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1007135
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 191422 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
85857
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1007136
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents related to the drug Spice have been reported in prisons in South Yorkshire in the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 191423 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>In 2016/17, there were 206 incidents where Spice was found in South Yorkshire prisons, and in 2017/18, there were 154 incidents. Data for finds of psychoactive substances in the months since March 2018 will be available on GOV.UK in July 2019, as part of the Annual HMPPS Digest. The number of drug finds reflects not only the number of attempts to convey illicit substances into our prisons but also our success in finding these drugs.</p><p> </p><p>Psychoactive substances are a game changer for prison safety, and this statistic reinforces the scale of the challenge. We are addressing this head on, and have invested £7 million in modern technology, including phone blocking technology and improved searching techniques. We have made it a criminal offence to possess psychoactive substances in prison and trained more than 300 sniffer dogs specifically to detect these drugs.</p><p> </p><p>We are also adopting pioneering approaches such as our ‘Drug Recovery Prison’ pilot at HMP Holme House, which is leading the way in tackling the supply of drugs and putting offenders on a long-term path to recovery.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:01:48.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:01:48.757Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
previous answer version
85863
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1008473
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 77 on page 27 of the report of the Health and Social Care Committee Prison Health, published on 1 November 2018, HC 963, what steps he plans to take to prevent prisoners from developing a problem with illicit drugs while in prison. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192123 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>I am grateful for the time that the Committee has spent looking at prison healthcare. We are considering carefully the Committee’s recommendations and will respond in due course. Tackling drugs is vital to ensure safe and productive prison environments and this includes preventing prisoners developing substance misuse issues.</p><p>To do this, we have formed a Drugs Taskforce, working with law enforcement and health partners across government. The Taskforce is developing a national drugs strategy, underpinned by advice and guidance that will support the whole of the estate to restrict supply, reduce demand and build recovery. Restricting access to illicit drugs in prison is crucial to preventing substance misuse. We are working with the police to catch and convict criminals who smuggle contraband into prisons, and exploring additional security measures and new technology to stop these incursions. Reducing demand for drugs in prison also requires us to get the incentives right. We have developed the concept of ‘Incentivised Substance Free Living’, where prisoners who can demonstrate – through regular compact-based and random mandatory testing – that they are not misusing drugs can experience better living conditions. This will support prisoners to make good decisions and prevent them developing issues with substance misuse. We are also testing innovative approaches through our £9 million joint Ministry of Justice and Department of Health and Social Care Drug Recovery Prison pilot at HMP Holme House.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T17:25:26.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:25:26.633Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1008475
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Students: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 8 of the report of the Education Committee, Value for money in higher education, published on 5 November 2018, if will take steps to require universities to publish a breakdown of how tuition fees are spent. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192124 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>Students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education (HE). This government recognises the importance of this area and is increasing the information available to students to ensure that they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p><p>As set out in the department’s strategic guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), we expect them to play a key role in delivering our objectives to improve and support informed choice through the provision of effective information, advice and guidance to all students. In February, we asked the OfS to work with the HE sector to improve transparency so that students know what they should expect and can effectively challenge providers who do not deliver on their commitments.</p><p>In addition, we asked the OfS to consider how to increase the transparency and visibility of what students can expect to receive for their investment at different HE providers, by making Longitudinal Education Outcomes data more widely available such as through publication on Unistats, thereby enabling students to make the right choices for them.</p><p>Although we provide guidance for the OfS, we cannot instruct it to undertake any specific course of action as it is an independent arm’s length body.</p><p>The government will respond directly to the Education Select Committee on its HE value for money report recommendations in due course.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T16:41:17.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:41:17.557Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1008476
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 23 of the report of the Education Committee, Value for money in higher education, published on 5 November 2018, HC 343, what steps he is taking to increase the number of state school-educated students studying at Russell Group universities. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192125 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education is a priority for this government. The government wants everyone with the capability to succeed in Higher Education to have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of their background.</p><p>This year, record rates of English 18 year olds, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have entered full-time university. However, more could and should be done. That is why in the department’s first guidance to the Office for Students, we asked them to encourage providers to make further progress in ensuring that students from: areas of low higher education participation; low household income; and/or low socio-economic status, can access, participate and succeed in higher education, including at the most selective institutions.</p><p>In addition, a new transparency condition requires higher education providers to publish application, offer, acceptance, non-continuation and attainment rates by socio-economic background, gender and ethnicity. This will provide greater transparency and help drive fairness on admissions and outcomes.</p><p>Prior attainment is a critical factor and the government have asked higher education providers to take on a more direct role in helping to raise attainment in schools as part of their outreach activity. All universities are expected to help raise attainment and support school improvement, including through school sponsorship and by establishing new state schools.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T16:19:38.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:19:38.343Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1008477
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Gambling: Rehabilitation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2018 to Question 186383 on Gambling: Rehabilitation, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to adequately support people who have gambling addictions. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192126 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>In summer 2018, Public Health England and the Local Government Association published a guide for local authorities which provides an overview of gambling-related harms and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it. It provides information on the current framework for prevention and support, information on the regulatory tools councils can use to help tackle gambling-related harm and the role of public health.</p><p> </p><p>‘Tackling Gambling Related Harm: A whole council approach’ is available to view at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/10.28%20GUIDANCE%20ON%20PROBLEM%20GAMBLING_07.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/10.28%20GUIDANCE%20ON%20PROBLEM%20GAMBLING_07.pdf</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:34:06.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:34:06.687Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1010363
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Uniforms more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for School Standards of 9 October 2018, Official Report column 65WH, what his planned timescale is for putting guidance on school uniform prices on a statutory footing. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192919 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>The Government remains committed to putting the school uniform guidance on a statutory footing and will do so when a suitable legislative opportunity arises. No education bill was announced in the most recent Queen’s speech, which set out the proposed legislative programme for this session of Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:31:11.077Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1010366
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 192922 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1010769
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the mental health and wellbeing of serving personnel and veterans. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 193603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence works with a range of partners, including the Department of Health and Social Care, to ensure Service personnel and veterans receive the mental health and wellbeing support they need.</p><p>The Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board, which includes the Department for Health and Social Care, last met on 5 November.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.593Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1010770
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Antisocial Behaviour more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether local authorities have sufficient power to tackle anti-social behaviour. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 193604 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides the police, local authorities and other local agencies with a range of flexible powers, to respond quickly and effectively to different forms of anti-social and nuisance behaviour. The Government refreshed its statutory guidance for frontline practitioners on the use of the powers in December 2017, providing greater clarity on how best to use the powers appropriately and proportionately.</p><p>The Home Office keeps the sufficiency of the powers under review through a national Anti-social Behaviour Strategic Board which brings together a range of partners and representatives from key agencies.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T17:56:32.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T17:56:32.347Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this