigates concerns raised by suppliers about public procurement practice, including late payment. It has not carried out and has no plans to carry out an investigation into the promptness of payment by Kier.</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 2019-06-27T14:50:41.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:50:41.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1133558
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Interserve more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he (a) has carried out or (b) plans to carry out under section 40 of the Small Business and Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 an investigation into the promptness of payment by Interserve of the subcontractors in its public sector supply chain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth remove filter
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 267172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Section 40 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires certain public sector contracting authorities to give reasonable assistance to investigations by the Cabinet Office’s Public Procurement Review Service. The Public Procurement Review Service investigates concerns raised by suppliers about public procurement practice, including late payment. It has not carried out and has no plans to carry out an investigation into the promptness of payment by Interserve.</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 2019-06-27T13:59:24.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:59:24.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this