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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 remove filter
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
answer
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
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 remove filter
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
1128386
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
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 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective to create a more competitive, agile, diverse and innovative supply base in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 257592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>DWP commercial policy is to advertise opportunities early and to engage with all appropriate sectors of the market, through pre-procurement market engagement events, to encourage wide participation and create the best competitive environment.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T13:58:17.067Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
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 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective on strengthening commercial management of key suppliers, managing performance, relationships and risks in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 257593 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>DWP is currently implementing two change programmes – the Contract Management Capability Programme and Strategic Supplier Relationship Management - to support further improvements in commercial and contract management capability across the department.</p><p>DWP continues to use the Merlin service to provide assurance of suppliers and supply chains in the Employment and Health Categories.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
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 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, on Working Links, for what reasons Working Links Ministry of Justice Permitted Subcontractors are receiving payments and protections but Working Links Permitted Subcontractors for her Department are not. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 259183 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>The Department refers to the responses to 2 previous PQs (254799 and 257591) which addressed this question on 17<sup>th</sup> May and 28<sup>th</sup> May respectively. This answer confirms those responses.</p><p> </p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced on 16<sup>th</sup> May 2019.</p><p>There is no defined term within DWP contracts for Permitted Subcontractors.</p><p> </p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has met all of its obligations in regard to the contracts, including payments, leading up to and as a consequence of the administration.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T16:46:42.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:46:42.813Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1143077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
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 officials of her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the correspondence entitled Working Links: Ministerial direction confirmation letter from the Secretary of State for Justice, published on 8 May 2019; and if she will introduce similar financial protections for permitted subcontractors as set out in that correspondence to her Department’s Working Links subcontractors. more like this
tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Mearns more like this
uin 284751 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>DWP Commercial have had discussions with MOJ colleagues to clarify the MOJ Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019.</p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced on 16 May 2019.</p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T13:31:53.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:31:53.467Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4000
label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this
1147070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Working Age Benefits 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 assessment she has made of the effect of the working age benefit freeze on the household incomes of people with (a) disabilities and (b) long term health conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Heidi Allen more like this
uin 292319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015, this is available in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>This benefit freeze excluded Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, the Support Group component of Employment and Support Allowance (for those not expected to look for work), disability premia in working-age benefits and the disabled elements of tax credits. This provides protection for those facing the additional cost of disability and long term health conditions.</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 2019-10-07T11:34:07.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:34:07.063Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4516
label Biography information for Heidi Allen more like this
1143614
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work and Health Programme 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 Table 13 on ring-fenced funding on page 21 of the DWP Main Estimate 2019-20 Select Committee Memorandum, if she will publish a regional breakdown of budgeted expenditure in 2018-19 under the Work and Health programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Greenwood more like this
uin 285303 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>Estimates are published by HMT. DWP has no plans to publish an additional breakdown of the Main Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>There is some additional data, detailed below, already available in the public domain that may assist.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP Annual Report and Accounts for 2018-19 <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812722/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-2019.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812722/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-2019.pdf</a> provide a description of each DEL Estimate line on page 146 and pages 156 -159 detail more information around our 2019-20 funding although not specifically by each line in the Main Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, within the published Main Estimate Section D, Executive Arm’s Length Bodies (Net), is broken down in Part III Note E (page 156 of the published Main Estimate). Note E therefore provides a further break down of row D of the Resource DEL table and the Capital DEL table.</p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN
284648 more like this
284656 more like this
284662 more like this
284664 more like this
284665 more like this
284666 more like this
284667 more like this
284668 more like this
284669 more like this
284670 more like this
285048 more like this
285050 more like this
285052 more like this
285058 more like this
285072 more like this
285075 more like this
285077 more like this
285079 more like this
285083 more like this
285300 more like this
285301 more like this
285302 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T12:42:40.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T12:42:40.843Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4400
label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1149528
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work and Health Programme 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 funding her Department allocated to the Work and Health programme in the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Greenwood more like this
uin 634 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions spent £46m on the Work and Health Programme in the financial year 2018/19, which is the latest full year for which spend is available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T12:17:08.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:17:08.133Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4400
label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1149526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work Programme 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 funding her Department allocated to the Work Programme in the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Greenwood more like this
uin 632 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions spent £62.6m on the Work Programme in the financial year 2018/19, which is the latest full year for which spend is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T12:00:14.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:00:14.683Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4400
label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this