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Dan Carden

Labour - Liverpool, Walton

First elected: 8th June 2017


Public Accounts Committee
20th Apr 2021 - 29th Jan 2024
Online Safety Bill
18th May 2022 - 28th Jun 2022
Environmental Audit Committee
22nd Feb 2021 - 5th Jan 2022
Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
25th Feb 2021 - 14th Apr 2021
Armed Forces Bill Select Committee
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Shadow Financial Secretary (Treasury)
10th Apr 2020 - 15th Oct 2020
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
3rd Dec 2018 - 6th Apr 2020
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
30th Oct 2017 - 29th Apr 2019
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
30th Oct 2017 - 29th Apr 2019
Procedure Committee
23rd Oct 2017 - 19th Mar 2019
Shadow Minister (International Development)
12th Jan 2018 - 2nd Dec 2018


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Dan Carden has voted in 721 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Chris Philp (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(11 debate interactions)
Greg Hands (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(9 debate interactions)
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(35 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(29 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(25 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Armed Forces Act 2021
(2,396 words contributed)
Online Safety Act 2023
(1,654 words contributed)
Care Supporters Bill 2022-23
(1,450 words contributed)
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Liverpool, Walton Petitions

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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

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.


Latest EDMs signed by Dan Carden

21st March 2024
Dan Carden signed this EDM on Monday 15th April 2024

Teachers’ Pension Scheme and universities

Tabled by: Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)
That this House notes that employers’ contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), of which approximately 58,000 university staff are members, are soon to increase by 5% in England and Wales; further notes, with concern, that while schools and colleges will receive additional funding from the Department for Education (DfE) …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
26th March 2024
Dan Carden signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Tuesday 26th March 2024

Immigration changes for carers and Ukrainians

Tabled by: Dan Carden (Labour - Liverpool, Walton)
That this House is concerned that the latest Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 556, which will prevent overseas care workers from bringing their dependants to the UK and makes substantial changes to the Ukraine schemes, will have a negative impact on migrant families; notes in particular that the …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Labour: 5
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

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

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Dan Carden has not been granted any Urgent Questions

3 Adjournment Debates led by Dan Carden

Wednesday 8th March 2023
Monday 6th June 2022
Tuesday 27th April 2021

1 Bill introduced by Dan Carden


A Bill to provide for a right for a user of health and care services to be accompanied by a care supporter; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 6th June 2023
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Latest 50 Written Questions

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23 Other Department Questions
29th Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what her planned timetable is to publish the responses to her Department's consultation on banning conversion therapy.


No one in this country should be harmed or harassed for who they are and attempts at so-called ‘conversion therapy’ are abhorrent. That is why we are carefully considering this very complex issue. We will be setting out further details on this in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
18th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government plans to take to close the (a) gender, (b) ethnicity and (c) disability pay gaps.

I refer the Hon. Member to my response to question UIN 193821.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
27th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with her French counterpart on the independent review of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.

The Government has always been clear that an independent investigation was needed to establish what happened on the night of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.

In consultation with the Football Association, the Government is in touch with UEFA to understand how it intends to respond to the review and press for timely action in responding to the specific recommendations which have been set out in the report. We will reflect on the lessons which can be learned from the investigation to inform planning for the UEFA Champions League Final in 2024 at Wembley, as well as our UK and Ireland bid to host EURO 2028.

The Secretary of State will be meeting the French Sports Minister in the coming weeks to discuss the French Government’s response to the independent review further, alongside other issues.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
27th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with UEFA on implementing the recommendations of the independent review of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final for future fixtures.

The Government has always been clear that an independent investigation was needed to establish what happened on the night of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.

In consultation with the Football Association, the Government is in touch with UEFA to understand how it intends to respond to the review and press for timely action in responding to the specific recommendations which have been set out in the report. We will reflect on the lessons which can be learned from the investigation to inform planning for the UEFA Champions League Final in 2024 at Wembley, as well as our UK and Ireland bid to host EURO 2028.

The Secretary of State will be meeting the French Sports Minister in the coming weeks to discuss the French Government’s response to the independent review further, alongside other issues.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
27th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the independent investigation of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final; and if she will make a statement.

The Government has always been clear that an independent investigation was needed to establish what happened on the night of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final.

In consultation with the Football Association, the Government is in touch with UEFA to understand how it intends to respond to the review and press for timely action in responding to the specific recommendations which have been set out in the report. We will reflect on the lessons which can be learned from the investigation to inform planning for the UEFA Champions League Final in 2024 at Wembley, as well as our UK and Ireland bid to host EURO 2028.

The Secretary of State will be meeting the French Sports Minister in the coming weeks to discuss the French Government’s response to the independent review further, alongside other issues.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
20th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to introduce measures to enable (a) posthumous and (b) expediated granting of a Gender Recognition Certificate.

As announced in 2020, we believe the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is effective, strikes the right balance and allows for those who wish to legally change their sex. We have no plans to change it.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
19th Jan 2023
To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on the proposals that the bishops have put to General Synod on the outcomes of the Living in Love and Faith process for debate next month; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the Hon Member to the answers I gave in the House in response to an urgent question, on Tuesday 24th January 2023, Hansard column 878: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-01-24/debates/46921D78-FB26-44A3-81F1-013530CC7C6D/EqualMarriageChurchOfEngland

Andrew Selous
Second Church Estates Commissioner
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with her counterparts and legislators in (a) Malta, (b) France, (c) Canada, (d) New Zealand, (e) Greece and the relevant regional or state governments of the (i) US, (ii) Spain and (iii) Australia on their legislation on banning conversion practices and their protection of transgender people.

The Government has engaged with a wide range of international counterparts including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Malta, to understand the approaches they have taken to ban conversion therapy. We will continue to engage with counterparts around the world that are committed to protecting everyone from conversion practices to share insight and develop our approach.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on banning LGBT conversion practices.

The Government has been liaising with territorial offices and the devolved administrations including the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive on this important issue.

Officials will continue to work with their counterparts across the devolved administrations to discuss the UK Government’s approach to protecting everyone in England and Wales from conversion therapy practices.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendations made by the Ending Conversion Practices Expert Advisory Group in Scotland on 4 October 2022.

The Government has been liaising with territorial offices and the devolved administrations including the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive on this important issue.

Officials will continue to work with their counterparts across the devolved administrations to discuss the UK Government’s approach to protecting everyone in England and Wales from conversion therapy practices.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what work has been undertaken by her Department on transgender conversion practices since the Government set out its plans on this topic in its background briefing to the Queen’s Speech in May 2022.

Since May 2022, the Government has launched a support service open to all victims or those at risk of conversion practices regardless of their background or circumstances. The Government has committed up to £360,000 over three years to this service. The service includes a helpline, instant messaging service, and website to enable people to get the support they need.

More widely, the Government remains committed to protecting everyone from these practices. We are carefully considering the responses to the public consultation which closed earlier this year and will respond in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which accredited medical, counselling or psychological organisations support the Government’s plan to exclude transgender people from a ban on conversion practices.

The Equality Hub Ministers and officials have met with healthcare professionals in developing the policy approach to protecting all individuals from conversion practices. Many such organisations responded to the public consultation that closed in February 2022.

We will continue to meet with healthcare professionals to inform our approach and will respond to the consultation in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
31st Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has consulted (a) NHS England, (b) NHS Wales, (c) the Royal College of GPs, (d) the Royal College of Psychiatrists, (e) the British Psychological Society and (f) the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as part of its work to explore the issue of transgender conversion practices further.

The Equality Hub Ministers and officials have met with healthcare professionals in developing the policy approach to protecting all individuals from conversion practices. Many such organisations responded to the public consultation that closed in February 2022.

We will continue to meet with healthcare professionals to inform our approach and will respond to the consultation in due course.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Jul 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Committee on Standards' report entitled, Review of the Code of Conduct: proposals for consultation, published on 29 November 2021, what steps the Commission is taking to action the recommendation that a more in-depth training session on the code of conduct should be offered within six months of a Member of Parliament first being elected.

All new Members returned at a General Election receive one-to-one meetings with members of the Registry Office at which the Code of Conduct is explained alongside their responsibilities in relation to the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Members elected at by-elections have similar meetings with Members of the Registry Office. The Committee on Standards has said that it intends to hold an inquiry on raising awareness of the Code of Conduct and the Register. That inquiry will consider the provision of adequate and appropriate training. Members are always advised to seek the advice of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and the Registry Office should they have any questions on the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules.

6th Jul 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Committee on Standards' report entitled, Review of the Code of Conduct: proposals for consultation, published on 29 November 2021 and its report entitled, New Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules: promoting appropriate values, attitudes and behaviour in Parliament, published on 24 May 2022, what steps the Commission is taking to help ensure that the Register of Members' Financial Interests is published in more searchable and analysable formats.

Following the report from the Committee on Standards, Parliamentary Digital Service and the Registry Office established a project team to develop and deliver fully searchable registers and a new online interface for Members to register their interests. The initial phases of the project have been completed. The project board that oversees this work will now make proposals to the House authorities on the delivery of this work.

19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the impact the exclusion of alcohol dependence and other addictions from the protections of the Equality Act 2010 has had on (a) discrimination and (b) stigmatisation of people with a history of alcohol dependence.

While the Government recognises the personal challenges faced by people with addictions or dependencies such as alcohol, we subscribe to the view of successive Governments since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, that it is not appropriate to give such conditions protected status under discrimination law. Alcohol addiction or dependency therefore remains specifically excluded from the Act’s definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010.

Addiction and dependency can however sometimes cause a disability – for example lung or kidney failure – or be the result of a disability, for example a mental health condition. Where the addiction arises due to medically prescribed drugs or other medical treatment – for example an individual who has an addiction to painkillers because they are prescribed following an accident or surgery – protection may also be available under the Act. We believe that this offers the right balance between protecting individuals on the one hand and employers and service providers on the other.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
21st Mar 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference the Third report of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, HC 977, entitled Reform of the Gender Recognition Act, what progress she has made in implementing the recommendation that the Government should bring back an action plan for reform to the Gender Recognition Act within 12 weeks in relation to the spousal consent provision, the requirement to live in the acquired gender and the diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

The Government has responded to the recent Women and Equalities Committee report on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act stating our view that the position we set out in September 2020 is right and appropriate. The balance struck in this legislation is correct. The evidential and diagnosis requirements in the GRA ensure that the process is rigorous and provides assurance that the system is robust, whilst offering provision for people who wish to change their legal sex.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
24th Feb 2022
To ask the President of COP26, what steps he plans to take to create a joint strategy for tackling climate change and and protecting the natural environment following COP26.

The UK Government is committed to taking bold action to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. However, we are clear that countries cannot tackle environmental and climate crises alone; we need a concerted global effort. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use is an unprecedented commitment from 142 countries, covering over 91% of global forests, to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. It’s underpinned by almost $20bn of public and private finance, by sustainable trade and by support for indigenous peoples’ rights. We will work with other countries that endorsed the Declaration to convert this political commitment into strong action on forests and land use. This will include working through multilateral events in 2022 such as meetings of the G7 and G20, and at COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
17th Jan 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether he plans to review the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 is continually kept under review to ensure that it operates as intended. A formal post-legislative scrutiny of the Act took place in 2015 and there are no current plans for a further such exercise.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
20th Oct 2021
What steps the Government is taking to promote climate action and a green recovery from the covid-19 pandemic ahead of COP26.

The Prime Minister’s 10-Point Plan and Net Zero Strategy sets out our blueprint for a Green Industrial Revolution. The plan invests in green technologies and industries; leverages billions of pounds of private sector investments to create and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs, and level up across the UK. It’s a clear plan to build back greener from the covid pandemic.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
8th Sep 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions has she had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the impact of algorithmic decision-making on people with protected characteristics.

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Officials in the Equality Hub and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have discussed with the CDEI its Review into bias in algorithmic decision-making.

As part of its 2021-22 Annual Plan, the EHRC is developing guidance on artificial intelligence and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), for government departments and public bodies. This is in response to recommendations from the CDEI as well as the Committee on Standards in Public Life. Additionally, as part of the planning process for the EHRC’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan, the Commission is engaging with key stakeholders, including the Ada Lovelace Institute and the Alan Turing Institute to build its capability to respond to the most pressing equality and human rights issues arising from the use of artificial intelligence.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
24th Sep 2020
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban LGBT conversion therapy.

This Government is committed to tackling the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK. As the Prime Minister has reiterated, this practice has no place in civilised society.

We are considering both legislative and non-legislative options to end conversion therapy practices for good. Officials have been reviewing the current legislative framework to see how harmful and unacceptable practices referred to as conversion therapy may already be captured by existing laws and offences. Where this is the case, we will look to ensure that the law is clear and enforced. Where conversion therapy practices are not already unlawful we are looking at the best ways to end these practices without sending them underground.

The Government is working at pace on ending conversion therapy and will outline in due course how it intends to proceed with an effective and proportionate response.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
1st Mar 2024
To ask the Attorney General, what discussions she had with her (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian counterparts on compliance with international humanitarian law during her visit to the Middle East in February 2024.

I visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 14 and 16 February 2024. In Israel, I met with the Israeli Attorney General, lawyers for the Israeli Defence Force, and the President of the Supreme Court. In the West Bank, I met with the Palestinian Attorney
General and the Prime Minister.

I held frank discussions in which I emphasised the importance of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) being respected, civilians protected, and detainees being held in compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

The UK Government continues to call for IHL to be respected and for civilians to be protected.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
1st Mar 2024
To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to increase prosecution rates for cases relating to violence against women and girls.

Tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) remains one of this government’s top priorities. We continue to expand the number of VAWG offences to reflect the evolving criminal justice landscape.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is improving the way existing offences are prosecuted. It has produced a new operating model for the prosecution of rape and is now working in partnership with the police on a joint action plan to improve their collective handling of domestic abuse cases, applying the same principles from the work on rape which has driven marked improvement.

To address the increasing complexity of VAWG offending, and the holistic needs of victims, the CPS is also producing a new VAWG strategy which will be published by Autumn 2024.

Robert Courts
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
8th Nov 2021
To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.

The Law Officers’ sponsorship and statutory superintendence of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is undertaken in accordance with the Framework Agreement between the Law Officers and the Director of the SFO, which was published in January 2019.

As set out in the Framework Agreement, The Law Officers regularly meet the Director and her senior leadership team to discuss the SFO’s work in tackling the top level of serious and complex fraud, bribery, and corruption. This includes regular Ministerial Strategic Boards, chaired by the Attorney General or Solicitor General, which oversee the strategic direction of the SFO and hold the SFO to account for the delivery of its strategic objectives.

Alex Chalk
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
28th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the terms of reference of the expert group to provide technical advice on compensation for the Government's response to the Infected Blood Inquiry will include the recommendations of the reports entitled (a) Compensation and redress for the victims of contaminated blood recommendations for a framework, published on 7 June 2022, and (b) Second interim report of the infected blood inquiry, published by the Infected Blood Inquiry on 5 April 2023.

The Government is actively considering all recommendations of the Second Interim Report which reviews the recommendations of Sir Robert Francis’ Compensations Framework Study. The expert group is providing technical assistance in understanding how the Inquiry’s recommendations could work in practice. This will enable the Government to make an informed decision on responding to recommendations in a manner which considers the needs of the community and the far reaching impacts this scandal has had on their lives, alongside the associated costs to the public sector.

As the work of the expert group relates to the formulation and development of Government policy, their advice, evidence and methodologies as well as the terms of reference, minutes and agendas of their meetings has not been not be published at this time.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
27th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the number of people that would be eligible for compensation under the terms of the recommendations of the second interim report of Infected Blood Inquiry, published on 5 April 2023, in Liverpool, Walton constituency.

Since October 2022, the Government has paid over £400 million in interim compensation payments to those infected or bereaved partners registered with the UK Infected Blood Support Schemes, totalling over 4000 individuals. The Statistical Expert Group, established by the Infected Blood Inquiry, has provided valuable insight into the numbers of infections from blood and blood products in the UK between 1970 and 1991 and subsequent survival rates. However, the requested information is not available by Parliamentary constituency. There is also considerable uncertainty over the number of people, especially those affected, who might be eligible under Sir Brian Langstaff’s recommendations. Therefore I am not able to provide a substantive response to the Honourable member’s questions on his constituency.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
27th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to (a) identify and (b) contact people in Liverpool, Walton constituency who were (i) infected and (ii) affected by the contaminated blood scandal, in the context of the Government's planned response to recommendations on compensation made by the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Since October 2022, the Government has paid over £400 million in interim compensation payments to those infected or bereaved partners registered with the UK Infected Blood Support Schemes, totalling over 4000 individuals. The Statistical Expert Group, established by the Infected Blood Inquiry, has provided valuable insight into the numbers of infections from blood and blood products in the UK between 1970 and 1991 and subsequent survival rates. However, the requested information is not available by Parliamentary constituency. There is also considerable uncertainty over the number of people, especially those affected, who might be eligible under Sir Brian Langstaff’s recommendations. Therefore I am not able to provide a substantive response to the Honourable member’s questions on his constituency.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
27th Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have received interim compensation payments for (a) their and (b) their family member’s infection from contaminated blood or blood products in Liverpool, Walton constituency.

Since October 2022, the Government has paid over £400 million in interim compensation payments to those infected or bereaved partners registered with the UK Infected Blood Support Schemes, totalling over 4000 individuals. The Statistical Expert Group, established by the Infected Blood Inquiry, has provided valuable insight into the numbers of infections from blood and blood products in the UK between 1970 and 1991 and subsequent survival rates. However, the requested information is not available by Parliamentary constituency. There is also considerable uncertainty over the number of people, especially those affected, who might be eligible under Sir Brian Langstaff’s recommendations. Therefore I am not able to provide a substantive response to the Honourable member’s questions on his constituency.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
15th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the contracts awarded to Fujitsu since 2010 were put out to tender.

This historic information is not held centrally.

Details of central government contracts where the contract value is above £12,000 are published on Contracts Finder: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will take steps to implement all the recommendations of the Second Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, published 5 April 2023.

The Government is committed to responding to the recommendations in the second interim report as quickly as possible following the publication of the final report. The timeline for the publication of the final report is a matter for the independent Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
18th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he next plans to update the List of Ministerial responsibilities.

I refer the Hon Member to HL8961. As set out previously, the Government committed to publishing the List of Ministerial Responsibilities before the Summer Recess. This was deposited in the House on Thursday 20th July 2023, and has been published on Gov.uk.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
4th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department provides to other Departments on appointing personnel to pay review bodies.

The pay review bodies are listed in the Schedule to the Public Appointments Order in Council. Appointments to these bodies are therefore regulated under the Order in Council and should be made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office also provides ad-hoc support and advice to departments on a wide range of public appointment processes. This has been the case under successive administrations.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
2nd Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Department plans to respond to the email of 27 April 2023 from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton on the Infected Blood Inquiry.

I thank the honourable Member for his continued engagement on this important subject, I would like to reassure the honourable Member that I responded to his email on 24 May 2023.

14th Apr 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to respond to the Infected Blood Inquiry's interim report on compensation, published on 5 April 2023.

The Government welcomes the publication of the Infected Blood Inquiry’s Second Interim report. Sir Brian Langstaff’s interim report will help the UK Government and Devolved Administrations to meet our shared objective to be able to respond quickly when the Inquiry’s final report is published in the autumn.

I refer the honourable member to the statement made on Wednesday 19 April 2023, in response to the publication of the Infected Blood Inquiry’s Second Interim Report.

17th Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of placing Local Resilience Forums on a statutory footing.

The Government considered the status of Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) as part of the Post Implementation Review of the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) published in 2022.

Evidence collected through a public consultation, dedicated engagement with stakeholders and lessons from recent emergencies did not demonstrate a clear need for making LRFs a legal entity.

Legal status could conflict with the duties placed on Categorised responders (such as emergency services, local authorities and utilities) and undermine the existing arrangement set out in the Act.

The review recognised the need to strengthen Local Resilience Forums in England and committed in the UK Government Resilience Framework to working across three key pillars of reform - Leadership, Accountability, and Integration of resilience into the UK’s levelling up mission.

3rd Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 136766 on Ministers: ICT, if he will publish the Security of Government Business Policy.

The Security of Government Business provides summary direction and guidance to ministers on security matters. In line with practices across successive Administrations, the Government does not comment on internal security arrangements for ministers.

3rd Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2023 to Question 136766 on Ministers: ICT, what assessment he has made of levels of compliance with this guidance across Government departments; and whether he has identified departments where compliance needs improvement.

The Security of Government Business provides summary direction and guidance to ministers on security matters. This is expanded upon by Government Departments as relevant to a minister's roles and responsibilities. Expectations around the Security of Government Business are set out in the Ministerial Code.

1st Feb 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment has he made of the implications for his policies of the UK's most recent ranking in Transparency International’s global Corruption Perceptions Index.

The UK has robust safeguards to protect our institutions from corruption and we are determined to ensure transparency and accountability is embedded at all levels of government. The UK continues to be perceived as very low for corruption in comparison with the wider international community.

We have some of the strongest controls in the world to combat money laundering and illicit finance, and we continue to strengthen our approach through the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill which will bear down on the use of UK companies as vehicles for facilitating corruption. The Procurement Bill will also add greater transparency in contracting, with more data making it easier for the public to scrutinise decisions and clearer requirements on managing potential conflicts of interest.

31st Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance with Security of Government Business Policy that Ministers must not use personal (a) devices, (b) emails or (c) communication apps for official business.

The Government takes matters of security very seriously. Existing policy and guidance does not rule out the use of different forms of electronic communications in all circumstances. Government Departments routinely provide Ministers with advice and guidance on matters of security, including the appropriate management of Government information.

31st Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's timeframe is for the introduction of the Target Operating Model for import controls.

The Government intends to make an announcement on this soon.

31st Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to reform the Register of Ministers' Interests to require Members to declare offshore holdings.

As set out in the published List of Ministers' Interests, Ministers are asked to declare their relevant interests in a number of categories. Of the areas Ministers are asked to give information about, this includes:

  • their financial interests, including both assets and liabilities

  • any blind trusts or blind management arrangements they have set up

  • directorships and shareholdings

  • investment properties

Such declarations are reviewed by the Permanent Secretary and the Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests, and advice is provided accordingly. This advice includes whether an interest should be included in the public List of Ministerial Interests as part of the process of avoiding or mitigating any conflict of interest.

30th Jan 2023
To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to publish his tax return.

I have committed to do so, and the information will be published in due course on gov.uk once the accompanying documentation has been compiled and completed.

Rishi Sunak
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
30th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the correspondence between HM Revenue and Customs and the Government on the tax affairs of the Rt hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon.

I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's comments to the House on 25 January (https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-01-25/debates/CC1C6066-E0E7-4BF6-84D4-BB5C11BC1EBA/Engagements#contribution-2261E821-4652-4AE6-A3D4-43A2323BE174 )

As the Hon Member will be aware, the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests provided his findings to the Prime Minister in a letter sent on 29 January 2023. The findings detail the relevant facts in relation to the disclosures made by the Rt Hon Member for Stratford-on-Avon. The advice was published in full on GOV.UK on the day it was received by the Prime Minister, and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Correspondence relating to the tax affairs of individual taxpayers is subject to statutory requirements on taxpayer confidentiality.

30th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Prime Minister received formal advice on the Rt hon .Member for Stratford-on-Avon before his appointment to the Cabinet.

I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's comments to the House on 25 January (https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-01-25/debates/CC1C6066-E0E7-4BF6-84D4-BB5C11BC1EBA/Engagements#contribution-2261E821-4652-4AE6-A3D4-43A2323BE174 )

As the Hon Member will be aware, the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests provided his findings to the Prime Minister in a letter sent on 29 January 2023. The findings detail the relevant facts in relation to the disclosures made by the Rt Hon Member for Stratford-on-Avon. The advice was published in full on GOV.UK on the day it was received by the Prime Minister, and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Correspondence relating to the tax affairs of individual taxpayers is subject to statutory requirements on taxpayer confidentiality.

30th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister of the Cabinet Office, if the Prime Minister will publish in full the advice he received from the Independent Ethics Adviser on the appointment of the Rt hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon.

I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's comments to the House on 25 January (https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-01-25/debates/CC1C6066-E0E7-4BF6-84D4-BB5C11BC1EBA/Engagements#contribution-2261E821-4652-4AE6-A3D4-43A2323BE174 )

As the Hon Member will be aware, the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests provided his findings to the Prime Minister in a letter sent on 29 January 2023. The findings detail the relevant facts in relation to the disclosures made by the Rt Hon Member for Stratford-on-Avon. The advice was published in full on GOV.UK on the day it was received by the Prime Minister, and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Correspondence relating to the tax affairs of individual taxpayers is subject to statutory requirements on taxpayer confidentiality.

25th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had recent discussions with the (a) Prime Minister and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on Yevgeny Prigozhin and sanctions; and if he will make a statement.

The Cabinet Office is not responsible for sanctions placed on Russian nationals. I refer the hon. Member to the urgent question answered by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 25 January.

25th Jan 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to reach a negotiated solution to the ongoing industrial dispute with members of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

The industrial dispute with the Public and Commercial Services Union concerns a number of issues including pay. While pay for grades below the Senior Civil Service is determined by individual Departments and employers, we continue to engage with all Civil Service Trade Unions regarding cross Civil Service issues which are within the responsibilities of the Cabinet Office in attempting to help achieve a resolution.