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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie SNP Chief Whip, SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which services his Department has outsourced in each of the last five years.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions have specifically outsourced the following services:

Contract identifier Contract name Service description Year
UI_DWP_001104 Fleet Lease and Management Official vehicle fleet including private user scheme vehicles and associated fleet management services 2007
UI_DWP_000281 Print and Associated Services Solution(PASS) Managed in a number of towers ranging from stationery to leaflets and core print services 2007
UI_DWP_000031 Contract for the provision of Temporary Workers Agency, temporary admin and clerical personnel (via a master vendor service) 2007
UI_DWP_000022 Occupational Health Framework Job assessment/ placement—mandatory referrals, work placement, pre-recruitment checks, attendance management, case conferences, physiotherapy advice 2008
UI_DWP_000024 Nursery Service In-house nursery provision for use by DWP and Department of Health staff at Quarry House 2008
UI_DWP_000026 Evaluation for Senior Staff Job Evaluation for Senior Staff (Jobcentre Plus) 2008
UI_DWP_000027 Employee Assistance Programme Counselling, Legal and Financial Helpline services for DWP employees 2005
UI_DWP_000029 Salary Sacrifice Scheme Tax efficient child care voucher service 2007
UI_DWP_000032 Legal Services Legal advice and guidance to the Estates function 2008
UI_DWP_000033 Legal Services Legal advice and guidance in respect of commercial legal issues 2008
UI_DWP_000036 Medical Advice to Staff Retiring on Medical Grounds Provision of medical advice to staff retiring on medical grounds 2009
UI_DWP_000038 Outplacement Support Advice and guidance for employees leaving as part of a management approved voluntary early release scheme 2009
UI_DWP_000039 Legal Advice Legal advice and guidance to the Corporate IT function in respect of IT contracts 2008
UI_DWP_000040 Well-being and Productivity Management Online well-being assessment and launch events 2009
UI_DWP_000044 Reward and Recognition Scheme Provision of small value reward scheme 2010
UI_DWP_000046 Legal Services Business Support, HR Services and Legal Service for Employment Law 2010
UI_DWP_002009 Westminster Play scheme Play scheme provision in Westminster 2010
UI_DWP_002012 Temporary Administrative Staff Temporary Admin and Clerical Personnel 2010
UI_DWP_000025 Nursery Service In House Nursery Glasgow BDC 2008
Various Learning and Development Services Multiple contracts for the delivery of staff learning and development training(1) 2006
(1) Learning and Development contracts—some of this provision may have been previously delivered in-house, some will have been traditionally delivered by an external supplier (outsourced). It is not possible to determine without examining each case in consultation with the business customer and/or HR.

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