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A reply was sent to my right hon. Friend on 17 May 2009.
I am today able to announce the annual performance targets for 2009-10 for the two executive agencies of the Department for Work and Pensions. The targets I have agreed are set out. Further information on the plans of Jobcentre Plus and the Pension, Disability and Carers Service in 2009-10 is contained in their individual "Business Plans" which have been published today. Copies have been...
We are increasing the help available to incapacity benefit claimants, all of whom have access to back-to-work support through pathways to work. We are also taking forward the Gregg review vision that everyone should be expected to take active steps towards work in return for their benefits, except for those in the support group, who are most disabled. In the first instance, we will trial that...
Former Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
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