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Jon Trickett

Labour - Hemsworth

First elected: 1st February 1996


Jon Trickett is not a member of any APPGs
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
11th Feb 2017 - 5th Apr 2020
Shadow Lord President of the Council
27th Jun 2016 - 5th Apr 2020
Campaigns and Elections Chair
27th Jul 2016 - 11th Feb 2017
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
14th Jul 2016 - 6th Oct 2016
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
5th Jul 2016 - 14th Jul 2016
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention
14th Sep 2015 - 28th Jun 2016
Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair
8th Oct 2013 - 14th Sep 2015
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
7th Oct 2011 - 7th Oct 2013
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
8th Oct 2010 - 7th Oct 2011
Public Administration Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 2nd Nov 2010
Unopposed Bills (Panel)
17th Oct 2001 - 6th May 2010
Public Accounts Committee
16th Jul 2001 - 5th Jun 2006
Employment Sub-committee
14th Feb 2001 - 11th May 2001
Education & Employment
13th Feb 2001 - 11th May 2001


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Jon Trickett has voted in 582 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Jon Trickett voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Labour No votes vs 176 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
30 Dec 2020 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Jon Trickett voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Labour Aye votes vs 183 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 335 Noes - 212
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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
Penny Mordaunt (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(25 debate interactions)
Ian Lavery (Labour)
(10 debate interactions)
Alex Burghart (Conservative)
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
(6 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(28 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(22 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(16 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Holocaust Memorial Bill 2022-23
(2,168 words contributed)
Public Order Act 2023
(1,414 words contributed)
Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023
(1,395 words contributed)
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Hemsworth 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 Government should create an emergency fund to deal with the massive waiting lists for autism & ADHD assessments for children AND adults. This would provide resources for local health services deal with current waiting lists and new patients.

The Government should commission a review of how Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments are managed by the NHS, including through Shared Care Agreements, and increase funding to reduce waiting times.


Latest EDMs signed by Jon Trickett

19th March 2024
Jon Trickett signed this EDM on Wednesday 20th March 2024

Government legal advice on Israeli Government actions and international law

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
This House notes the remarks by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on 19 March 2024 that the Israeli Government’s restrictions on humanitarian aid for Gaza may amount to the use of starvation as a method of war, which is a war crime; is alarmed at the mounting …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Workers Party of Britain: 1
11th March 2024
Jon Trickett signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th 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 …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 38
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
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Jon Trickett, 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.


Jon Trickett has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Jon Trickett

Jon Trickett has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Jon Trickett has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


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
1 Other Department Questions
12th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much their Department has spent on advertising in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Equality Hub (EH) consists of the Government Equalities Office (GEO), Race Disparity Unit (RDU), Disability Unit (DU) and Social Mobility Commission.

a) The Equality Hub did not incur any expenditure against advertising in 2019-20

b) The Equality Hub did not incur any expenditure against advertising in 2020-21.

c) The Equality Hub spent £62,000 on advertising in 2021-22.

d) The Equality Hub has not incurred any expenditure against advertising in this financial year to date.

Expenditure incurred in the remainder of the financial year will be reported in the usual way.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
5th Dec 2023
To ask the Attorney General, how much their Department spent on hospitality in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

We do not routinely publish this data, as has been the case under successive administrations.

All Business Units within the Attorney General's Office (AGO) have a responsibility to keep official hospitality costs as low as possible and demonstrate good value for money. Details of ministerial and senior official hospitality are published on a quarterly basis and are available on GOV.UK.

Robert Courts
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
17th Oct 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department spent on taxi cabs for (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in each of the last three years.

The table below set outs the amount spent by Attorney General’s Office on taxis over the last 3 years.

2020-21 £54.31
2021-22 £191.80
2022-23 £796.05
Total £1,042.16

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
12th Oct 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much his Department spent on first class train travel for (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in (i) 2020, (i) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

Nothing has been spent on first class train travel in a) 2020, b) 2021 and c) 2022.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
21st Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much her Department has spent on (a) agency workers and (b) agency retainer fees in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

Agency workers are subject to a Cabinet Office controls framework to ensure robust governance of spending in this area. Commentary on Contingent Labour usage, if applicable, is available in departmental annual reports.

The Attorney General’s Office does not pay agency retainer fees and the annual spend on agency workers, since 2020, is set out below.

Year

Cost

2020-21

£27,841.17

2021-22

£78,790.99

2022-23 (P1-3)

£12,663.46

Total

£119,295.62

13th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much their Department has spent on air travel for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

The table below sets out the amounts the Attorney General’s Office spent on air travel per financial year.

2020-21

0.00

2021-22

£110.98

2022-23

£2,391.36

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much their Department and its associated agencies spent on legal disputes in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Attorney General exercises a number of public interest functions in relation to legal disputes, including appointing advocates to the court in family proceedings and intervening in proceedings to protect charities. The amounts spent by the Attorney General’s Office on external legal advice, include litigation and legal costs incurred in respect of the public interest activities of the Attorney General, for the calendar years of 2020 and 2021 and for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2022 is as follows:

2020 (£k)

2021 (£k)

6 months to 30 June 2022 (£k)

Attorney General’s Office (approximately*)

240*

155*

200*

These figures relate to costs of the Attorney General’s Office only because while the Office superintends a number of bodies, they are not agencies of the AGO.

5th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what the total value has been of contracts held by their Department with (a) G4S, (b) Serco and (c) Capita in each year since 2020.

In the period in question The Attorney General’s Office has had no contracts with any of the listed firms.

4th Jul 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how many contracts that are worth (a) between £1 million and £3 million and (b) over £3 million their (i) Department and (ii) Department’s agencies and non-departmental public bodies (A) have agreed since 2010 and (B) are due to agree within the next 12 months; how much their Department has spent on monitoring each contract in each year since 2010; and how many officials have been working on that monitoring in each year since 2010.

Details of Government contracts valued between £10,000 and £25,000 are published on Contracts Finder. As Contracts Finder was implemented in 2016, not all records before this period are held centrally.

The Government Legal Department, (GLD) frequently award contracts to support legal work, the size, nature and timing of these awards is uncertain, and it is not possible to ascertain how many of £1m - £3m or more than £3m will be agreed in the next 12 months.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) estimate 8 contracts will be between £1m to £3m and 10 above £3m over the next 12 months.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are not able to provide this information due to commercial sensitivity.

The information on how much departments spend on monitoring the contracts or how many staff have monitored the contracts is not held.

30th Jun 2022
To ask the Attorney General, what the wage ratio was between the highest paid member of staff in her Department and the lowest in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Attorney General’s Office wage ratio is as follows (a) 1:6.10 (b) 1:4.45 (c) 1:6.05.

As a small ministerial department with a limited number of staff disclosing salary figures would make staff potentially at risk of being identified.

29th Jun 2022
To ask the Attorney General, how much her Department spent on hospitality in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) spent £18,547.96 on hospitality in 2020 financial year. This was the departments contribution towards the annual meeting of the five Attorneys-General from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, held in London on the 20th July 2019.

There was no spend on hospitality in the 2021 financial year. In 2022, the AGO spent £1146.09 hosting the Ukrainian Prosecutor General during her visit to the UK.

7th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many drinks receptions were held in 10 Downing Street in each of the last three years.

Details of official receptions are published in quarterly transparency returns on gov.uk.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
7th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) the Prime Minister and (b) officials in Downing Street have had recent discussions with representatives of Fleetwood Strategy on the NHS.

Details of ministerial meetings with external organisations on official government business are routinely published on the gov.uk website. Party political discussions are a matter for the Conservative Party.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
5th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much their Department spent on hospitality in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

The Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and as such their data is included within the Cabinet Office data.

I refer the Honourable Member to PQ 191749. We do not routinely publish departmental wide hospitality data, as has been the case under successive administrations. All Business Units within the Cabinet Office have a responsibility to keep official hospitality costs as low as possible and demonstrate good value for money.

Details of ministerial and senior official hospitality are published on a quarterly basis, and are available on GOV.UK.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
5th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister's Office spent on hospitality in (a) 2021, (b) 2022 and (c) 2023.

The Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and as such their data is included within the Cabinet Office data.

I refer the Honourable Member to PQ 191749. We do not routinely publish departmental wide hospitality data, as has been the case under successive administrations. All Business Units within the Cabinet Office have a responsibility to keep official hospitality costs as low as possible and demonstrate good value for money.

Details of ministerial and senior official hospitality are published on a quarterly basis, and are available on GOV.UK.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
29th Mar 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much from the public purse his Office has spent on hospitality since 25 October 2022.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer of 24 November 2022, Official Report, PQ 95960.

12th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on first class train travel for (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in (i) 2020, (i) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

Based on our central contracts spend in the years requested is below:

2020 - £34,008.20

2021 - £44,083.40

2022 (until September) - £31,541.35

It is not possible to separate spend by ministers and civil servants.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
21st Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister's Department has spent on (a) agency workers and (b) agency retainer fees in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

For reporting purposes the Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and consolidated as part of our group expenditure.

A) Spend on Agency staff is published as part of our Annual Report and Accounts, the last 3 years figures are:

Year

Spend £000s

2019/20

68,824

2020/21

61,860

2021/22

51,651

Note - 2021/22 figures remain provisional until our annual report and account is published later this year.

B) We have interpreted your reference to agency retainer fees as the fees charged at the commencement of the provision of a search recruitment service, this is only applicable when recruiting for a permanent or fixed term post.

Agency retainer fees are not applicable to the contingent labour market.

We do not specifically record expenditure on retainer fees paid to recruitment agencies, and they form part of our overall recorded recruitment costs. This includes assessments, search fees and vetting and is undertaken both for our own purposes and cross government. We cannot separate out expenditure paid solely on retainer fees.

21st Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on (a) agency workers and (b) agency retainer fees in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

For reporting purposes the Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and consolidated as part of our group expenditure.

A) Spend on Agency staff is published as part of our Annual Report and Accounts, the last 3 years figures are:

Year

Spend £000s

2019/20

68,824

2020/21

61,860

2021/22

51,651

Note - 2021/22 figures remain provisional until our annual report and account is published later this year.

B) We have interpreted your reference to agency retainer fees as the fees charged at the commencement of the provision of a search recruitment service, this is only applicable when recruiting for a permanent or fixed term post.

Agency retainer fees are not applicable to the contingent labour market.

We do not specifically record expenditure on retainer fees paid to recruitment agencies, and they form part of our overall recorded recruitment costs. This includes assessments, search fees and vetting and is undertaken both for our own purposes and cross government. We cannot separate out expenditure paid solely on retainer fees.

13th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much their Department has spent on air travel for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2022.

The amount spent on air travel for Cabinet Office Ministers and officials via Departmental contracts in 2020, 2021, and 2022 is as follows:

2020 - £691,109.04

2021 - £1,447,806.97

2022 (January to March) - £1,029,308.49

These figures include COP26 travel booked via Corporate Travel Management.

12th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much their Department has spent on advertising in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Expenditure on advertising across the three years requested is:

Year

Spend (£000s)

2019/20

41,342

2020/21

376,029

2021/22

168,730

Expenditure in 2021/22 is subject to the Department's audit being finalised, and is therefore provisional.

11th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the COP26 unit has spent on consultancy fees in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and what the name is of each consultancy contracted.

For management purposes the Prime Minister’s Office and COP26 unit are an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Expenditure on consultancy is published annually in our annual report and accounts and I refer the hon Member to my answer to PQ 22549 on 23 June, where our spend is outlined.

Details of consultancy contracts, including the supplier, above £10,000, are published on Contracts Finder (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder).

11th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister's office has spent on consultancy fees in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and what the name is of each consultancy contracted.

For management purposes the Prime Minister’s Office and COP26 unit are an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Expenditure on consultancy is published annually in our annual report and accounts and I refer the hon Member to my answer to PQ 22549 on 23 June, where our spend is outlined.

Details of consultancy contracts, including the supplier, above £10,000, are published on Contracts Finder (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder).

11th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and what the name is of each consultancy contracted.

For management purposes the Prime Minister’s Office and COP26 unit are an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Expenditure on consultancy is published annually in our annual report and accounts and I refer the hon Member to my answer to PQ 22549 on 23 June, where our spend is outlined.

Details of consultancy contracts, including the supplier, above £10,000, are published on Contracts Finder (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder).

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much their Department and its associated agencies spent on legal disputes in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Department is unable to provide spend on legal disputes, as this is not recorded separately from wider legal expenditure.

5th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value has been of contracts held by their Department with (a) G4S, (b) Serco and (c) Capita in each year since 2020.

All of the contracts which the Cabinet Office has held with G4S, Serco and Capita worth over £10,000 since 2020 are available on Contracts Finder.

4th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts that are worth (a) between £1 million and £3 million and (b) over £3 million their (i) Department and (ii) Department’s agencies and non-departmental public bodies (A) have agreed since 2010 and (B) are due to agree within the next 12 months; how much their Department has spent on monitoring each contract in each year since 2010; and how many officials have been working on that monitoring in each year since 2010.

Details of Government contracts from 2016 above £10,000, and £25,000 in the wider public sector, are published on Contracts Finder.

Contracts that are due to be agreed are on the Cabinet Office Commercial Pipeline. The next version of this is due to be published at the end of July 2022.

The amount spent on monitoring each contract in each year since 2010 and how many officials have been working on that monitoring in each year since 2010 is not held centrally and can only be provided at disproportionate cost.

4th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts that are worth (a) between £1 million and £3 million and (b) over £3 million the (i) Prime Minister's Office and (ii) the Prime Minister’s Office agencies and non-departmental public bodies (A) have agreed since 2010 and (B) are due to agree within the next 12 months; how much the Prime Minister's Office has spent on monitoring each contract in each year since 2010; and how many officials have been working on that monitoring in each year since 2010.

Details of Government contracts from 2016 above £10,000, and £25,000 in the wider public sector, are published on Contracts Finder.

For management and staffing purposes the Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. There are no contracts exclusive to No10 that are due within the next 12 months over £1m.

30th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Prime Minister spent on hospitality in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Departments publish details of ministers' gifts, hospitality, travel and meetings on a quarterly basis. Cabinet Office returns include official hospitality provided by the Prime Minister, official No10 receptions and official hospitality at Chequers. More information can be found on GOV.UK.

30th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the wage ratio was between the highest paid member of staff in his Department and the lowest in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Please find below information regarding the highest remuneration amounts in CO, the median remuneration amounts in CO and the remuneration ratio.

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Highest remuneration (£000)

255-260

250-255

Not yet published

Median remuneration (£)

38,435

39,520

Not yet published

Remuneration ratio

6.70

6.40

Not yet published

The total remuneration includes salary, non-consolidated performance related pay and benefits in kind. It does not include severance payments, employer pension contributions and the cash equivalent transfer value of pensions.

29th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on hospitality in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

The Department records hospitality and catering expenditure combined. Expenditure includes catering for events with external guests as well as expense claims made by staff.

Year

Spend (£)

2020

388,319.38

2021

323,462.06

2022

199,313.24

Expenditure in 2022 is from 1st January 2022 to 30 June 2022.

28th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of workers who are on zero-hours contracts in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the Wakefield district.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the hon. Member’s Parliamentary Questions of 28 June is attached.

28th Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of workers on zero hour contracts in the UK.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the hon. Member’s Parliamentary Questions of 28 June is attached.

16th May 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has participated in any events organised by the World Economic Forum in the last year.
31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update published on 31 January 2022, if he will publish existing policy governing consumption of alcohol at 10 Downing Street.

The Civil Service Code governs the overarching conduct of civil servants. This includes the requirement to “always act in a way that is professional”.

The Government has accepted the Second Permanent Secretary’s general findings in full. As the published update states, steps must be taken “to ensure that every Government Department has a clear and robust policy in place covering the consumption of alcohol in the workplace.”

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral contribution of 31 January 2022, which Select Committee the Office of the Prime Minister will be subject to scrutiny by.

I announced to the House my intention to create an Office of the Prime Minister. Further details will be announced in due course. As Prime Minister, I am held to account each week at Prime Minister's Questions, answer written questions, and appear before the Liaison Committee at regular intervals.

The establishment and terms of reference of individual Select Committees is a matter for the House.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral contribution of 31 January 2022, what mechanisms he will introduce to ensure the accountability of the new Office of the Prime Minister to Parliament.

I announced to the House my intention to create an Office of the Prime Minister. Further details will be announced in due course. As Prime Minister, I am held to account each week at Prime Minister's Questions, answer written questions, and appear before the Liaison Committee at regular intervals.

The establishment and terms of reference of individual Select Committees is a matter for the House.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his Oral Statement of 31 January 2022 on Sue Gray Report, what estimate he has made of the projected full-time equivalent head count of staff to be working at the Office of the Prime Minister.

I announced to the House my intention to create an Office of the Prime Minister. Further details will be announced in due course. As Prime Minister, I am held to account each week at Prime Minister's Questions, answer written questions, and appear before the Liaison Committee at regular intervals.

The establishment and terms of reference of individual Select Committees is a matter for the House.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update published on 31 January 2022, if he will publish the independent advice as to the process for the investigation provided by the Treasury Solicitor and Daniel Stillitz QC.

It would not be appropriate to comment further while the Metropolitan Police Service’s investigation is ongoing. At the end of the process I will ask the Second Permanent Secretary to update her findings, which will be published in line with the terms of reference.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update, published on 31 January 2022, if he will commit to publishing the (a) emails, (b) WhatsApp messages, (c) text messages, (d) photographs and (e) building entry and exit logs identified by Sue Gray as part of the investigation for that report.

It would not be appropriate to comment further while the Metropolitan Police Service’s investigation is ongoing. At the end of the process I will ask the Second Permanent Secretary to update her findings, which will be published in line with the terms of reference.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update, published 31 January 2022, if he will commit to publishing the transcripts of interviews of over 70 people conducted by Sue Gray as part of the investigation for that report.

It would not be appropriate to comment further while the Metropolitan Police Service’s investigation is ongoing. At the end of the process I will ask the Second Permanent Secretary to update her findings, which will be published in line with the terms of reference.

31st Jan 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update published on 31 January 2022, what the full-time equivalent head count of staff working at (a) 10 Downing Street and (b) 70 Whitehall has been in each year since 2010.

Owing to security considerations, I am unable to provide occupancy information specifically relating to the sites for which you have requested information. However, in each year since 2010, the total full-time equivalent headcount of staff recorded as working across both buildings never exceeded 1,500.

16th Dec 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to take steps to require the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and UK Statistics Authority to disaggregate taxation revenue from income on (a) earnings and (b) dividend payments in the tax revenues published annually by the ONS as part of the Country and Regional Public Sector Finances.

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

16th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing measures to make the membership of Advisory Committee on Business Appointments more representative of society.

The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Cabinet Office. It considers applications under the business appointment rules about new jobs for former ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants. Political and independent members are appointed for five year, non-renewable terms.

Political members are nominated on the recommendation of the leader of the relevant political party.

In accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, the appointments of Independent Members to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments are made on merit following an open and fair competition.

As outlined in its 2019 Public Appointments Diversity Action Plan, the government remains committed to ensuring that public appointees are drawn from all aspects of the society that they serve and this includes those on the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

16th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 to expand the reporting requirement to include (a) the specific nature of the lobbying engagement, who is being targeted and what policy areas are under discussion, on behalf of whom; (b) the estimated value of the lobbying activity registered and (c) a list of current employees engaged in lobbying that have worked in the public sector in the five years prior to registration.

The Government is currently undertaking post-legislative scrutiny of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the Lobbying Act). The outcome of this process will look to take into account any relevant findings of the Boardman review and Standards Matter 2, and will be set out in due course.

16th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 to include contact made by individuals or organisations engaged in lobbying with any employee of government.

The Government is currently undertaking post-legislative scrutiny of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the Lobbying Act). The outcome of this process will look to take into account any relevant findings of the Boardman review and Standards Matter 2, and will be set out in due course.

16th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 to include in-house employees engaged in lobbying.

The Government is currently undertaking post-legislative scrutiny of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the Lobbying Act). The outcome of this process will look to take into account any relevant findings of the Boardman review and Standards Matter 2, and will be set out in due course.

16th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what requirement there is on each Department to oversee the application of business appointment rules.

As set out in Written Statement HCWS185, the Government is working with the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments to improve the operation and efficacy of the Business Appointment Rules.

The recommendations from Nigel Boardman’s report into the development and use of supply chain finance in government, as well as the Standards Matter 2 report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life, will be considered as a part of this work with an update to be published later this year.

The Civil Service Management Code requires departments to make appropriate arrangements that reflect the Business Appointment Rules for Civil Servants. Departments should provide an assurance statement outlining their application of the Rules. Departmental Audit and Risk Committees are required to consider the implementation of the Rules in their departments. Departments are also required to publish summary information in respect of individuals at director and deputy director grades, including special advisers of equivalent standing.