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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 Written Questions 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 Work and Pensions, what proportion of named day written questions were answered by his Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208435 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>In the 2014-15 session, as at the end of August 2014, the department had answered 89% of named day questions on the named day</p><p> </p><p>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </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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less than 2014-09-10T12:19:46.9165873Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
90886
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 Jobcentre Plus: Staff 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 Work and Pensions, what the median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff was 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
star this property uin 208415 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff in 2009/10 and 2010/11 is recorded in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>11 years, 8 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 1 month</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus was re-structured and absorbed into a revised Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Operations structure in October 2011. Since that point, it has no longer existed as a separate organisation. This means the information beyond September 2011 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For completeness, I have included the median length of service of all Department for Work and Pensions staff for the past 5 years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>12 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>18 years, 1 month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>17 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>18 years, 7 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Length of service is measured as length of service within the Civil Service rather than the Department. The Department’s personnel systems record when an employee joined the Civil Service rather than an individual department or agency.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the median length of service between 2009/10 to 2011/12 is consistent with the ending of a significant number of temporary contracts in this period. The removal of their low duration of service caused an increase in the median length of service for the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in median length of service between 2011/12 to 2012/13 was caused by the incorporation of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission in August 2012 - who had a lower median length of service than the rest of the Department.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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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 Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what the latest performance rating assigned to universal credit by the Major Projects Authority is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 207970 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In June 2014, the CEO of the Major Projects Authority (MPA) reported to Public Accounts Committee that the Universal Credit Programme was stable and on track.</p><p> </p><p>Going forward, the MPA Authority reports will give a delivery confidence assessment. The next assessment is due in November 2014,</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:51:50.4128285Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:51:50.4128285Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on personal independence payment, what progress he has made since that Answer on ensuring that no applicant for personal independence payment waits more than 16 weeks for an assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 207994 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have been working with the providers to agree PIP performance improvement plans with the aim of speeding up all parts of the process and eliminating backlogs. These improvements are having an effect and we are making good progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:29:43.9780764Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:29:43.9780764Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the personal independence payment application process is accessible to deafblind people who are unable to make a claim over the telephone or complete paper forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 207966 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The claim process for Personal Independence Payment has been developed involving claimants and people who support disabled people:</p><ul><li>·We have met with organisations which represent individuals with sensory impairments on several occasions, including Sense and Deafblind Scotland.</li></ul><ul><li>The Implementation Stakeholder Forum was consulted during the development of the process.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The initial claim will be taken over the telephone. If required someone else can call on the claimant’s behalf to help them make the call. The claimant needs to be present when the call is made.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that for some individuals with sensory impairments, attending a consultation at an unfamiliar location could create an element of anxiety. We have made it very clear that when attending a face-to-face consultation individuals will be able to bring with them a relation, friend or possibly a professional who supports them, in order to support them or help them manage any anxiety they may feel. In some cases we will also carry out consultations in the individual’s home.</p><p> </p><p>Claim forms, the initial contact, paper guidance and general information is available in a range of formats including large print, braille, audio and British Sign Language. Additionally if a specialist interpreter is required we would seek to provide one.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:37:19.5009713Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:37:19.5009713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving Offences more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that foreign drivers are subject to the same penalties as British drivers upon failure to produce relevant CPC documentation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 207991 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All professional drivers of lorries, buses and coaches from EU member states are required to produce the relevant CPC documentation when requested by enforcement officers. I can confirm that non-UK drivers from EU member states are subject to the same penalties as their British counterparts should they fail to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:46:56.593589Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:46:56.593589Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this
90791
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Signs and Markings 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 Transport, with reference to the Answer of 6 March 2014, Official Report, column 942W, on road signs and markings, when he expects to publish his Department's review of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 208326 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Transport expects to bring the successor to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (as amended) into force in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:51:54.1616188Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:51:54.1616188Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
90788
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pedestrian Crossings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the Transport Research Laboratory review of pedestrian walking speeds and time needed to cross the road; and whether he plans to update the current guidance on pedestrian crossings in response. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 208314 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department notes the recommendation that the relevant guidance on this subject should be updated.</p><p> </p><p>The Department expects to bring the successor to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, which will include all pedestrian crossing types, into force in 2015 and once that is complete will consider the need to update existing guidance.</p><p> </p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:49:06.9719722Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:49:06.9719722Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
90773
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Pay 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 Scotland, what the (a) highest and (b) lowest full-time equivalent salary paid by his Department was in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 208291 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Scotland Office does not employ staff directly. All staff join on a secondment type basis from other Government bodies, principally the Scottish Government and Ministry of Justice, which remain the employers. As such there are variations in pay costs within the administration grades. The information requested is shown below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(i) 2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(ii) 2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(iii) 2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(iv) 2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) highest</strong></p></td><td><p>84,102.96</p></td><td><p>84,102.96</p></td><td><p>£119,657.04</p></td><td><p>£119,657.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) lowest</strong></p></td><td><p>17,496.96</p></td><td><p>17,882.04</p></td><td><p>£18,301.16</p></td><td><p>£18,000.61</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><br>(v) 2014-15</strong></p><p>Not all bodies have set their pay levels for 2014-15 so full-time equivalent salary information cannot be provided.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T14:46:12.283552Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T14:46:12.283552Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
90774
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to reduce energy costs in his Department; 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
star this property uin 208347 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Scotland Office keeps all costs under rigorous review. The Office has taken a number of steps to reduce energy costs including (a) ensuring central heating is switched off whenever possible, (b) conducting campaigns to raise awareness in staff of the need to reduce energy costs, and (c) when routine repairs and maintenance are being undertaken using the opportunities to modify existing equipment or install more energy efficient ones, and to reduce heat loss.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T14:48:10.916512Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T14:48:10.916512Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this