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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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, how many contracted staff there are carrying out functions for his Department who are paid less than the Living Wage by (a) occupation, (b) location and (c) contractor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197971 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP have discussed with contractors the payment of the London Living Wage. Telereal Trillium have worked with us so that from April 2014 all of their London based staff were paid at least the level of the living wage. Discussions are continuing with our other major contractor, Cofely.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to have the same negotiations regarding staff based across the regions where the situation is currently:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>REGION</p></td><td><p>NUMBER OF STAFF</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>539</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>309</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorks &amp; Humber</p></td><td><p>529</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>255</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Of England</p></td><td><p>252</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>366</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>307</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>4,493</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to provide further breakdown of these figures as this information is commercially sensitive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2014, Official Report, columns 526-7, on student visas, if she will publish details of the successful pilot with one university on ensuring overseas students return home once their course is completed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197624 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Foreign national students who had been served with an adverse immigration <br>decision were, at times, encountering a delay in receiving their travel <br>documents back from the Home Office. On occasion this resulted in their <br>immigration status changing to an overstayer. <br><br>The pilot referred to was conducted through an informal relationship between <br>the South Central Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) team and the <br>International Student Advisors embedded within two local Universities. Through <br>this link, those whose leave has been curtailed, have had an adverse decision, <br>or wish to depart the UK are provided with local assistance by the Immigration <br>Enforcement team. The pilot has enabled the local ICE team to facilitate the <br>return of travel documents quickly, resulting in an earlier departure for the <br>student. This has benefits for both the student and University as becoming an <br>overstayer could jeopardise future applications from students to continue their <br>studies. During 2013/14, fifty students were assisted in this way from two <br>Universities (this is local data taken from local records that has not been <br>sourced from an official database).<br><br>The Government is looking at how this example of local good practice can be <br>extended nationally.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of staff employed by (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) via his Department's sub-contractors are paid an hourly rate that is lower than the living wage in each site of employment in each parliamentary constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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star this property uin 195542 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>99.81% of HMRC's staff are paid above the living wage.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU" target="_blank">EU</a> procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Pay_Commission" target="_blank">Low Pay Commission</a> at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the <a title="The term &quot;majority&quot; is used in two ways in Parliament. Firstly a Government..." href="http://www.theyworkforyou.com/glossary/?gl=37" target="_blank">majority</a> of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Data Protection Act we are unable to provide a full table breaking down the proportion of staff in each constituency being paid below the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198151 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) directly employed staff and (b) contracted staff in HM Revenue and Customs are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>99.81% of HMRC's staff are paid above the living wage.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU" target="_blank">EU</a> procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Pay_Commission" target="_blank">Low Pay Commission</a> at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the <a title="The term &quot;majority&quot; is used in two ways in Parliament. Firstly a Government..." href="http://www.theyworkforyou.com/glossary/?gl=37" target="_blank">majority</a> of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Data Protection Act we are unable to provide a full table breaking down the proportion of staff in each constituency being paid below the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195542 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 1WS, on higher education (student support), what estimate he has made of how many prospective students will no longer be eligible for the disabled students' allowance once the changes set out in the statement are introduced; and what steps he plans to take to support those prospective students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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star this property uin 198137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Disabled students will continue to receive support through a combination of disabled students' allowances (DSAs) and reasonable adjustments made by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Each student's needs are unique. Some will receive more support through reasonable adjustments than previously experienced. Written guidance will be available.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to make an accurate estimate of how many prospective students will no longer be eligible for DSAs as many students receive more than one type of support.</p><p> </p><p>Current DSA recipients and disabled students applying for DSAs in 2014/15 will not be affected by these changes in 2015/16.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this