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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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
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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, if he will make an assessment of the (a) fairness and (b) viability of reforming the firefighters' pension scheme allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107178 more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
49116
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 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 he has (a) discussed with and (b) received any representations from the Fire Brigades Union regarding the adoption of a firefighters' pension scheme which would allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 107178 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107177 more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
453118
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Attendance Allowance 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, what discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for Work and Pensions and Health on transferring responsibility for attendance allowance to local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 27537 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced to the House of Commons on 17 December 2015, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 1722, that the Government is considering giving more responsibility to support older people with care needs to local authorities in England and in Wales, including people who, under the current system, would be supported through Attendance Allowance. Officials have started to explore the potential options and will shortly begin working with stakeholders on a broad and open basis to understand how any devolution would best work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T16:29:37.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T16:29:37.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Disability Aids 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, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to reclaim and re-use disability adaptations and equipment that are no longer required by clients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 218540 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Communities and Local Government funds “Foundations” to act as the national body for home improvement agencies. Part of the national body’s role involves working with local home improvement agencies, including those provided by local authorities, to improve the provision of adaptations and encouraging best practice such as recycling and reusing adaptations and equipment where possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T16:07:23.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T16:07:23.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 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, with reference to the determination of 15 May 2015 of the Pensions Ombudsman with respect to the complaint by Mr W Milne against the Government Actuary's Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that other members of relevant pension schemes in the Fire and Rescue Service receive compensation awards consistent with that determination; and when he anticipates those awards will be made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 986 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government accepts the Ombudsman’s determination in full and recognises that there are other individuals, including retired fire fighters, who are affected by the principles set out in this determination. The Government is working with pension administrators to identify affected individuals and ensure that appropriate payments are made as quickly as possible. This will take time, with thousands of historic records to consider. Those affected will receive updates through their pensions administrators.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T13:19:01.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T13:19:01.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Homelessness and Sleeping Rough more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) homelessness and (b) rough sleeping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 906621 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Homelessness is lower now than in 27 of the last 30 years. We have seen a 38% decrease in the number of families in Bed and Breakfast over six weeks since this time last year.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has supported innovation through roll-out of No Second Night Out and Streetlink which means rough sleepers are being found quicker and given the help they need to get them off the streets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T17:10:22.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T17:10:22.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness: Children 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds who presented as homeless in 2017-18 (a) did not receive a formal assessment under the Housing Act 1996 or the Children Act 1989 and (b) received a joint assessment by children's services and housing services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department currently holds limited data on 16 and 17 year olds receiving support under housing legislation, including the numbers accepted for assistance and types of temporary accommodation provided to them. On the 31 December 2017, 20 households headed by 16-17 year olds were living in the accommodation listed in paragraph 5.10, that is (unsuitable) bed and breakfast or nightly paid accommodation with shared facilities. A further 40 households in hostel-type accommodation were reported by local authorities, but it is not possible to determine from the data whether or not these were or were not suitable placements as recommended in the guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is overhauling statutory homelessness data collection alongside the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act. This will give us case-level data and better insights into the causes of homelessness and the support homeless applicants need and receive, including accommodation provided under homelessness legislation. The new statutory homelessness data collection arrangements, known as H-CLIC, were implemented by local authorities in England from April 2018. We expect to see improved data relating to youth homelessness as a result of this change.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, many 16 and 17 year olds who are homeless or require accommodation will be provided with accommodation and support under the Children’s Act 1989.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157766 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:22:51.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:22:51.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the statutory guidance, Prevention of homelessness and provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation, how many children in need aged 16 and 17 were accommodated in the accommodation listed in paragraphs 5.10, 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13 of that guidance in the last year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 157766 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department currently holds limited data on 16 and 17 year olds receiving support under housing legislation, including the numbers accepted for assistance and types of temporary accommodation provided to them. On the 31 December 2017, 20 households headed by 16-17 year olds were living in the accommodation listed in paragraph 5.10, that is (unsuitable) bed and breakfast or nightly paid accommodation with shared facilities. A further 40 households in hostel-type accommodation were reported by local authorities, but it is not possible to determine from the data whether or not these were or were not suitable placements as recommended in the guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is overhauling statutory homelessness data collection alongside the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act. This will give us case-level data and better insights into the causes of homelessness and the support homeless applicants need and receive, including accommodation provided under homelessness legislation. The new statutory homelessness data collection arrangements, known as H-CLIC, were implemented by local authorities in England from April 2018. We expect to see improved data relating to youth homelessness as a result of this change.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, many 16 and 17 year olds who are homeless or require accommodation will be provided with accommodation and support under the Children’s Act 1989.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157765 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:22:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:22:51.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-15more like thismore than 2018-05-15
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights: EU Grants and Loans more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on which UK organisations are in receipt of funding from the EU Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 144302 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information about UK organisations which are in receipt of funding from the EU Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme. The programme is managed by the European Commission and information about the funding programme can be found on the European Union’s website at the following link:</p><p><strong><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/closed-calls/index_en.htm" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/closed-calls/index_en.htm</a>.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T14:45:22.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T14:45:22.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Bullying more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil Service People Survey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 222817 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Bullying and harassment has no place in any workplace, including the Civil Service.</p><p>In our most recent People Survey, 11 per cent of respondents, on average, told us that they'd experienced bullying or harassment at work in the 12 months preceding the survey.</p><p>Whilst this figure has remained stable since 2016, we recognise that certain groups of staff are more like to say they have experienced this type of unacceptable behaviour than others. This includes staff members with long-term limiting conditions who, in the vast majority of departments and agencies, were more likely to say they'd been bullied or harassed in the last 12 months than staff members with no long-term limiting conditions.</p><p>We are strengthening the routes for staff to report bullying and harassment to ensure that all staff are fully supported throughout the process, and to ensure cultures are positive and inclusive.</p><p>The high level People Survey results for each organisation, including reported rates of bullying and harassment, were published last December on gov.uk.</p><p>Each spring the Cabinet Office conducts and publishes a range of further analysis on the People Survey responses, including the results by gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and health status. Similar analysis will be conducted again this year and made available on gov.uk.</p><p>Civil Service People Survey 2017: results</p><p>Long-term health status is captured in the People Survey through questions J04 and J04A. J04 asks if the individual has a &quot;long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability?&quot; and, if they answer yes, J04A asks whether their condition, illness or disability has an impact on their daily activity or the work they can do.</p><p>Results are aggregated in to two broad categories: &quot;No long-term limiting condition&quot;, combining those who answer No to either J04 or J04A; and, &quot;Long-term limiting condition&quot;, those who answer Yes to J04 and who answer that their condition limits what they can do either &quot;a little&quot; or &quot;a lot&quot; at J04A.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Answered “Yes” to the question “During the past 12 months have you personally experienced bullying or harassment at work?”</p></td><td><p>No limiting long-term illness</p></td><td><p>Has a limiting</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Communities and Local Government</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T16:17:34.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:17:34.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this