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Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Procurement (3 Feb 2016)

David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what grounds Experts by Experience was not considered under TUPE arrangements when Remploy took over its contracts.

Further Education Colleges (North-east) — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Jan 2016)

Kevan Jones: ...—in the community. The system set up to deal with this is not only bureaucratic, but it has a detrimental effect on colleges such as Finchale. Contracts were issued nationally and large organisations such as the Shaw Trust, Remploy and others got the contracts. They have sub-partners and Finchale is a sub-partner for the Shaw Trust. The pathway for the people who need extra help into...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (1st Day) (25 Jan 2016)

Lord Wigley: ...a backward movement with regard to the employment of disabled people in many areas. We are seeing, for understandable reasons, the closure of some specific facilities that were available, such as Remploy and other similar organisations, where the argument was that disabled people would be employed within the mainstream and that, therefore, specific provisions did not need to be made in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Stoke on Trent (15 Jan 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ..., is 464. (b i) Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has an office in Stoke-on-Trent. The number of people employed at 1 January 2010 was 52. Current number of people employed is 31. The North Staffs Remploy factory based at Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent closed on 4 December 2012 and 110 people left the factory. (a ii) Detailed workforce planning up to 2020 is not yet available. Although reducing...

M4: Workless Households (13 Jan 2016)

Ian Lucas: Four years ago, my constituent Margaret Foster was sacked from Remploy by this Prime Minister. Yesterday, I raised her case in a debate. Today, I have been approached by local employers offering her work. Why are the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister presiding over a system to support disabled workers so useless that it takes a Member of Parliament raising the issue in Parliament for...

Access to Jobs: Disabled People (12 Jan 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...Gentleman in the course of his work on the all-party group on spinal cord injury. It was a real credit to him that he took time out of his busy schedule to come and engage on that. I will cover the Remploy issue, and I would be happy to meet to discuss what more can be done in the specific case of Margaret and on the broader subject of disability employment. First, I want to answer some of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Information Officers (11 Jan 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...staff. Since August 2015, the Pensions Ombudsman has engaged a part time Communications Manager at a salary less than 50,000 per annum. The Disabled People’s Employment Corporation (GB) Ltd is a non-trading company, managing legacy issues following the sale of Remploy Ltd into the private sector in April 2015. DPEC is winding up its affairs and now employs no staff. In 2014/15,...

Scottish Parliament: City Building and Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (2 Dec 2015)

James Dornan: ...in the Scottish Government framework for supported businesses. The business combines commercial success with socially inclusive policies—50 per cent of the 260 employees have disabilities. Other employees come from closed former Remploy sites and others have armed forces backgrounds—six positions are ring fenced for returning disabled ex-servicemen and women. With 400...

Scottish Parliament: City Building (Glasgow) (12 Nov 2015)

Patricia Ferguson: You certainly can, Presiding Officer. Mr Kidd is absolutely right to focus on RSBI, particularly since the closure of the Remploy factory that was almost next door. Does the minister agree that, if Glasgow’s funding settlement was as it should be, Glasgow City Council would be able to do even more with City Building and make sure that that organisation employed even more apprentices in...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Union Bill: Clause 9 - Union supervision of picketing (22 Oct 2015)

Ian Mearns: ...out—where an ingenious trade unionist or picket supervisor uses semaphore, Morse code by means of an Aldis lamp, invisible ink on best vellum, Native American smoke signals, or even, as I have witnessed on a Remploy picket line of GMB workers, British Sign Language. It may well be that “any means” is not appropriate; it will have to be a means that the appropriate...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Union Bill: Clause 4 - Information to be included on voting paper (20 Oct 2015)

Tom Blenkinsop: As a former trade union officer with the Community trade union, I was part of the National League of the Blind and the Disabled section, which deals with blind and disabled workers who work in Remploy factories—

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 16 - Loans for mortgage interest (13 Oct 2015)

...Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations WRW 45 End Child Poverty Coalition WRW 46 Chartered Institute of Housing WRW 47 Gipton Supported Independent Living (GIPSIL) WRW 48 Chwarae Teg WRW 49 Oxfam WRW 50 Remploy WRW 51 Money Advice Trust WRW 52 PCS Union WRW 53 The Almshouse Association WRW 54 Equity WRW 55 Radian WRW 56 Council of Mortgage Lenders WRW 57 Harry Warner WRW 58 Trades Union...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 1 - Full employment: reporting obligation (15 Sep 2015)

Hannah Bardell: I commend the hon. Lady on a great speech. I agree with much of what she says. Remploy was one of the organisations that gave evidence. Although it is now successful, it previously had funding pulled by the Government, who took away vital opportunities. In Scotland, hundreds of disabled people lost the opportunity to work. The Scottish Government intervened and have now developed an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill (14 Sep 2015)

Paula Sherriff: ...fewer days lost to sickness, happier staff and a lower staff turnover. It also meant that we had productive negotiations when an issue arose. And yes, I was proud to stand on the picket line with the Remploy workers who were shamefully abandoned by the previous Government, and with low-paid women workers fighting against downgrades. As a trade unionist, I knew that taking strike action was...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Sep 2015)

Gary Streeter: A warm welcome to our six experts. We have people from Remploy, the Social Market Foundation, the Shaw Trust, Mind, Scope and Parkinson’s UK. Would you please like to read yourselves into the records by telling us who you are?

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill (10 Sep 2015)

...10 September Until no later than 3.45 pm Gingerbread; Centre for Economics and Social Inclusion; Reform; Employment Related Services Association Thursday 10 September Until no later than 5.15 pm Remploy; Shaw Trust; Social Market Foundation; Mind; Scope; Parkinson’s UK Tuesday 15 September Until no later than 10.00 am Mencap; National Housing Federation; Local Government Association;...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Public Appointments (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Freud: As at 16 July 2015, the information requested is: Ian Russell Disabled People’s Employment Corporation (GB) Ltd. (formerly Remploy Ltd.) Judith Hackitt Health and Safety Executive Professor Keith Palmer Industrial Injuries Advisory Council Otto Thoresen National Employment Savings Trust Corporation Anthony Arter Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman Geoff Shanks...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...inquiry in this area of work last year and is still awaiting the Government’s response to its report. When will that be published? How can the Government really be taken seriously? Why has the money from the Remploy factory closures, which was meant to be invested in Access to Work, not been used to provide vital support for disabled people? The cuts in support to disabled people...

Women and Equalities: Access to Jobs (Disabled People) (2 Jul 2015)

Ian Lavery: During the last Parliament, the Government callously closed the Remploy factories, casting thousands of disabled people out of work. Less than 50% of those people are back in work—many grappling with short-time hours and low pay. What is the Minister doing to improve those horrendously unacceptable figures?

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 Jun 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...specialist employment support service Access to Work, which last year supported just 35,000 disabled people into work and at work. That just does not cut it. What happened to the money de-invested from Remploy, which was meant to be reinvested in Access to Work? The extra costs commission analysed the additional costs faced by disabled people and found that on average they spend an extra...


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