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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 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 she has made of the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 4937 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>The independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people in employment on contracts that do not guarantee minimum hours (known as ‘zero hours’ contracts’). This data is available for the Oct-Dec quarter only for each year from 2010 to 2018 and is set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table: Level and rate of people aged 16 and over on zero-hours contracts October to December each year</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>UK, not seasonally adjusted</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in employment on a zero-hours contract</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Source: ONS Labour Force Survey</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>The estimates for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are considered precise</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ONS advise that the increased media coverage of zero-hours’ contracts arrangements in the latter half of 2013 may have affected the response to this question by raising awareness of this existing type of contractual arrangement. The ONS therefore advise not to compare pre- and post-2013 data.</p><p> </p><p>Data for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the English regions has been published every six months by ONS for since 2016. However, because the data is drawn from a survey, many of these sub-UK breakdowns are considered too unreliable for practical purposes. Regional data and guidance on its reliability can be found in tab 4 of table EMP17 published here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/emp17peopleinemploymentonzerohourscontracts/current" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/emp17peopleinemploymentonzerohourscontracts/current</a></p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T18:38:37.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T18:38:37.257Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1156210
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 Hours 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 she has made of the number of people that worked less than 15 hours a week in each (a) country and (b) region of the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 4936 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
answer text <p>The independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) uses the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the usual weekly hours of work for people. The table below sets out data ONS publishes on those working fewer than 6 hours, and between 6 and 15 hours. Breakdowns for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and regional breakdowns, are not provided because of small sample sizes. Estimates are based on the number of people who report the numbers of hours worked.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table: People working fewer than 6 hours, and 6 to 15 hours for April to June each year</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>fewer than 6 Hours</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>6 up to 15 hours</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>level (thousands)</p></td><td><p>% of total people in employment</p></td><td><p>level (thousands)</p></td><td><p>% of total people in employment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2010</p></td><td><p>417</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>2,011</p></td><td><p>7.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2011</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td><td><p>1,959</p></td><td><p>6.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2012</p></td><td><p>469</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td><td><p>2,034</p></td><td><p>7.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2013</p></td><td><p>445</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>2,033</p></td><td><p>7.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2014</p></td><td><p>463</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td><td><p>2,034</p></td><td><p>6.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2015</p></td><td><p>487</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td><td><p>1,899</p></td><td><p>6.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2016</p></td><td><p>474</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>2,058</p></td><td><p>6.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2017</p></td><td><p>424</p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td><td><p>2,048</p></td><td><p>6.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2018</p></td><td><p>426</p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td><td><p>2,043</p></td><td><p>6.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-Jun 2019</p></td><td><p>471</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>2,066</p></td><td><p>6.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Table HOUR02NSA, ONS, Labour Force Survey</p><p> </p><p>At UK level people in full-time work have made up over three quarters of the overall increase in employment since 2010.</p><p> </p><p />
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-01T12:53:53.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T12:53:53.573Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane 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
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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 remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN
284648 more like this
284656 more like this
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285302 more like this
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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
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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 remove filter
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
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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 remove filter
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
1156212
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 Universal Credit: Telephone Services 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 the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238679 on Universal Credit: Telephone Services, whether calls which are transferred to a different case manager or helpline advisor continue to be (a) recorded and (b) retrievable; and what steps she is taking to ensure that all calls on universal credit are recorded to maintain a complete record of a claimant's interactions with the Department. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Laura Pidcock more like this
uin 5096 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answer text <p>Service centre calls are recorded and retained for a period of 14 months; this includes inbound and outbound calls to and from UC telephony service centres and any transfers within the service centres.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-29T11:52:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T11:52:00.357Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4665
label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1151598
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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 Universal Credit: Fraud 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 have been assigned to the dedicated team investigating universal credit advance payment loan fraud. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 3564 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>We have 145 staff in the dedicated team. We also have a number of investigators who, as part of their caseload, will be investigating Universal Credit advances fraud cases, but are not part of the dedicated team.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to investigating cases, we are proactively addressing this issue with messaging on social media to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of safeguarding their identity, and by continuing to work with Social Media sites to shut down posts which promote this fraud. We have shut down 164 sites so far.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T14:34:29.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T14:34:29.707Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1143096
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 Universal Credit: EU Nationals 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 trends in the number of non-UK EU citizens being refused universal credit in the last six months. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 284491 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T13:20:42.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:20:42.39Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1143588
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 Universal Credit: Disqualification 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 comparative assessment she has made of the rate of sanctions in areas where universal credit (a) has been and (b) has not been rolled out. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 285261 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
answer text <p>No comparative assessment has been made between Universal Credit (UC) sanction rates and sanction rates for legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>There are differences between sanctions policy in UC and other benefits (such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)) which means that sanction rates across benefits are not directly comparable. For example, a JSA claimant would have their claim closed (rather than be sanctioned) if they failed to attend a meeting with their Work Coach, and did not make contact within five days. In UC, the same claimant would remain on the benefit and be referred for a sanction. If a sanction was applied, they would continue to receive the UC elements to which they remained entitled, such as those for housing or child costs. UC is designed to provide continuous support to claimants, ensuring that all payment does not cease while we investigate the reasons for loss of contact with a claimant.</p><p /><p>The Department publishes sanction rates quarterly for UC, JSA and Employment &amp; Support Allowance, the latest statistics can be found at the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-april-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-april-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>The roll out of Universal Credit is now complete and is available in every Jobcentre across the country. By 2023, all existing legacy claimants will be moved to Universal Credit.</p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-06T13:00:24.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:00:24.21Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1151486
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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 Universal Credit: Disqualification 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 the Government response to the Work and Pensions Committee’s Nineteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Benefit sanctions. HC1949, when her Department plans to publish its evaluation on whether the sanctions regime within universal credit is effective at supporting claimants to search for work; and what the reason is for the time taken to publish that evaluation. more like this
tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
tabling member printed
Neil Gray more like this
uin 3707 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
answer text <p>The Department will look to publish its evaluation by the end of 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-30T17:26:12.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:26:12.833Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4365
label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this