OGN Letters


Reply to Letter: Minister Julia Lopez to UK OGN

14th March 2021
5 March 2021 Dear UK Open Government Civil Society Network members, Thank you for your letter of March 2nd, calling on the United Kingdom to reclaim its place as a global leader in openness and democracy. I am responding to your letter in my capacity as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, responsible for the…
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OGN Letter to Minister Julia Lopez on the OGP placing the UK ‘under review.’

3rd March 2021
Julia Lopez MP Parliamentary Secretary Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS March 2021 Dear Minister, Let’s take back our place as a global leader in open government. The Open Government Network (OGN) is a broad coalition of people and organisations who wish to see the United Kingdom regain our position as a global leader…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Margot James MP about ongoing delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan

1st May 2019
  C/O Andreas Pavlou UK Open Government Network Involve 18 Victoria Park Square London E2 9PF   Margot James MP Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 1 May 2019 Dear Margot James MP Ongoing delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan We write to you on…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Margot James MP on delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan

12th February 2019
C/O Andreas Pavlou UK Open Government Network Involve 18 Victoria Park Square London E3 9PF   Margot James MP Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 11 February 2019 Dear Margot James MP Delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan We write to you on the behalf…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Matt Hancock MP about ministerial engagement on open government

9th July 2018
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 9 July 2018 Dear The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Ministerial engagement on open government We write to you on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network to express our serious…
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OGN Letter: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

9th April 2018
Following last week’s announcement that data policy and governance was transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Open Government Network has written to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can read the text of the letter below, or download a…
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Letter to Minister Dowden on progress with implementing the UK’s 2016-28 Action Plan commitments

26th February 2018
A letter was sent to Minister Oliver Dowden on 15th February to congratulate the government’s progress with implementing Commitment 6 of the 2016-18 National Action Plan on collecting and publishing more granular data on grantmaking in line with the 360Giving Standard. The letter on behalf of the Open Government Network was co-signed by 360Giving, NCVO…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Caroline Nokes as Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency

22nd August 2017
Caroline Nokes MP Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS 22 August 2017 Dear Caroline Nokes MP, Commitment to open government We write on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network to congratulate you on your appointment as Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency and…
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OGN letter: Letter to welcome Ben Gummer as Minister for the Cabinet Office

16th August 2016
On 10 August 2016, the UK Open Government Network steering group wrote to Ben Gummer, the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, to welcome him to post and set out how the OGN wishes to work with him to progress the open government agenda.  Read and download the text of the letter below. UPDATE 21/10/16: The Minister’s response…
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OGN letter: Commit to tax transparency

30th March 2016
Dear Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer Proposal for HM Treasury commitments to be included in the UK Open Government Partnership National Action Plan We, the undersigned organisations, who are all members of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network, are writing to propose three commitments from HM Treasury for inclusion in…
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