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Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Criminal Justice Matters:  Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation (16 September 2014)

David Ford: ...the auspices of the agreement on the same basis as North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) meetings.     The meeting provided us both with an opportunity to review final progress against the 2013-14 joint work programme as well as to formally agree a joint work programme for 2014-15, which will run through to the summer of 2015.  It was gratifying to note the positive...

Business of the House (11 September 2014)

William Hague: ...of the Leader of the Opposition that 1 million jobs would be destroyed by Government policy. Since then 1,750,000 jobs have been created in this country; long-term unemployment is down, both on the last quarter and since the election; the Work programme is helping 1.4 million people, and has already got more than 500,000 people into work; and we have more than 1.8 million apprenticeship...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Public Service User Satisfaction Data (10 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Timms: I am heartened. The Government’s Work programme is a good example of a public service where user satisfaction data would be extremely valuable, but the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has steadfastly resisted their introduction. Will the Minister have another go at persuading the Secretary of State to introduce the use of such data in that service?

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 34 - The Anti-slavery Commissioner (9 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...that from day one the commissioner has to have appointed staff. There are many situations where staff are in place, on secondment or otherwise from the civil service, and where responsibilities are worked up and a work programme is developed. Staff appointments are then made according to the scope of that work programme and the necessary capacity.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Road Infrastructure Improvements:  Lisburn and Dunmurry 1 Development Area (9 September 2014)

Paul Givan: ...there. As of today, there are over 300 residents occupying those areas, and yet there are at least four very significant junction improvements that should have commenced.  That has not happened, nor, indeed, is there any indication of that work commencing.  There is no work programme in place for it to commence, and it would appear to me, based on that evidence, that the article...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 13 - Enforcement powers in relation to ships (9 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...and I am glad to hear that the Minister and the Government would look positively at that. The Minister commented on territories, dependent Crown territories and dependencies in future, and about the work programme that her Department will introduce, which will reflect commitments across Government. However, the issues I have raised about what has been happening in some locations are real...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Criminal Convictions (9 September 2014)

Chris Grayling: ...think that a combination of the efforts that this Government are putting into that—the work being done to increase the number of employment opportunities within prisons; the work being done by the Work programme to help the long-term unemployed, particularly those who have been offenders; and, indeed, this Government’s great success in creating a fast-improving labour...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Welfare State: Reform (9 September 2014)

Mark Harper: ...November 2013 to all separated parents. Brought how claimants find work into the 21st century by launching ‘Universal Jobmatch’, rather than just leaving jobseekers to manage with old-fashioned job boards and vacancy printouts. Implemented the ‘Work Programme’—the biggest single payment by results employment programme Britain has ever seen—which has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council:  Misuse of Substances (8 September 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...of those involved in the drugs sector across the British-Irish Council area.  It was also noted that, in addition to exploring specific themes in depth, each meeting has facilitated the exchange of information on wider policy developments and initiatives. We therefore agreed the work programme for the group going forward over the next year, which will include addressing the issue of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (8 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he will take to ensure that evaluations of the Work Programme look at its performance for ethnic minority jobseekers.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (8 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which recommendations made by the Work Programme Best Practice Group have been (a) fully implemented, (b) partially implemented and (c) not implemented; and if he will make a statement.

Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 September 2014)

Liam Byrne: ...grasp of English. They want to do well by their families, but they cannot. Proposals from Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis radically to devolve skills funding are on the table and would allow us to put together the Work programme and skills budgets in a new way, so that we can skill people up to do the jobs that are available. I represent a constituency a mile away from the expanding Jaguar...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (3 September 2014)

Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 220W, on the Work Programme, what the cost is of paying a second attachment fee for persons transferred from Newcastle College to new providers; and what other additional costs his Department incurs as a result of that transfer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Youth Employment (Support) (1 September 2014)

Esther McVey: Young people are offered extra support through the Youth Contract and the Work programme. I am pleased to be able to say that we have seen the largest annual fall in youth unemployment since records began, and the youth claimant count is nearly 188,000 lower than at the 2010 general election. However, we are not complacent. There is more we can do, and we are piloting new schemes for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Campaign (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Ian Lavery: The outcomes for people on the Work programme who are unemployed on health grounds are simply abysmal. What will the Minister do about that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Alison McGovern: ..., experienced woman, recently told me that when she was made redundant she got barely any help from our local jobcentre. It was therefore no surprise to me to see recent figures showing that the Work programme is getting a job for only one in eight workers over 50. Who is going to fix that—those who are running the Work programme or Ministers?

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Services: Disability (1 September 2014)

Esther McVey: ...in 2010 to support the implementation of the ‘Work Choice' programme as the DEA was the main referral route way. The numbers continued to rise as the flow onto the programme increased. Once the demand slowed, DEA numbers were reduced accordingly. During this period, the Work Programme was also launched which provided dedicated specialist support for customers. In addition the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (1 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making on reducing the number of incorrectly completed sanction referral forms submitted by Work Programme providers; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (1 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the market shift mechanism in the Work Programme.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Complaints (1 September 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...to bring together a range of partners across the care system to implement actions that will lead to improvements in complaints handling by the national health service. A significant area of its work programme is to improve transparency, governance, and the sharing of good practice. We do not consider it appropriate generally to seek to discourage any complaints about the NHS. However,...

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