All 8 results for speaker:Lesley Laird

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Closures (7 Sep 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants accessing jobcentre services are (a) long-term unemployed, (b) identified as having additional support needs and (c) identified as having additional employment skills or training needs; what steps his Department has taken to review the needs of long-term unemployed and other claimants with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Reorganisation (7 Sep 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of regional corporate hubs or shared premises as part of the planned changes to jobcentres.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Scotland (7 Sep 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis is for the jobcentre services in Scotland meeting the Government's criteria of three miles or 20 minutes radius travel distance for claimants to reach a jobcentre; what modes of transport his Department used in its assessment of travel time; what consultation his Department has carried out with claimants affected...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Closures (7 Sep 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Minister for Employment's oral contribution of 19 July 2017, Official Report, column 823, whether trade unions have been informed that no job losses will result from the proposed closure of jobcentres in Scotland; and how many additional staff will be recruited as front line staff and work coaches.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Scotland (7 Sep 2017)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the equality impact assessment on jobcentre closures in Scotland; and if he will place a copy of that assessment in the Library.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Barnett Formula: Public Sector Pay Cap (19 Jul 2017)

Lesley Laird: I, too, send my best wishes to the Scottish women’s football team for tonight. I also congratulate our tennis players on a wonderful tournament. It is a pity that the SNP has bounced Labour’s proposal on lifting the public sector pay cap in November. Will the Secretary of State tell me what assessment has been made of the effect of the Government’s pay cap on the living...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Barnett Formula: Public Sector Pay Cap (19 Jul 2017)

Lesley Laird: I thank the Secretary of State for his answer, but it is very clear that the Government are in complete chaos on this issue, which is very much like the SNP Government, who claim that they will abandon the public sector pay cap—[Interruption.]— despite voting it down in a proposal in May. Is it not the case that public sector workers in Scotland are being let down by two weak and...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Lesley Laird: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to speak in today’s debate. Before looking forward, I want to take a few moments to pause and reflect on the maiden speeches made by Members of Parliament who have represented Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath before me. My predecessor Roger Mullin served the constituency from June 2015 to May 2017, and in his maiden speech he quoted...


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