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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Agencies 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, how many staff in his Department were recruited through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 222244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s Office and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office are an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The number of recruitment and employment agencies used to source staff for Cabinet Office and the number of staff employed by Cabinet Office through recruitment and employment agencies is not held centrally.</p><p>As part of our long-term economic plan, this Government has cut the amount spent on central Government consultancy and contingent labour from £2.45 billion in 2009/10 to £1.06 billion in 2013/14 – a reduction of 57% compared to the last year of the previous Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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222077 more like this
222081 more like this
222093 more like this
222248 more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T17:45:08.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T17:45:08.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
176066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Office were recruited through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 222248 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s Office and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office are an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The number of recruitment and employment agencies used to source staff for Cabinet Office and the number of staff employed by Cabinet Office through recruitment and employment agencies is not held centrally.</p><p>As part of our long-term economic plan, this Government has cut the amount spent on central Government consultancy and contingent labour from £2.45 billion in 2009/10 to £1.06 billion in 2013/14 – a reduction of 57% compared to the last year of the previous Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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222077 more like this
222081 more like this
222093 more like this
222244 more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T17:45:09.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T17:45:09.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
444541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Billing 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 information his Department holds on the number of Government departments which failed to pay outstanding debts to SMEs within the 60 day maximum period set out in the Prompt Payment Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 22458 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
star this property answer text <p>Government does not hold this information centrally. When undisputed public sector invoices are not paid within 30 days, interest becomes liable under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.</p><p>In March 2015 central government restated its longstanding commitment to pay 80% of undisputed and valid invoices in 5 days with the remainder paid in 30 days. To increase transparency through publication, departments are required to publish performance against these targets on a quarterly basis on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T13:47:57.8Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T13:47:57.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the report commissioned to identify where Government departments can increase spending on small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 114737 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>In response to a recommendation from the Public Accounts Committee, the Crown Commercial Service commissioned research to help to identify the areas where small and medium-sized businesses can best add value.</p><p> </p><p>This work was undertaken to inform internal decision-making and is not intended for publication.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T14:24:45.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T14:24:45.543Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
792811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement 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 importance he places on Government departments prioritising spending on small and medium-sized enterprises; and what the reasons are for that policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 114738 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the vital role that small and medium-sized businesses have to play in helping us to achieve the best possible value for money when we buy goods and services.</p><p>Consequently, we are committed to removing all possible barriers to small businesses in this Government’s commercial arrangements, and we have set ourselves a challenging target of 33% of central government procurement spend going to small and medium businesses by 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T14:23:08.59Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T14:23:08.59Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 proportion of Government spend in 2015-16 was on small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the (a) communications, (b) construction, (c) engineering goods, (d) industrial services, (e) logistics and (f) office solutions sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 114739 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>On 11<sup>th</sup> October 2017 we published the latest small and medium-sized enterprises’ spending performance figures:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/central-government-spend-with-smes-2015-to-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/central-government-spend-with-smes-2015-to-2016</a></p><p> </p><p>These show that government spent £12.2 bn in 2015-16 with small and medium sized enterprises, more than we have ever before recorded.</p><p> </p><p>We do not currently monitor the breakdown of spend with SMEs by commercial sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T14:23:58.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T14:23:58.74Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Procurement 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 12 December 2017 to Question 117657, what guidance he plans to issue to business on the improvement made to those digital procurement platforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 120507 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Commercial Service emails all registered suppliers with details of enhancements to Contracts Finder in advance and when they are released. Contracts Finder is also featured in our programme of presentations to SMEs and industry bodies.</p><p> </p><p>As Crown Marketplace progresses past the test phase a supplier engagement strategy (which includes communications and guidance) is being developed. Crown Marketplace continues to engage closely with the supplier market including SMEs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T11:02:12.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:02:12.277Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Procurement 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 12 December 2017 to Question 117657, on Public Sector: Procurement, what plans he has to reduce the volume of information required for businesses that bid for public procurement contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 120508 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>We have already taken action to ensure that bidding processes are simplified across the public sector. Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) have been abolished for low value contracts, and a streamlined, standard Selection Questionnaire introduced for those instances where it is required.</p><p> </p><p>The standard Selection Questionnaire asks potential suppliers to initially just self-declare their status against the exclusion grounds and selection questions. This reduces the burden on organisations providing evidence against those checks and aligns with the process required in the PCR 2015 for the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to look for ways to reduce the burdens place on companies bidding for government business, especially for smaller businesses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T11:03:06.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:03:06.38Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
810351
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star this property date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Billing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 19 December 2017 to Question 114740, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of public sector buyers' published payment performance; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of public sector buyers who are meeting the stated 30-day payment term. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 120817 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Although their performance is not monitored routinely, public sector buyers are required to publish their payment performance annually. Data published in 2015-16 shows that by the final quarter all major departments, apart from one (at 76%), were meeting their 5 days target and that all departments were paying at least 96% of their invoices within the 30 day target, with several departments achieving 100%.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, businesses can report poor payment practice and instances of late payment, including late payment through the supply chain, in public sector contracts to our Mystery Shopper service, which will then investigate</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T13:22:19.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T13:22:19.423Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Procurement 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 Agreement on Government Procurement, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of existing devolution arrangements for procurement after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson remove filter
star this property uin 122987 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The current public procurement rules will continue to apply until the UK has left the EU following the successful conclusion of exit negotiations. The longer-term opportunities for our procurement regulations are being considered carefully.</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 2018-01-19T13:33:36.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T13:33:36.52Z
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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 Bill Esterson more like this