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Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Helen Whately: ...is attempting to help people get into work. Work is an important aspect of the system and some money is spent to achieve that. It is the whole aim of the system around jobseeker’s allowance, the Work programme and so forth.

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Mhairi Black: ...a job voluntarily—they are subject to benefit sanctions, meaning that their benefits are stopped for period. The final decision on whether to sanction is made not by Jobcentre Plus work coaches or Work programme providers, but by Department for Work and Pensions decision makers. If a work coach or adviser believes that the claimant has not fulfilled their requirement, a...

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Neil Gray: ...the horse. I understand that fresh Ministers are perhaps flogging that horse to catch up, but the plans for halving the disability employment gap appear to be falling away; we do not know whether that is still a commitment. The cuts to ESA WRAG and the system to replace the Work programme should have been consulted on first. The point has been made across this Chamber today and it has...

Scottish Parliament: Local Democracy (30 Nov 2016)

Colin Smyth: ...to devolve power to local councils did so because they wanted to “bring down our Parliament”. Apparently, according to Ms McAlpine, anyone who thinks that a local council might be better placed to deliver a back to work programme is an enemy of the state. I am sorry, but it is time for the more grown-up politicians to have a serious debate about which powers should now be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence: Foyle (29 Nov 2016)

Claire Sugden: ...that could, perhaps, provide another opportunity to address this type of offence, before we roll it out across Northern Ireland. The theme of problem-solving in justice will thread through my entire work programme in the Department of Justice. It is, I think, a good, common-sense approach to how we deal with this, and it ensures the best service for the people whom we serve.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform and Work Bill (29 Nov 2016)

Stephen Timms: ...Department's Green Paper on work, health and disability to be spent on supporting employment and support allowance claimants into work is in addition to or instead of funding currently being spent in the Work Programme and in Work Choice.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: EU Transport Council (29 Nov 2016)

Chris Grayling: ...the European Union and its Member States. The Dutch Delegation will then update the Council on cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving. Finally, the Maltese delegation will inform the Council on the work programme for their forthcoming Presidency. This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: ...

Scottish Parliament: Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism (European Union Referendum) (29 Nov 2016)

Rachael Hamilton: ...what we offer our European friends, our business has increased because we are welcoming and we offer a really good service in Scotland. Our Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee work programme has seen us taking evidence from Scottish businesses in different sectors. Their key message is that the worst risk to business is uncertainty. As I said, I am a business owner in...

Health: Parity of Esteem - Question for Short Debate (28 Nov 2016)

Baroness Redfern: ...issues. I mentioned stability, and a place. We all need a place—a home to connect to a community—to belong to a community, which can contribute to a person’s well-being. There is also a need for a really good work programme, which will forge and enhance esteem. Mental health problems are one of the most significant barriers preventing people on benefits from taking up...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (24 Nov 2016)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) people with arthritis and (b) musculoskeletal conditions and employers are aware of the Access to Work scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Mobility (24 Nov 2016)

Lord Nash: ...of the country which are falling behind; and addressing wider obstacles to opportunity, like the need for high quality advice. Officials are engaging with the Commission’s findings as part of this wider work programme. Opportunity Areas, launched last month, will be the vanguard of our approach to social mobility in areas where there are the greatest challenges and the fewest...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pre-Council Written Ministerial Statement – Competitiveness Council 28-29 November (24 Nov 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...will present information on the competitiveness aspects of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The German delegation has asked to present information on the significance of industrial policy in the Commission’s 2017 Work Programme. Finally, the Maltese Presidency will present information on their Work Programme. Day Two The Commission will present the Space Strategy for Europe....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pre-Council Written Ministerial Statement – Competitiveness Council 28-29 November (24 Nov 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...will present information on the competitiveness aspects of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The German delegation has asked to present information on the significance of industrial policy in the Commission’s 2017 Work Programme. Finally, the Maltese Presidency will present information on their Work Programme. Day Two The Commission will present the Space Strategy for Europe....

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (24 Nov 2016)

...that we can to mitigate the effect of welfare cuts. I hope that everyone in this Parliament—perhaps with the exception of the Tories—will welcome the fact that we have managed to confirm that our work programme will not have sanctions attached to it, which I think will be warmly welcomed. On the minimum wage and living wage, although we do not have the power to set the minimum...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (23 Nov 2016)

Ruth Maguire: ...insult to injury, it does not even work. Academic research has concluded that “there is no evidence across Scotland that welfare reform has resulted in higher levels of employment or higher levels of labour market engagement.” The Tories’ work programme has been a disaster. Figures show that people were five times more likely to be sanctioned in one...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Road and Footpath Maintenance: North Down (22 Nov 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ...online service for the reporting of street light faults and potholes is very successful. I think that we need to send the message out to get it reported. It may take a number of weeks to get round to it, but it will go on a work programme, and we will get there. As Mr Agnew pointed out, we need a bit of realism. We need to understand that the teams of guys out doing this are very small...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (22 Nov 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...the decision is made. Safeguarding measures are in place to protect vulnerable ESA recipients if there is a failure to meet a requirement. Either a DWP visiting officer undertakes a Home Visit or a Work Programme provider must make face to face contact to ensure individuals fully understand what they have been requested to do and the consequences of failing to do what is required of them.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (22 Nov 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent through the Work Programme on employment support for claimants of employment and support allowance in each of the last six years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Air Pollution (22 Nov 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) discussed the indoor air pollution content of its work programme and acknowledged that COMEAP’s work has been out of necessity, dominated by ambient air pollutants to support and inform the national air quality plans. This work has taken priority, even though COMEAP’s remit includes both ambient and indoor air...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (21 Nov 2016)

Peter Aldous: ...Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether disabled people will have access to voluntary, specialised and personal employment support during and after the transition from the Work Choice and Work Programme to the Work and Health Programme.


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