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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation; and how many of those people are employed on zero-hours contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 43515 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the National Living Wage on 1 April 2016. This will put over £900 more a year in the pockets of full-time workers compared to the current National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Department ensures that all direct employees are paid at least the mandatory National Living Wage set by the Government, regardless of age. Similarly all agency staff and those on outsourced contracts are paid at least this rate. The Department reviews pay annually, setting pay at rates that will attract and motivate appropriate numbers and sufficient talent to fulfil its duties to some 22 million customers.</p><p> </p><p>None of our employees nor those working for our contractors are on zero hours contracts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-09-06T12:32:45.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-06T12:32:45.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Refuges more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of domestic violence refuges that will be potentially close as a result of changes to housing benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
star this property uin 44731 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has confirmed that the Government expects to make an announcement on the way forward for supported housing in early autumn. Full impact and equality impact assessments will be undertaken in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T14:49:41.353Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T14:49:41.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time a person making an initial inquiry claiming social security benefit spent on the telephone in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 44894 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The DWP's benefit claim lines handle calls both enquiring about claiming benefit and making a claim to benefit. The average length of calls to these lines for the period 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 was 00:12:56. For some benefits, systems require that the data collected includes time spent updating records after the conversation has ended.</p><p>Data sources: Operational Management Information System (OPMIS) and data supplied by outsource partners.</p><p>Please note this information is derived from the Department’s management information designed solely for the purpose of helping the Department to manage its business. As such, it has not been subjected to the rigorous quality assurance checks applied to our published official statistics. As DWP holds the information internally, we have released it. However, it is possible information held by DWP may change due to operational reasons and we recommend that caution be applied when using it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-09-13T11:12:17.317Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T11:12:17.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Regulation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have worked on the Red Tape Challenge project since its inception; and what the paygrade was of those staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 857 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Red Tape Challenge Team was based in the Cabinet Office between April 2011 and December 2016. In January 2017, the function was transferred to the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy.</p><p>For the period from inception and while it was based in Cabinet Office, the headcount by payband were as follows;</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Payband Headcount</p><p>SCS1 3</p><p>Grade 7 6</p><p>HEO/SEO 25</p><p>EO 2</p><p>AO 1</p><p><strong>Total 37</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-06-27T16:59:47.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T16:59:47.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Regulation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on the Red Tape Challenge in each year since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 861 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The amount spent on the Red Tape Challenge by the Cabinet Office in each year since its inception is shown below.</p><p> </p><p>FY 2016/17 £124,600</p><p>FY 2015/16 £297,855</p><p>FY 2014/15 £829,368</p><p>FY 2013/14 £139,526</p><p>FY 2012/13 £465,172</p><p>FY 2011/12 £176,357</p><p> </p><p>The Red Tape Challenge programme was launched by the Cabinet Office in 2011 and ran until 2015. Its purpose was to help deliver the then Prime Minister’s and the coalition Government’s commitment to be the first government to leave with the overall burden of regulation on business reduced.</p><p> </p><p>Each Department in Government was challenged to identify out-of-date, obsolete or unnecessary regulations around a series of themes and sectors. The Red Tape Challenge had, by 2014, identified over 3,000 regulations to scrap or improve, delivering estimated savings to UK businesses of over £850m per year as a result of the programme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T15:20:47.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:20:47.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Buildings more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has a target for the number of homes to be built on disposed of Government estate assets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8303 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>The Government has a target to release land for at least 160,000 homes in England from the central government estate by 2020.</strong></ins></p><p><del class="ministerial">The Cabinet Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-10-19T11:49:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T11:49:39.407Z
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less than 2017-11-29T12:23:41.51Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T12:23:41.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Digital Service: Staff more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff of the Government Digital Service have come from the civil service fast stream. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Department does not centrally hold records extending back to the date specified; gathering this data could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We do not keep records of the number of GDS staff who have ever been on the civil service fast stream; however, there are currently 16 fast streamers working at GDS.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong></strong></ins><br /><br /></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T10:32:25.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T10:32:25.573Z
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less than 2017-09-13T08:46:48.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T08:46:48.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff including consultants have been hired across Government Departments for work on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; and what the total cost of those staff is to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
star this property uin 9581 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>A cross-Government team of Civil Servants has been set up in the Cabinet<br>Office to deliver the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018. To date,<br>a total of two staff have been hired as Civil Servants on fixed-term apppointments to join<br>the rest of the Cabinet Office team.</p><p>As is usual for such events, information on costs will be reported after the summit has<br>concluded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-10-23T14:57:24.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T14:57:24.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to facilitate whistleblowing in his Department and its arm-length bodies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 105075 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Over the last year a great deal of work has been undertaken in Cabinet Office to ensure all<br />staff are confident in raising whistleblowing concerns and assured that action will be taken<br />as a result. This includes:</p><ul><li>A new whistleblowing and raising concerns policy was introduced in July 2016, bringing the department in line with cross government best practice. This policy gives a clear outline of how to raise a whistleblowing concern in the department.</li><li>6 Nominated Officers have been trained over the last year and are currently in post to support staff and managers with raising whistleblowing concerns as an independent person. 3 additional Nominated Officers are to be trained in the next two months to ensure coverage in larger units as well as those units that may need to approach someone with higher security clearance.</li><li>A DG whistleblowing champion was put in place in October <del class="ministerial">2017</del><ins class="ministerial">2016</ins>.</li><li>Cabinet Office’s bespoke line manager training course includes a section that covers whistleblowing and how to deal with a whistleblowing concern as a line manager.</li><li>Cabinet Office took part in the cross government whistleblowing awareness week in October 2016 and whistleblowing awareness day in September 2017.</li><li>A new ‘Speak Up’ campaign was launched in April 2017 aimed at encouraging staff to raise all types of concerns. This campaign was refreshed in September 2017.</li><li>The Civil Service Commission attended a recent all staff diversity event to raise awareness of their part in hearing whistleblowing concerns under the Civil Service code.</li><li>Data is regularly collected and reviewed on numbers and types of concerns raised to inform continuous action and communications.</li><li>Further communications are planned throughout the year to ensure on-going awareness of the ways individuals can raise whistleblowing concerns.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-10-19T12:00:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T12:00:41.847Z
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less than 2017-10-23T09:33:43.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T09:33:43.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Sick Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost of sickness pay to staff in his Department was in each of the 10 years prior to June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 105338 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the cost of sickness pay paid to staff in my Department each year from 1 April 2009 to 30<sup>th</sup> June 2016. Information about the cost of sickness pay paid to staff in my Department before April 2009 is not available.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2009*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016**</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Statutory Sick Pay</p></td><td><p>£269</p></td><td><p>£1,567</p></td><td><p>£5,163</p></td><td><p>£2,063</p></td><td><p>£4,903</p></td><td><p>£3,266</p></td><td><p>£6,628</p></td><td><p>£4,928</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Occupational Sick Pay</p></td><td><p>£139,535</p></td><td><p>£203,025</p></td><td><p>£528,810</p></td><td><p>£406,837</p></td><td><p>£405,908</p></td><td><p>£439,844</p></td><td><p>£465,716</p></td><td><p>£290,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£141,813</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£206,602</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£535,984</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£410,911</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£412,824</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£445,124</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£474,358</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£297,025</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong><sub>* From 1 Apr 2009 </sub></strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong><sub>**To 30 Jun 2016</sub></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Information about sickness absence in the Cabinet Office is published on the Cabinet Office website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-absence-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-absence-data</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent published figures show that for the year to 30 June 2017, the Cabinet Office has one of the lowest recorded sickness rates across the Civil Service at 2.9 average working days lost when compared to the latest Civil Service average of 7.0 .</p><p> </p><p>My Department is committed to reducing work related absence due to mental illness and has a number of services in place to support members of staff suffering from such conditions. Our Workwell community is staffed by volunteers who aim to make Cabinet Office a happy and healthy workplace through a number of interventions including a listening service for staff. We also offer a 24 hour counselling support helpline through our Employee Assistance Programme provider and advocate early referral to our occupational health service where appropriate, for advice on a number of conditions including mental health.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-11-29T11:13:14.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T11:13:14.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this