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star this property date less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any provision for people claiming Personal Independence Payments who have difficulty in completing questions by hand to be able to complete the forms electronically; and if not, whether they plan to introduce such a facility. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-16more like thismore than 2016-06-16
star this property answer text <p>We are developing a digital service for claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which brings the current PIP telephony claim and paper form together.</p><p>We have tested a number of different design approaches with users and, based on feedback, are developing an application process that is more tailored to individual needs. From April 2016 we started making the online PIP claim available to a small number of PIP claimants on a voluntary basis. This will allow us to get direct feedback, make ongoing improvements and ensure this new service is effective and secure before it is available nationally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-06-16T14:20:46.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-16T14:20:46.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Mothers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support structure they have put in place for women who are returning to the workforce after they have had children. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are helping women to return to the workforce after they have had children through the support provided by Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of parents, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. The Flexible Support Fund allows Work Coaches to address barriers to employment and support parents into work. This can be used in a variety of ways including paying for travel and childcare to allow parents to undertake training, attend interviews or start work.</p><p> </p><p>We are also putting in place a new package of government support that will make childcare more affordable and more accessible. This will build on the support already offered and will mean more parents have choice, security and peace of mind when it comes to being in work and supporting their family.</p><p> </p><p>Parents on Universal Credit have been offered more generous support from 11 April 2016, where they are able to claim up to 85% of childcare costs, compared to 70% previously. This is up to a monthly limit of £646 for one child or £1,108 for two or more children, up to the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>The Government currently offers 15 hours of free childcare for all three and four year olds and some of the most disadvantaged two year olds in England. From September 2017, this free childcare offer will be doubled for working parents of three and four year olds in England from 15 to 30 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p>We are also introducing Tax-Free Childcare, which will be available to around two million households to help pay for childcare costs from early 2017. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the Government will pay £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged up to 12. Parents of disabled children will receive extra support worth up to £4,000 per year per child, until their child is 17.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work and Health Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many disabled jobseekers will be able to access specialist support through the proposed Work and Health Programme. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL3190 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Spending Review announced funding rising to at least £130 million a year by 2019/20 for the new Work and Health programme, including funding to be devolved to Scotland, focussing support on people with a disability, early access for priority groups and the long term unemployed. We are not yet able to confirm how many disabled jobseekers will access the programme but we expect the majority of people who will start the programme will be disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Programme is only one part of a wider package of support for disabled people. ‘Improving Lives, The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ Cm 9342, published on 31 October, confirms that we will introduce a new Personal Support Package for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, which includes a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The Package will be delivered through Jobcentre Plus and will be coupled with significant new investment in a new Health and Work Conversation for all ESA claimants and additional Disability Employment Advisers in Jobcentres. We are also investing a further £15m in the Flexible Support Fund for claimants in the Work Related Activity Group.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to this, Specialist Employability Support provides employment support for those who are furthest away from the labour market and have complex needs, making other programmes unsuitable for them. The Green Paper confirmed that we are considering how we should continue this support in the future, including how to provide more places to individuals in the ESA Work-Related Activity Group and UC claimants with limited capability for work.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL3189 more like this
HL3191 more like this
HL3192 more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T15:06:34.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T15:06:34.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme: Travellers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in their draft Child Poverty Strategy 2014–17, what they envisage by "specialist" support for Gypsy and Traveller parents via the Work Programme. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL1157 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government’s strategy for increasing ethnic minority employment and participation in the labour market is based around mainstreaming opportunity through locally delivered flexible provision.</p><p>The Work Programme is designed to give providers the flexibility to support each individual jobseeker, rather than treat people according to ethnic groups. Local autonomy and flexibility has replaced the one size fits all approach that has dogged previous employment schemes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T14:39:02.0639628Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T14:39:02.0639628Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme: Older People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Work Programme in relation to its support for older people. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL759 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Work Programme is succeeding. It is helping push long-term unemployment to its lowest level in over 5 years, and is transforming people’s lives.</p><p> </p><p>An independent evaluation of the Work Programme published by DWP in December 2014 identified that 63.9% of older participants found Work Programme support useful in helping them find work or move closer to work, and 63.5% felt that the support offered through the Work Programme matched their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Since this research was carried out, we have made changes to our contracts with providers to further strengthen our performance management activities, and deliver even better outcomes for participants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A copy of the full evaluation report has been placed in the House of Commons library.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T16:46:28.917Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T16:46:28.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme: Bristol more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in Bristol have enrolled in their Work Programme; and how many of those, after six months, were not in employment, education or training. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2140 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The number of people in Bristol City Local Authority who have been referred to the Work Programme up to and including June 2014 is 13,060.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>This information is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on those not in employment, education or training after six months on the Work Programme, is not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T14:01:58.0920513Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:01:58.0920513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people, after two years on the Work Programme, (1) obtained a job, and (2) returned to the jobcentre, in each year since 2010. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL758 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department does not collect official statistics on job starts made by Work Programme participants. Information is collected on the job outcomes paid to Work Programme providers for getting people into sustained employment.</p><p> </p><p>The cumulative number of job outcomes paid (June 2011-March 2015) for people who have completed their allotted time on the Work Programme is 344,900.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the number of people who have returned to the Jobcentre on completing the Work Programme is published by month of completion and can be found in the table below. It should be noted that the first applicable month was May 2013 and data is currently available up to 31 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Current Work Programme Status</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Completed allotted time: returned to JCP at 104 weeks</p></td><td><p>Completed allotted time: returned to JCP post 104 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-13</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-13</p></td><td><p>58,710</p></td><td><p>8,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-13</p></td><td><p>73,230</p></td><td><p>11,210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-13</p></td><td><p>45,160</p></td><td><p>7,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-13</p></td><td><p>43,750</p></td><td><p>7,770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-13</p></td><td><p>44,700</p></td><td><p>8,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>43,440</p></td><td><p>7,480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-13</p></td><td><p>38,250</p></td><td><p>6,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-14</p></td><td><p>46,440</p></td><td><p>8,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-14</p></td><td><p>40,550</p></td><td><p>7,050</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>39,030</p></td><td><p>7,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-14</p></td><td><p>30,530</p></td><td><p>6,030</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-14</p></td><td><p>28,200</p></td><td><p>5,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-14</p></td><td><p>28,800</p></td><td><p>5,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-14</p></td><td><p>30,810</p></td><td><p>5,570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-14</p></td><td><p>23,780</p></td><td><p>4,280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-14</p></td><td><p>27,720</p></td><td><p>4,530</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-14</p></td><td><p>27,730</p></td><td><p>3,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>29,630</p></td><td><p>3,120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-14</p></td><td><p>24,470</p></td><td><p>2,140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-15</p></td><td><p>30,940</p></td><td><p>2,160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-15</p></td><td><p>19,810</p></td><td><p>980</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-15</p></td><td><p>18,770</p></td><td><p>270</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:44:05.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:44:05.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote equal access to intern opportunities for all; and how many disabled people have received help from the Access to Work Fund in order to participate fully in internship programmes. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL4481 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Her Majesty’s Government promote equal access to intern opportunities through a series of communications strands such as:</p><p> </p><p>· The rising awareness of Disability Confident Britain and it’s media profile will help increase awareness of the Access to Work (AtW) support available;</p><p>· Continually improving and developing Advisory knowledge and skills in supporting Disabled People into work and remaining in work, and;</p><p>· Marketing the Jobcentre Plus offer directly to employers and other organisations and institutions.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, Access to Work gives practical support and help to meet additional costs to overcome barriers. AtW can usually support people only in paid internships, however we have extended Access to Work to cover the Supported internships scheme for young people with special educational needs and for young people undertaking Traineeships. DWP does not have a robust means of reporting programme volumes for internships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T17:36:41.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T17:36:41.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether people who are undergoing a work capability assessment because of mental health problems are guaranteed assessment by health professionals who have psychiatric expertise. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2851 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All healthcare professionals who carry out work capability assessments on behalf of the DWP are fully trained in disability assessment and are registered with their respective Regulatory Body. Healthcare professionals receive comprehensive training in the functional effects of mental health conditions. In addition all health professionals are supported by mental function champions who have specialist knowledge of mental health conditions and provide support and best practice advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the scoring for Work Capability Assessment applicants with mental health problems has been loaded to make it more difficult for women to qualify for the support group than it is for men; and, if so, why. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL5278 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The Regulations that implement the measure making changes to how repeat claims for Employment and Support Allowance are dealt with were laid before Parliament on 5th March.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulations can be found at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2015/437" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2015/437</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The criteria for eligibility for the support group in Employment and Support Allowance remains the same for men and women.</p><p> </p><p>The updated guidance for healthcare professionals on the assessment of risk in claimants with a Mental Health condition was developed with input from senior psychiatrists. It differentiates between men and women in relation to suicide risk because the suicide rate in men is significantly higher than in women.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance makes clear that the assessment of risk needs to focus both on the claimant’s health and whether the claimant could cope with work-related activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5277 more like this
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less than 2015-03-11T16:49:33.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T16:49:33.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this