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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse 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 is taking to publicise the jobseeker's allowance Domestic Violence Easement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223652 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the Domestic Violence easement was introduced we have worked with stakeholders and DWP staff to raise awareness of it. Information on the Domestic Violence easement is available on Gov.uk and we have worked with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware and understand how the easement works. We also issued a poster to stakeholders which explains the easement and can be printed and distributed to anyone who wishes to know more about it.</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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less than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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 his policy is on the interest and repayment requirements for loans under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme; in what circumstances such loans will be payable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 6690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government will set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson 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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Aiding and abetting 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 Justice, what plans he has to review and clarify the law on joint enterprise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 9145 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
unstar this property answer text <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Department has been considering the Justice Select Committee’s recommendation that the law in this area should be reviewed. The Department will respond formally to the Committee in due course.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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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less than 2015-09-11T12:45:52.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:45:52.65Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Sunday Trading 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what research his Department has commissioned or undertaken to assess the potential effect on small businesses of proposed changes to Sunday trading laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 13098 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
unstar this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>We have consulted on our proposals to devolve the power to extend Sunday trading hours to local areas, to which we received a large number of responses from a wide range of stakeholders. We will be publishing the Government’s response shortly. In the consultation, we said we considered that devolving this power would enable local areas to determine the Sunday trading hours that better reflect the need of local people, providing greater choice over when and where they shop. People may choose small retailers, as for example, they offer a diverse range of products and services from convenient locations. This is perhaps why the convenience sector last year saw the opening of two new stores a day and growth in turnover of 5%.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T14:19:39.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T14:19:39.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
421992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Crossrail Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the case for and feasibility of an additional station on Crossrail at London City Airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 12201 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
unstar this property answer text <br /><p>No formal assessment of the case for an additional Crossrail station at London City Airport has been undertaken by the Department.</p><br /><p>Any proposal to add a further station to Crossrail would require a strong business case, and remains unfunded.</p><br /> 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 2015-10-21T15:10:39.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T15:10:39.35Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Electronic Government 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 assessment he has made of the long-term sustainability of his plans for a digital service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 222822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has already successfully delivered some of the most used digital services in Government, including Jobseekers’ Allowance online, Universal Jobmatch and (on behalf of wider Government) the Government Gateway.</p><p> </p><p>Evaluation from the development and maintenance of these services is a core part of the Department’s approach as it continues to build new digital services and improve existing ones in line with Government Digital Service methodology. This places strong emphasis on feedback, evaluation and improvement to build sustainable systems, and the results of service assessments are published on <a href="https://gdsdata.blog.gov.uk/" target="_blank">gdsdata.blog.gov.uk</a></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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less than 2015-02-04T17:02:37.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T17:02:37.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
star this property tabling member
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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 2014-07-04more like thismore than 2014-07-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Work Programme 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 he is taking to improve the performance of the Work Programme for people over 50 years of age; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 204109 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Work Programme is continuing to offer tailored support to people over 50 and providers are continuing to design support based on each individual need.</p><p>Work programme performance has been improving. Providers are improving their own performance, in part driven by the Department's performance management regime.</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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less than 2014-07-09T13:43:02.2588598Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T13:43:02.2588598Z
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4084
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
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Carers 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, how many and what proportion of people in receipt of carers allowance do not live with the person they are caring for. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 6689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T10:48:16.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:48:16.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson 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 2014-09-05more 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
unstar 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 remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 208415 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
unstar 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment 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 recent assessment he has made of the comparative employment outcomes of people in receipt of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 201892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>720,000 more people are now being supported to prepare or look for work as a result of the Incapacity Benefit reassessment process.</p><p>The structure of Employment and Support Allowance provides much more support than the Incapacity Benefit regime to those who it is reasonable to expect to take steps to return to work.</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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less than 2014-06-26T14:39:56.1180613Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T14:39:56.1180613Z
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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