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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued on the requirement to have £16,000 or less in savings for eligibility for income-based jobseeker's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>For Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), guidance on the requirement to have £16000 or less in capital and savings is in the JSA procedural guidance. Corresponding guidance for Decision Makers is in the Decision Makers Guide, chapter 29.</p><p> </p><p>Public facing communications are available via the:</p><p>· Government website <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>;</p><p>· information leaflet INF4: changes you must tell us about; and </p><p>· Jobseeker's Allowance: help while you look for work leaflet.</p><p> </p><p>There has always been a level above which income-based JSA was not payable if savings were held since 1996.</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 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, whether the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has received any allegations of child abuse in independent schools that occurred before the establishment of the NCTL; and what powers the NCTL has to follow up any such allegations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 192695 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave on 3 March 2014 to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East, Official Report cols 676-7W. 16 of the cases referred to relate to incidents that are alleged to have occurred prior to the establishment of National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).</p><p>The Teachers' Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012 provide NCTL with the power to regulate teachers including those in independent schools. These regulations provide for any referral to be investigated regardless of the date of the alleged incident.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria are for self-employed people to be eligible for contributions-based jobseekers' allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 192697 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Guidance is provided in the Decision Makers Guide. Please see link to <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/251790/dmg-vol4-ch20.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 20</a> for the basic conditions of entitlement (20003) and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278886/dmgch21.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 21</a> for the contribution-based conditions (21051 onwards).</p><p> </p><p>With limited exceptions, only Class 1 (employed) contributions count towards Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). This means that self-employed people who make class 2 (self-employed) contributions do not normally qualify for JSA. The exceptions are Share Fishermen, and Volunteer Development Workers employed abroad. People in these categories pay a special class 2 National Insurance Contribution at a higher rate, which enables them to qualify for contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 192696 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues on (a) the amount of class 1 National Insurance contributions an individual must have made and (b) for how long such contributions must be paid in order to be eligible for contribution-based jobseekers' allowance; and how his Department makes such guidance available to the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 192696 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Guidance is provided in the Decision Makers Guide. Please see link to <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/251790/dmg-vol4-ch20.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 20</a> for the basic conditions of entitlement (20003) and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278886/dmgch21.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 21</a> for the contribution-based conditions (21051 onwards).</p><p> </p><p>With limited exceptions, only Class 1 (employed) contributions count towards Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). This means that self-employed people who make class 2 (self-employed) contributions do not normally qualify for JSA. The exceptions are Share Fishermen, and Volunteer Development Workers employed abroad. People in these categories pay a special class 2 National Insurance Contribution at a higher rate, which enables them to qualify for contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 192697 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, what steps his Department takes to identify unutilised foster carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 192802 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not collect information of unutilised foster carers.</p><p>However, Ofsted collects annual statistics supplied by local authority fostering services and independent fostering services, which include occupancy rates of foster places. Details can be found at: <a href="http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/fostering-quality-assurance-and-data-forms-2012-13-first-statistical-release" target="_blank">http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/fostering-quality-assurance-and-data-forms-2012-13-first-statistical-release</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, what steps his Department takes to assist local authorities which possess insufficient foster carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 192803 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak to the replies I gave him on 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 213W; 6 January 2014, Official Report column 94W; and 11 February 2014, Official Report Column 542W, which set out a range of activities the Government is funding to support the recruitment and retention of foster carers by local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, who is responsible for monitoring and approving the use of Government-funded credit cards by employees of Ofsted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 193569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>This question is a matter for Ofsted. Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has written to the hon. Member, and a copy of his response has been placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, what records his Department keeps of use of Government-funded credit cards by employees of Ofsted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 193571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>This question is a matter for Ofsted. I have asked Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to write to the hon. Member. A copy of his response has been placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department issues guidance to local authorities on how best to make use of unutilized foster carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 193526 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not issued guidance to local authorities on how best to make use of unutilised foster carers. Local authorities are required, under Section 22G of the Children Act 1989, to take steps that secure, so far as reasonably practicable, sufficient accommodation within the authority's area that meets the needs of children that the local authority is looking after, and whose circumstances are such that it would be consistent with their welfare for them to be provided with accommodation that is in the local authority's area (‘the sufficiency duty').</p><p>Since April 2013 the Department has been working with consortia of local authorities and sector partners to:</p><ol><li>develop and test innovative solutions for the recruitment and retention of foster carers</li><li>identify gaps in the capacity of the foster carer workforce</li><li>develop effective strategies for recruiting and retaining foster carers.</li></ol><p>We will be sharing the lessons learned and disseminating any tools that have been developed during the project more widely following testing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2014, Official Report, columns 556-7W, on children in care, if he will place in the Library (a) the results of the virtual school head pilots conducted between September 2007 and August 2009 and (b) all training materials produced by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 193843 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>The evaluation report of the virtual school head (VSH) pilots was published in August 2009 and can be viewed from the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/222044/DCSF-RR144.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/222044/DCSF-RR144.pdf</a></p><p>In March 2010 the Department published a VSH toolkit based on the experiences of the pilots and other local authorities that had developed services using the virtual school model. The toolkit can be viewed from the following link:</p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131027134109/http:/media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/v/virtual%20school%20head%20toolkit.pdf" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131027134109/http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/v/virtual%20school%20head%20toolkit.pdf</a></p><p>A group of virtual school heads are currently revising the toolkit.</p><p>A copy of the evaluation report and the original toolkit will be placed in the Library of the House when it is complete.</p><p>The enhanced materials for school leaders and governors about the impact of being looked after on children's educational attainment that have been developed through the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) are currently available only through license to training providers.</p><p>NCTL has supported Bath Spa University and Bath and North East Somerset local authority to develop training materials on attachment. This new training resource, ‘An Introduction to Attachment and the Implications for Learning', which includes video footage, is available on the NCTL website members' site:</p><p><a href="http://www.nationalcollege.org.uk/index/docinfo?id=651084&amp;filename=an-introduction-to-attachment-and-the-implications-for-learning-and-behaviour.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.nationalcollege.org.uk/index/docinfo?id=651084&amp;filename=an-introduction-to-attachment-and-the-implications-for-learning-and-behaviour.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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