Question to the Cabinet Office:
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to prevent individuals seeking information from Government Departments being diverted to fee-charging websites.
Government Departments have processes in place to ensure users seeking information from Government Departments are not diverted to fee-charging or misleading websites.
We work to ensure that government information and services are correctly listed and rank highly in search engine results so that they are easy for people to find and identify as government information and services.
We also challenge sites that pay for prominent positioning in search returns, by reporting them to the relevant search provider.
If fee-charging websites are operating outside of legal boundaries, we will pursue site owners through trading standards bodies or legal challenge.
GOV.UK is the government's website and online brand. We take steps to ensure people can rely on it as a trusted source for information.
1. Websites charging for government services
12/06/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: PAPER Number CBP6826, 4 May 2017 Websites charging for government services By Lorraine Conway Contents:
2. Telephone and Online Scams
29/05/2019 - Parliamentary Research
Found: methods. For example, some websites or phone numbers can look like official government sites, with the result
and Requests for Information
and Requests for Information
A. Enquiries, Briefing and Requests for Information
Contact with Opposition
1. Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2018
05/02/2018 - General Committees
1: place. The changes are needed to ensure that the charging framework set out in secondary legislation for - Speech Link
2: permanent residency will not be charged an additional fee for settled status.Two further changes included within - Speech Link
2. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Tenth sitting)
05/03/2019 - Public Bill Committees
1: that supports the case for the new clause. The Government have a large degree of control over workforce - Speech Link
2: and it would be a dereliction of duty for the Government to ignore the fact that that will be a consequence - Speech Link
3: work easily across the continent of Europe. The Government say that they wish to support science and technology - Speech Link
3. Tenant Fees Bill (Fourth sitting)
12/06/2018 - Public Bill Committees
1: letting fees. Indeed, 69% of respondents to the Government consultation agreed that trading standards should - Speech Link
2: has made of the capacity of trading standards departments to implement the measures that he is discussing - Speech Link
3: read in the evidence from the likes of the Local Government Association, the Chartered Trading Standards - Speech Link
4. Oral Answers to Questions
06/01/2022 - Commons Chamber
1: House. I also welcome the new shadow team.The Government launched a consultation in August last year to - Speech Link
2: What recent discussions she has held with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) civil society groups on the - Speech Link
3: heard a wide range of opinions on the Bill. I am taking those options into account alongside the recommendations - Speech Link
5. Tenant Fees Bill
10/10/2018 - Lords Chamber
1: capping tenancy deposits—a significant move by the Government to protect consumers in the private rented sector - Speech Link