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Stewart Hosie

Scottish National Party - Dundee East

First elected: 5th May 2005


Select Committees
Panel of Chairs (since January 2020)
Stewart Hosie is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Classic Rock and Blues, International Law, Justice and Accountability, Motorcycling
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy)
12th Dec 2022 - 4th Sep 2023
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2021 - 12th Dec 2022
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)
1st Feb 2021 - 12th Dec 2022
National Security Bill
29th Jun 2022 - 18th Oct 2022
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade)
17th May 2018 - 1st Feb 2021
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
29th Apr 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Treasury Sub-Committee
14th Sep 2017 - 10th Jun 2019
Treasury Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 10th Jun 2019
Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Economy)
13th May 2015 - 20th Jun 2017
SNP Deputy Westminster Leader
15th Jun 2010 - 20th Jun 2017
Members Estimate Committee
9th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
House of Commons Commission
9th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Members Estimate
9th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Deputy Leader, Scottish National Party
14th Nov 2014 - 13th Oct 2016
SNP Chief Whip
15th Jun 2010 - 20th May 2015
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)
15th Jun 2010 - 13th May 2015
Treasury Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Shadow Chief Whip (Commons)
10th Oct 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)
10th May 2005 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Spokesperson (Women)
10th May 2005 - 10th Oct 2007
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
10th May 2005 - 10th Oct 2007


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Stewart Hosie has voted in 642 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

29 Mar 2022 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Stewart Hosie voted No - against a party majority - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 35 Scottish National Party No votes vs 1 Scottish National Party Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 268 Noes - 195
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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
Greg Hands (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(28 debate interactions)
Tom Tugendhat (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)
(22 debate interactions)
Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)
(16 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for International Trade
(67 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(58 debate contributions)
Home Office
(53 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(29 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Trade Bill 2019-21
(11,852 words contributed)
National Security Act 2023
(6,809 words contributed)
Finance (No. 2) Act 2023
(3,354 words contributed)
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Dundee East 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

We want Police Officers to be able to provide a suspension notice from the moment an offender is caught drink, drug or dangerous driving until they appear in court. It would then be for the Judge to decide whether a ban continues or they are able to continue to drive again.

In 2014 the Human Medicines Act was amended so that schools could keep emergency stocks of salbutamol inhalers without prescription. Asthma is increasing in the UK and we believe that adult sufferers of Asthma working in high-risk commercial kitchens should have similar life-saving support.

Much like the existing mandatory requirement for employers with 250 or more employees must publish their gender pay gap. We call upon the government to introduce the ethnicity pay gap reporting. To shine a light on race / ethnicity based inequality in the workplace so that they can be addressed.

Undocumented Migrants are suffering in silence, with no access to adequate Financial support, or any help. The Government should grant an urgent Amnesty of 5years to those with no criminal record so that they could live their lives as normal human beings and pay tax to help the UK economy.


Latest EDMs signed by Stewart Hosie

26th March 2024
Stewart Hosie signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th March 2024

Referral of matters of 21 February 2024 to the Committee of Privileges

Tabled by: William Wragg (Independent - Hazel Grove)
That this House notes the Speaker’s decision on selection and calling of amendments on 21 February 2024 was not in accordance with the established precedent for Opposition days; and accordingly considers that, notwithstanding the Resolution of this House of 6 February 1978, the matter of whether undue pressure was placed …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Conservative: 13
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
4th March 2024
Stewart Hosie signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 5th March 2024

Dundee Fairtrade City 20th anniversary

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House celebrates the 20th anniversary of Dundee becoming a Fairtrade City; recognises that Dundee and Aberdeen were declared Scotland’s first Fairtrade Cities in March 2004, following their fulfilment of five primary goals; notes that these primary goals were designed to support the promotion of Fairtrade products locally; thanks …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Workers Party of Britain: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Stewart Hosie, 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.


Stewart Hosie has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Stewart Hosie has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Stewart Hosie has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Latest 44 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
2nd May 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Government is strongly supportive of the radio sector and recognises the great value that it offers to communities across the UK. Radio plays an important role in our cross channel strategy, with the merits of its use being assessed in relation to this.

Government public information campaigns utilise a wide range of channels to maximise reach and engagement and to ensure our messaging reaches as many people as possible.

The Cabinet Office has spent a total of £58,547,372 on radio advertisement in the last 5 years, covering large scale cross-Government campaigns such as UK Transition, Covid-19 and Help for Households.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the original agreement between Fullbrook Strategies and the Government for the secondment of the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Mark Fullbrook included provision for a severance payment in the event of redundancy.

Mr Fullbrook is not employed by the Government under a secondment agreement, therefore I can confirm that no such agreement exists.

Mr Fullbrook is employed directly by the Government under the Model Contract for Special Advisers, which sets out the terms of employment for special advisers, including provision for severance payments. Together with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers and the Civil Service Code, this constitutes a special adviser’s contract of employment with the Crown.

As required by legislation, Special Adviser costs and salaries are routinely published on GOV.UK by the Cabinet Office. The next annual publication is due in 2023.

All special adviser salaries are set within the pay ranges specified in this report.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) what fee was originally agreed with Fullbrook Strategies for the secondment of the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Mark Fullbrook and (b) whether this amount was greater than the equivalent highest recommended Cabinet Office pay band for UK Government Special Advisors.

Mr Fullbrook is not employed by the Government under a secondment agreement, therefore I can confirm that no such agreement exists.

Mr Fullbrook is employed directly by the Government under the Model Contract for Special Advisers, which sets out the terms of employment for special advisers, including provision for severance payments. Together with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers and the Civil Service Code, this constitutes a special adviser’s contract of employment with the Crown.

As required by legislation, Special Adviser costs and salaries are routinely published on GOV.UK by the Cabinet Office. The next annual publication is due in 2023.

All special adviser salaries are set within the pay ranges specified in this report.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the salary agreed with the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Mark Fullbrook following his recent direct employment by the Government on a Special Adviser contract is within the current recommended Cabinet Office pay bands for UK Government Special Advisors.

Mr Fullbrook is not employed by the Government under a secondment agreement, therefore I can confirm that no such agreement exists.

Mr Fullbrook is employed directly by the Government under the Model Contract for Special Advisers, which sets out the terms of employment for special advisers, including provision for severance payments. Together with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers and the Civil Service Code, this constitutes a special adviser’s contract of employment with the Crown.

As required by legislation, Special Adviser costs and salaries are routinely published on GOV.UK by the Cabinet Office. The next annual publication is due in 2023.

All special adviser salaries are set within the pay ranges specified in this report.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it his policy that there will be public consultations on the replacement of retained EU law with new legislative proposals.

It is the responsibility of Government Departments to consult on policy or legislative change.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how much her Department has spent on radio adverts in the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) was created following the Machinery of Government change announced on 7 February 2023. Previous to the Machinery of Government change, the Department for International Trade spent £2,056,432 in the last 5 years. Since the change, the Department for Business and Trade has spent £214,654.

The Government is strongly supportive of the radio sector and recognises the great value that it offers to communities across the UK. Radio plays an important role in our cross-channel strategy, with the merits of its use being assessed in relation to this.

Evaluating the effectiveness of Government communications is paramount to its success. Therefore, no matter the form of communication, we constantly and regularly evaluate our campaigns to ensure effectiveness and value for money.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in the last five years broken down by radio station.

Spend by DESNZ (including spend as BEIS) on broadcast radio in the last five years totalled £3,717,221, as provided by the contracted media buying agency, MGOMD. This excludes spend from cross-channel partnerships.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how much her Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology was established in February 2023. Since its creation the Department has spent nothing on radio adverts.

19th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of preparing the impact assessment for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

Proportionate analysis for the impact assessment for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill was undertaken using existing analytical resources within government. This process was led by the Brexit Opportunities Unit, supported by analysts across Whitehall. The cost to the public purse was therefore absorbed within existing departmental resource limits.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
19th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse has been of civil servants working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

The Civil Servants working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill were drawn from existing resources within the government in the Brexit Opportunities Unit. The cost to the public purse was therefore absorbed within existing departmental resource limits.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
19th Dec 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants in his Department are working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill as of 19 December 2022.

As of 19 December 2022, the Brexit Opportunities Unit had 18 civil servants working on the Bill.

The total number of civil servants will expand or reduce to accommodate the requirements of the Retained EU Law Bill work programme.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce regulations to implement EU directive 2022/2041 on adequate minimum wages.

On 1 April 2023, the Government will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 23 years and over by 9.7% to £10.42. This keeps the Government on track to achieve its manifesto commitment for the NLW to equal two-thirds of median earnings by 2024. The age threshold is also set to lower to 21+ in 2024. The UK is the first country in the world to set such an ambition. This policy will support the Government’s ambition of ending low pay in the UK.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

The Department is supporting the Government’s review into retained EU Law, which provides an authoritative assessment of where retained EU law is concentrated on the statute book and assists the consideration of future legislative requirements.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy currently has approximately 53 FTE officials working on Retained EU Law (as of 9 September 2022).

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on radio adverts in the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Government runs a number of campaigns across all media channels. The channels selected for government paid marketing campaigns are driven by the target audience. We do not have a breakdown of spend per radio station.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has spent £234,820.52 on radio advertising from 2018 - 2023. This includes the following: £197,039.52 spent in 2018 on the GDPR campaign and £37,781 spent in 2020 on the Broadband Upgrade Fund campaign.

This also includes spending on digital and tech campaigns from 2018 - 2023 when the Department was previously the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and responsible for these sectors.

30th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce provisions relating to EU regulation 2022/2065 regarding a single market for digital services.

The Government is focused on making the UK the safest place in the world to be online. To that aim, the Government introduced the Online Safety Bill in March this year and it is continuing its passage through Parliament.

We are firmly committed to international cooperation to promote a safer online environment.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on radio adverts in the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Department regularly uses local and national radio as part of the behaviour change and public information campaigns used to deliver manifesto commitments and policy objectives, with the aim of reaching a variety of target audiences across England.

Examples of this include helping the Department to recruit school and college teachers, promoting free childcare to parents and increasing the uptake of skills bootcamps to help adults to gain the skills in demand by businesses.

Radio is a powerful channel to reach a variety of audiences including young people, pupils, parents and businesses. However, the Department’s financial records do not record the breakdown of campaign spend between radio, television, digital or other media channels and so records of spend on individual radio stations are not held.

As set out in previous written parliamentary question responses and freedom of information (FOI) requests, over the previous five years, the Department has spent the following, in total, on campaigns including different types of marketing activity, some of which was radio advertising:

  • 2018/19 - £27.2 million*
  • 2019/20 - £33.3 million*
  • 2020/21 - £20.5 million*
  • 2021/22 - £25.7 million*
  • 2022/23 - £39.5 million

To note: * denotes that this information has already been released in a written parliamentary question response or FOI response.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Government is strongly supportive of the radio sector and recognises the great value that it offers to communities across the UK. Radio plays an important role in our cross channel strategy, with the merits of its use being assessed in relation to this.

Government public information campaigns utilise a wide range of channels to maximise reach and engagement and to ensure our messaging reaches as many people as possible, including radio. The Government runs a number of campaigns across all media channels. The channels selected for government paid marketing campaigns are driven by the target audience.

Evaluating the effectiveness of Government communications is paramount to its success. Therefore, no matter the form of communication, we constantly and regularly evaluate our campaigns to ensure effectiveness and value for money.

Total spend on radio advertising from the department over the past five years is £284,110.16.

Mark Spencer
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

Coordinating work related to the proposed Retained EU Law (Reform and Revocation) Bill is spread across several teams in Defra, with cumulative staff time spent on this work amounting to approximately three FTE officials. In addition, Defra policy officials and legal officials are supporting this work as part of their normal business activities.

Mark Spencer
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
20th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff in her Department have more than (a) one (b) three and (c) five years experience in negotiating trade deals.

Our people are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and have a corresponding range of experience of international trade negotiations, trade remedies and trade defence working on EU trade negotiations such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and multilateral agreements in the WTO.

To build the trade policy and negotiating experience in the Department for International Trade (DIT), over the 24 months to end-March 2020, around 350 places will have been taken by people in DIT on Expert Level training in technical areas of trade policy and around a further 350 places taken on Expert Level Free Trade Agreement negotiations training.

20th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of his Department's staff have been trained as trade negotiators by the Diplomatic Academy; and what his timescale is for that Academy achieving its goal of training 240 trade negotiators before the UK leaves the EU.

I refer the Hon Member for Dundee East to the answers I gave today, UIN: 5362 and 5363.

20th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade experts have been (a) recruited and (b) trained by her Department since its establishment.

The Department has a strong core of trade policy officials which has grown significantly since July 2016 (from 45 to approximately 575 currently) and is continuing to grow. Trade Policy Group is also supported by around 70 lawyers and 90 analysts.

The number of negotiators and the training they require is dependent on how many trade agreements are ongoing at any given time, the specific chapters in that negotiation and the complexity of that chapter. Negotiating teams will differ in sizes, with expertise relevant to the specific chapters of sectors.

8th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether there are trade working groups or equivalents with all the countries that his Department is or has been negotiating trade continuity agreements; and with which other countries there are trade working groups or equivalents.

We are working with countries across the world to develop our current trade relationships and ensure that Britain becomes a global free trade leader once we leave the EU.

Working groups are one means of engagement with our trading partners. Others include informal contact through our network of Posts, discussions with embassies in London, ministerial discussions and visits, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys, and HM Trade Commissioners.

In addition to the ongoing engagement in the Trade Agreement Continuity Programme, we have established Working Groups with the USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

Department for Transport radio media spend for the last four years is £1,257,362. Equivalent radio media spend data for 2018/19 is not available without incurring disproportionate costs.

FY

Client Cost

2019/20

£ 89,020.00

2020/21

£ 383,164.00

2021/22

£ 495,495.00

2022/23

£ 289,683.00

£ 1,257,362.00

Most of the above spend has been on the THINK! road safety campaigns, covering for example mobile phones, speed and the Highway Code in recent years.

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

The information requested could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Government is strongly supportive of the radio sector and recognises the great value that it offers to communities across the UK. Radio plays an important role in our cross channel strategy, with the merits of its use being assessed in relation to this.

Government public information campaigns utilise a wide range of channels to maximise reach and engagement and to ensure our messaging reaches as many people as possible.

Given the size of the ask - five years of individual spend lines across a large number of radio stations – we have instead provided an aggregate total across all years and campaigns.

Fiscal year

Spend

2018-2019

£ 669,000

2019-2020

£ 466,000

2020-2021

£2,700,000

2021-2022

£2,500,000

2022-2023

£1,700,000

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were employed by her Department at each civil service grade in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK in the financial years (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20 and (iii) 2020–21; and what the average salary at each civil service grade was for those employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time in each of those regions for each of those years.

All staff in UK

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Headcount

Average Salary

Headcount

Average Salary

Headcount

Average Salary

Full time

54,526

£25,025

50,558

£26,051

62,467

£28,537

A/AA

211

£18,245

201

£19,080

146

£20,410

B/AO

18,520

£18,328

16,480

£18,532

17,518

£21,330

C/EO

25,113

£25,278

23,484

£26,110

33,962

£28,266

D/HEO

5,905

£30,045

5,499

£31,028

5,630

£33,576

E/SEO

2,302

£33,662

2,287

£35,290

2,457

£37,894

F/G7

1,604

£47,105

1,687

£48,954

1,791

£52,760

G/G6

649

£58,652

703

£61,384

727

£66,323

SCS

222

£80,599

217

£81,203

236

£89,722

Part time

35,784

£32,771

35,921

£33,844

34,897

£36,970

A/AA

244

£26,871

240

£28,100

170

£30,440

B/AO

16,359

£27,581

15,980

£28,214

14,216

£30,968

C/EO

16,181

£35,464

16,574

£36,469

17,396

£39,032

D/HEO

1,980

£39,156

2,014

£40,812

2,003

£44,113

E/SEO

567

£44,484

613

£46,301

607

£51,364

F/G7

319

£64,208

342

£66,089

351

£71,790

G/G6

106

£82,589

131

£83,253

124

£89,786

SCS

28

£83,883

27

£106,740

30

£108,552

Total

90,310

£27,479

86,479

£28,651

97,364

£30,912

Scotland Staff

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Headcount

Average Salary

Headcount

Average Salary

Headcount

Average Salary

Full time

5,874

£22,299

5,292

£23,098

5,730

£25,703

A/AA

10

£18,592

9

£19,435

8

£20,147

B/AO

2,594

£17,935

2,297

£18,332

2,212

£20,859

C/EO

2,631

£24,473

2,404

£25,378

2,953

£27,489

D/HEO

469

£28,911

426

£29,655

410

£32,641

E/SEO

105

£29,454

97

£34,232

91

£36,521

F/G7

46

£43,301

40

£47,130

41

£49,725

G/G6

13

£59,237

14

£47,667

10

£61,966

SCS

6

£78,900

5

£87,429

5

£87,279

Part time

3,881

£31,038

3,887

£31,857

3,654

£35,132

A/AA

13

£25,326

13

£24,757

10

£27,150

B/AO

2,017

£26,535

1,989

£27,231

1,799

£30,116

C/EO

1,666

£35,144

1,701

£35,744

1,675

£39,027

D/HEO

149

£39,041

143

£42,450

133

£46,753

E/SEO

25

£45,948

30

£47,495

29

£51,937

F/G7

8

£68,956

9

£65,451

6

£75,359

G/G6

3

£63,353

2

£85,743

2

£87,887

Total

9,755

£25,064

9,179

£26,070

9,384

£28,594

Staffing figure includes all staff during each year, both Paid & unpaid, and all leavers.

Full time staff are all those with an FTE of 1.0, Part time staff are all those with less than 1.0 FTE.

The average salaries are derived from the actual salaries held.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

No additional full time staffing resource has been required to work on retained EU law legislation. At present, approximately ten DWP officials are working on the retained EU law belonging to DWP in much the same way as they would be reviewing and amending other DWP owned legislation. This work is in addition to their other duties.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

The Department spent £6,755,238 on radio adverts in the last five years. The following table shows the amount of digital and broadcast radio costs in the last five years.

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

Broadcast

£248,447.00

£876,545.00

£1,124,992.00

£1,603,870.00

£1,083,520.00

Digital

£104,170.00

£193,561.00

£297,731.00

£682,033.00

£540,369.00

TOTAL

£352,617.00

£1,070,106.00

£1,422,723.00

£2,285,903.00

£1,623,889.00

From 1 October 2021 these costs also include spend for public health campaigns delivered by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, previously Public Health England (PHE). Prior to 1 October 2021, PHE was responsible for delivery of some health marketing campaigns. The Department does not hold data for PHE.

2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

Currently there are two full-time officials working solely on the proposed Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill. They are supported by policy advice from a further 32 officials in the Department.

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

The FCDO has not funded radio campaigns to run in the UK in the last 5 years. Information on any radio campaigns conducted by our overseas network is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

David Rutley
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd May 2023
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

HM Treasury has not incurred expenditure on radio adverts in the last five years. HM Treasury’s expenditure on advertising, marketing and communications is published in the Department’s transparency reporting returns- HM Treasury exceptions to cross government moratoria on spending - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Gareth Davies
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
21st Sep 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the underspend in each financial year in the total budget of Departments was as a percentage of the total Government budget; and what the equivalent figures are for the Scottish DEL for each year for which figures are available since 2010.

Analysis of DEL underspends since 2010 are provided below for total central government (departments and devolved administrations) and for the Scottish government only. Note that these underspends represent the funding that departments return to the Exchequer after accounting for carry forward under Budget Exchange rules (as departmental Budget Exchange carry forward is processed at Supplementary Estimates based on forecasts), whereas the figures for the Scottish Government are before carry forward as this is processed for the devolved administrations using outturn information. The figures are not therefore directly comparable.

Data for this analysis are taken from recent editions of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) command paper using tables in chapter three.

*RDEL

CDEL

Total Government Underspend as % final provision

Scottish Government underspend as % final provision

Total Government Underspend as % final provision

Scottish Government underspend as % final provision

2010-11

-1.1%

-0.4%

-2.4%

-0.1%

2011-12

-1.7%

-0.5%

-3.8%

-1.1%

2012-13

-1.6%

-0.6%

-4.4%

-1.0%

2013-14

-0.7%

-0.6%

-2.5%

-1.1%

2014-15

-0.6%

-0.6%

-5.5%

-10.1%

2015-16

-0.3%

-0.3%

-3.2%

-2.5%

2016-17

-0.8%

-0.5%

-3.8%

-2.8%

2017-18

-0.8%

-2.1%

-4.6%

-0.2%

2018-19

-0.9%

-2.1%

-4.3%

-3.5%

2019-20

0.3%

-1.3%

-3.2%

-2.4%

2020-21

-5.1%

-0.9%

-6.4%

-4.1%

2021-22

-2.9%

-1.9%

-5.6%

-7.5%

*For 2010-11 and 2011-12 figures presented are RDEL. From 2012-13 onwards

presented as RDEL excluding depreciation.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

We can confirm that HM Treasury does not hold information within the scope of your request.

HMT holds a large body of Retained EU Law (REUL), primarily in relation to Financial Services. A number of officials from across HMT work on REUL legislation. This work is carried out as part of officials’ normal business activities, and we do not record the amount of staff time spent specifically on this work.

Andrew Griffith
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
10th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on advertisements on each radio station in each of the last five years.

We do not hold the detailed breakdown of cost on advertising for each radio station due to the way the media inventory is bought from suppliers via our media agency.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
22nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total operating cost was for all British overseas military bases, without personnel costs included, in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, and (c) 2020-21.

The operating costs for British overseas military bases, without personnel costs are detailed below:

Financial Year

2020-21 million

2019-20 million

2018-19 million

Total

171.710

169.431

157.920

21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on research contracts in each region in the most recent financial year for which figures are available.

A full breakdown of spend on research contracts by region is not centrally held and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. However, I am able to provide details of payments for financial year 2021-22 to suppliers for research contracted out to industry and academia by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. It should be noted that the regional analysis is based on office or billing address only and some of the work will have been subcontracted by the supplier.

Payments £ (to the nearest thousand)

Northern Ireland

290,000

Scotland

5,744,000

North East England

972,000

North West England

5,549,000

Yorkshire and the Humber

2,959,000

East Midlands

4,455,000

West Midlands

8,188,000

East of England

41,501,000

London

14,516,000

South East

164,209,000

South West

38,520,000

Wales

6,721,000

Total

293,624,000

Rest of World

9,857,000

Total 303,481,000

2nd May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much his Department has spent on radio adverts in each of the the last five years broken down by radio station.

Details of departmental spending are published on gov.uk and government contracts on Contracts Finder. Spend cannot be broken down by individual radio stations in the time provided.

21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many official representations abroad ministers in his Department made in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2021-2022; in which countries those representations took place; in what capacity those representations were undertaken; and what the cost to the public purse was of each of those representations.

In the financial year 2018-19, Ministers made five official representations abroad in their ministerial capacity. These representations were to Iceland, the United States of America, New Zealand, Uruguay and Chile. The cost of these was £17,807.66.

In the financial year 2019-20, Ministers made one official representation abroad in their ministerial capacity. This representation was to Hungary. The cost of this was £240.68.

In the financial year 2021-22, Ministers made three official representations abroad in their ministerial capacity. These representations were to India, Finland and Norway. The cost of these was £2,383.93.

Further details on the purpose and details of these visits are available in the Ministerial transparency returns, which are published on https://www.gov.uk/search/transparency-and-freedom-of-information-releases?organisations%5B%5D=office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland&parent=office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland.

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the (a) staffing levels and (b) running costs of his Department in (i) 2022–23 and (ii) 2023–24.

The Spending Review Settlement agreed with HM Treasury voted the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General a Resource DEL provision (excluding depreciation) of £13.4m for 2022-23 and £13.7m for 2023-24. This calculation was based on a staffing structure across both offices of 137 in 2022-23 and 135 in 2023-24.

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many official trade representations abroad did ministers from his Department make in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019–20 and (c) 2021–2022; and in which countries those representations took place.

The Secretary of State for Scotland visited Uruguay and Chile on an official trade representation in September 2018.

Across the financial years 2018-19, 2019–20 and 2021–2022, Ministers from the Scotland Office visited Iceland, the United States of America, New Zealand, India, Finland and Norway to promote trade with Scotland.

Further details on the purpose and details of these visits are available in the Ministerial transparency returns, which are published on:

https://www.gov.uk/search/transparency-and-freedom-of-information-releases?organisations%5B%5D=office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland&parent=office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
21st Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the running costs of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland and Advocate-General for Scotland were in each year 2015–2022; how much of the budget in each year was allocated to (a) staff costs, (b) maintenance, (c) travel costs and (d) other expenditure.

The running costs of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland and Advocate-General for Scotland in each year between 2015–2022, broken down by (a) staff costs, (b) maintenance, (c) travel costs and (d) other expenditure are shown below:

Financial Year

Staff Costs

Maintenance (Accommodation Costs)

Travel Costs

Other Expenditure

£000

£000

£000

£000

2015-16

£5,926

£1,585

£587

£633

2016-17

£6,821

£1,293

£628

£1,051

2017-18

£6,204

£1,620

£546

£950

2018-19

£6,838

£1,360

£643

£773

2019-20

£7,611

£1,591

£752

£1,452

2020-21

£7,806

£3,405

£119

£832

2021-22

£8,479

£1,865

£297

£564

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

Officials in my Department support the UK Government's legislative programme across all legislation, including on the development of legislation reforming retained EU law, but there is not a specific FTE allocation of time against individual bills.

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
2nd Sep 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had recent discussions with the Minister for Brexit Opportunities on legislative proposals for the amendment of retained EU law.

I discuss the benefits of boosting the competitiveness of the UK economy whilst maintaining high standards, including by reforming retained EU law, with my Cabinet colleagues on a regular basis.

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland