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National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...issues? Can we ensure they are working with trade unions, which know about these issues in terms of dealing with employees who require reasonable adjustments in the workplace? Can we look at the Access to Work programme to help those with arthritis? Can we look at the issue sensitively in terms of work capability assessments? I visited the drop-in organised by Arthritis Research UK last...

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

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...for children, but now there is an abundance of official and other expert advice to draw on, so we should see some action and results—but we do not. I imagine that the Minister in his response will tell us about the Munro report, the Step Up to Social Work programme, Frontline, the Innovation programme, What Works centres, partners in practice, the intervention regime and...

Unemployment: Disabled People - Question (20 Oct 2016)

Lord Freud: We are moving the emphasis away from more general support programmes such as the Work Programme towards the work and health programme because many of the people who need support have disability barriers. It is right for the new emphasis to be there. I absolutely accept the noble Baroness’s point about people with learning disabilities. There are some shocking figures on this and it is a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Long Term Unemployed People (20 Oct 2016)

Damian Hinds: than ever before (31.81 million) – up 106,000 on the quarter and 560,000 on the year. The number of long term unemployment is 443,000 – the lowest level since 2008. Universal Credit, the Work Programme and the Jobcentre Plus Offer, is reforming the welfare system to improve incentives and provide more effective support to those without work. Work Coaches have the...

Fit for Work Scheme - Question for Short Debate (19 Oct 2016)

Lord Freud: ...affects the way they do their job. The amount of help that an individual may receive from Access to Work will depend on their individual need and personal circumstances, but the figure is now up to a maximum of £41,400 a year of support. The Access to Work programme is delivered by Jobcentre Plus. The awards are usually made for a period of three years and are reviewed annually. In...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children in Care (19 Oct 2016)

Damian Hinds: Our primary goal is to help care leavers get into work wherever possible and our interventions are tailored to achieve this. Care leavers aged between 18 and 21 have the opportunity to join the Work Programme from day one of their benefit claim, so that they receive tailored, locally-appropriate employment support at the earliest opportunity. We also provide additional support, over and above...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eyes: Diseases (19 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: Treatments for Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy are not currently within the Specialised Ear and Ophthalmology Clinical Reference Group work programme and there is no current work in the policy pipeline. Any new proposals are able to be submitted to NHS England who would consider in line with their agreed processes for specialised services.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

Lord Nash: to promote their life chances by supporting them in accessing and staying in education, employment or training in the way that Jobcentre Plus already does, or through the 2nd Chance learning scheme or priority access to the Work Programme. More help and support will be available to care leavers through the new youth obligation scheme and expanded universal support. I met the noble Earl,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Crime (17 Oct 2016)

Clare Bailey: It is very heartening to hear such support and understanding from the House today, as well as the Justice Minister's commitment to the work programme ahead. As a member of the Justice Committee, I know that the Committee is absolutely committed to working on this issue and looks forward to scrutinising and helping where it can to introduce legislation. A lot has been said today about men and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Paramilitary Activity: Action Plan (17 Oct 2016)

Martin McGuinness: bring these institutions down and plunge us back to the past. I saw how, rather pathetically, an attempt was made to portray what was happening in east Belfast as something other than putting in place a work programme that was about giving employment opportunities to people previously unemployed, giving them a real opportunity to go on to full-time employment. As far as I am...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters (17 Oct 2016)

Claire Sugden: ...Fitzgerald and I have therefore tasked the project advisory group responsible for public protection matters with developing and taking forward an action on mental health care in prisons as part of the joint work programme for 2016-17. I am keen to make progress in that area as well as to ensure that we keep up the momentum in the other work streams. The Tánaiste and I therefore...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (17 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish updated guidance for Work Programme providers on requests to review action plans by claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (17 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received from hon. Members on the service of Ingeus as a Work Programme provider in the last 12 months.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post-Council Written Ministerial Statement – Competitiveness Council 29 September (17 Oct 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...the G20 in September 2016. The next item was a discussion on industrial policy in Europe. Several Member States called on the Commission to commit to an ambitious and proactive industrial strategy in its forthcoming 2017 Work Programme. The Commission welcomed the initiative by highlighting all the work that was on-going to support industry. This was followed by an item focussed on...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), October 2016 (17 Oct 2016)

David Jones: ...Agreement on ‘Better Law-Making’ In April this year a new Inter-Institutional Agreement on Better Law Making was adopted. One provision of this is that following the adoption of the Commission Work Programme by the Commission, the Commission, Council and European Parliament will issue a joint declaration setting out the top priorities and objectives for the year ahead. The...

Baby Loss: Independent Living: Disabled People (13 Oct 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...will impact on the people we have been discussing today. It is no good even the most perfect policy being formed in Whitehall if it cannot be delivered on the ground. It no good having a wonderfully evaluated Work programme if the person that could benefit from it does know about it, or if the type of benefit they are on precludes them from benefiting from it. It is no good a person...

EU Referendum: Immigration and Disability Employment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Oct 2016)

Neil Gray: ...immigration but, on the disability employment gap, I have to concur with a lot of what he said. Will he encourage his colleagues in the Government to bring forward the Green Paper on the health and work programme so that some of the issues we are discussing can be teased out further?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Fit for Work Programme (10 Oct 2016)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the contract with Maximus for delivery of the Fit for Work programme includes provision of public funding for taxi journeys for anyone (a) turned away from or (b) moved to a different assessment centre.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Fit for Work Programme (10 Oct 2016)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has given to Maximus to ensure that centres used for Fit for Work assessments are accessible to wheelchair users.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council - 20 September 2016 (10 Oct 2016)

David Jones: ...on 20 September discussed the October European Council; follow up to the June European Council; mid-term Review of the Multiannual Financial Framework; and the European Commission’s Annual Work Programme 2017. A provisional report of the meeting and the Conclusions adopted can be found at: Preparation of the European...

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