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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Zero-hours Contracts: West Midlands more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the West Midlands on zero-hour contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 263688 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>Data from the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that in 2018 75,000 people in the West Midlands are employed on zero hours’ contracts – representing just 2.7% of people employed in the West Midlands.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK in 2018 the ONS estimate that 844,000 people were employed on zero hours’ contracts – 2.6% of all people employed.</p><p> </p><p>A record number of people (32.7 million) in the UK are employed. Since 2010 nearly 80% of the growth in employment has been in full-time work and over 75% has come from permanent employment’. Average wages have grown faster than inflation for 15 consecutive months.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1007135
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 191422 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
85857
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1133325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Young People: Gender more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Youth Voice Census Report 2019, published in June 2018, what assessment she has made of the effect of gender on a young person's level of engagement with school and employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 266814 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>No assessment has been made of gender on a young person’s level of engagement with school and employment.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is committed to providing targeted support for all young people so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has raised the participation age to ensure that all young people are supported to continue their education until at least age 18, and invested nearly £7 billion during academic year 2018/19, to ensure there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19-year old.</p><p> </p><p>Local Authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to identify and track the participation of 16 and 17 year olds, supporting those who are not participating to do so and making sure that there is sufficient, suitable education and training provision to meet their needs. The September Guarantee places a further duty on LAs to ensure that all year 11 pupils (and year 12 pupils on one year courses) receive an offer of a place in education/training for the following September. It aims to ensure that all young people, regardless of what they achieved in school, understand that there are opportunities that will help them to progress, and to ensure that they get the advice and support they need to find a suitable place.</p><p> </p><p>The latest data for the end of 2017 (provisional) shows that 86.8% of 16-18-year-old females are in Education and Training, compared to 85.1% of males. Source is the ‘Participation in education, training and employment: 2017’ published statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In January to March 2019 the number of young people aged 16-24 who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK was at a near record low (764,000) – down 364,000 since 2010. As part of this the number of women aged 16-24 who were NEET was at a near record low (383,000) – down 238,000 since 2010. The number of men aged 16-24 who were NEET was also near a record low – at 381,000 – down 126,000 since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the independent ONS, show that in February-April 2019 UK employment rate is at a joint record high of 76.1% - and as part of this the female employment rate is at a record high (72.0%). The male employment rate was 80.3% - up 5.3% points since 2010.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1005733
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the UK will submit its next report on the International Labour Organization Convention 182; and whether that report will be published. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 190524 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK last submitted a report on ILO Convention 182 in 2016. As the reporting for the ILO’s fundamental Conventions is on a three-year cycle, we expect to submit our next report next year (2019). The UK’s reports to the ILO are not published. However, they are reflected in the response of the ILO’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, as part of its annual report.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1092680
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with representatives from the voluntary and charitable sector on the financial effect of the collapse of Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 235316 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>I have not had any discussions with or representations from supply chain partners to date although I am aware that some supply chain partners have contacted the Department.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T15:51:07.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:51:07.477Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1092681
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much is owed to sub-contractors providing Health and Work Programme services as a result of the collapse of Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 235317 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Whilst the Department is aware, through an early list of creditors provided by the administrator, that a number of organisations are owed money by Working Links Employment Ltd (in administration), the Department is not aware of how much is owed to sub-contractors providing Health and Work Programme services.</p><p>The contact details for the Administrator are Turpin Barker Armstrong (based in Sutton, Surrey).</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:09:50.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:09:50.927Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1092682
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the process of awarding of the Health and Work Programme contract to Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 235318 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
answer text <p>The Department has taken the question to be in relation to the Work and Health Programme provision, let in 2017, as there is no health and work programme contract. Working Links do not deliver Work and Health Programme directly for the Department, this is delivered by 5 providers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-29T12:05:22.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:05:22.05Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1092684
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what due diligence her Department undertook in advance of Fedcap Employment taking over contracts held by Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 235320 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
answer text <p>The Department’s commercial Employment Category team has a standard due diligence process that applies where there is a potential change of control associated with contracts. This was undertaken on Fedcap Employment Ltd and other companies above it in its group structure.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-29T11:37:46.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T11:37:46.387Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1092685
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's contract with Fedcap Employment included provisions to pay money owed to Working Link (Employment) Ltd sub-contractors for services provided on behalf of her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 235321 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
answer text <p>Fedcap Employment Ltd took over a range of contracts from Working Links Ltd (in administration) Monies arising from that point and payable under contracts are payable to Fedcap Employment Ltd. Monies due prior to that point are contractually due to Working Links Ltd (in administration) and a matter for the administrator.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-29T11:24:38.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T11:24:38.973Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1105543
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Links more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 Match 2019 to Question 235316 on Working Links, if he will meet with supply chain partners in Easington constituency effected by the collapse of Working Links (Employment) Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 237676 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>Supply chain partners effected are encouraged to engage with commercial officials to help identify lessons learnt to feed into our future employment contracting strategy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T16:24:40.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:24:40.047Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this