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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line more like this
star 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 Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government and Merseyrail on electrification of the Wrexham to Bidston railway line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
unstar this property uin 223965 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text On 30 January, I held a transport summit with businesses and local stakeholders in north Wales including Merseytravel and Arriva Trains Wales. The summit discussed transport priorities across north Wales and the case for investing in cross border routes including the rail line between Wrexham and Bidston. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T12:29:47.917Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:29:47.917Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4083
star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
155576
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how often his Department reviews its processes regarding the logging of emails, letters and other correspondence received; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
unstar this property uin 214259 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Wales Office procedures for logging of emails, letters and other correspondence are kept under regular review.</p><p>My Department aims to respond to all correspondence within 15 working days.</p><p>Guidance on handling correspondence from Members of Parliament, Peers, MEPs and Members of devolved Administrations can be found in the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61196/guide-handling-gov-correspondence.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61196/guide-handling-gov-correspondence.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T13:42:42.277Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T13:42:42.277Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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3929
star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
147649
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to roll out broadband in rural constituencies in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
unstar this property uin 213921 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Wales Office Ministers have met with BDUK to discuss the roll out of superfast broadband in rural areas in Wales following £69 million being provided to the Welsh Government to support their programme – Superfast Cymru. In addition to this, BDUK is currently piloting a £10 million project to test new ways of delivering broadband to hard to reach areas and this includes a project in Wales. It is Superfast Cymru, a joint Welsh Government/BT programme, which chose the areas that should be prioritised.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T13:34:12.36Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T13:34:12.36Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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3910
star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
170018
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 218514 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>There have not been any instances of fraud or financial error in the Wales Office in the last five years. The Wales Office has robust policies and controls in place to prevent fraud and error. These policies and controls are reviewed by both internal and external audit on an annual basis and to date no issues have been found.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:50:52.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:50:52.663Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4263
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
175819
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many recruitment and employment agencies his Department has used to source staff in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 222097 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of agencies used by year is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T12:38:22.57Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T12:38:22.57Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4263
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
169039
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 217786 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The expenditure for the last five years is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>(a) Consultants</strong></p><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>(b) Temporary Workers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) Contingent Labour*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p>1,845.75</p></td><td><p>7,604.00</p></td><td><p>11,377.97</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p>6,870.85</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>32,046.52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>13,699.00</p></td><td><p>36,602.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p>3,100.00</p></td><td><p>7,468.00</p></td><td><p>38,903.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>114,023.26</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*The Wales Office only uses contingent labour until a post is filled substantively or to cover a temporary absence e.g. maternity leave.</p><p><br> The number of people so employed and their equivalent salary band and length of contract (where relevant) is shown below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(a) </strong></p><p><strong>Consultants</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(b) </strong></p><p><strong>Temporary Workers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) </strong></p><p><strong>Contingent Labour</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>1 consultant undertook research and a report that</p><p>spanned two financial years.</p></td><td><p>1 AO on a 50 week contract.</p></td><td><p>3 AOs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td> </td><td><p>2 AOs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>1 AO was on a 50 week contract spanning</p><p>two financial years.</p></td><td><p>1 AA and 1 AO</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p>1. The Valuation Office Agency undertook a valuation of the</p><p>Wales Office London Office for the Departmental Accounts.</p></td><td><p>1 AA, 2 AOs, 1 EO</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1 AA, 4 AOs, 1 EO and 2 HEOs</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Legend of Salary Bands: </strong><strong>AA = Administrative Assistant; AO= Administrative Officer; </strong><strong>EO = Executive Officer; HEO = Higher Executive Officer</strong><strong>.</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Please note that the consultants were contracted to undertake specific work to a deadline. Contingent Labour workers are not offered individual contracts. The Wales Office uses the Ministry Of Justice Single Managed Service Provider contract for the provision of clerical contingent labour.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T16:15:30.06Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:15:30.06Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4263
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
170546
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems his Department has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 218794 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 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The electronic Q&amp;A system has removed the requirement to subscribe to the TSO feed for Parliamentary Questions (PQs) resulting in a saving to the Department of £6,504.40 per year.</p><p>The reduced paper costs, although relatively small, are also welcome both in environmental and financial terms.</p><p>The Wales Office has not had to introduce, plan to introduce or improve any existing ICT systems.</p><p>The Q&amp;A system has allowed the department to answer PQs later in the day than the previous paper-based system, mitigating against the small number of cases where answering close to the deadline was unavoidable. It also allows hon and Rt hon Members to receive their answers instantly once uploaded, and on the electronic platform of their choosing.</p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies.</p><p>It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T15:16:02.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T15:16:02.493Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
92317
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Performance Appraisal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many officials in his Department of what (a) gender, (b) ethnicity and (c) age received the Civil Service Employment Policy Performance Management System's (i) exceeded, (ii) met and (iii) must improve performance mark in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
unstar this property uin 209493 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 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The breakdown requested for Wales Office staff’s performance marks is shown below. As some of the data relates to fewer than five staff, breaking the numbers down would risk the identification of individuals and so only percentages are provided. Data on the Must Improvement marking broken down by age has been withheld as it could lead to direct identification.</p><p><em><strong>(a)</strong> <strong>Gender</strong></em></p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Female</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(i)Exceeded</strong></p></td><td><p>83%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> (ii)Met</strong></p></td><td><p>53%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(iii)Must Improve</strong></p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em><strong>(b)</strong> </em><strong><em>Ethnicity</em> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>White</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Other Ethnic </strong></p><p><strong>Background</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Not declared </strong></p><p><strong>or not known</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><strong>(i)Exceeded</strong></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(ii)Met</strong></p></td><td><p>53%</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td><td><p>44%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(iii)Must Improve</strong></p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em><strong>(c)</strong> <strong>Age</strong></em></p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>(i)Exceeded</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(ii)Met</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>16-19</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>20-24</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>25-29</strong></p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>30-34</strong></p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>35-39</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>40-44</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>45-49</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>50-54</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>55-59</strong></p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Unknown</strong></p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>9.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T11:08:03.6104478Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T11:08:03.6104478Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
92315
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Performance Appraisal more like this
star 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 Wales, how many officials in his Department who received the (a) exceeded, (b) met and (c) must improve performance mark under the Civil Service Employment Policy Performance Management System (i) had a disability, (ii) worked full-time and (iii) worked part-time in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
unstar this property uin 209640 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 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The breakdown requested for Wales Office staff’s performance marks is shown below. As some of the data relates to fewer than five staff, breaking the numbers down would risk the identification of individuals and so only percentages are provided. Data for part-time staff is withheld as it would lead to direct identification<strong>.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong> (a) </strong><strong>Exceeded </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> (b) </strong><strong>Met </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> (c) </strong><strong>Must improve </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Not declared</strong></p><p><strong> or not stated</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(i) Percentage of staff who declared themselves disabled</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(ii) Worked Full-time</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td><td><p>82%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T10:43:37.1606408Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T10:43:37.1606408Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
star 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 Wales, how many staff in his Department have been employed through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
unstar this property uin 222526 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The average number of staff employed through employment or recruitment agencies since 2010-11 is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T15:02:31.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T15:02:31.423Z
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns remove filter
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4061
star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this