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registered interest true remove filter
date less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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
1010366
registered interest true remove filter
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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 Universal Credit: Self-employed 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 steps she is taking to ensure that the calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 192922 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1015533
registered interest true remove filter
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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 Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome 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 many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 196298 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1029335
registered interest true remove filter
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Staff 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 many staff were employed in her Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204533 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>The Department collects and publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department’s headcount is collected and reported as at the last day of each month. On 30 June 2016 the Department’s headcount was 84,226 and on 30 November 2018 it was 82,827.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T15:55:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:55:02.597Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1029346
registered interest true remove filter
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Staff 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 Wales, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204544 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (OSSW) is not an employer in its own right and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) provide employment services on our behalf. The number of Civil Servants working for OSSW on the requested dates is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of staff</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>a) 20 December 2018</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>b) 23 June 2016</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T13:18:00.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T13:18:00.857Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1029349
registered interest true remove filter
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Treasury: Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204547 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>Please see below the paid full time equivalent staff, using ONS definitions for the end of June 2016 and the end November 2018. This is the latest data available for each month.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>30th June 2016</p></td><td><p>30th November 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Full-Time Equivalent</p></td><td><p>1223.1</p></td><td><p>1446.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T10:44:58.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T10:44:58.837Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1024725
registered interest true remove filter
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Sheffield City Region 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming rise in rail fares will deliver tangible benefits to the rail passengers of the Sheffield City Region. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 202098 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>The Government recognise that the cost of travelling for rail passengers can seem high – this is why since 2014 we have taken action and capped the regulated rail fares in line with RPI inflation. Train fare revenue is crucial to funding day-to-day railway operations and delivering the investment and massive upgrade programme currently underway, all of which passengers demand and expect. 98p of every £1 in passenger revenue is reinvested in the network to improve passenger’s services.</p><p> </p><p>Tangible benefits to the Sheffield City Region on both the Northern and TPE franchises will become apparent to passengers during 2019 with new trains being introduced, delivering additional services and increased capacity for commuters.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits planned by East Midlands trains are, for long-distance journeys, it will reduce journey times between Sheffield and London by up to 20 minutes in the peak.</p><p> </p><p>There will be a brand new fleet of bi-mode trains serving Sheffield from 2022, with more seats. The first train will enter passenger service by April 2022.</p>
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T11:52:25.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:52:25.193Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1024727
registered interest true remove filter
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Sheffield City region 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 Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail (a) capacity and (b) services in Sheffield City Region. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 202099 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>During 2019 Northern will introduce new trains to provide increased capacity, modern interiors and wi-fi. New high quality trains will operate Northern Connect inter-regional express services. Routes include Sheffield to Leeds, Nottingham, Lincoln and Hull. The Pacer trains will be withdrawn during 2019. By 2020 all trains in the Northern fleet will be new or refurbished to “as new” standard.</p><p> </p><p>Between December 2017 and December 2019, TransPennine Express will introduce hundreds of additional seats on peak weekday trains serving Sheffield facilitated by the introduction of three new train fleets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T09:02:16.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T09:02:16.293Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1029339
registered interest true remove filter
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Department for Transport: Staff 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 Transport, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204537 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>In response to your request, the number of staff employed by the Department and its agencies (DfT Central Department, the Driver Vehicle &amp; Licensing Agency, the Driver &amp; Vehicle Services Agency, the Maritime &amp; Coastguard Agency and the Vehicle Certification Agency) on the respective dates are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>30th June 2016</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>30th November 2018</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Headcount</p></td><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>Headcount</p></td><td><p>FTE</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DfTc</p></td><td><p>2084</p></td><td><p>2021.8</p></td><td><p>2674</p></td><td><p>2598.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DVLA</p></td><td><p>6244</p></td><td><p>5548.2</p></td><td><p>6068</p></td><td><p>5346.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DVSA</p></td><td><p>4527</p></td><td><p>4273.2</p></td><td><p>4827</p></td><td><p>4559.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MCA</p></td><td><p>1015</p></td><td><p>963.8</p></td><td><p>1143</p></td><td><p>1095.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VCA</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>145.9</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>170.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>14025</p></td><td><p>12952.9</p></td><td><p>14892</p></td><td><p>13770.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Please note, the figures represented have been taken from end of month reports and as there is currently no report available for December 2018. The figures used are at 30<sup>th</sup> November 2018. The figures represent pay staff and do not include contractors and other non-pay employees.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-14T12:27:02.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T12:27:02.2Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1029342
registered interest true remove filter
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Scotland Office: Staff 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 Scotland, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204540 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of Scotland does not hold staffing information at mid-point monthly dates; information is recorded at month end only.</p><p>On 30 June 2016, there were 67.0 FTE staff in post, and on 31 December 2018 there were 74.4 FTE staff in post.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T10:43:35.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T10:43:35.387Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this