All participation in Work Experience with commercial organisations will be done on a voluntary basis in the Work Programme

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From: Jeremy Johnson

22 March 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Minister Chris Grayling said

"They have the power to mandate but they will only mandate to
community benefit projects. All participation in Work Experience
with commercial organisations will be done on a voluntary basis in
the Work Programme as well as through Jobcentre Plus. So we have
exactly the same rules applied across the board and we are making
sure all the guidance is in line with that."
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Can you supply all the Work Programme (WP), Mandatory Work Activity
(MWA), Community Action Programme (CAP) and Youth Contract (YC)
guidance and rules that the Minister says now exist across the
board, that support the quotes above.

Can you supply information you hold that states that it is now
unsuitable to make it Mandatory to participate in "community
benefit" projects that have any element of contributing to the
Profit of the Work Experience host organisation, as this would be
commercial for profit activity?

Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Johnson

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22 March 2012

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From: Jeremy Johnson

22 March 2012

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

I want copies of the new rules and guidance given to your Providers
and Jobcentre Staff and Managers and any new associated
information, letters, leaflets, documents and forms given to Work
Experience participants.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Johnson

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22 March 2012

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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
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20 April 2012


Attachment FoI 1292 20.04.12.pdf
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Attachment 01 VWE update memo to WSDs DMs.pdf
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Dear Mr Johnson

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

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From: Jeremy Johnson

20 April 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work
and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'All participation in
Work Experience with commercial organisations will be done on a
voluntary basis in the Work Programme'.

You have not provided any responses connected to the Work Programme
(WP), Mandatory Work Activity
(MWA), Community Action Programme (CAP), you have only chosen to
provide information connected to the Youth Contract (YC).

The original request was:

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Minister Chris Grayling said

"They have the power to mandate but they will only mandate to
community benefit projects. All participation in Work Experience
with commercial organisations will be done on a voluntary basis in
the Work Programme as well as through Jobcentre Plus. So we have
exactly the same rules applied across the board and we are making
sure all the guidance is in line with that."
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Can you supply all the Work Programme (WP), Mandatory Work Activity
(MWA), Community Action Programme (CAP) and Youth Contract (YC)
guidance and rules that the Minister says now exist across the
board, that support the quotes above.

Can you supply information you hold that states that it is now
unsuitable to make it Mandatory to participate in "community
benefit" projects that have any element of contributing to the
Profit of the Work Experience host organisation, as this would be
commercial for profit activity?

Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Johnson

and

From: Jeremy Johnson

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

I want copies of the new rules and guidance given to your Providers
and Jobcentre Staff and Managers and any new associated
information, letters, leaflets, documents and forms given to Work
Experience participants.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Johnson

of

22 March 2012

The Minister clearly refers to "Work Experience" within the context
of the Work Programme (WP), not just the Youth Contract (YC).

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/al...

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Johnson

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20 April 2012

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Sam Barnett-Cormack left an annotation (20 April 2012)

Quote-marks The guidance posted appears to be about sector-based academies, Work Experience, and the Work Programme... did I miss something?

Though it could do with some clarity supporting that MWA doesn't go into commercial placements, I agree.

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From: Jeremy Johnson

20 April 2012

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

Please note the original request also asked for copies of all Work
Experience guidance issued to Providers of the DWP Welfare to Work
schemes:

1) Work Programme (WP)
2) Mandatory Work Activity (MWA)
3) Community Action Programme (CAP)

You have only provided information available to Jobcentre Staff:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/11...
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/11...

The guidance requested was for Work Experience changes Minister
Chris Grayling announced that many Work Experience Placements would
now only be entirely voluntary.

Oral EVIDENCE
TAKEN BEFORE the
WORK AND PENSIONS Committee
THE Work Programme
monday 19 MARCH 2012
RT HON CHRIS GRAYLING, ALAN CAVE and CHRIS HAYES
Evidence heard in Public Questions 1 - 106
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

In the Internal Review please explain why you have not issued all
the information requested. Failure to provide this information
could damage your aims to maintain business support and public
confidence in these Welfare to Work schemes.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Johnson

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20 April 2012

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From: Jeremy Johnson

20 April 2012

Dear DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request,

In the Internal Review explain why you have nto responded to the
part of the requested below.

"Can you supply information you hold that states that it is now
unsuitable to make it Mandatory to participate in "community
benefit" projects that have any element of contributing to the
Profit of the Work Experience host organisation, as this would be
commercial for profit activity?"
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/al...

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Johnson

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20 April 2012

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Jeremy Johnson left an annotation (21 April 2012)

Quote-marks Temporary suspension of all sanction activity on 3 of the 5 government workfare schemes
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=912

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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
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2 May 2012


Attachment FoI 1290.pdf
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Dear Jeremy Johnson,

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

Kind regards

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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
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21 May 2012


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Dear Mr Johnson,

Please find attached response to your FoI request.

Kind regards
Central FoI Team

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From: DWP Adelphi Freedom-of-Information-Request
Department for Work and Pensions

31 May 2012


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Dear Mr Johnson

Please see attached response to your FoI request.

Kind regards

DWP Central FoI Team

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