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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...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Mental Illness (24 Jun 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...service supports those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues that are affecting their work. The service was established in December 2011 and is delivered by Remploy Employment Services. Fit for Work provides both a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and General Practitioners (GPs), to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Internet: Disability (3 Jun 2015)

Matthew Hancock: ...committed to ensuring that everyone in the UK has digital skills. The Government Digital Service (GDS), part of Cabinet Office, is working closely with organisations including RNIB, Abilitynet and Remploy. Some of these organisations are Digital Inclusion Charter signatories and research is underway to identify digital inclusion interventions that help people with differing needs. The new...

Scottish Parliament: Modern Apprenticeships (Disabled People) (21 May 2015)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...low, so addressing an underrepresentation is a key Government priority. Through the funding that we provided last year, Skills Development Scotland is working with Barnardo’s and Remploy on specific early-targeted pathway projects to help disabled young people into a modern apprenticeship. We are also undertaking research to better understand the issues that prevent disabled people...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Apprenticeship Week (13 May 2015)

Roseanna Cunningham: ..., just as they are in the workforce. We need to work on a number of fronts to change the perceptions of employers, parents and young disabled people themselves. Some of the steps that SDS is currently taking to achieve that include working with Barnardo’s and Remploy on specific targeted pathway projects to help, through the employability fund, more than 100 disabled young people to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (24 Mar 2015)

Mark Harper: ...published on 12 March 2015 sets out proposals to address two key recommendations of the Sayce Review with respect to developing online functionality and personal budgets. The Sayce recommendations on Remploy have been implemented. Esther McVey MP issued two Written Statements on 19 November 2012 and 16 July 2013 setting out changes arising from the work of the expert panel chaired by...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Support (24 Mar 2015)

Mark Harper: ...provided by DWP or other organisations. All six Specialist Employability Support providers will offer both support options. The six successful bidders were: Pan disability Shaw Trust Remploy Kennedy Scott Steps to Employment Visual impairment Royal National College for the Blind Hearing impairment Doncaster Deaf Trust - The new provision will go...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (17 Mar 2015)

Mark Harper: ...;one size fits all” institutions and programmes, so that we can significantly increase the number of disabled people that could be supported to access the labour market. The Sayce recommendations on Remploy have been implemented. The Written Statement on Access to Work published on 12th March sets out proposals to address two key recommendations of Liz Sayce with respect to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Remploy (17 Mar 2015)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Minister has made of the performance of his Department in meeting its targets relating to claims for Remploy Employment Services.

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