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The North Sea under Pressure (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2015)

Lord Grantchester: ...point was that, “Defra has established a cross-government working group to examine opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of cumulative effects assessment”. It will develop and implement a strategic work programme to deliver improvements and create a more consistent and predictable assessment and management process. This is one area where the Government...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: UN Climate Change Conference 2015 (30 Nov 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...of a Northern Ireland climate change Act, along with the outcome of the climate change conference in Paris, will ensure that we are well placed to make a climate change Bill central to the work programme of the new Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. I will also endeavour — I look forward to support — to ensure that the passage of this vital legislation...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Controlled Sector Support Body (30 Nov 2015)

John O'Dowd: The body's work programme in ensuring parity where I am concerned will be very short because my record speaks for itself. I have published criteria for new school builds. I have made announcements around new school builds based on those criteria. While many cases of legislation take place in education, I have never been challenged in the courts over any decision that I have made around a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Polycentric Inspection Report: West Belfast (30 Nov 2015)

John O'Dowd: their educational outcomes. What has actually happened there is that the community and education sectors have refused to set the destinies for those young people and have set out a pathway and a work programme that have given them excellent opportunities in life.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (30 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: ...of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to maintain a separate programme of employment support for people with disabilities after the end of the current contracts for the Work Programme and Work Choice.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme: Qualifications (30 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) referrals to the Work Programme since 2011 and (b) current participants in the Work Programme had no classifiable qualifications at the time of their referral.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes (30 Nov 2015)

Priti Patel: ...programme, Mandatory Intervention Regime, Community Work Placements or Daily Work Search Reviews, would best suit each individual jobseeker. They base their decisions on an exit report from their Work Programme provider and discussions with the jobseeker about the particular barriers still stopping them from getting work.

[Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution (26 Nov 2015)

Steve Reed: another excellent example of where devolution would massively improve the efficiency and effectiveness of those services, but I am afraid that Conservative Ministers just refuse to let go. The Work programme is another example. It was designed and constructed here in Whitehall without the involvement or engagement of local communities, local councils, or local democratically elected...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

John Lamont: ...choice—from the labour market. The committee is of course right to consider where our welfare system may fall short for women. The report suggests that women have, for example, a poorer experience of the work programme. Although it is essential to see more evidence of that, it is important information and the Scottish Government should keep it in mind when crafting its replacement...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mothers: Depressive Illnesses (25 Nov 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...the Government would invest an additional 75 million over the next five years, 15 million per year, to support women with mental ill health in the perinatal period. NHS England is leading a work programme to ensure that this extra money is spent in the right way, at the right time and in the right places. This work is being carried out collaboratively with partner...

Scotland Bill — Second Reading (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: a report published by Cambridge Econometrics, 660 million is spent on employability in Scotland. It comes from all sorts of different places of different sizes, such as the European Social Fund and the Government’s Work Programme. I am absolutely certain that a Scottish Government who were sensible about planning and controlling that expenditure could get better results. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Housing (Amendment) Bill: Extension of Committee Stage (24 Nov 2015)

Fra McCann: ...2016. A Cheann Comhairle, I stated at the Second Stage that, during the recent period of uncertainty, the Committee was prudent and prioritised the Department’s legislative programme within its work programme. With the assistance of the Department and, in particular, our stakeholders, we embarked on a call for evidence in advance of Committee Stage to ensure that there would be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Long Term Unemployed People (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Freud: Since 2010 long term unemployment has fallen by over a quarter of a million in the UK, and since the Work Programme began in June 2011, it has helped 459,370 long term unemployed people find sustained work. In North Lincolnshire alone, 1,550 long term unemployed people have found sustained work through the Work Programme. The Department is continuing to modernise the way Jobcentre Plus...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Social Fund (23 Nov 2015)

Thomas Buchanan: ...quite rightly focused on the difficulties in the application process but he also took time to reflect on the excellent work carried out under the ESF programme. He highlighted the Kickstart to Work programme in the north-west, which is delivered by both councils, and the good partnership approach that it demonstrates. He also drew attention to the slow payment of funds from the closing...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (23 Nov 2015)

Ed Vaizey: ..., as well as information from the Presidency on the informal meeting of Ministers for Sport which took place in Luxembourg in July 2015. Finally there will be a presentation from the Netherlands on their work programme and priorities for their forthcoming Presidency of the Council, which will run for six months from January 2016. This statement has also...

[Mike Gapes in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Male Suicide and International Men’s Day (19 Nov 2015)

Paul Monaghan: .... It seems clear, therefore, that alongside health and economic and social status, UK Government policy directly contributes to the prevalence of suicide and imposes enormous financial pressures on public services already struggling to cope with significant budget cuts. Work capability assessments and the Work programme are having a significant negative effect on mental health. Reports...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Women and Low Pay (18 Nov 2015)

Barbara Keeley: ...66 get nothing—no pensioner benefits or bus passes—and, as I have said, many of them are on jobseeker’s allowance or employment and support allowance. Some are even being forced, at the age of 62, on to the Work programme. That injustice will keep coming back. The Secretary of State in that debate promised transitional arrangements.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Lord Freud: ...time. In answer to the question asked by the noble Baronesses, Lady Manzoor, Lady Doocey and Lady Hollis, full employment will allow support for those with disabilities. We have already found 450,000 people in the Work Programme sustained work. We need to continue to support individuals into work through successful programmes such as Access to Work, and to work with the health system to...

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: New Clause 24 — National framework for devolution of fiscal powers (17 Nov 2015)

Graham Allen: something an authority is doing—for example, re-establishing grammar schools—they can say, “I don’t like that. I’m going to take back that power.” No, the Secretary of State must win the argument about schooling. The same would apply if a local authority had ownership of the Work programme and everything to do with tackling employment, but the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Adult Education (17 Nov 2015)

Priti Patel: Skills Conditionality. The latest DWP data on the number of claimants referred to skills-related support under this policy is also available on GOV.UK: support-mandatory-programmes-may-2011-to-feb-2015

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