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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, which contractors have been hired by PICT during the current financial year; and which such contractors have had their contracts terminated due to poor performance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>So far during the financial year 2014/15 PICT has employed <del class="ministerial">57</del><ins class="ministerial">61</ins> contractors, of whom <del class="ministerial">14</del><ins class="ministerial">15</ins> have been supporting services for Members. Further details cannot be provided without identifying individuals. Many are on short term contracts. None has had a contract terminated early.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T10:19:35.157more like thismore than 2014-06-24T10:19:35.157
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less than 2014-06-26T12:08:43.3091507Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T12:08:43.3091507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft: Belgium 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether a Minister will be responsible for preparing the Department's response to the Belgian government's request for information regarding the Typhoon as a successor to their F-16 fleet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is carried out in partnership with the Governments of Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes cooperation on exports. The Government of Belgium has expressed an interest in Typhoon as well as other competing aircraft as a potential replacement for their F-16 fleet. UK Trade and Investment have been invited, to participate in preliminary discussions at official level on Typhoon. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) officials are working with colleagues across Government, in the partner nations and with Eurofighter GmbH to coordinate a response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within UK Government work on Typhoon export campaigns is led by UKTI, but HMG takes a collaborative approach to defence exports and so all campaigns are a cross departmental effort. Information on staffing numbers is not therefore available centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministerial responsibility for UKTI rests with my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Lord Livingston of Parkhead). My noble Friend reports to my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as the two responsible Cabinet Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding Ministers' meetings is published by the Department on the internet: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Trade and Investment discussed Typhoon exports during his meeting with BAES on 18 December 2013. The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has no immediate plans to meet his Belgian counterpart.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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199961 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:52:44.7086261Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft: Belgium 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he intends next to discuss the possibility of Typhoon sales to Belgium with his counterpart in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is carried out in partnership with the Governments of Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes cooperation on exports. The Government of Belgium has expressed an interest in Typhoon as well as other competing aircraft as a potential replacement for their F-16 fleet. UK Trade and Investment have been invited, to participate in preliminary discussions at official level on Typhoon. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) officials are working with colleagues across Government, in the partner nations and with Eurofighter GmbH to coordinate a response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within UK Government work on Typhoon export campaigns is led by UKTI, but HMG takes a collaborative approach to defence exports and so all campaigns are a cross departmental effort. Information on staffing numbers is not therefore available centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministerial responsibility for UKTI rests with my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Lord Livingston of Parkhead). My noble Friend reports to my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as the two responsible Cabinet Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding Ministers' meetings is published by the Department on the internet: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Trade and Investment discussed Typhoon exports during his meeting with BAES on 18 December 2013. The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has no immediate plans to meet his Belgian counterpart.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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199960 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:52:44.8023871Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:52:44.8023871Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft: Exports 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department last met representatives of BAE to discuss Typhoon exports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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star this property uin 199962 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is carried out in partnership with the Governments of Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes cooperation on exports. The Government of Belgium has expressed an interest in Typhoon as well as other competing aircraft as a potential replacement for their F-16 fleet. UK Trade and Investment have been invited, to participate in preliminary discussions at official level on Typhoon. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) officials are working with colleagues across Government, in the partner nations and with Eurofighter GmbH to coordinate a response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within UK Government work on Typhoon export campaigns is led by UKTI, but HMG takes a collaborative approach to defence exports and so all campaigns are a cross departmental effort. Information on staffing numbers is not therefore available centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministerial responsibility for UKTI rests with my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Lord Livingston of Parkhead). My noble Friend reports to my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as the two responsible Cabinet Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding Ministers' meetings is published by the Department on the internet: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Trade and Investment discussed Typhoon exports during his meeting with BAES on 18 December 2013. The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has no immediate plans to meet his Belgian counterpart.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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199960 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:52:45.3336259Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:52:45.3336259Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft: Belgium more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many officials in his Department he expects to be involved in preparing the Department's response to the Belgian government's request for information regarding the Typhoon as a successor to their F-16 fleet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
star this property uin 199963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is carried out in partnership with the Governments of Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes cooperation on exports. The Government of Belgium has expressed an interest in Typhoon as well as other competing aircraft as a potential replacement for their F-16 fleet. UK Trade and Investment have been invited, to participate in preliminary discussions at official level on Typhoon. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) officials are working with colleagues across Government, in the partner nations and with Eurofighter GmbH to coordinate a response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within UK Government work on Typhoon export campaigns is led by UKTI, but HMG takes a collaborative approach to defence exports and so all campaigns are a cross departmental effort. Information on staffing numbers is not therefore available centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministerial responsibility for UKTI rests with my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Lord Livingston of Parkhead). My noble Friend reports to my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as the two responsible Cabinet Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding Ministers' meetings is published by the Department on the internet: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Trade and Investment discussed Typhoon exports during his meeting with BAES on 18 December 2013. The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has no immediate plans to meet his Belgian counterpart.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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199960 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:52:45.9586181Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:52:45.9586181Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft: Belgium more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he intends to ask the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence for assistance in pursuing export sales of Typhoon to Belgium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
star this property uin 199964 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is carried out in partnership with the Governments of Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes cooperation on exports. The Government of Belgium has expressed an interest in Typhoon as well as other competing aircraft as a potential replacement for their F-16 fleet. UK Trade and Investment have been invited, to participate in preliminary discussions at official level on Typhoon. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) officials are working with colleagues across Government, in the partner nations and with Eurofighter GmbH to coordinate a response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within UK Government work on Typhoon export campaigns is led by UKTI, but HMG takes a collaborative approach to defence exports and so all campaigns are a cross departmental effort. Information on staffing numbers is not therefore available centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ministerial responsibility for UKTI rests with my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Lord Livingston of Parkhead). My noble Friend reports to my Rt Hon Friends the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as the two responsible Cabinet Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding Ministers' meetings is published by the Department on the internet: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Trade and Investment discussed Typhoon exports during his meeting with BAES on 18 December 2013. The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has no immediate plans to meet his Belgian counterpart.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
199960 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:52:46.1431117Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:52:46.1431117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports: Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether export licences to Syria have been granted for the period since 1 July 2012; and if he will describe any such material so exported. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
star this property uin 200996 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Five Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) and one Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) have been granted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information provided relates to goods or services that have been licensed for export. The licences were granted to international and humanitarian organisations to support and protect staff working in these organisations. The six licences granted authorise export of the following:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SIEL for: components for body armour;</p><p> </p><p>SIEL for: NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) protective/defensive equipment;</p><p> </p><p>SIEL for: body armour, components for body armour, military helmets;</p><p> </p><p>SIEL for: body armour, military helmets;</p><p> </p><p>SIEL for: components for all-wheel drive vehicles with ballistic protection;</p><p> </p><p>OIEL for: cryptographic software; equipment employing cryptography.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The licences were granted to international and humanitarian organisations to support and protect staff working in these organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T17:01:33.143124Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T17:01:33.143124Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he expects to make the next main gate decision for the F-35. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to the Joint Strike Fighter programme, and the next Main Gate investment decision will be made in due course. The UK has already taken delivery of three F-35B aircraft and has one aircraft currently in production. It remains on track to enter service in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T15:30:29.2636695Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T15:30:29.2636695Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Computer Software 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the cost to date of introducing Office 365; what the final cost of introducing Office 365 is expected to be; and what feedback on the installation has been received so far from (a) hon. Members and (b) House staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The costs of the Microsoft 365 project to September 2014 are:</p><p>2013/14 £355,667<br> 2014/15 £144,333</p><p>The net savings made as a result of this project for 2014 to 2020 are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><br> Savings<br> (000s)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><br> 13/14<br> (a)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17/18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18/19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>19/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Revenue – Staff</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>1,146</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Revenue – Other</p></td><td><p>-33</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>282</p></td><td><p>293</p></td><td><p>292</p></td><td><p>295</p></td><td><p>1,381</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-33</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>213</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>423</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>473</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>483</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>483</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>486</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,527</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="9"><p>(a) The negative figure for 2013/14 reflects the start-up cost of the project.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Office 2013 is the latest versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Microsoft 365 is Microsoft's cloud hosted version of these tools, together with some new tools accessible once a user's email box has been migrated to Microsoft 365.</p><p>The Microsoft 365 project has provided all users with the upgraded version of the Office 2013 suite. 90% of Members and their staff have upgraded their machines to Office 2013. As part of the pilot of Microsoft 365, 12 Members and their staff have had their mailboxes migrated to Microsoft 365. The remaining Members and their staff email boxes will be migrated to Microsoft 365 in June and July 2014. All House staff have completed both of these steps.</p><p>The general feedback from Members and their staff has been that the new product is similar to Office 2007, with some people liking the new features. We have received some negative feedback about the colour scheme of Outlook 2013 and about the new location of file/print/save buttons in Office 2013; similar feedback was received from House staff. In response PICT have produced guidance for staff on how to darken the colour scheme in Outlook and have been assured by Microsoft that they are working to address the interface issues in future upgrades.</p><p>There were some difficulties reported by people upgrading their Office 2013 remotely. This was due to the slow download of security updates for users with poor broadband connections.</p><p>The Members and their staff taking part in the pilots of Microsoft 365 have given positive feedback on the communications, support materials and service provided by PICT. As part of the migration Members have to reconnect their mobile devices to the new service and this has caused some difficulty for Blackberry users.</p><p>The migration of House staff to Microsoft 365 overlapped with unrelated network failures in January–February 2014, which affected perception of the product. Feedback from those migrated after the network was stabilised was much more positive. We have recently initiated 30 pilots of the wider suite of tools in Microsoft 365, and we have received positive feedback from these pilots, with users requesting to keep the new tools.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property hansard heading Computer Software more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 134W, on computer software, what feedback has been received on the mechanics of the implementation of Microsoft 365 from (a) members of the Administration Committee and (b) other hon. Members. more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In May Parliamentary ICT (PICT) piloted migrating Members' mailboxes to Microsoft 365. In this Members' pilot, PICT migrated 82 mailboxes, including the mailboxes of 10 hon. Members, their staff and 12 members of the House of Lords. One of the hon. Members involved in this pilot is a Member of the Administration Committee. PICT requested feedback on the migrations in an anonymous survey. Four people in the pilot survey reported a problem with the migration of their email. Because the survey was anonymous, it is not possible to say who responded to the survey.</p><p>A paper on the implementation of Microsoft 365, which included feedback from the survey, was presented to the Administration Committee for their meeting on 16 June. A member of the Committee expressed serious concern that Office 365 was not well received by users. The Chair of the Committee is also aware of written complaints from three other hon. Members about recent changes.</p><p>PICT began the migrations for other hon. Members and their staff on 22 June. By 4 July over 1,800 mailboxes assigned to hon. Members and their staff had been migrated.</p><p>The most common cause of a call to the service desk after the mailbox migration has been to request help to follow the process for logging into the new mail box for the first time. The second most common problem relates to mobile devices. Parliamentary email stops working on mobile devices until they are reconfigured to point to the new server after the migration. BlackBerry devices need to be physically reconfigured by PICT, and this process can take over an hour. Furthermore, it takes longer for personal BlackBerry devices than for BlackBerries issued by PICT. In addition, new security features have made it difficult to synchronise some android devices with mailboxes.</p><p>For those having a problem with their email, it is of course disruptive, and PICT have dedicated specialists on hand to assist.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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