Ed Davey Portrait

Ed Davey

Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton

First elected: 8th June 2017


Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)
21st Aug 2019 - 7th Sep 2020
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice)
6th Jan 2020 - 7th Sep 2020
Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats
13th Dec 2019 - 27th Aug 2020
Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats
3rd Sep 2019 - 13th Dec 2019
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
21st Aug 2019 - 21st Oct 2019
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
16th Jun 2017 - 21st Aug 2019
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
3rd Feb 2012 - 8th May 2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs)
17th May 2010 - 3rd Feb 2012
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)
18th Dec 2007 - 6th May 2010
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (without Portfolio)
5th Dec 2006 - 18th Dec 2007
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)
5th Mar 2006 - 10th Dec 2006
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)
10th May 2005 - 5th Mar 2006
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)
1st Jun 2002 - 10th May 2005
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Olympics and London)
1st Jun 2000 - 1st Jun 2003
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
1st Jun 2001 - 1st Jun 2002
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)
1st Jun 1997 - 1st Jun 2001
Treasury Committee
22nd Nov 1999 - 11th May 2001
Treasury Sub-committee
22nd Nov 1999 - 11th May 2001
Liberal Democrat Whip
1st Jun 1997 - 1st Jun 2000
Procedure Committee
7th Nov 1997 - 14th Feb 2000


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Ed Davey has voted in 610 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
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(106 debate interactions)
Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(42 debate interactions)
Jesse Norman (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(104 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(42 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(13 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Contingencies Fund Act 2020
(2,684 words contributed)
Finance Act 2020
(2,070 words contributed)
Coronavirus Act 2020
(738 words contributed)
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Kingston and Surbiton 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).

Ed Davey has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Ed Davey

11th March 2024
Ed Davey signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th March 2024

Alleged comments by Frank Hester

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House expresses its shock regarding the alleged comments made by Frank Hester reported by The Guardian about the hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and all Black women; believes these alleged comments to be both racist and violent in nature; notes that Mr Hester is a …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
5th February 2024
Ed Davey signed this EDM on Friday 1st March 2024

Support for bereaved children

Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House notes with sadness that, on average, a child loses a parent every 20 minutes in the UK; further notes with concern that support services have no way of knowing exactly how many children suffer a bereavement each year, or where they live; recognises the work of charities …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 8
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Ed Davey, 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 Ed Davey

Ed Davey has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

11 Bills introduced by Ed Davey

Introduced: 29th November 2012

To make provision for or in connection with reforming the electricity market for purposes of encouraging low carbon electricity generation or ensuring security of supply; for the establishment and functions of the Office for Nuclear Regulation; about the government pipe-line and storage system and rights exercisable in relation to it; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement; for the making of orders requiring regulated persons to provide redress to consumers of gas or electricity; about offshore transmission of electricity during a commissioning period; for imposing further fees in respect of nuclear decommissioning costs; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th December 2013 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 19th December 2012

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 18 December. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law). To make provision for or in connection with reforming the electricity market for purposes of encouraging low carbon electricity generation or ensuring security of supply; for the establishment and functions of the Office for Nuclear Regulation; about the government pipe-line and storage system and rights exercisable in relation to it; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement; for the making of orders requiring regulated persons to provide redress to consumers of gas or electricity; about offshore transmission of electricity during a commissioning period; for imposing further fees in respect of nuclear decommissioning costs; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th December 2013 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to amend the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022 to provide for a general election to be held no later than 1 December 2022; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 26th October 2022

A Bill to prohibit Ofgem from increasing the energy tariff cap above the level set for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 before 31 December 2022; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of the Government providing funding to energy providers to mitigate the impact of this measure and on the merits of extending and backdating the Energy Profits Levy in order to pay for such funding; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of the Government providing grants to small businesses equivalent to 80% of the expected increase in their energy costs for the period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023, and on the merits of maintaining the rate of the Corporation Tax Surcharge on banks at 8% in order to fund such grants; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 6th September 2022

A Bill to set minimum standards for the police in relation to the investigation of domestic burglaries, including a requirement that a police officer should attend any domestic premises where a burglary has been reported; to place a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that police forces comply with the minimum standards; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on compliance with the minimum standards; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 19th April 2023

A Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to seek a two-year extension of the implementation period under Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement; to repeal the prohibition on agreeing to such an extension under section 33 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 20th May 2020

A Bill to require the Prime Minister to establish a public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 22nd July 2020

A Bill to repeal sections 60, 60AA and 60A of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in so far as they apply to England and Wales.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 24th June 2020

A Bill to require employers to make reasonable adjustments to enable employees with caring responsibilities for people with disabilities to provide that care.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 10th June 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 remove financial requirements and fees for applications for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom from foreign or Commonwealth members of the armed forces on discharge and their families; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 12th March 2019
(Read Debate)

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 about end of life care and support for homeless people with terminal illnesses, including through the provision of housing for such people; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 7th February 2018
(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
2 Other Department Questions
18th Jun 2020
To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many hand sanitising stations there were on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five years.

Prior to March 2020 hand sanitiser was not centrally supplied or offered as standard. Individual departments (eg Security) sometimes had their own supply according to their requirements. In total there are 49 freestanding units and 28 wall-mounted dispensers across the House of Commons estate.

18th Jun 2020
To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many Parliamentary staff have tested positive for covid-19; what support is available to those staff members; and if he will make a statement.

Testing is available to all staff of the House where they or a member of their household are symptomatic. Testing is arranged directly by the individual, who then receives the results directly. The records held by the House will only indicate whether the member of staff is available for work or not. The full range of HR and wellbeing support remains available for staff at all times.

15th Jun 2020
To ask the Attorney General, how much energy her departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is unable to provide information on its building energy usage as it is currently sharing a building and there is no way of identifying the AGO’s energy usage.

The Government Legal Department (GLD) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI), who are GLD’s tenants, have used the following:

Energy Consumption (MWh)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-to-date (end of May 2020)

3,359

3,433

3,399

3,304

4,935

441

GLD publish this data in their Annual Report and Accounts. The 2019-20 publication can be found here. Please note that the 2019-20 total also covers the period of commissioning, decommissioning and relocating GLD’s Head Office from One Kemble Street to 102 Petty France and consequently includes the GLD proportion of energy usage for both buildings during this period..

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have used the following:

Energy Consumption (MWh)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

3,359,251

3,433,141

3,399,001

3,303,878

CPS publish these figures in their Annual Report and Accounts. The 2018-19 publication can be found here. The figures for 2019-20 will be available in the CPS 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts once it is published. Please note that The Ministry of Justice Estates Sustainability Team is responsible for reporting and managing sustainability in the CPS. Their data is gathered and validated by the Estates Sustainability Team and Building Research Establishment on behalf of DEFRA. The CPS is unable to report data from locations where property owners are not obliged to provide it. All data is UK only.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) routinely publishes details of its energy use in their Annual Report and Accounts which can be found here. The data for the most recent financial year 2019/2020 is due to be published in the near future.

10th Jun 2020
To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in her Office had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

The Annual Civil Service People Survey includes a question on caring responsibilities. The affirmative responses to this question for the Government Legal Department (GLD), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are listed below. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) responses are not included due to the small number of staff and the risk of individuals being identified.

Please note that figures collected from the People Survey may not fully represent the number of carers as it is reliant on responses to the question. The CPS and SFO do not hold records of the responses to the question for all of the past five years. The CPS cannot provide data before 2018, the SFO cannot provide data before 2019 and GLD is also unable to provide data for 2018 as those data stores are no longer accessible and records were not held by the departments. Please also note that the wording of the question in 2016 and 2019 were different and the higher figures are likely due to the inclusion of childcare responsibility in those years.

Government Legal Department (GLD):

2015 – 266 out of 1,602 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2016 – 580 out of 1,530 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2017 – 300 out of 1,780 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2018 – No data

2019 – 482 out of 2,214 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

Serious Fraud Office (SFO):

2015 – No data

2016 – No data

2017 – No data

2018 – No data

2019 – 84 out of 448 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS):

2015 – No data

2016 – No data

2017 – No data

2018 – 1,359 out of 3,974 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

2019 – 1,102 out of 3,720 who responded stated they had caring responsibilities

6th Dec 2021
To ask the Prime Minister, how many Christmas and/or staff parties he attended between 15 and 24 December 2020; and what steps he took to ensure (a) he and (b) his staff were compliant with the Government’s rules and advice on covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the Hon. Member to the answers I gave at Prime Minister’s Questions on 8 December. I have asked the Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts around compliance with the covid rules and to report back as soon as possible.

23rd Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress he has made on the commencement of the public inquiry into the handling of the covid-19 outbreak.

On 12 May, the Prime Minister confirmed to this House that a public inquiry into COVID-19 would be established on a statutory basis, with full formal powers, and that it will begin its work in spring 2022.

Further details, including terms of reference, will be set out in due course.

23rd Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the commencement of the public inquiry into covid-19.

On 12 May, the Prime Minister confirmed to this House that a public inquiry into COVID-19 would be established on a statutory basis, with full formal powers, and that it will begin its work in spring 2022.

Further details, including terms of reference, will be set out in due course.

24th Feb 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the planned timescale is for the review on covid-19 vaccine passports.

As set out in the COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021, published on 22 February, the Government will review whether COVID-status certification could play a role in reopening our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety. The Government will set out its conclusions ahead of Step 4 of the roadmap, which will happen no earlier than 21 June.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
22nd Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what advice his Department provides to other Departments on the threshold required to be met before a public inquiry can be convened; and if he will make a statement.

Section 1 of the Inquiries Act 2005 sets out the extent of ministers’ powers to establish an inquiry under that Act. Inquiries may also be established on a non-statutory basis, for which no legislative threshold applies.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime MInister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, when he plans to announce who the chair will be of the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time. For now the Government is focused entirely on responding to the pandemic and saving lives. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, whether people who have lost friends and family as a result of the covid-19 outbreak will be able to participate in the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the disease.

The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time. For now the Government is focused entirely on responding to the pandemic and saving lives. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, whether the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak will be held under the powers of the Inquiries Act 2005.

The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time. For now the Government is focused entirely on responding to the pandemic and saving lives. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on holding s public inquiry on the UK's response to the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time. For now the Government is focused entirely on responding to the pandemic and saving lives. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the investigation into allegations of bullying by the Home Secretary (a) commenced and b) is planned to be published.

As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster set out to the House on 2 March, the Government takes complaints relating to the Ministerial Code seriously. In line with the process set out in the Code, the Prime Minister asked the Cabinet Office to establish the facts. To protect the interests of all involved the Government does not comment on the specifics of such ongoing work.

The Prime Minister will make any decision on the matter public once the work has concluded, and the Independent Adviser publishes an Annual Report. I refer the Rt. Hon. member to the most recent report.

20th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to include economic impact in the next cross-departmental exercise on disaster management; and if he will make a statement.

As has been the case for some time, exercises are part of the UK approach to developing and validating resilience capabilities against a range of risks and impacts. It is a principle of the exercise programme that it achieves over time a balanced coverage of different risks and resilience capabilities, exercises the different phases of crisis and emergency management and recovery, and also reflects on lessons identified from previous crises to ensure they are learned for the future. Recovery management and associated considerations of economic impact will be included in the future exercising programme, and HM Treasury has been part of previous exercises.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, what the annual budget will be of the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge the UK, together with nations around the world, has faced in decades. The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

The fact that this is a new virus has been a key feature of the response from the start. It has inherently been a continuous and active process of learning, reviewing, adapting and responding as more is discovered about how the virus works in light of the latest scientific research and available data. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, how many civil servants will be allocated to supporting the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge the UK, together with nations around the world, has faced in decades. The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

The fact that this is a new virus has been a key feature of the response from the start. It has inherently been a continuous and active process of learning, reviewing, adapting and responding as more is discovered about how the virus works in light of the latest scientific research and available data. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, which Department will have responsibility for establishing the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge the UK, together with nations around the world, has faced in decades. The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

The fact that this is a new virus has been a key feature of the response from the start. It has inherently been a continuous and active process of learning, reviewing, adapting and responding as more is discovered about how the virus works in light of the latest scientific research and available data. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, if he will ensure that the panel members for the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak are from diverse groups.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge the UK, together with nations around the world, has faced in decades. The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

The fact that this is a new virus has been a key feature of the response from the start. It has inherently been a continuous and active process of learning, reviewing, adapting and responding as more is discovered about how the virus works in light of the latest scientific research and available data. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jul 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 July 2020, Official Report, col. 1514, when he plans to publish a (a) timetable for the establishment of and (b) a draft terms of reference for the independent inquiry on the Government's response to the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge the UK, together with nations around the world, has faced in decades. The Government has always been clear that there will be opportunities to look back, analyse and reflect on all aspects of COVID-19. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

The fact that this is a new virus has been a key feature of the response from the start. It has inherently been a continuous and active process of learning, reviewing, adapting and responding as more is discovered about how the virus works in light of the latest scientific research and available data. Further details will be set out in due course and announced in the usual way.

Penny Mordaunt
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
10th Jul 2020
To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met with care home (a) workers and (b) providers.

I have engaged with care workers and with NHS staff in recent weeks, where I have been able to thank them for their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches his Department has reported to the Information Commissioner in each of the last five years.

All Information Commissioner Office (ICO) recordable breaches are recorded by the department and published in the Cabinet Office annual report. In the last five years, a total of 7 breaches have been reported to the Information Commissioner's Office. There have been 11 reportable incidents in the last 10 years.

2019/20 there were two breaches reported to the ICO

2018/19 there were two breaches reported to the ICO

2017/18 there were three breaches reported to the ICO

2016/17 there were no breaches reported to the ICO

2015/16 there were no breaches reported to the ICO

2014/15 there was one breach reported to the ICO

2013/14 there were two breaches reported to the ICO

2012/13 there was one breach reported to the ICO

2011/12 there was one breach reported to the ICO

2010/11 there were no breaches reported to the ICO

None of the reported breaches resulted in follow-up ICO action.

8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place a copy in the Library of his Department's guidance on the benefits available to staff in his Department who are carers.

Support for those staff who are carers is managed through the Carers Passport. I will place a copy in the Library to assist the Rt. Hon. Member, and more information can be found on gov.uk.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's redundant buildings have been converted into housing in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those conversions were made into affordable housing.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's buildings have had their Display Energy Certificate rating improve in each of the last five years.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on energy conservation measures for its buildings in each of the last four years.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much carbon has been produced by his Department’s activities in each of the last five years.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether all of his Department's buildings are purchasing energy through a renewable energy tariff.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's buildings have a Display Energy Certificate rating; and what that rating is for each of those buildings.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
8th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much energy from renewable energy sources has been produced from his departmental buildings in each of the last five years.

No energy from renewable sources has been produced from these buildings, but the Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

All Department’s buildings have a DEC Certificate - ranging from G to C ratings.

Energy for these buildings has not been purchased through a renewable energy tariff although there will be a significant proportion of renewable energy in the supply. All departments are mandated to purchase their energy via the CCS framework.

Information on carbon produced by all Government Departments is included in the Greening Government Commitment Annual Reports.

A number of projects carried out at each site have included energy efficiency elements such as the installation of new or upgraded boilers, BMS and lighting but these typically form part of wider lifecycle upgrade or refurbishment projects. Costs specifically related to the energy efficiency element are not recorded separately or held centrally in the form requested.

The Display Energy Certificate rating has improved in each of the last 5 years for 2 out of 5 buildings.

No buildings that we manage have been converted to housing.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
7th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of deaths as a result of covid-19 in care homes in (a) the UK and (b) Germany; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

7th Jul 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) Permanent Secretaries and (b) Cabinet Secretaries have left their posts in each of the last 15 years.

Lord Turnbull served as Cabinet Secretary from 2002 to 2005, Lord O'Donnell from 2005 to 2011, Lord Heywood of Whitehall from 2011 to 2018, and Sir Mark Sedwill from 2018.

Over the last fifteen years various permanent secretaries have left their posts including to other roles; some held more than one role during this period.

In 2014 the Coalition Government agreed that all new Permanent Secretaries (SCS4-level appointments) would be made on the basis of a 5 year fixed tenure, and that there would be no automatic presumption in favour of renewal.

The table below relates only to substantive first and second permanent secretaries; it does not include Directors General assigned on a short-term basis to cover temporary vacancies. It therefore includes the permanent secretary of the Department of Energy and Climate Change who left during the time while the Member for Kingston and Surbiton was Secretary of State, but not an official who left having filled the role on a temporary basis. Members of the Diplomatic Service, other than the Permanent Secretary to FCO, are also not included.

2005

12

2011

10

2017

9

2006

6

2012

8

2018

3

2007

11

2013

6

2019

7

2008

7

2014

4

2020 (to June)

6

2009

4

2015

9

2010

8

2016

4

29th Jun 2020
To ask the Prime Minister, how much correspondence he received on his Special Adviser Mr Dominic Cummings in each month of 2020.

This information is not centrally held, and would incur disproportionate cost to collate. My office receives over 3,000 letters and emails every week covering a broad spectrum of issues.

23rd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants (a) in each ethnic group and (b) of each gender have been employed by each Government Department in each of the last five years.

The data requested for 2015-2018 is published here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics

The data for 2019 is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2019

Note in all cases the data depends on self-declaration and a significant proportion of civil servants will choose not to do so.

23rd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been recruited into the Civil Service in each Government Department in each of the last five years, by (a) ethnicity and (b) gender.

The data requested for 2015-2018 is published here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics

The data for 2019 is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2019

Note in all cases the data depends on self-declaration and a significant proportion of civil servants will choose not to do so.

23rd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many LGBTQ+ people were employed as civil servants in each Government Department in each of the last five years.

The data requested for 2015-2018 is published here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics

The data for 2019 is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2019

Note in all cases the data depends on self-declaration and a significant proportion of civil servants will choose not to do so.

23rd Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants employed by each Department were disabled in each of the last five years.

The data requested for 2015-2018 is published here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics

The data for 2019 is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-service-statistics-2019

Note in all cases the data depends on self-declaration and a significant proportion of civil servants will choose not to do so.

17th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) solar panels and (b) wind turbines his Department's buildings (a) have in 2020 and (b) had in each of the last five years.

There are no solar panels or wind turbines on buildings occupied by the Cabinet Office, nor have there been in any of the last five years.

Energy suppliers to the Cabinet Office are actively seeking to decarbonise their supply chains. The Cabinet Office electricity provider is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

The Cabinet Office is also committed to achieving the Government’s net zero by 2050 target and is actively working with the Government Property Agency to increase the use of renewable energy, particularly in the place of gas appliances.

16th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants in each Government Department have used the Civil Service's Carers Passport in each of the last five years.

The Civil Service Carer’s Passport was launched in June 2018. We do not currently collect information centrally about civil servants completing a carer’s passport but are already looking to capture this data better in future.

15th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much energy the Prime Minister's departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

The information requested is published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts, the latest edition of which is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/819251/CO-ARA-2018-19-Final.pdf

15th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much energy his departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

The information requested is published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts, the latest edition of which is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/819251/CO-ARA-2018-19-Final.pdf

12th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Energy Performance Certificate rating was in each official Ministerial residence, in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018, (e) 2019 and (f) 2020.
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

The information requested is not held centrally.

9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

The information requested is not held centrally.

9th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Office had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

The information requested is not held centrally.

24th Feb 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Andrew Sabisky's (a) role, (b) title and (c) salary was during his employment as a special adviser.

Further to the answer given by my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s Questions on 26 February 2020 (Official Record, Vol.672, Col 313), and the answers given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and myself to Oral Questions and Topical Questions on 27 February 2020 (Official Record, Vol.672, Col 456-457, 461-466), Andrew Sabisky was hired as a contractor between 10 and 17 February, and not as a Special Adviser.

Contractors are subject to the principles of the Civil Service Code. Information about the numbers of contingent labour workers in the Cabinet Office, which also covers 10 Downing Street, is published annually.

Government contractors are paid for from departmental budgets. The Government does not normally comment on individual personnel matters such as pay, or recruitment processes. The Government also does not normally disclose the names of individual line managers.

It has been the practice of successive administrations that the Government does not disclose details of internal meetings. Classified information is made available only to those with appropriate security clearance and whose responsibilities require it.

It would be inappropriate to comment further on the vetting status, checks or contractual arrangements of any individual.



24th Feb 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many advisers have been hired under the same arrangements as Andrew Sabisky.

Further to the answer given by my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s Questions on 26 February 2020 (Official Record, Vol.672, Col 313), and the answers given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and myself to Oral Questions and Topical Questions on 27 February 2020 (Official Record, Vol.672, Col 456-457, 461-466), Andrew Sabisky was hired as a contractor between 10 and 17 February, and not as a Special Adviser.

Contractors are subject to the principles of the Civil Service Code. Information about the numbers of contingent labour workers in the Cabinet Office, which also covers 10 Downing Street, is published annually.

Government contractors are paid for from departmental budgets. The Government does not normally comment on individual personnel matters such as pay, or recruitment processes. The Government also does not normally disclose the names of individual line managers.

It has been the practice of successive administrations that the Government does not disclose details of internal meetings. Classified information is made available only to those with appropriate security clearance and whose responsibilities require it.

It would be inappropriate to comment further on the vetting status, checks or contractual arrangements of any individual.



20th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reverse planned reforms to the Warm Home Discount eligibility criteria so that all those in receipt of Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance are eligible for that support.

Introducing non-means-tested benefits, such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Attendance Allowance (AA), into the eligibility criteria would mean that many households on lower incomes and in deeper fuel poverty would lose out.

Around 62% of PIP and DLA recipients also receive one of the qualifying means-tested benefits and so would be considered low-income under the Core Group 2 criteria. Those households with high energy costs would be eligible for a rebate. Recipients of AA, a pension-age benefit, who claim Pension Credit Guarantee Credit will in most cases qualify for a rebate through Core Group 1.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
20th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria are for qualifying for the Warm Home Discount under the new Core Group 2.

The full eligibility criteria, including a list of the qualifying benefits, can be found in our recently published Government response on the scheme.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)