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Sarah Olney

Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park

First elected: 12th December 2019

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

(since January 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since July 2022)


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Sarah Olney has voted in 728 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
Paul Scully (Conservative)
(17 debate interactions)
Eleanor Laing (Conservative)
(13 debate interactions)
Rachel Maclean (Conservative)
(13 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(64 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(63 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Finance Act 2021
(4,397 words contributed)
Finance Act 2024
(2,208 words contributed)
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Richmond Park 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

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 should class in-person interaction with family members and unmarried partners abroad as an essential reason to travel.

The government should allow BTEC students to achieve teacher predicted grades rather than being forced into a system that is unethically downgrading thousands of students grades.

Schools can be a breeding ground for the spread of coronavirus. Children are mingling at schools and returning to families who are potentially vulnerable, keeping rates high.

It's only been since schools opened that infection rates have been high in Kent, and keeping them open may keep it high.

Cancel all standardise testing for year 11 and year 12 students in 2021. By replacing tests with smaller amounts of course work and teacher assessment, students would have a fair chance at achieving their target grades and it would relieve stress for teachers and students.

Please don’t send students back until we know we have had the priority groups vaccinated such as the elderly, the extremely clinically vulnerable, and those with underlying health conditions.

To not decide to scrap free travel for those who are under 18. As a teenager who has relied so much on free travel, it has allowed for me to go to school without the worry of an extra expense and explore around the beautiful city of London also. Destroying free travel would hurt so many of us.

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.


Latest EDMs signed by Sarah Olney

26th March 2024
Sarah Olney signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Tuesday 26th March 2024

Food price inflation and the Easter festive period

Tabled by: Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)
That this House deeply regrets the continuing effects of food price inflation; is concerned about the negative impact this will have on households over the coming Easter festive period; notes that this impact will disproportionately fall on vulnerable families; further notes that one-in-four households are still struggling financially and that …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 3
Labour: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
11th March 2024
Sarah Olney 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 …
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 Sarah Olney, 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 Sarah Olney

6 Adjournment Debates led by Sarah Olney

Friday 15th March 2024
Thursday 16th November 2023
Tuesday 8th November 2022
Friday 22nd October 2021
Wednesday 7th October 2020

5 Bills introduced by Sarah Olney


A Bill to make provision to increase the energy performance of buildings; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 24th March 2023
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to review the effectiveness of gender pay gap reporting requirements.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to prohibit the use of upward-only rent review clauses in commercial rent agreements; to nullify existing such clauses; 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 prohibiting scheduled flights from landing or taking off between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 15th January 2024
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 21st June 2024
Order Paper number: 6
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to prohibit anti-abortion protests within 150 metres of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 11th March 2020

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
21 Other Department Questions
16th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent on repairing damage caused by pests on the Estate in each of the last three years.

We do not hold the individual costs for responses to incidents logged via the Maintenance Helpdesk as these works are captured by an overall budget that covers routine maintenance and/or larger refurbishment works. It is not possible to break down this amount according to works repairing pest damage.

In February 2023, the Heritage Collections team treated 17 pieces of the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts collection for moth infestation at a total cost of £4,512.81+VAT. There has been no other treatment in the last three years.

16th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many instances of property damage by pests were reported to parliamentary authorities in each of the last three years.

In the last three years, there have been seven incidents reported to the Maintenance Helpdesk relating to property damage caused by pests:

2021 – 1

2022 – 3

2023 – 3

Separately, through its routine condition surveys of heritage items over the last three years, the Parliamentary Heritage Collections team has identified 43 objects that have pest presence, pest activity, or pest damage.

9th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2024 to Question 7214 on House of Commons: Pest Control, if he will publish the reasons for each request for pest control in the last year.

The table below details how much has been spent on pest control on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last three financial years.

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24 (Year to date)

Total costs

£109,563

£122,363

£126,162

£102,850

House of Commons contribution

£65,738

£73,418

£75,697

£71,779

House of Lords contribution

£43,825

£48,945

£50,465

£31,071


The table below details the high-level categories for pest controls in the past year.


Pest control: 10/01/2023 – 10/01/2024

Problem type reported:

Number of cases reported

Electric fly killers

33

Mouse investigation

348

Moth investigation

61

Other pest investigation

107

Total

549*

*The difference in total number of cases from the answer to UIN 7214, tabled on 15 December 2023 results from the answers covering slightly different reporting periods.

9th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was spent on pest control on the parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

The table below details how much has been spent on pest control on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last three financial years.

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24 (Year to date)

Total costs

£109,563

£122,363

£126,162

£102,850

House of Commons contribution

£65,738

£73,418

£75,697

£71,779

House of Lords contribution

£43,825

£48,945

£50,465

£31,071


The table below details the high-level categories for pest controls in the past year.


Pest control: 10/01/2023 – 10/01/2024

Problem type reported:

Number of cases reported

Electric fly killers

33

Mouse investigation

348

Moth investigation

61

Other pest investigation

107

Total

549*

*The difference in total number of cases from the answer to UIN 7214, tabled on 15 December 2023 results from the answers covering slightly different reporting periods.

9th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many moth monitoring devices have been installed on the Estate in each of the last three years.

The number of moth infestations reported in each of the last three years is as follows:

2021 – 27
2022 – 44
2023 – 61

All moth related monitoring and required subsequent treatments are included in the annual contract fee with our pest control expert. This is inclusive of any number of visits, monitoring devices, additional treatments, preventative maintenance visits or reactive responses that may be needed to treat a problem. As such, no additional costs are incurred.

It is not possible to calculate how many devices have been installed in each of the last three years. However, a total of 982 monitoring devices have been installed during a permanent moth prevention programme which has been running since 2008.

The current number of devices installed is 751. This current count is subject to constant fluctuation.

9th Jan 2024
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many moth infestations were reported to parliamentary authorities in each year since 2021.

The number of moth infestations reported in each of the last three years is as follows:

2021 – 27
2022 – 44
2023 – 61

All moth related monitoring and required subsequent treatments are included in the annual contract fee with our pest control expert. This is inclusive of any number of visits, monitoring devices, additional treatments, preventative maintenance visits or reactive responses that may be needed to treat a problem. As such, no additional costs are incurred.

It is not possible to calculate how many devices have been installed in each of the last three years. However, a total of 982 monitoring devices have been installed during a permanent moth prevention programme which has been running since 2008.

The current number of devices installed is 751. This current count is subject to constant fluctuation.

15th Dec 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many plumbing incidents have been reported on the Parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

In the past three years a total of 11,182 plumbing incidents have been reported across the Parliamentary estate:

  • 2021 – 2,345 incidents
  • 2022 – 3,626 incidents
  • 2023 – 5,211 incidents


We have had multiple issues with toilets in Portcullis House due to the quality of the water in the system. To address this, new equipment, including a filtration system, was installed in Autumn 2023. An initial fault with this system was rectified by mid-November. A longer-term solution to improve the water quality is being planned by the Strategic Estates team.

15th Dec 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many times pest control has been called onto the Parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

A pest control expert is based on-site. The pest control team monitor and take steps to manage pests on the Parliamentary estate.

In the past three years a total of 1,180 requests for pest control have been made and the number for each year are given below:

  • 15/12/2020–14/12/2021: 227
  • 15/12/2021–14/12/2022: 412
  • 15/12/2022–14/12/2023: 541
15th Dec 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many mechanical incidents have been reported on the Parliamentary estate in each of the last three years.

In the past three years 2,002 mechanical incidents relating to lifts across the Parliamentary estate have been reported.

  • 15/12/2020–14/12/2021: 465
  • 15/12/2021–14/12/2022: 636
  • 15/12/2021–14/12/2023: 901


A lift refurbishment programme commenced in 2020 which aims to improve reliability and decrease unplanned downtime through mechanical upgrades. More than 60 lifts are being refurbished during a six-year phased approach programme. These lifts are situated within the Palace of Westminster, Portcullis House, and two outbuildings not on the main estate. The programme is due to end in 2026.

5th Dec 2023
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many power cuts have been recorded on the Parliamentary estate in each of the last five years; and where on the estate they occurred.

For the purposes of this answer, we are interpreting power cuts to mean loss of power.

Our records on power losses on the Estate date from 2019, since when 52 incidents have been recorded. The losses range in scale from loss of power to sockets in an individual room to temporary loss of power to a floor in a building.

These incidents have been recorded in buildings across the Estate; 17 in the Palace of Westminster and 35 spread across the other buildings on the Estate.

The records do not include (a) the loss of power to some buildings the Northern Estate due to flooding in 2021 and (b) planned maintenance or construction work that requires shutdown of power. Planned power shutdowns are scheduled for out of business hours, including nights and weekends.

9th Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what data her Department holds on the (a) number and (b) total cost of replacing (i) laptops, (ii) mobile phones, (iii) memory sticks and (iv) external hard drives that have been (A) lost and (B) stolen in the last year.

For management and staffing purposes, the Equality Hub is an integrated part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office provides laptops and mobile phones to over 10,000 users in 2023-24. The Cabinet Office supplies fully security encrypted mobiles and laptops. We do not issue memory sticks or external drives.

There are occasional incidents where equipment is reported lost or stolen. Staff are required to report such incidents, and cases are investigated. Any loss is unfortunate and should be avoided, but invariably reflects that such devices may be taken out of a workplace environment.

The following table includes the numbers and costs related to the lost/stolen devices for the Cabinet Office as a whole.

Laptops

Mobile Phones

Memory Sticks

External Data Drives

Number Lost

28

108

N/A

N/A

Cost of Lost Replacement

£23,911.20*

£40,280*

N/A

N/A

Number Stolen

21

10

N/A

N/A

Cost of Stolen Replacement

£23,010.52*

£3,585*

N/A

N/A

*Some devices not approved for replacement

Given steps taken to secure information, we do not believe there has been any data loss or compromise as a result of these losses.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
28th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which consultations published by their Department are awaiting a response; and when each of those responses (a) were initially planned to and (b) will be published.

There were twelve consultations published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) during the 2022/2023 financial year. Of these, a response is yet to be published for three of these. These are:

  1. Online Advertising Programme. The Government consultation on the Online Advertising Programme launched earlier last year and closed on 8 June 2022. We will be publishing a Government response to the consultation in due course.

  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites - UK Tentative List Review. The new UK Tentative List is due to be announced in Spring 2023.

  3. Developing a tourist accommodation registration scheme in England. The Call for Evidence was held between June and September 2022 and received almost 4,000 responses. The results of the Call for Evidence will be published shortly.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
3rd Mar 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will meet Guide Dogs UK to discuss improving access to local businesses for guide dog owners.

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is the legal responsibility of businesses, whether as employers or providers of services, to ensure that guide dog owners can access their premises and services where reasonable to do so. This “reasonable adjustments” duty is anticipatory in the provision of services, meaning that businesses should expect that a proportion of their customers will be, for example, visually impaired and put in place measures to accommodate this, before being asked to do so.

If Guide Dogs UK wishes for a meeting, my officials would be happy to accommodate this. However with respect to how the law operates, it is important to be clear that the onus is on businesses to know their responsibilities and a range of guidance and codes of practice is available on this. Where things go wrong, enforcement will fall to the person who considers that they have experienced unlawful discrimination, or a person acting on their behalf.

Before considering any legal action, a disabled person who may have been personally discriminated against because of a disability may contact The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS), the government helpline established to provide free bespoke advice and in-depth support to individuals with discrimination concerns. The EASS can be contacted via their website - http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/, by telephone on 0808 8000082 or text phone on 0808 8000084. The EASS has the ability to intervene on an individual’s behalf with a service provider to help resolve an issue. The EASS can also advise people who wish to take their complaint further on their options.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
23rd Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the (a) number and (b) destinations of all domestic flights taken by officials in her Department in each of the last 5 years.

Between January and December of 2018 there were 370 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Shetland Isle and Southampton.

Between January and December of 2019 there were 496 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Derry, Manchester, Newcastle, Shetland Isles and Southampton.

Between January and December of 2020 there were 52 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Belfast City, Belfast International, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Kirkwall, London City, London Heathrow and Newcastle.

Between January and December of 2021 there were 92 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Belfast City, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton.

Between January and December of 2022 there were 272 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Aberdeen Dyce, Belfast City, Belfast International, Dundee, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Inverness, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Stornoway and Sumburgh.

Between January and February of 2023 there were 96 domestic flights taken by officials within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the destinations of these flights are as follows; Belfast City, Belfast International, Derry, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
11th Nov 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2022 to Question 389, how much public money was spent on subsidising food and drink in outlets on the parliamentary estate in 2021-22.

Parliament provides a range of catering services to Members, House staff, journalists and a large number of visitors. As a workplace this includes staff canteens that are available for people who work in Parliament. The services aren’t directly subsidised, but they unavoidably come at a cost due to the irregular hours that Parliament works. The service has a commitment to continuously seek to reduce costs where possible.

The net cost of catering for the latest available financial year, April 2021–March 2022, was £7.5m.

10th May 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much public money was spent on subsidising food and drink in outlets on the Parliamentary estate in 2021-22.

Final audited figures for the net cost of catering for 2021–22 will be published in July, and I shall write to the hon. Member when these figures are known.

20th Apr 2022
To ask the President of COP26, what recent steps he has taken to help coordinate a whole of Government response to tackling the climate and ecological emergency ahead of the COP15 Biodiversity Conference.

The COP15 meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity is a crucial moment in 2022 to ensure global action on tackling biodiversity loss by 2030.

The UK government is taking a wholly joined up approach to delivering world-leading climate & ecological commitments through our Net Zero Strategy, the Environment Act, and our Environmental Improvement Plan, including an historic target to halt the decline in species abundance by 2030.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
12th Jan 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of findings on the disparity in mortality rates of women following operations performed by male and female surgeons.

We are committed to improving women’s health. Independent reports such as Baroness Cumberlege’s review in 2021 were a catalyst in shining a light on women’s experiences of the healthcare system. In December we published Our Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy, which sets out our ambitions for improving women’s health and reducing disparities – we will publish the Women’s Health Strategy this year.

We are also clear that wider patient safety must be a top priority for the NHS in England. Significant measures introduced by the Government and those being implemented by NHS England as part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy are about improving the way the NHS learns from avoidable patient harm and the response to harmed patients.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
3rd Feb 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of tailored support for the wraparound childcare sector during the covid-19 outbreak to improve measures to tackle gender inequality.

Wraparound childcare is a Department for Education policy, therefore the Minister for Women and Equalities would not be best-placed to lead discussions on this issue with the Chancellor. The Equality Hub provides evidence and expertise to support cross-government work on economic and social recovery, working closely with the COVID-19 Taskforce and the relevant delivery departments. This includes working with the Department for Education to highlight the pressures faced by those balancing work with childcare, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we know that the majority of these pressures fall on women.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
19th Jan 2021
To ask the President of COP26, whether he has had discussions with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on moving the Intersessional Conference taking place prior to the COP26 Summit online.

The UK continues to work closely with the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Subsidiary Body Chairs, and COP25 Presidency Chile to ensure we maximise progress ahead of COP26. Decisions regarding the Bonn intersessional will be made by the UNFCCC COP Bureau, where all countries are represented.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
9th Nov 2023
To ask the Attorney General, what data their Department holds on the (a) number and (b) total cost of replacing (i) laptops, (ii) mobile phones, (iii) memory sticks and (iv) external hard drives that have been (A) lost and (B) stolen in the last year.

The Attorney General’s Office has not had any laptops, mobile phones, memory sticks or external hard drives lost or stolen in the last year.

Michael Tomlinson
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
30th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many ministerial red boxes belonging to his Department have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last three years.

The following table includes the number of lost or stolen ministerial red boxes from the Cabinet Office between 2021 and 2023.

2021

2022

2023

Lost

0

0

0

Stolen

0

0

0

The departmental security unit records and investigates each reported loss from the Department. If appropriate, the police are invited to undertake further inquiries.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
30th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2024 to Question 11390 on Cabinet Office: Ministers' Private Offices, how much was spent on each of those refurbishments.

The Ministerial Offices in 70 Whitehall, redecorated due to water damage in April 2023, cost a total of £19,956.50 exclusive of VAT.

The redecoration of the Ministerial Waiting Room in 70 Whitehall with furniture alterations (partly necessary due to historic mould issues, and completed in November 2023) cost a total of £13,359.11 exclusive of VAT.

The decoration of the Ministerial corridor (due to complete in March 2024) is taking place as part of planned building-wide programme of annual maintenance. As part of this programme, a number of corridors throughout the building are being repainted. Therefore it is not possible to distinguish the cost of the redecoration of the Ministerial corridor from the wider programme.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
24th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any refurbishments have been made to ministerial offices in his Department in each of the last two years.

In September 2023, a Project was completed to create a Ministerial Meeting Room in the Cabinet Office’s 2nd Headquarters within Glasgow: 1 Atlantic Square. The room enables the conduct of Ministerial business in Glasgow, including hosting meetings.

Within London, 70 Whitehall

  • Two of the Ministerial offices were redecorated in April 2023 due to water damage.

  • A Ministerial Waiting Room was redecorated with furniture alterations in November 2023.

  • Further decoration of a Ministerial corridor is planned in March 2024, also due to water damage.

Each of these refurbishments strives to strike a balance between value for the taxpayer and ensuring that staff are able to do their job effectively.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
5th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many settlement payments his Department issued following claims of (a) bullying, (b) harassment and (c) discrimination in the (i) 2019-20, (ii) 2020-21, (iii) 2021-22 and (iv) 2022-23 financial years.

The Cabinet Office follows the principles laid out in the Cabinet Office Guidance on Settlement Agreements, Special Severance Payments on Termination of Employment and Confidentiality Clauses which is published on the internet here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d2c7852ed915d2fe7abea6d/Cabinet-Office-guidance-on-settlement-agreements-special-severance-payments-on-termination-of-employment-and-confidentiality-clauses.pdf, and the HM Treasury Guidance on Public Sector Exit payments, which is published on the internet here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60af4ab3d3bf7f737e058da9/SPECIAL_SEVERANCE_GUIDANCE_v3_FINAL.pdf when considering any settlement agreements.

The Cabinet Office is unable to ascertain from the data available the specific settlement by individual claims of a) bullying, b) harassment and c) discrimination for the financial years provided. This is due to the interlinked nature of claims, which means that an individual could raise a case that covers several of these areas.

The Cabinet Office takes all allegations of bullying, harassment and discrimination seriously. Staff are encouraged to raise any concerns through the departmental Dispute or Disciplinary policies to enable swift investigation into concerns raised.


John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
5th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on press and public relations in each financial year since 2019-20.

Government departments rightly have an obligation to work with and support the media in their reporting.

Like any large organisation, they will employ staff to work with journalists, to help communicate their work and policies to the public.

This is primarily carried out by media relations staff employed by departments. Like all areas of government spending - costs are reviewed regularly to ensure value for money.

The Government Communications Service works with all central government organisations to ensure that, where taxpayers’ money is being spent on government communications, it is cost-effective and reflects best practices.

Cabinet Office spend on press and public relations since 2019-20 are below. These figures represent the departmental spend on the Cabinet Office press office (including pay and relevant contracts):

  • 2019/20: £976,994.11

  • 2020/21: £1,185,192.91

  • 2021/22: £1,111,282.00

  • 2022/23: £1,181,350.41

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
4th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many security passes for his Department have been reported as (a) missing and (b) stolen in the last 12 months.

The Government takes the protection of information extremely seriously. Departments are required to have robust controls in place to manage risk to their assets including data and mobile devices.

The departmental security unit records and considers whether an investigation is appropriate for each reported loss from the Department.

Any security pass reported as lost is immediately deactivated.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
9th Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data their Department holds on the (a) number and (b) total cost of replacing (i) laptops, (ii) mobile phones, (iii) memory sticks and (iv) external hard drives that have been (A) lost and (B) stolen in the last year.

The Cabinet Office provides laptops and mobile phones to over 10,000 users in 2023-24. The Cabinet Office supplies fully security encrypted mobiles and laptops. We do not issue memory sticks or external drives.

There are occasional incidents where equipment is reported lost or stolen. Staff are required to report such incidents, and cases are investigated. Any loss is unfortunate and should be avoided, but invariably reflects that such devices may need to be taken out of a workplace environment.

The following table includes the numbers and costs related to the lost/stolen devices.

Laptops

Mobile Phones

Memory Sticks

External Data Drives

Number Lost

28

108

N/A

N/A

Cost of Lost Replacement

£23,911.20*

£40,280*

N/A

N/A

Number Stolen

21

10

N/A

N/A

Cost of Stolen Replacement

£23,010.52*

£3,585*

N/A

N/A

*Some devices not approved for replacement

Given steps taken to secure information, we do not believe there has been any data loss or compromise as a result of these losses.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
28th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the proposed border target operating model on the availability of food.

The Border Target Operating Model proposes a new control regime for imports of animal and plant products. It will implement an innovative, risk-based approach to border controls for imports ensuring that goods can flow and checks, delays and waste are minimised.

As set out in our Food Strategy published in 2022, the resilience and reliability of food supply chains is a key objective of this Government.

The draft Border Target Operating Model was developed with input from business. Our innovative and risk-based approach to border controls will limit complexity for businesses, whilst providing the critical border controls that will keep the UK safe from a range of biosecurity, human health and security threats.

Many food products will require no new certification or checks, and where they are needed importers will be able to complete them more simply. Some businesses may need to adapt their business models, and we will support them to do that.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
27th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the potential impact of the Border Target Operating Model on levels of food waste.

The Border Target Operating Model proposes a new control regime for imports of animal and plant products. It will implement an innovative, risk-based approach to border controls for imports ensuring that goods can flow and checks, delays and waste are minimised.

As set out in our Food Strategy published in 2022, the resilience and reliability of food supply chains is a key objective of this Government.

The draft Border Target Operating Model was developed with input from business. Our innovative and risk-based approach to border controls will limit complexity for businesses, whilst providing the critical border controls that will keep the UK safe from a range of biosecurity, human health and security threats.

Many food products will require no new certification or checks, and where they are needed importers will be able to complete them more simply. Some businesses may need to adapt their business models, and we will support them to do that.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
22nd May 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the monetary value of the benefits delivered by urban wetlands.

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

A response to the Hon lady Parliamentary Question of 22 May is attached.

28th Mar 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which consultations published by their Department are awaiting a response; and when each of those responses (a) were initially planned to and (b) will be published.

Information is available on gov.uk on all open and closed consultations published by the Cabinet Office including the closing date for open consultations and, where available, the Government's response.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
8th Mar 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on promotional materials for cost of living support payments.

The promotion of cost of living payments was funded by both the Department of Work and Pensions and Cabinet Office at different times in the 2022/23 Financial Year.

Cabinet Office publishes expenditure on a rolling monthly basis on gov.uk as part of routine government transparency arrangements. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-spend-data.


The Department for Work and Pensions publishes details of all departmental spending over £25,000 on a monthly basis.​​ This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-payments-over-25-000.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
23rd Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) destinations of all domestic flights taken by officials in his Department in each of the last 5 years.

The requested information is not centrally held, and complying with this request would incur a disproportionate cost to the department. Comprehensive details of Senior Officials’ Business Expenses, encompassing domestic flights are available on GOV.UK.

20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish an assessment of the potential impact of the creation of single buyer agreement for public sector food on the competitive landscape of the wholesale market, including for SMEs.

SMEs in the food supply chain were consulted as part of supplier engagement activities. Feedback from these activities shaped the procurement strategy for the proposed framework agreement.

SME producers will have increased opportunities to work with the public sector. Customers will be able to request nominated local products (subject to the local supplier/producer meeting the minimum technical standards). These products would be consolidated into a single delivery with their food order.

Many other Public Buying Organisations (PBOs) offer food and or drink commercial solutions, to the public sector which is not managed by CCS as a central government organisation. CCS consulted with a number of PBO’s as part of their food strategy development.

CCS’ initial proposed commercial solution value will have a headroom to accommodate £100 million worth of spend over the 4 year agreement period. This equates to less than 5% of the £2.1 billion public sector food spend.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of adding the terms and conditions set out in the Buying Better Foods agreement to existing public sector food frameworks such as TUCO and ESPO.

SMEs in the food supply chain were consulted as part of supplier engagement activities. Feedback from these activities shaped the procurement strategy for the proposed framework agreement.

SME producers will have increased opportunities to work with the public sector. Customers will be able to request nominated local products (subject to the local supplier/producer meeting the minimum technical standards). These products would be consolidated into a single delivery with their food order.

Many other Public Buying Organisations (PBOs) offer food and or drink commercial solutions, to the public sector which is not managed by CCS as a central government organisation. CCS consulted with a number of PBO’s as part of their food strategy development.

CCS’ initial proposed commercial solution value will have a headroom to accommodate £100 million worth of spend over the 4 year agreement period. This equates to less than 5% of the £2.1 billion public sector food spend.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Buying Better Foods framework on the participation of SMEs in that sector.

SMEs in the food supply chain were consulted as part of supplier engagement activities. Feedback from these activities shaped the procurement strategy for the proposed framework agreement.

SME producers will have increased opportunities to work with the public sector. Customers will be able to request nominated local products (subject to the local supplier/producer meeting the minimum technical standards). These products would be consolidated into a single delivery with their food order.

Many other Public Buying Organisations (PBOs) offer food and or drink commercial solutions, to the public sector which is not managed by CCS as a central government organisation. CCS consulted with a number of PBO’s as part of their food strategy development.

CCS’ initial proposed commercial solution value will have a headroom to accommodate £100 million worth of spend over the 4 year agreement period. This equates to less than 5% of the £2.1 billion public sector food spend.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the creation of a single buyer agreement for public sector food.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS), representing the Cabinet Office, Defra and its Ministers have worked closely together throughout the development of the proposed agreement.

Defra approached CCS in 2019 to consider the concept of developing a commercial strategy and procurement solution for food produce, specifically a holistic approach to the ordering, fulfilment, consolidation and delivery of food produce to customers.

CCS have been working alongside Defra to design a commercial solution, and Defra will be responsible for establishing the updated Government Buying Standards for Food. CCS and Defra continue to work closely together on this issue.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what food and drink wholesale companies were consulted by the Government ahead of the publication of the Buying Better Food Agreement PIN.

The tender for the proposed Buying Better Food Agreement has not yet been published. Invitations to Tender are expected in Summer 2023, with the contract going live in Spring 2024.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) have followed the public sector regulations by issuing a PIN notice, which is published on the government Find a Tender Service, used for all public sector opportunities. This notified the market of our intentions, and invited willing participants to engage with us.

As a result of this, a cross-section of the food and drink supply chain has been engaged and consulted through CCS’ ongoing market engagement process. These include micro SME producers to Tier 1 national providers.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
19th Dec 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has set target response times for telephone calls to Government Department helplines.

Departmental helplines are not managed or run centrally. Therefore, each department is responsible for their own helpline, as well as response and waiting times.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
19th Dec 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the average waiting time for calls made to helplines run by Government departments; and if he will take steps to help shorten those waiting times.

Departmental helplines are not managed or run centrally. Therefore, each department is responsible for their own helpline, as well as response and waiting times.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
6th Dec 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the Prime Minister's Department's (a) laptops, (b) mobile phones, (c) memory sticks and (d) external hard drives have been lost or stolen in each of the last five years.

For management and staffing purposes, the Prime Minister’s Office is an integrated part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office had 10,655 staff in 2022-23, and all devices are fully security encrypted. The following table includes the number of lost/stolen devices in the Cabinet Office in the last five years.

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Laptops

54

40

27

28

28

Mobile phones

93

188

113

127

140

Memory sticks

0

0

0

0

0

External hard drives

0

0

0

0

0

Given steps taken to secure information, we do not believe there has been any data loss or compromise as a result of these losses.

5th Dec 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the impact of inflation on games and toys for the domestic market in each of the last five years.

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

A response to the Hon. Member's Parliamentary Questions of 5 December is attached.

5th Dec 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the impact of inflation on the average price of a (a) turkey, (b) Christmas pudding, (c) brandy and (d) Christmas cracker in each of the last three years.

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

A response to the Hon. Member's Parliamentary Questions of 5 December is attached.

18th Jul 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many job vacancies there are in each Government (a) department and (b) agency.

As at 8am on 19 July, there are 3,349 adverts for 10,409 total postings advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website. The below table shows vacancies and posts by department.

Department

Agency (if applicable)

Adverts Live

Total Posts Live

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

597

1,199

HM Prison & Probation Service

HM Prison & Probation Service

519

3,480

HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs

243

504

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (Internal)

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (Internal)

230

262

UK Health Security Agency

UK Health Security Agency

112

175

Home Office

Home Office

107

990

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

86

164

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

82

206

Department for Work and Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions

76

396

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office

50

60

Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade

50

61

Department of Health and Social Care

Department of Health and Social Care

48

54

Office for National Statistics

Office for National Statistics

47

149

Department for Education

Department for Education

45

71

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

43

203

Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Service

39

82

Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety Executive

38

63

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

38

297

OFGEM

OFGEM

37

57

Natural England

Natural England

36

82

Scottish Government

Scottish Government

34

43

Department for Transport

Department for Transport

30

32

Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission

26

28

HM Treasury

HM Treasury

26

31

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

24

36

House of Commons

House of Commons

23

32

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland

22

70

Government Digital Service

Government Digital Service

20

30

Insolvency Service

Insolvency Service

20

34

Homes England

Homes England

19

28

Government Legal Department

Government Legal Department

17

146

DEFRA

Food Standards Agency

16

20

Government Commercial Function

Government Commercial Function

16

29

Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission

16

65

Forestry Commission - Forest Research

Forestry Commission - Forest Research

16

16

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

15

25

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

15

16

College of Policing

College of Policing

15

44

UK Hydrographic Office

UK Hydrographic Office

15

49

Valuation Office Agency

Valuation Office Agency

14

130

Pensions Regulator

Pensions Regulator

13

16

Met Office

Met Office

13

23

Welsh Government

Welsh Government

13

56

National Crime Agency

National Crime Agency

13

144

The Money and Pensions Service

The Money and Pensions Service

13

18

Government Property Agency

Government Property Agency

12

29

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

12

13

Legal Aid Agency

Legal Aid Agency

11

29

Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland

10

10

HM Land Registry

HM Land Registry

10

18

Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner's Office

10

19

FCDO Services

FCDO Services

10

10

Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service

9

14

Office for Students

Office for Students

9

20

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

9

12

Disclosure & Barring Service

Disclosure & Barring Service

8

16

UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance

8

11

Department for Transport

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

8

20

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

8

9

House of Lords

House of Lords

8

9

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

7

7

Companies House

Companies House

7

7

Marine Management Organisation

Marine Management Organisation

7

9

Government Office for Science

Government Office for Science

7

28

GCHQ

GCHQ

7

22

UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency

7

7

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

6

6

Student Loans Company

Student Loans Company

6

14

Department for Transport

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

6

92

Department for Transport

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

6

10

Serious Fraud Office

Serious Fraud Office

5

9

Office of the Public Guardian

Office of the Public Guardian

5

12

Trade Remedies Authority

Trade Remedies Authority

5

5

Planning Inspectorate

Planning Inspectorate

5

7

Cross Departmental Opportunities

Cross Departmental Opportunities

5

9

UK Statistics Authority

UK Statistics Authority

4

4

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

4

5

DEFRA

Rural Payments Agency

4

5

Northern Ireland Office

Northern Ireland Office

4

6

Forestry and Land Scotland

Forestry and Land Scotland

4

4

Intellectual Property Office

Intellectual Property Office

4

4

Consumer Scotland

Consumer Scotland

4

5

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

4

4

Office of Rail and Road

Office of Rail and Road

4

5

Government Statistical Service

Government Statistical Service

4

40

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

4

10

Charity Commission

Charity Commission

4

7

Independent Office for Police Conduct

Independent Office for Police Conduct

4

5

Independent Monitoring Authority

Independent Monitoring Authority

3

3

UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation

3

3

Government Internal Audit Agency

Government Internal Audit Agency

3

4

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

3

7

Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council

3

3

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

3

3

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund

3

3

DEFRA

Animal and Plant Health Agency

3

3

Defence Electronics & Components Agency

Defence Electronics & Components Agency

3

3

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

3

3

Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission

3

3

Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland

3

4

Competition & Markets Authority

Competition & Markets Authority

2

3

Innovate UK

Innovate UK

2

3

National Savings and Investments

National Savings and Investments

2

2

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

2

2

Housing Ombudsman Service

Housing Ombudsman Service

2

2

MI5

MI5

2

2

DEFRA

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

2

2

Office for Nuclear Regulation

Office for Nuclear Regulation

2

2

Ofwat (Water Services Regulation Authority)

Ofwat (Water Services Regulation Authority)

2

3

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

2

2

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

2

10

Security Industry Authority

Security Industry Authority

2

3

Office for Environmental Protection

Office for Environmental Protection

1

2

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality and Human Rights Commission

1

1

Home Office

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

1

1

The National Archives

The National Archives

1

1

Valuation Tribunal Service

Valuation Tribunal Service

1

1

DEFRA

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

1

2

MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

1

1

Government Actuary's Department

Government Actuary's Department

1

5

Environmental Standards Scotland

Environmental Standards Scotland

1

1

Scottish Forestry

Scottish Forestry

1

1

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

1

1

UK Debt Management Office

UK Debt Management Office

1

1

Parole Board

Parole Board

1

1

Criminal Cases Review Commission

Criminal Cases Review Commission

1

1

Youth Justice Board

Youth Justice Board

1

6

Building Digital UK (BDUK)

Building Digital UK (BDUK)

1

1

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1

1

Grand Total

3,349

10,409

23rd Jun 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the (a) number of civil servants who were involved in and (b) the cost to the public purse of the (i) creation and (ii) maintenance of the Retained EU law dashboard as of 23 June 2022.

a) The Cabinet Office staff resource for the dashboard was less than 1 FTE.

b) There has been no additional non-pay cost to the public purse by creating the dashboard. The process was led by the Cabinet Office, who commissioned Government Departments to find REUL within their legislation and compile an authoritative account of where REUL sits on the UK statute book.

The dashboard itself is made by the Government Strategic Management Office and is hosted on Tableau Public, which is a free platform for hosting public dashboards. The dashboard will continue to be updated at no additional cost.

8th Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there was a cost to the public purse from expenditure on (a) alcohol, (b) food, (c) suitcases and (d) a fridge at gatherings being investigated by the (i) Second Permanent Secretary to Cabinet Office and (ii) Metropolitan Police.
2nd Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to publish a report on the review of all EU retained laws being undertaken to determine whether those laws are beneficial to the UK.

The Queen’s speech will set out in further detail the Government’s legislative programme in the normal way.

This legislation on retained EU law will be informed by the Cabinet Office's ongoing reviews into the substance and status of retained EU law. Legislation will be accompanied by the normal documents that will explain the benefits of making it easier to amend or remove retained EU Law.