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star this property date less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HM Revenue and Customs publication Benefits and Credits, Tax Credits Error and Fraud Additional Capacity Trial, Final Evaluation, published in May 2014, for what reason section 1.7 listed in the contents page, Delegation of Commissioners' Powers, was not included in the body of that report; and if he will place in the Library a copy of that section. 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 228903 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The entry in the contents page of the HM Revenue and Customs publication Benefits and Credits, Tax Credits Error and Fraud Additional Capacity Trial, Final Evaluation, published in May 2014, is a typographical error. <br><br>The Commissioners executed a formal delegation of powers under the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T13:20:16.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T13:20:16.423Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
229072
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Concentrix 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what telephone number can tax credit claimants contact Synnex-Concentrix UK to discuss mandatory reconsideration. 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 228744 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Synnex-Concentrix UK Limited is paid on a payment by results model on the basis of savings to public finances from correcting tax credit claims. Payments to Concentrix are also based on the quality and accuracy of their work. The model provides for adjustments for mandatory reconsiderations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The mandatory reconsideration process is set out as part of HMRC’s contract with Synnex-Concentrix UK Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants can discuss a mandatory reconsideration of a decision to amend a tax credits award by contacting Synnex-Concentix UK Limited on 0345 600 3130.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228762 more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T10:07:01.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T10:07:01.237Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
229079
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star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Written Questions 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 226273, tabled on 4 March 2015 by the hon. Member for Birkenhead. 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 228666 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>I answered the question on 23 March 2015</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T09:32:24.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T09:32:24.7Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
229083
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Concentrix 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2015 to Question 226273, what directions have been issued by HM Revenue and Customs to Synnex-Concentrix UK with respect to its contract to process mandatory reconsideration of tax credit claims; and upon what results will Synnex-Concentrix UK be paid. 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 228762 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Synnex-Concentrix UK Limited is paid on a payment by results model on the basis of savings to public finances from correcting tax credit claims. Payments to Concentrix are also based on the quality and accuracy of their work. The model provides for adjustments for mandatory reconsiderations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The mandatory reconsideration process is set out as part of HMRC’s contract with Synnex-Concentrix UK Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants can discuss a mandatory reconsideration of a decision to amend a tax credits award by contacting Synnex-Concentix UK Limited on 0345 600 3130.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228744 more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T10:07:01.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T10:07:01.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
229167
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star this property date less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Paediatrics 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 Health, what steps he is taking to improve diagnosis and treatment times in paediatric services. 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 228665 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>We have pledged to improve health outcomes for children and young people, and there is a wide range of activity to improve the responsiveness of the National Health Service. NHS England advises this includes the establishment of a United Kingdom based proton beam therapy service, improvements in access to psychological therapies for children and young people and a redesign of genetic testing services that will build upon the 100,000 genome project and enable faster access to test results.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have invested £3 million in MindEd, which provides clear guidance on children and young people's mental health, so that people working with children can recognise when a child needs help and make sure they get it at an early stage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have also given £2 million for the development by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health of Paediatric Care online, a resource for the clinical workforce across the full range of children’s health issues, which promises to have a far-reaching impact on ensuring the effectiveness and consistency of paediatric care. This will be launched later in 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following an in-depth look at mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Government has set out a blue-print for improving care over the next five years. The Government report of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being Taskforce’s findings<em>, Future in mind</em>, published on 17 March 2015, sets out a clear national ambition in the form of key aspirations that the Government would wish to see by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the Autumn Statement 2014, it was announced the Government will invest £150 million over the next five years in England to improve services for children and young people with mental health problems. We will place particular emphasis on eating disorders. We will make sure that children and young people with an eating disorder get specialist help when they need it and in the community.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Deputy Prime Minister announced on 14 March that £1.25 billion additional funding would be available over the next five years to fund improved access for children and young people with mental health problems - at least 100,000 more children and young people will receive treatment by 2020 and the funding will pay for the introduction of new access and waiting time standards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T11:11:51.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T11:11:51.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Press 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to safeguard the future of local newspapers. 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 228476 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 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Sincethe DCMS hosted the future of local newspapers summit in November 2014, Department officials have been engaging regularly with a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the future of the industry.As part of Budget this Government announced that it will consult on whether to introduce a business rates relief for all local newspapers in England to help them adapt to new technology and changing circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:43:28.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:43:28.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Dental Services 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 Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the provision of dental treatment in domiciliary settings. 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 228442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>NHS England is responsible for commissioning all dental services including domiciliary care to meet local need. The range of care offered in domiciliary settings can be limited by constraints on equipment, health and safety issues and cross infection. NHS England considers all these factors as well as costs in commissioning domiciliary dental services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T12:35:25.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T12:35:25.143Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
227496
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, whether firefighters aged 55 who fail a fitness test will receive an unreduced pension; and whether he plans to bring in legislative proposals to make this a statutory right. 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 227579 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to introduce fitness regulations as part of the pension regulations in the absence of an agreed and universally applied national firefighter fitness standard in England. The statutory principles that we put in the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England came into force on 12 January 2015. To underpin these the National Employers have sought further discussion with the Fire Brigades Union in respect of additional guidance relating to the position already agreed in principle within the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services about the role fire authorities will take in supporting operational employees to maintain their fitness. In addition, the National Employers are looking to discuss with the unions, guidance on application of the factors set out in Pension Regulations for fire authority consideration in relation to Authority Initiated Early Retirement. Both approaches are expected to provide reassurance to operational employees that fire authorities will continue to treat their employees in a fair and consistent manner.</p><p>We will review the implementation of the National Framework principles in three years time and consider then whether further action is needed. In the meantime no firefighter will have to work beyond their current expected retirement date until 2022 at the earliest. Our expectation is that a firefighter of 55 or over who finds themselves in the situation of losing their fitness through no fault of their own, is unable to regain their fitness, and for whom there are no redeployment opportunities, should be offered an unreduced pension.</p><p>Where underlying medical reasons have been identified that restrict or prevent an individual from achieving the necessary fitness standards for undertaking their role as a firefighter, the individual should be referred to occupational health, and must receive the necessary support to facilitate a return to operational duties. The fire and rescue authority should also fully explore opportunities to enable the individual to remain in employment, including through reasonable adjustments and appropriate redeployment within the role, where it appears the medical condition prevents a return to operational duties. In those circumstances, where there are no such opportunities or suitable alternative employment is unavailable, then the fire and rescue authority will commence the formal assessment for ill-health retirement by referring the case to the Independent Qualified Medical Practitioner. Where it is determined that a firefighter is permanently unable to continue in their role as a firefighter they would become entitled to the immediate payment of a lower tier ill-health pension. In addition to this, they would also receive a higher tier ill-health enhancement if it was also determined that they could not undertake any regular employment. The definition of ill-health is wide, and includes both physical and mental conditions, including arthritis and post-traumatic stress syndrome. It is important to note that, where a firefighter is deemed eligible for medical retirement, the authority must pay the ill-health pension - there is no discretion.</p><p>Any firefighter will continue to be free to choose to retire from 55 onwards should they wish to, regardless of their fitness. In such circumstances, any benefits accrued in the 1992 and 2006 firefighters' pension schemes would be paid in full, while benefits earned in the 2015 scheme would be actuarially reduced by 21.8 per cent for a firefighter retiring on their birthday at 55, and reduced on a daily basis thereafter. The actuarial reduction of 21.8 per cent at age 55 compares very favourably with a reduction of over 40 per cent applied to firefighters at the same age in the 2006 scheme. The 2006 scheme also introduced a normal pension age of 60. Overall, our measures give firefighters one of the most generous pensions in the public sector and the strongest protections available for any public sector workforce on fitness and ageing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T13:06:16.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T13:06:16.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Food Banks 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, if he will make it mandatory for each Jobcentre Plus to put in place a Foodbank Signposting Service agreement. 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 227612 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green, Roger Godsiff, <em>Official Report,</em> 17 March 2014<em>,</em> column 482W.</p><p>The answer can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140317/text/140317w0005.htm#14031744000263" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140317/text/140317w0005.htm#14031744000263</a></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 2015-03-19T11:52:07.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T11:52:07.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
227175
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225489, if the Commission will make it its policy to collect information from contractors operating on the parliamentary estate on how many of their workers are employed on a zero-hours contract. 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 227405 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 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>As I indicated in my answer, the House does not routinely collect this information from contractors operating on the parliamentary estate and has no plans to do so. The House is committed to offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all directly-employed staff on call-off (zero hours) contracts and has completed a process of offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all affected staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T12:54:48.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T12:54:48.48Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this