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e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.
If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.
If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).
Commission an independent review of childcare funding and affordabilityGov Responded - 23 Jun 2021 Debated on - 13 Sep 2021 View Vicky Ford's petition debate contributions
We have the second most expensive childcare system in the world. A full time place costs, on average, £14,000 per year, making it completely unaffordable for many families. Parents are forced to leave their jobs or work fewer hours, which has a negative impact on the economy and on child poverty.
End child food poverty – no child should be going hungryGov Responded - 11 Nov 2020 Debated on - 24 May 2021 View Vicky Ford's petition debate contributions
Government should support vulnerable children & #endchildfoodpoverty by implementing 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy to expand access to Free School Meals, provide meals & activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger & increase the value of and expand the Healthy Start scheme
These initiatives were driven by Vicky Ford, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Vicky Ford has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Vicky Ford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
The proposals laid down in this bill were subsequently incorporated into upcoming Building Regulations. See here for more information.
A Bill to amend building regulations to require letter boxes in new buildings to be positioned above a certain height; and for connected purposes.
The latest caseload data shows Universal Credit is supporting 2.8 million claimants across the country to more easily start work and access smoother incentives, such as the work allowance and taper, to increase hours. We have scrapped the cliff edges and complicated hours’ rules of the legacy benefit system to ensure claimants have flexibility to access the opportunities offered in the labour market.
There are a record number of people in work at 32.9 million – up by over 3.8 million since 2010. During August 2019 and September 2019, the latest information available, just over 200,000 Universal Credit claimants have succeeded in getting into jobs.
Monthly information surrounding the volumes of Universal Credit claimants who have moved into work is shown in the table below.
1. Figures are for Universal Credit Full Service only
2. Figures are at household level. In some cases both members of a household may have entered work in the same month, but only one job entry would be counted in our response.
3. Figures are based upon situations when a household reports no earnings in one Assessment Period but then has earnings in the next.
4. Self-employed jobs are not included in the table.
5. Figures also include instances of a household moving out of work and at a later date moving back into work.