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Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...the House with information. It is right that we have debated the issue because during the past few months it has become clear that Concentrix, despite the best efforts of the majority of its frontline staff, was failing to meet the standards we expected and, indeed, that we had specified in its contract. This meant that many of the people whose tax credits were being investigated—we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Wales (26 Oct 2016)

Sam Gyimah: The administration of probation services across the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) is changing. There will be three operational hubs located in Swansea, Cardiff and Colwyn Bay. Frontline delivery office locations will exist across Wales and the Wales CRC are establishing community hubs to provide and deliver collaborative partnership working. All CRC providers set out an agreed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (Concentrix) (25 Oct 2016)

Hannah Bardell: A number of my constituents have been affected by this, not least a frontline police officer who had her benefits withdrawn, which meant her childcare could not be paid and she was potentially not going to be able to go to work. Luckily, my office intervened and we were able to get her benefits, but what is the Minister going to do to compensate people for upset and unjust treatment?

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (24 Oct 2016)

Jeremy Hunt: .... The money comes back to the Department of Health and is invested in the NHS. Indeed, it would be wonderful if it was more than 1.24 billion, because there is an awful lot of need on the NHS frontline right now; the funds are much needed. Our concern is that companies have been exploiting the differences between the voluntary and statutory schemes, particularly the loophole, which...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Peter Kyle: ...that I have had from the Department. It is not prepared to implement the strategy as we see it at the moment. We do not know what the strategy is, or how it will go forward. We do not even know whether any strands of previous strategies will be taken forward. What does that mean to businesses on the frontline? In the past two years, we have had a clear sectoral approach to business...

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond - Statement (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...will be aware that the Government consulted the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and other stakeholders, including patient and public groups. I am grateful for the responses received, which reinforced the value of community pharmacy and confirmed its frontline role at the heart of the NHS. The consultation also confirmed that there is potential for the sector to add even more...

Looked-after Children/Social Work Reform — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...too many social workers have come into practice without any first-hand experience of what it is like to be in a child protection situation. We need to change that. We have invested almost 50 million since 2010 in Frontline and Step Up, which I make no apologies for mentioning. Those programmes have brought more than 770 high-calibre recruits into social work. We have expanded our...

Liberation of Mosul (18 Oct 2016)

Michael Fallon: My right hon. Friend is right to praise the contribution of the British media, which have been following preparations for the assault and some of which are now close to the frontline. He raises an important point about Iranian influence not simply in Iraq, but in a number of these countries. Iran has the opportunity now, following the signing of the nuclear agreement, to show that it can be a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-social Behaviour (18 Oct 2016)

Sarah Newton: ...powers to make it quicker and easier for police forces and local authorities to protect victims and communities from anti-social and nuisance behaviour. The Government issued statutory guidance for frontline professionals in July 2014 on the use of these powers, which included community remedies and anti-social behaviour case reviews under sections 103 and 104 the 2014 Act. We are...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Community Pharmacies (17 Oct 2016)

Michael Dugher: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this urgent question. Community pharmacies play a vital role in frontline healthcare. Nearly 12,000 communities in England provide free advice to patients, and more than 1 billion items were dispensed in the community last year—an increase of 50% on 2005. Reports in recent days, however, make it clear that the Government are determined to press ahead...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Strokes: East Midlands (17 Oct 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...Trust intends to deliver improved performance for all patients, including patients who have had a stroke. This includes increasing the resources available to respond to patients by recruiting more frontline staff and investing in new ambulances to increase the fleet size. The Trust is also working with the local acute hospitals and commissioners to help reduce the delays experienced by...

Backbench Business: Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (13 Oct 2016)

Sarah Wollaston: ...does that have a devastating impact on individuals and their families, it has other implications, not just for mortality but for the disease burden and the lives lived in very poor health. In my 24 years on the frontline in the NHS I saw that at first hand. Living with COPD and end-stage COPD is a dreadful burden on individuals. There is also the cost to the NHS and the issue of health...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Oct 2016)

...with trading standards and lots of firms every week, and it would be great to have public sector debt collectors getting involved in that work, educating people. Also, that helps the people on the frontline, who are collecting those debts for Government, to understand the kind of problems that people are facing. There are kind of soft initiatives and it would be nice to see the Government...

Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts: Police Officer Safety (11 Oct 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ..., I will have to say that, in another place and at another opportunity, I will go through how the changing police force means that the work they are doing is changing. Having more officers on the frontline with their time focused on working with communities is a good thing. There is also the work with the College of Policing. I know that chief constables will continue to do what they can...

Calais Jungle (10 Oct 2016)

Charlie Elphicke: ...Jungle, if indeed it does happen this time? May I also welcome the concern and compassion shown by the Home Secretary for the plight of these children? Does she agree that Kent, which is on the frontline, has about a quarter of the total number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in this country? Will she act to ensure that there is a fairer distribution of children, so that every...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Workers: Training (10 Oct 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Frontline and Think Ahead social work programmes.

Scottish Parliament: Island Health Boards (6 Oct 2016)

Linda Fabiani: the name of Liam McArthur, on island health boards. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament considers local NHS boards to be key in delivering frontline services across Scotland’s distinct communities; believes that a one-size-fits-all approach rarely works, particularly in delivering health care in Orkney and Shetland...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (19 Sep 2016)

David Mowat: ...the autism statutory guidance for the NHS and local authorities in England. In line with this statutory guidance, local authorities and the NHS should be providing autism awareness training to all frontline staff in contact with adults with autism.

Prison Safety — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Sep 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...they have the freedom to deal with challenges on the ground, and I want to see governors who have the freedom, ability, time and resources to manage safety and security risks, while rehabilitating offenders. Our goal is to see frontline staff working in decent, ordered and well organised prisons that treat prisoners with humanity and ensure that those staff are able to spend time helping...

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