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Chris Stephens

Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West

First elected: 7th May 2015

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice)

(since September 2023)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration)

(since September 2023)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Levelling Up)
12th Dec 2022 - 4th Sep 2023
Work and Pensions Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 9th Jan 2023
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)
1st Jul 2018 - 12th Dec 2022
Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill
30th Nov 2022 - 7th Dec 2022
Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill
7th Sep 2022 - 12th Oct 2022
Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL]
19th Jan 2022 - 27th Jan 2022
Work and Pensions Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Unions and Workers' Rights)
20th Jun 2017 - 1st Jul 2018
European Scrutiny Committee
6th Feb 2017 - 3rd May 2017


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Chris Stephens has voted in 705 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(34 debate interactions)
Paul Scully (Conservative)
(30 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(25 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Work and Pensions
(107 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(74 debate contributions)
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Glasgow South West Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

The maximum penalty for failure to stop after an incident is points and a 6-month custodial sentence. Causing death by careless/dangerous driving is between 5-14 yrs. The sentence for failing to stop after a fatal collision must be increased.

The offence of causing 'death by dangerous driving' should be widened to include: failure to stop, call 999 and render aid on scene until further help arrives.

Enact legislation to protect retail workers. This legislation must create a specific offence of abusing, threatening or assaulting a retail worker. The offence must carry a penalty that acts as a deterrent and makes clear that abuse of retail workers is unacceptable.

The government is helping private firms to protect jobs by paying up to 80% of staff wages through this crisis. If it can do this why can it not help key workers who will be putting themselves/their families at risk and working extra hard under extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances.

During the pandemic government workers have delivered vital public services and kept our country safe and secure. After ten years in which the real value of civil service pay has fallen, many face hardship. The Government must start to restore the real value of their pay with a 10% increase in 2020.

Illegal immigrants are entering the UK in many different ways, including small boats from France which are not stopped by either French or British forces.


Latest EDMs signed by Chris Stephens

22nd April 2024
Chris Stephens signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Paradise Golf and Beach Resort, Morocco

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognises that some 800 investors, the vast majority of whom are British citizens, made investments in the Moroccan Paradise Golf and Beach Resort which was first advertised in 2006; understands the development was widely promoted as part of Morocco’s Vision 2020 tourism plan and was marketed as …
3 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd April 2024
Chris Stephens signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Stockport County Football Club

Tabled by: Navendu Mishra (Labour - Stockport)
That this House congratulates Stockport County Football Club on winning League Two and securing their first English Football League title since 1967; commends their return to League One after a 14-year absence; pays tribute to manager Dave Challinor and the playing squad for their role in the club’s success; acknowledges …
4 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Conservative: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Chris Stephens, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


1 Urgent Question tabled by Chris Stephens

Thursday 17th March 2022

4 Adjournment Debates led by Chris Stephens

Monday 22nd April 2024
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Monday 29th November 2021

55 Bills introduced by Chris Stephens


A Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 24th March 2023

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for national minimum standards in accommodation offered to refugees and asylum seekers; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to grant powers to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to identify and investigate systemic problems in the benefits system and make associated recommendations to the Secretary of State; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of repealing those provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which provide for persons to be paid reduced rates of housing benefit or Universal Credit because their accommodation is deemed to be under-occupied.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish annual calculations of the benefit and tax credit rates that would be required for a representative household to afford to buy meals in accordance with the Eatwell Guide to eating healthily; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to place a duty on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pursue a policy of full employment; to make associated provision for an employment guarantee scheme for benefit claimants who have been unemployed and looking for work for longer than six months; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that applicants for Disability Benefit are given the option of their eligibility assessment being audio recorded; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for warnings to be given to benefit claimants before they are given sanctions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 4th October 2019

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 4th October 2019

A Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 5
(Possibly be Debated)

A Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 29
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish annual calculations of benefit and tax credit rates that would be required for a representative household to afford to buy meals in accordance with the Eatwell Guide to eating healthily; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 28
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to amend the Scotland Act 1998 to grant legislative competence for employment matters to the Scottish Parliament.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 27
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of repealing those provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which provide for persons to be paid reduced rates of housing benefit or universal credit because their accommodation is deemed to be under-occupied.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 26
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy for ending the need for food banks by 2030; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 25
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 24
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the impact of deductions from Universal Credit on levels of destitution among claimants.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 23
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 22
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to grant powers to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to identify and investigate systemic problems in the benefits system and make associated recommendations to the Secretary of State; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 20
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 19
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th April 2024
Order Paper number: 18
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to make provision for granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 19th April 2024

A Bill to place a duty on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pursue a policy of full employment; to make associated provision for an employment guarantee scheme for benefit claimants who have been unemployed and looking for work for longer than six months; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 21st June 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that applicants for Disability Benefit are given the option of their eligibility assessment being audio recorded; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 14th June 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for national minimum standards in accommodation offered to refugees and asylum seekers; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 7th June 2024
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for warnings to be given to benefit claimants before they are given sanctions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 11th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 17th May 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of repealing those provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which provide for persons to be paid reduced rates of housing benefit or universal credit because their accommodation is deemed to be under-occupied.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish annual calculations of benefit and tax credit rates that would be required for a representative household to afford to buy meals in accordance with the Eatwell Guide to eating healthily; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to grant powers to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to identify and investigate systemic problems in the benefits system and make associated recommendations to the Secretary of State; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for national minimum standards in accommodation offered to refugees and asylum seekers; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties, and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to place a duty on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pursue a policy of full employment; to make associated provision for an employment guarantee scheme for benefit claimants who have been unemployed and looking for work for longer than six months; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy for ending the need for food banks by 2030; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 7th June 2023

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that applicants for Disability Benefit are given the option of their eligibility assessment being audio recorded; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to amend the Scotland Act 1998 to grant legislative competence for employment matters to the Scottish Parliament.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for warnings to be given to benefit claimants before they are given sanctions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 26th February 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 4th October 2019

A Bill to restrict charges for using telecommunications to contact certain government advice services; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st February 2017
(Read Debate)

Latest 50 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
8 Other Department Questions
6th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on support for asylum seekers with protected characteristics.

Everybody has a protected characteristic.

In supporting individuals and where it is required, we have an obligation to provide accommodation which is adequate to their needs, which may or may not be on account of protected characteristics.

Accommodation providers are required to take account of specific requirements from individuals who have specific characteristics including sexual and gender identity.

25th May 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps the Government has taken to support people with disabilities with increases in the cost of living.

Over 8 million households on eligible means-tested benefits will receive Cost of Living Payments, totalling up to £900. The first instalment of £301 was paid recently.

In addition, over six million people receiving an eligible disability benefit will receive a further £150 disability cost of living payment from the 20th of June.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
23rd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps they have taken in their Department to operate the Disability Confident employer scheme for those seeking a lateral transfer; and how many and what proportion of candidates who declared themselves as having a disability and who applied under that scheme where (a) interviewed and (b) laterally transferred in (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022.

DCMS does run a Disability Confident Scheme, which is applied to all advertised vacancies in the department. Any applicant with a disability is able to make an application under the scheme.

2021 #

2021 %

2022 #

2022 %

Applicants applying on level transfer under the DCS who were interviewed

9

3.93%

35

14.23%

Applicants applying on level transfer under the DCS who were laterally transferred/posted

1

1.45%

5

7.58%

To note on figures:

  • Figures include vacancies that were advertised internally to DCMS, and across government - as this is the only way to identify those applying on level transfer.

  • Figures relate to DCMS pre recent Machinery of Government changes.

  • Percentages are expressed as a proportion of the total number of applicants (i.e. those with a disability, those without a disability, and those who preferred not to disclose).

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
22nd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps they have taken to operate a disability confident scheme for those seeking promotion in their Department; and how many and what proportion of those candidates who declared themselves as having a disability and who applied under the scheme were (a) interviewed and (b) promoted in (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022.

The disability confident scheme (DCS) is applied to all advertised vacancies in DCMS. Any applicant with a disability is able to make an application under the scheme.

2021 #

2021 %

2022 #

2022 %

Applicants applying on promotion under the DCS who were interviewed

39

10.89%

39

12.11%

Applicants applying on promotion under the DCS who were promoted/posted

6

5.26%

10

11.90%

To note on figures:

  • Figures include vacancies that were advertised internally to DCMS, and across government - as this is the only way to capture those applying on promotion.

  • Percentages are expressed as a proportion of the total number of applicants (i.e. those with a disability, those without a disability, and those who preferred not to disclose).

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
16th Nov 2021
To ask the President of COP26, how local community groups and charities in Glasgow South West constituency may be able to apply for some of the 6000 items of furniture donated by IKEA which were used for COP26.

The UK Government, IKEA and Glasgow City Council are working closely together to ensure these donations are responsibly distributed amongst community groups and third sector organisations such as NGOs, voluntary organisations and cooperatives within Glasgow and the wider region.

We are working on a platform to facilitate this process. In the meantime organisations can get in touch through COP26Enquiries@glasgow.gov.uk to register their interest.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
19th Jan 2021
To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recommendations have been received from Public Health England since November 2020 on the circumstances in which the suspension of work on the Parliamentary estate would be advisable owing to the increased risk of infection from covid-19.

Public Health England has confirmed that the measures put in place to ensure the House remains Covid secure are appropriate to manage the risk of infection. As the risks are being managed, Public Health England has issued no advice around where suspension of work on the estate may be necessary.

19th Jan 2021
To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has received advice from Public Health England on what level of increased risk of covid-19 infection would require the suspension of work on the Parliamentary Estate.

The Commission has received no advice from Public Health England on what level of increased risk of covid-19 infection would require the suspension of work on the Parliamentary Estate.

10th May 2023
To ask the Attorney General, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling in the 2017 case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts & Ors for the calculation of holiday pay entitlement for staff in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

The Government Legal Department [GLD] is considering available options in relation to calculating holiday pay with respect to overtime. The GLD aims to complete this work in the current financial year.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
31st Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for their Department; and if they will make a statement.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has a shared HR service with the Government Legal Department (GLD). Negotiations with recognised trade unions relating to pay and changes to HR policies are conducted by GLD, with the AGO adopting the final agreement. Equality Impact Assessments are discussed with the trade unions where appropriate, however the Civil Service Management Code (CSMC) does not place an obligation on departments to share this information with their representative trade unions, nor is there a legal requirement to publish such assessments.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
30th Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if they will make a statement.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has a shared HR service with the Government Legal Department (GLD). GLD meets regularly with their recognised Trade Unions and presents and shares a range of information and data where it is appropriate and in line with privacy statements. This helps inform decision making through formal negotiation and meaningful consultation and engagement. GLD are therefore complying with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, and always seek to work constructively with trade unions to reach fair and reasonable settlements. There is a range of HR information which is published on GOV.UK and therefore publicly available.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
26th Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what steps they are taking to ensure that their Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether the monitoring data gathered for that purpose is shared with relevant trade unions.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has a shared HR service with the Government Legal Department (GLD). All AGO staff are asked to self-declare their personal sensitive information on the HR Information system, as per section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code. Negotiations with the trade unions in respect of changes to HR practices or policies would normally be conducted by GLD with AGO adopting the final agreement. A link to the Civil Service statistics can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/civil-service-statistics

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
23rd Jan 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of employees in their Department are paid at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.

The Attorney General’s Office has a shared HR service with the Government Legal Department (GLD) and do not report separately on this matter. This Government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage. In April 2022, the Government increased the National Living Wage to £9.50 per hour. This will rise to £10.42 an hour from 1 April 2023, an increase of 9.7%. Further information can be found on National Living Wage and National Minimum wage here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-national-minimum-wage-in-2022

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
15th Jan 2020
To ask the Attorney General, whether the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation affects the right of recognised unions in his Department to bargaining information as set out in Section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

This answer is in respect of the Attorney General’s Office, the Government Legal Department, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.

The introduction of GDPR has not affected the rights of unions in the organisations above in relation to bargaining information provided under section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

15th Jan 2020
To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department complies with the requirement set out in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code that time off with pay for safety representatives will not be set against facility time allowed under existing arrangements.

This part of the response is in relation to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Government Legal Department (GLD), and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).

The three organisations above, and Government more widely, recognise that there are significant benefits to both employers and employees when organisations and unions work together effectively to deliver high quality public services. Whilst facility time within the public sector must be accountable and represent value for money, departments have an obligation to provide reasonable paid time off to recognised trade union representatives to undertake trade union duties. This includes paid time off for safety representatives as set out in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code.

In line with the legislative obligation, set out in the Trade Union Act (2016), information relating to facility time for relevant union officials is published annually by GLD, with facility time defined by that Act as including time off taken by a relevant union official that is permitted by the official’s employer, including where this arises under “regulations made under section 2(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The Serious Fraud Office (whose HR service is independent of the other Law Officer’s Departments) Facility Time Agreement allows for paid time off for health and safety representatives but that time off is set against the overall level of facility time agreed between the employer and the 3 recognised trade unions.

21st Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to comply with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The Cabinet Office is fully compliant with principle (d) of schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The Cabinet Office designs work and workplaces to adapt to the needs of individuals. The majority of our Estate has modern, flexible, ergonomic workplaces to accommodate individuals’ requirements.

The Cabinet Office has a major transformation programme, Building A Better Cabinet Office (ABCO) and over the last few years has implemented improvements in workplaces and technology to provide modern, flexible working environments for our people. These improvements include, for example, the modernisation & refurbishment of furniture at London: 1 Horse Guards Road, Newcastle: Benton Park View and York: Imphal Barracks and also the move to new accommodation in Glasgow and in York. These sites now provide access to a series of working environments, including desks, collaborative working spaces and meeting rooms.

The Cabinet Office has a comprehensive framework to ensure individuals who have any additional requirements are not disadvantaged and are adequately supported to have the appropriate workplace adjustments in place.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
8th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether all (a) buildings and (b) workplaces staff from their Department occupy have a suitable and sufficient risk assessment under Section 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Yes, all buildings and workplaces staff from Cabinet Office occupy have a suitable and sufficient risk assessment under Section 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will convene a meeting with his counterparts in the devolved administrations to (a) discuss and (b) implement an infected blood compensation scheme.

The Government is committed to working with the Devolved Governments where appropriate to develop an effective response that delivers across the UK. The Inquiry has recommended that a compensation scheme be set up on a UK-wide basis and I know there is a common determination to provide appropriate redress for victims of infected blood across the United Kingdom. I will ensure that we engage with the Devolved Governments as appropriate in respect of the Government’s ongoing work to respond to the Infected Blood Inquiry.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to seek legislative consent for infected blood (a) compensation and (b) interim payments from the devolved administrations.

The Government is committed to working with the Devolved Governments where appropriate to develop an effective response that delivers across the UK. The Inquiry has recommended that a compensation scheme be set up on a UK-wide basis and I know there is a common determination to provide appropriate redress for victims of infected blood across the United Kingdom. I will ensure that we engage with the Devolved Governments as appropriate in respect of the Government’s ongoing work to respond to the Infected Blood Inquiry.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Scottish and Welsh governments on infected blood (a) compensation and (b) interim payments.

The Government is committed to working with the Devolved Governments where appropriate to develop an effective response that delivers across the UK. The Inquiry has recommended that a compensation scheme be set up on a UK-wide basis and I know there is a common determination to provide appropriate redress for victims of infected blood across the United Kingdom. I will ensure that we engage with the Devolved Governments as appropriate in respect of the Government’s ongoing work to respond to the Infected Blood Inquiry.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his planned timetable is for interim compensation payments under the Infected Blood Payment Scheme; and if he will take steps to ensure that those payments will begin within the 2023-24 financial year.

In October 2022, the Government made interim payments of £100,000 to those infected and bereaved partners registered with the existing Infected Blood Support Schemes, as recommended in the Inquiry’s first interim report. We are actively looking at the recommendations of the Inquiry, including the recommendation for more interim payments, and the Government will respond to the recommendations of the final report following its publication on 20 May.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward amendments to the Victims and Prisoners Bill to ensure parity of treatment for infected blood victims across the UK.

The Government recognises that the Inquiry's second interim report made a recommendation that compensation be delivered by a UK-wide central body in the interests of parity, and we remain committed to working with the Devolved Governments where appropriate to develop an effective response that delivers for victims across the UK.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to support parity of treatment for infected blood victims across the UK via the infected blood support schemes.

The Government is committed to working with the Devolved Governments to develop an effective response that delivers across the UK. I also note the parity agreement reached in 2021 which enabled the four national financial Infected Blood support schemes to align, resulting in broader parity in annual payments and lump sums. In December 2023 the Government announced the introduction of a bespoke psychological service in England, to be in place by Summer 2024, bringing it alongside the other Infected Blood Support Schemes across the UK.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 August 2023 from the Public and Commercial Services Union on the ruling in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts & Ors.

The Cabinet Office is working closely with our shared services provider (SSCL) to implement a solution. Early indications are that this will take place in Spring 2024.

I have informed the Public and Commercial Services Union that a full response to their letter of 22 August 2023 will be sent in due course.

7th Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling in the 2017 case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts & Ors for the calculation of holiday pay entitlement for staff in his Department.

The Cabinet Office is working closely with our shared services provider (SSCL) to implement a solution. Early indications are that this will take place in Spring 2024.

I have informed the Public and Commercial Services Union that a full response to their letter of 22 August 2023 will be sent in due course.

18th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which departmental buildings are part of the Mitie Affiliate Cluster.

GPA currently outsources Workplace Services to MITIE to the following organisations and at following locations. This contract was competitively tendered to ensure it provides the best value for money to the taxpayer.

Building List

Ashford, International House

Basingstoke, Priestley House, Priestley Road

Birmingham, Quinton Business Park

Carlisle, Victoria Place

Carmarthen, Ty Myrddin

Cheltenham, St James House

East Kilbride, Eaglesham Road, Abercrombie House

Glasgow, Cornerstone

Inverness, Longman Road

London, 10 South Colonnade

London, 22-26 Whitehall

London, 35 Great Smith Street

London, 70-72 Whitehall

London, Admiralty House Whitehall

London, Dover House, 66 Whitehall

London, The Whitechapel Building

Norwich, Rosebery Court Central Avenue

Tadley near Basingstoke, Cottington Hill

Department list

Health and Safety Executive

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Cabinet Office

Scotland Office

Government Digital Service

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
18th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments are in the Mitie Affiliate Cluster.

GPA currently outsources Workplace Services to MITIE to the following organisations and at following locations. This contract was competitively tendered to ensure it provides the best value for money to the taxpayer.

Building List

Ashford, International House

Basingstoke, Priestley House, Priestley Road

Birmingham, Quinton Business Park

Carlisle, Victoria Place

Carmarthen, Ty Myrddin

Cheltenham, St James House

East Kilbride, Eaglesham Road, Abercrombie House

Glasgow, Cornerstone

Inverness, Longman Road

London, 10 South Colonnade

London, 22-26 Whitehall

London, 35 Great Smith Street

London, 70-72 Whitehall

London, Admiralty House Whitehall

London, Dover House, 66 Whitehall

London, The Whitechapel Building

Norwich, Rosebery Court Central Avenue

Tadley near Basingstoke, Cottington Hill

Department list

Health and Safety Executive

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Cabinet Office

Scotland Office

Government Digital Service

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
18th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what facility management services the Government Property Agency will provide the Ministry of Justice in 2023.

The Government Property Agency does not provide facilities management services to the Ministry of Justice.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
15th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether an Access to Work scheme has been implemented in their Department.

Since April 2022 the Cabinet Office has had responsibility for providing Access to Work Scheme adjustments for its staff.

The Cabinet Office has supported a number of individuals through the Access to Work framework and the Department’s Workplace Adjustments Team.

23rd Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps they have taken in their Department to operate the Disability Confident employer scheme for those seeking a lateral transfer; and how many and what proportion of candidates who declared themselves as having a disability and who applied under that scheme where (a) interviewed and (b) laterally transferred in (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022.

The Cabinet Office, as an employer, is an accredited member of the Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) and retains a level 3 position. This demonstrates the department has the ability to actively and effectively recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

As a DCS member, the Cabinet Office is committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, and putting in place reasonable and workplace adjustments wherever required.

We offer an interview to all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for, demonstrating flexibility when assessing applicants so disabled people have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job for which they have applied.

Cabinet Office regularly reviews and challenges operating processes to ensure disability inclusion happens throughout the recruitment process and during all employees’ periods of employment with the department.

In 2021-22, 174 candidates who declared a disability and applied under DCS on promotion were interviewed and 40 candidates received a provisional offer.

In 2021-22, 74 candidates who declared a disability and applied under DCS on a level transfer were interviewed and 40 candidates received a provisional offer.

22nd Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps they have taken to operate a disability confident scheme for those seeking promotion in their Department; and how many and what proportion of those candidates who declared themselves as having a disability and who applied under the scheme were (a) interviewed and (b) promoted in (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022.

The Cabinet Office, as an employer, is an accredited member of the Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) and retains a level 3 position. This demonstrates the department has the ability to actively and effectively recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

As a DCS member, the Cabinet Office is committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, and putting in place reasonable and workplace adjustments wherever required.

We offer an interview to all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for, demonstrating flexibility when assessing applicants so disabled people have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job for which they have applied.

Cabinet Office regularly reviews and challenges operating processes to ensure disability inclusion happens throughout the recruitment process and during all employees’ periods of employment with the department.

In 2021-22, 174 candidates who declared a disability and applied under DCS on promotion were interviewed and 40 candidates received a provisional offer.

In 2021-22, 74 candidates who declared a disability and applied under DCS on a level transfer were interviewed and 40 candidates received a provisional offer.

21st Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the announced machinery of Government changes on 7 February 2023 and the formation of new departments will delay the retendering exercise currently being undertaken by the Government Property Agency on facility management.

Following the Machinery of Government that was announced on 7 February 2023, there has been no change to the GPA’s plan for delivering the retendering of the facility management contracts. Furthermore, no changes to the retendering exercise are envisaged or being planned.

31st Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if they will take steps to (a) publish an equality impact assessment and (b) consult with trade unions when proposing new HR policies for their Department; and if they will make a statement.

There is no legal requirement to publish duty assessment documentation, however, the relevant documentation is provided to staff and Trade Union colleagues upon request.

The Cabinet Office adheres to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by completing an equality analysis for each HR policy that we update and/or introduce. This document records the analysis undertaken by the Cabinet Office to fulfil the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. The department meets the requirement by paying due regard to the need to:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination - direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, and harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act

  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it

We do this by giving consideration to protected characteristics, as well as other groups not included within the list of protected characteristics within the Act, such as varying socio-economic groups. We consider Public Sector Equality Duty before and during policy or service formation, and monitor how the policy or service is working once a decision is implemented. Considering equality in this way is a part of normal day-to-day activity and not a one off exercise.

The Cabinet Office meets regularly with Trade Union representatives. We share information and data requested on the Cabinet Office workforce where appropriate and in line with our privacy statements to help inform decision making.

We regularly communicate and meet with our Trade Union colleagues and have a standard process for engaging with them. In the context of HR policies, this includes, but is not limited to sharing draft HR policies for review, discussion and comment and provides Trade Union colleagues with the opportunity to provide feedback prior to publication.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
30th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps their Department takes to comply with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and if they will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to PQ 128667

25th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has notified staff to (a) tell or (b) remind them that they can sell annual leave in the last four months.

There is no central policy on buying/selling leave. Departments may consider introducing this benefit under their own delegated authority.

Cabinet Office does not currently offer a buying/selling annual leave scheme.

23rd Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of employees in the Prime Minister's Department are paid at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.

The Cabinet Office ensures that we are compliant with legislative increases to the National Minimum Wage. Our minimum salary (AO at a National Pay band) works out to £11.25 per hour.


For management and staffing purposes, the Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. All employees in the Cabinet Office are paid above the National Minimum Wage.

23rd Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of employees in their Department are paid at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.

The Cabinet Office ensures that we are compliant with legislative increases to the National Minimum Wage. Our minimum salary (AO at a National Pay band) works out to £11.25 per hour.


For management and staffing purposes, the Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. All employees in the Cabinet Office are paid above the National Minimum Wage.

20th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department's compliance with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

There is a range of HR information which is published on GOV.UK and which is therefore publicly available. In addition, Cabinet Office meets regularly with Trade Union representatives and presents and shares information and data requested on the Cabinet Office workforce, where it is appropriate and in line with our privacy statements to help inform decision making through formal negotiation and meaningful consultation and engagement.

Cabinet Office is therefore complying with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

19th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what human resources information his Department shares with trade unions on a regular basis.

There is a range of HR information which is published on GOV.UK and which is therefore publicly available. In addition, Cabinet Office meets regularly with Trade Union representatives and presents and shares information and data requested on the Cabinet Office workforce, where it is appropriate and in line with our privacy statements to help inform decision making through formal negotiation and meaningful consultation and engagement.

Cabinet Office is therefore complying with section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

18th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code; and whether that monitoring data gathered is shared with union representatives.

The Cabinet Office complies with section 2.1.6 of the Civil Service Management Code and relevant legislation including GDPR and Equality Act 2010. We collect diversity information and community background information during the job application process and on our workforce through our HR platforms. All personal and sensitive data collected is used in accordance with the Privacy Statement agreed by employees on the HR platforms.

This information is used to understand the workforce size and shape, as well as the level of turnover and diversity in our workforce. The data is used to help us invest in skills, and to inform our HR strategy and policy. Diversity and inclusion data also helps us understand how representative we are and identify those areas we need to improve. The data supports an evidence based approach to diversity and inclusion in the Cabinet Office.

The Cabinet Office meets regularly with the unions and presents and shares information and data requested - where it is appropriate and in line with our privacy statements - to help inform decision making through negotiation and consultation.

30th Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the state of industrial relations in the Civil Service.

The Cabinet Office is not the employer for all civil servants, and departments are responsible for engaging with recognised trade unions at departmental and local level. At Cabinet Office level, we engage with the National Trade Union Committee.

The Public and Commercial Services Union are currently in dispute with a number of Civil Service employers and have called for strike action in several departments. We remain open to continued dialogue in order to bring about a resolution.

23rd Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government Property Agency’s new Facilities Management contracts under its Workplace Transformation Programme will be let; and when the new companies will start to provide the contracted services.

The GPA’s Workplace Services Transformation Programme (WSTP) continues to progress the new Facilities Management contracts, with all Tender processes now complete and bid responses received across all Lots of the procurement exercise. There will now follow a due diligence process of evaluating the bids received on Quality and Price. The GPA remains on track to let the new contracts from April 2023, with the mobilisation of the new contractors taking up to six months to complete. A proposed final hand-over date is scheduled for October 2023.

2nd Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total cost the public purse of severance pay awarded to members of the Government leaving ministerial posts since 1 July 2022.

The Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 sets out the detail and circumstances under which former Ministers are eligible for a severance payment. A Minister leaving office, who is below the age of 65 and who is not otherwise reappointed to a Ministerial position within 3 weeks of their last day of service, is eligible for a severance payment of 25% of their annual claimed salary at the time at which they ceased to hold office.



24th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his officials plan to reply to the PCS Union’s letter of 23 August 2022 on pay business cases; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in responding to that letter.

The Cabinet Office has not received pay business cases from these organisations. In line with pay delegation, consultation and negotiation on pay takes place between individual employers and local trade unions. The Cabinet Office does not consult or negotiate pay. A response to PCS Union's letter will be issued shortly.

24th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether, and on what date, a pay business case from the Health and Safety Executive was received by his Department.

The Cabinet Office has not received pay business cases from these organisations. In line with pay delegation, consultation and negotiation on pay takes place between individual employers and local trade unions. The Cabinet Office does not consult or negotiate pay. A response to PCS Union's letter will be issued shortly.

24th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether, and on what date, a pay business case from the Government Internal Audit Agency was received by his Department.

The Cabinet Office has not received pay business cases from these organisations. In line with pay delegation, consultation and negotiation on pay takes place between individual employers and local trade unions. The Cabinet Office does not consult or negotiate pay. A response to PCS Union's letter will be issued shortly.

24th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether, and on what date, a pay business case from the Valuation Office Agency was received by his Department.

The Cabinet Office has not received pay business cases from these organisations. In line with pay delegation, consultation and negotiation on pay takes place between individual employers and local trade unions. The Cabinet Office does not consult or negotiate pay. A response to PCS Union's letter will be issued shortly.

14th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if will place in the House of Commons Library a copy of the new Mitie Business Services organisational chart covering the Government Property Agency’s Affiliate Cluster.

The department does not intend to publish this document because of commercial sensitivities and security considerations.