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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.197 of the Autumn Statement 2013, what the expected cost to the public purse will be of the basic skills pilot; how many people will benefit from that pilot; what its start and end dates will be; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The 18-21 Skills for Work pilots will be funded from within the Department's budget settlement as agreed at Autumn Statement 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Under the pilot, young people making a claim to JSA between the ages of 18 and 21 years will be screened for English and Maths below level 2. Those identified as having a skill need will be referred on a mandatory basis to Maths or English training.</p><p> </p><p>It is projected 10,000 JSA claimants will be referred to learning. The pilot will start in late Autumn 2014 and last up to nine months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
48060
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has invoked penalty clauses for unacceptable performance standards of (a) Capita or (b) other private sector companies administering personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 196018 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department has applied performance measures against both of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment Providers and has recovered Service Credits (Financial remedies) in accordance with their contracts.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Specific application of service credits for Capita and Atos Healthcare is commercially sensitive information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
48898
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support people with the rising cost of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral. In 2012/13, over 35,000 awards were made worth £42.7 million, with an average award of £1,225.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, any arrears of benefit which were due to the deceased at date of death are disregarded. This means that such arrears are no longer deducted from the funeral payment award.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued to jobcentres on how claimant commitments should take into account the caring responsibilities of single parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>All Advisers have access to comprehensive and clear procedures, guidance and extensive learning which equips them to agree a Claimant Commitment, taking account of each claimant's individual circumstances, including the caring responsibilities of single parents.</p><p> </p><p>As with other claimants, lone parents are still expected to be Available and Actively Seeking Employment. However, there are restrictions that can be applied to the requirements of this group, in order to take into account their caring responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
48890
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the average change in the number of days people will spend claiming benefits as a result of the help-to-work scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>We have a strong evidence base which shows that Help to Work has a positive impact in terms of reducing the number of days claimants spend on benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Over almost two years, claimants who took part in a trailblazer for Community Work Placement (CWP) and Mandatory Intervention Regime (MIR) spent on average 21 (CWP) and 26 (MIR) fewer days on benefits than an equivalent group of JSA claimants.</p><p> </p><p>They also spent more time in work than the control group: 9 days for CWP and 11 days for MIR participants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
48897
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of jobseeker's allowance claimants who did not have basic English, mathematics or IT skills in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The department does not publish information on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance who lack basic skills in English, Mathematics and IT.</p><p> </p><p>Where a claimant's lack of skills is a barrier to them finding work, Work Coaches will make a referral either for an in-depth skills assessment with a training provider or direct to the most appropriate training.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 below shows the highest level of learning undertaken by JSA benefit claimants in the first half of the 2012/13 academic year (August 2012 to January 2013) for claimants studying at Level 2 or below.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are estimated based on learning data held by BIS taken from the Individualised Learner Records (LIR) dataset matched to benefits administrative data held by the DWP. Claimants studying English and Maths have been grouped together, while claimants studying ICT are part of the ‘Other' category.</p><p> </p><p>DWP does not currently have equivalent data for the academic years prior to 2012/13. However a back series of statistics on claimants who studied Maths, English and ESOL aims, from 2009/10 to 2011/12, will be published in the 2012/13 final Further Education for Benefit Claimants official statistics in summer 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Highest Level of Learning by Benefit Type, 2012/13 Year to Date (Benefit Claimants), Level 2 or below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Level</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (WRAG)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of claimants</p></td><td><p>Percentage of total claimants</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - Other</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>22.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>10,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - ESOL</p></td><td><p>14,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - Other</p></td><td><p>75,800</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>34.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - ESOL</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - Other</p></td><td><p>13,300</p></td><td rowspan="4"><p>26.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - ESOL</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FL2</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source information:</strong></p><p>The latest Further Education for Benefit Claimants official statistics publication, published in December 2013, can be found at the link below: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-for-benefit-claimants-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-for-benefit-claimants-december-2013</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196861 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
48893
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many short-term benefit advances were made between April 2013 and March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 196821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The total number of Short Term Benefit Advances made between April 2013 and March 2014 was 78,021.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
48886
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for the personal independence payment in (a) Edinburgh East constituency and (b) Scotland since June 2013; how many have been awarded the payment in each case; how many have requested that a refusal of the payment be reconsidered; how many have been awarded the payment following a request for reconsideration; how many have appealed against a refusal of the payment; and how many have been awarded the payment following an appeal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave to the hon Member for <strong>Liverpool</strong><strong>, </strong><strong>West Derby</strong><strong> and the hon Member for Airdrie and Shotts</strong><strong>,</strong> official report, 5 March, column 850W.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
48896
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants were supported by Jobcentre Plus to obtain basic English, mathematics or IT skills in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The department does not publish information on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance who lack basic skills in English, Mathematics and IT.</p><p> </p><p>Where a claimant's lack of skills is a barrier to them finding work, Work Coaches will make a referral either for an in-depth skills assessment with a training provider or direct to the most appropriate training.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 below shows the highest level of learning undertaken by JSA benefit claimants in the first half of the 2012/13 academic year (August 2012 to January 2013) for claimants studying at Level 2 or below.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are estimated based on learning data held by BIS taken from the Individualised Learner Records (LIR) dataset matched to benefits administrative data held by the DWP. Claimants studying English and Maths have been grouped together, while claimants studying ICT are part of the ‘Other' category.</p><p> </p><p>DWP does not currently have equivalent data for the academic years prior to 2012/13. However a back series of statistics on claimants who studied Maths, English and ESOL aims, from 2009/10 to 2011/12, will be published in the 2012/13 final Further Education for Benefit Claimants official statistics in summer 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Highest Level of Learning by Benefit Type, 2012/13 Year to Date (Benefit Claimants), Level 2 or below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Level</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (WRAG)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of claimants</p></td><td><p>Percentage of total claimants</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - Other</p></td><td><p>28,000</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>22.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>10,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Entry - ESOL</p></td><td><p>14,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - Other</p></td><td><p>75,800</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>34.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 1 - ESOL</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - Other</p></td><td><p>13,300</p></td><td rowspan="4"><p>26.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - English and Maths</p></td><td><p>3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Level 2 - ESOL</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FL2</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source information:</strong></p><p>The latest Further Education for Benefit Claimants official statistics publication, published in December 2013, can be found at the link below: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-for-benefit-claimants-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-for-benefit-claimants-december-2013</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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48895
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have been made subject to a benefit sanction since 26 June 2013 because they have not been prepared to learn English. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this