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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disability: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Trades Union Congress's report entitled TUC calls on Government to make employers report their disability pay gap, what steps her Department has taken to address the disability pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290746 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The government published the voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental ill health and wellbeing in November 2018.This is aimed at large employers (over 250 employees) and it is recommended that they publically report on the pay and progression of disabled people at regular intervals. It can also be used to support smaller employers who are keen to drive greater transparency in their organisation or industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:59:58.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:59:58.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Disability 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 disability employment gap is in her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290745 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The disability employment gap is the measure of the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and the employment rate of non-disabled people. It is not therefore something which can be measured at the level of a single organisation. The current disability employment gap in the UK is 28.9 percentage points.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:22:32.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:22:32.267Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145600
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking taken to encourage the retention of disabled people working in her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290362 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>DWP is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people, and supporting them to achieve their full potential.</p><p>To support this commitment and retain our disabled colleagues we have implemented a number of actions which include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Increasing Line Manager capabilities and confidence to embed inclusive leadership throughout DWP. For example, we have introduced a mandatory Senior Civil Servant Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Wellbeing objective; embedded disability confidence in our Leadership Essential Learning products.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Implementation of an ‘I Can Be Me in DWP’ campaign designed to empower all DWP staff to engage in conversations within their teams and encourage them to do things differently.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Streamlining and improving information on our intranet guidance pages relating to Workplace Adjustments and provision of bespoke Occupational Health advice.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Continue to improve our workplace adjustment passport including changes to the current funding methods for adjustments to simplify the process and remove potential barriers.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Increased Mental Health and employee network support via the training of a network of 1,243 Mental Health First Aider with the aim of further increasing this to 1600 by March 2020.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Provision of mentoring and coaching opportunities and access to cross-government development programmes for talented civil servants in under-represented groups with the desire and potential to progress their careers.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T16:10:31.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T16:10:31.353Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Disability 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 she has taken to increase the number of disabled people employed by her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290363 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people, and supporting them to achieve their full potential.</p><p>To support this commitment and increase the number of disabled colleagues we employ we have implemented a number of actions which include:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>encouraging individuals to voluntarily share their personal diversity information so that we have a hold of our workforce representation;</p><p> </p></li><li><p>developing our attraction strategy to better promote the diversity of our workforce and our commitment to inclusion and equality of opportunity for all;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>a review of our recruitment process and adopting the new Civil Service Success Profile recruitment method, moving towards a more strengths based rather than competency focussed recruitment approach;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>continued application of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme to ensure that all disabled candidates who meet the minimum sift requirements are offered an interview, and provision of reasonable adjustment support throughout the whole application process;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>introduction of diverse interview panel representation;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Implementation of a Senior Civil Servant new entrant disabled on-flow target of 12% by 2025, as of March 2019 we are achieving 11.3% (please note that these figures are not currently published)</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T13:26:44.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:26:44.477Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to address the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290359 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>Government set out a ten year change programme, to improve disability employment, in the Command Paper “Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability” (2017). This describes actions across welfare, workplace and health settings.</p><p>Recent steps taken include:</p><ul><li>holding a consultation on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to stay in and thrive in work;</li><li>supporting disabled people into work through initiatives like the Work and Health Programme and Personal Support Package, and introducing the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme, which will be in place by the end of 2019;</li><li>from April 2019, we introduced an enhanced Disability Employment Adviser and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role, in total more than 800 individuals supporting Jobcentre colleagues to provide high quality services to disabled people and those with health conditions;</li><li>using an Innovation Fund funded by DWP, DHSC, and NHS England to test initiatives to support disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, and remain in, work;</li><li>introducing, in November 2018, a voluntary reporting framework to support employers to record and voluntarily report information on disability and mental health in the workplace;</li><li>providing support for nearly 34,000 disabled workers last year through the Access to Work scheme; and</li><li>engaging with employers through the Disability Confident scheme.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:57:37.6Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145598
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Disability 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 estimate she has made of the number of disabled people leaving work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290360 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:47:55.947Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1137857
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Mesothelioma: Death more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths caused by mesothelioma in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 275215 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain occurring in each of the last three years for which data are available is provided in the following table:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of mesothelioma deaths*</p></td><td><p>2547</p></td><td><p>2606</p></td><td><p>2523</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Figures for 2018 are not yet available due to the length of time taken for some mesothelioma deaths occurring in a given year to be registered.</p><p> </p><p><em>*A</em><em>ll deaths where the death certificate mentioned mesothelioma within the description of the cause of death. </em></p><p><em> </em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T09:41:34.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T09:41:34.573Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145596
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Disability 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 she has made of the Government's progress on achieving employment for one million more disabled people by 2027. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290358 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the Government set out its commitment to see 1 million more disabled people in employment by 2027. In the first two years of the commitment (between Q1 2017 and Q1 2019), the number of disabled people in employment increased by 404,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T13:40:10.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Resignations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working age people employed in her Department have left work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290361 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>When leaving the department, people are asked on a voluntary basis to complete a questionnaire stating the reason we are therefore unable to give complete figures. The table below shows numbers of ill health retirements over the period requested.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Ill Health Retirements</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>year ending</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No of People</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-16</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-17</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-18</p></td><td><p>126</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T16:42:38.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T16:42:38.047Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter
1145602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Disability 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 organisations have participated in her Department's voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace since November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290364 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The voluntary reporting framework was developed by the Government in partnership with employers and expert partners to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. There is no requirement for them to notify the Government of this information and no figures on participation are held. The approach recognises that transparency can be an effective leaver in creating a more equal society both for employees within organisations and for external audiences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:25:59.017Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner remove filter