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Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 October 2014)

Baroness Sherlock: ..., but it is quite clear that many people have been sanctioned who have done literally nothing wrong. Look at the evidence from the CAB of the man sanctioned twice for missing appointments with his Work Programme provider; in fact, he had been to all the appointments with a company to which it had subcontracted him, but he was sanctioned. Then there was the man who was sanctioned after...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Social Investment Fund: Allocations (20 October 2014)

Jonathan Bell: ...and urban network capital project is for the development of a charity hub. Two others — one in the Londonderry zone and the other in Belfast east zone — are close to getting approval to proceed. The Londonderry community work programme is a revenue project designed to provide long-term placements for the long-term unemployed, specifically those on the margins, such...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Access to Work Programme (20 October 2014)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many cases customer complaints regarding the application and assessment process of the Access to Work scheme have led to reconsideration of the decision made. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Access to Work awareness training for Jobcentre Plus staff. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Gordon Brown: ...of elections. There are areas where we would have to ask the Conservatives to accept Labour and Liberal Democrat proposals, covering the entrenchment of the Scottish Parliament in the constitution and new powers over the Work programme, the Crown Estate, the rail franchise, borrowing for infrastructure, and Executive authority for UK health and safety, equalities and employment law. There...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Lord Nash: ...cycle of disadvantage, given the lack of support as they move into adulthood. JCP can now identify care leavers in the benefit system and offer more tailored support through earlier referral to the Work Programme. Following the launch of the first ever cross-government care leaver strategy in 2013, a further One Year On report will be published on 29 October and will set out how each...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East (15 October 2014)

Nick Brown: ...with the rest of the nation, of which we are a vibrant part. We should not be cut off from it because the transport links are not good enough. I recently had the chance to visit one of the Government’s Work programme providers in the north-east. I asked what its biggest difficulties were in getting people into work, which is its function. Of course, it said that it was the lack of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Education Bill:  Second Stage (14 October 2014)

John O'Dowd: .... I cannot say how much of the 17 million will be directly attributed to work that goes into the Education Authority. That will be for others to investigate at another time. However, a significant amount of money from that work programme will, in my opinion, transfer to the authority to allow it to carry out its work. I have covered points about additional powers....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council:  Plenary Session (7 October 2014)

Mike Nesbitt: ...over 10% of InterTrade's budget. My question is twofold. First, why such a big cut when the Executive's commitment is to put the economy first? Secondly, what is the Minister's assessment of the impact on InterTrade's work programme and economic development, North and South?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: AFBI Grant (30 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...with stakeholders when prioritising its evidence and innovation needs, which helps to ensure that funding is correctly targeted. My Department is well advanced in preparing the DARD-directed AFBI research work programme for 2015-16. DARD funds a NI contact point based in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, the role of which is to facilitate the local agrifood industry and...

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.

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