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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Innovation Fund for Young People (26 January 2015)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...wrong was the Youth Contract, full stop. The money used for the Youth Contract actually went to invest in people who had greatest disadvantage, and when we set up our other programmes, including the Work programme, we outperformed anything the Youth Contract had. Furthermore, work experience was not available to young people under the previous Government for any great length of time,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (26 January 2015)

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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 January 2015)

Kate Green: Ministers are spending 8 billion more than planned on incapacity benefit and ESA because they cannot assess people quickly enough, they cannot reassess them, and the failing Work programme cannot get them into sustained employment. Even the Minister for Employment, the right hon. Member for Wirral West (Esther McVey), admitted a few moments ago that it is achieving a 90% failure rate....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Children's Services Co-operation Bill: Second Stage (26 January 2015)

Mike Nesbitt: ...and the OFMDFM officials have mentioned the potential need for amendments. The Committee asks that it be kept fully up to speed in a timely manner on progress. Talking of timings, the Committee has a busy work programme, and I anticipate that an extension will be required to allow the Committee to conduct a full examination of the issues. I cannot go beyond saying that we will need an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (26 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2015 to Question 220893, which aspects of the new closer working between jobcentres and Work Programme prime providers are improving relationships between them.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (23 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the approach of Work Programme providers to benefit sanctions referrals is consistent.

Scotland: Draft Legislation — Statement (22 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord McAvoy: ...to reflect what will now be devolved to the Scottish Parliament? My honourable friend the Member for Glasgow East has already raised with the Secretary of State, and at Scottish Questions, our desire to see the job-creating powers of the Work Programme passed to Scotland at the earliest opportunity. It continues to be our view that this could be achieved using a Section 106 order to...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Draft Scotland Clauses (22 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Russell Brown: ...the Scottish Parliament? On job-creating powers, my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East (Margaret Curran) has already raised with the Secretary of State, and at Scottish questions, our desire to see the job-creating powers of the Work programme passed to Scotland at the earliest opportunity. It continues to be our view that that could be achieved by using a section 106 order to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (22 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to improve employment support for Work Programme participants claiming employment and support allowance who have a 12 month prognosis of a return to work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (22 January 2015)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the need for specialist support within the Work Programme for people with mental health problems in receipt of employment and support allowance; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economic Rebalancing (21 January 2015)

Stephen Crabb: I have not seen that report so I am not going to get drawn into commenting on the specifics, but I have seen the latest figures for the performance of the Work programme in Wales, which should give us encouragement that we have a set of measures in place that is helping to bring down long-term unemployment.

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (21 January 2015)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...DWP’s ability to process their claims on time. These individuals are in many cases totally reliant on Government support, but right now the Government are showing that they cannot be relied upon. The DWP has failed to learn the lessons of the Work programme and universal credit, and is presiding over another disaster in PIP, yet it is our constituents who continue to pay the price...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Environment Council (21 January 2015)

Lord de Mauley: ...make progress ahead of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, particularly on the legal form of the 2015 agreement and on the differentiation of commitments between different Parties. Ministers also discussed the Commission Work Programme 2015. I welcomed the Programme’s emphasis on better regulation and said that the UK was looking forward to working with the Commission, European...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Council (21 January 2015)

Dan Rogerson: ...make progress ahead of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, particularly on the legal form of the 2015 agreement and on the differentiation of commitments between different parties. Ministers also discussed the Commission Work Programme 2015. I welcomed the programme’s emphasis on better regulation and said that the UK was looking forward to working with the Commission, European...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 January 2015)

Philip Hammond: As it happens, I can, because the item was on the agenda at the European Foreign Affairs Council yesterday, when there was an update report on the work programme that was agreed at Lima. My French colleague reported on the progress that is being made. The French are confident that we are making good progress towards a substantive agreement in Paris later this year. EU colleagues agreed that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme: Scotland (20 January 2015)

Gregg McClymont: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) participated in the Work Programme in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East constituency in each month since October 2012.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (20 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 32 of Work Programme Evaluation: Operation of the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, published by his Department in December 2014, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the finding that Jobcentre Plus managers' views on the effectiveness of the Work Programme tended to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Disability Special Advisers (19 January 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...also work with employers to provide assessments and recommendations for adjustments to support their disabled employees. As part of the disability team, nine advisers deliver the Access to Work programme, which supports 650 people with disabilities in employment. In addition to the 60 staff, the Department provides specialist help and support to people with all types of disability who are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (19 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research finding reported in the evaluation of the Work Programme published by his Department in December 2014, that differential pricing has had little impact in driving provider behaviour in the way they segmented customers and prioritised support; and if he will make...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (19 January 2015)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work Programme moved into employment between January and December 2014.

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