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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional arrangements are in place for claimants whose health deteriorates when in receipt of jobseeker's allowance if their claim is stopped and they are advised to claim employment support allowance. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 9203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-28more like thismore than 2017-09-28
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Since August 2017 we have been focussing on more proactive case management to reduce delays and speed up the clearance of mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payment. A similar exercise for mandatory reconsiderations for employment and support allowance has started, looking at the entire journey from when the customer first challenges the Department’s decision, from which we expect to be able to identify opportunities to reduce delays in the current process and speed up clearance of mandatory reconsiderations.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The median monthly clearance time for employment and support allowance mandatory reconsiderations in July 2017 was 13 days, 1 day less than in April 2017. However it is important that sufficient time is allowed for customers to provide any additional evidence that will help to support their case. Accordingly there is no target time for clearing mandatory reconsiderations – each is done without delay, but based on its merits.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">If a JSA claimant’s health deteriorates, and the period of sickness is expected to exceed 13 weeks, a claim should be made to ESA or Universal Credit (UC) in relevant geographical areas.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In this instance the claimant would need to close their JSA claim and make a new claim to ESA. ESA can be claimed immediately following the closure of a JSA claim and, provided the claim to ESA was made within 12 weeks of closing their JSA claim, the claimant would not have to serve waiting days.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There are no transitional arrangements between the benefits however, the aim is for there to be no unnecessary interruption of funds to the individual. Where a claimant is in urgent financial need whilst their ESA claim is being processed, they can apply for additional support in the form of an advance on their first payment, known as a “short term benefit advance”, or a hardship payment. The claimant will receive a benefit advance payment on the same or next working day.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">If the JSA claimant’s period of sickness is likely to be for less than 13 weeks (referred to as an Extended Period of Sickness (EPS)), the claimant may choose to remain in receipt of JSA rather than claiming ESA/UC. If they choose to do this, they will receive the same amount of JSA benefit.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To qualify for an EPS the claimant must not be fit for any work and this will be determined based on the medical evidence supplied. During this period the claimant will be treated as being available for work, and the Work Coach will tailor the conditionality requirements on their Claimant Commitment, taking into account the claimant’s health condition.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">An EPS can only be declared for one continuous period of sickness of 13 weeks or less in any 12 month period calculated from the start of the period of sickness. Once it is clear the period of sickness will last for 13 weeks or more, the claimant will be advised to make a claim to ESA or UC.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In areas where UC Full Service is in place, the claimant will be advised to claim UC rather than ESA.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">One of the policy designs of Universal Credit is that it removes the need for claimants to switch between different benefits as their circumstances change, simplifying the system and ensuring continuity for claimants.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As stated, there are no transitional arrangements for UC. Where a claimant advises they cannot manage financially until their pay day (UC is paid monthly, unlike JSA and ESA which are fortnightly), an advance can be made. This advance is recoverable from further payments of UC, at a rate agreed between the claimant and the Work Coach.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Universal Credit is a much simpler system with clearer rules and clearer rates. It has an easy to use online account, where claimants can report changes of circumstance in real time. UC Support for disabled people under UC reflects two core components of the old ESA system, ensuring that more severely disabled people benefit from higher payments.</ins></p></ins></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-28T14:56:40.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-28T14:56:40.15Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2017-10-04T11:07:49.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-04T11:07:49.617Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
previous answer version
13091
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
631257
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability Living Allowance: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of foreign children adopted by UK parents who are not eligible for disability living allowance because of the past presence rule. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 52007 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I am replying to this question as assessments of the effect of the benefit cap are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Evaluation evidence in relation to the existing cap showed very little, if any, impact on homelessness as a direct result of the cap. The small numbers of capped households who have been evicted were noted by Local Authorities as having other reasons for rent arrears and also failing to engage with relevant services; they were considered intentionally homeless.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Where claimants need further financial support with their housing costs in order to adjust to the benefit cap, for example while they find work or move to more suitable accommodation, Local Authorities can provide additional support through the use of Discretionary Housing Payments.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">To help Local Authorities protect the most vulnerable and to support households adjusting to the reforms, the Government will provide £870 million funding for the Discretionary Housing Payments scheme over the next 5 years.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p> </p><ins class="ministerial"><p>The information is not held.</p></ins><p> </p></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-15T15:05:14.29Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-15T15:05:14.29Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2016-11-16T15:41:59.96Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-16T15:41:59.96Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
previous answer version
20545
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
answering member 4048
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
759449
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the criteria for exemption from employment and support allowance reassessments for people with long-term health conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 9976 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
answer text <p>This change will come into effect in autumn 2017 and will apply to those with the most severe health conditions and disabilities who are placed in Employment and Support Allowance’s Support Group and the Universal Credit equivalent.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with stakeholders to finalise the criteria, once completed, the amended guidance will be incorporated into the Work Capability Assessment Handbook published annually on GOV.UK. This change will be reflected in the summer 2018 update.</p><p> </p><p>Through the development of the criteria we have consulted with a range of organisations, including representatives from some of the major health and disability charities through a stakeholder representative group.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN 9977 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-14T17:00:11.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T17:00:11.443Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
759450
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations his Department consulted when drawing up the criteria for exemption from employment and support allowance reassessments for people with long-term health conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 9977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
answer text <p>This change will come into effect in autumn 2017 and will apply to those with the most severe health conditions and disabilities who are placed in Employment and Support Allowance’s Support Group and the Universal Credit equivalent.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with stakeholders to finalise the criteria, once completed, the amended guidance will be incorporated into the Work Capability Assessment Handbook published annually on GOV.UK. This change will be reflected in the summer 2018 update.</p><p> </p><p>Through the development of the criteria we have consulted with a range of organisations, including representatives from some of the major health and disability charities through a stakeholder representative group.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN 9976 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-14T17:00:11.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T17:00:11.38Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
758769
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Cancer more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support the Government provides to people who have terminal cancer and their families. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 9396 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
answer text <p>Children and young people with serious or critical illnesses such as cancer are able to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if they are aged under 16 or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if aged 16 and above. DLA and PIP are tax free allowances, which are designed to contribute to the extra costs incurred as a result of long-term health conditions and/or disabilities. Children and young people in receipt of DLA or PIP can receive up to £141.10 a week. Entitlement to DLA and PIP depends on the effects that severe disability has on a person’s life and not on a particular disability or diagnosis. This is because people living with the same illnesses or disabilities may not necessarily have the same care or mobility needs.</p><p> </p><p>Special considerations do however apply to children and adults who are terminally ill, and our arrangements recognise the particular difficulties faced by people who have only a short time to live. Their claims are fast-tracked and they are awarded the highest rate of the care component of DLA and the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP automatically without having to complete a qualifying period. This means that, if they claim straight away, they can get benefit as soon as they have been diagnosed as being terminally ill. The arrangements ensure that claims are dealt with quickly and sensitively. The legislation defines a person as terminally ill if ‘he suffers from a progressive disease and his death can reasonably be expected within six months’.</p><p> </p><p>People over the age of 16 who are unable to work due to an illness or disability can claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which has both a contributory strand accessible via a National Insurance contribution test and an income-related strand accessible via an income test. For cancer sufferers, a light touch evidence gathering process exists, to help determine eligibility. There is also a presumption that claimants receiving or recovering from cancer treatment will be placed in the Support Group which could entitle them to up to £109.65 per week, subject to suitable evidence from a healthcare professional such as a GP or oncologist.</p><p> </p><p>Carers may also be able to qualify for Carer’s Allowance, which is currently £62.70 a week if they meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Trudi Hills, our Sector champion for banking, has been working with Macmillan to improve how the banking industry supports people when they receive a cancer diagnosis</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN
9397 more like this
9398 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.357Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
758869
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cancer more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is currently available to children and young people diagnosed with cancer for claims for (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payments. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 9397 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
answer text <p>Children and young people with serious or critical illnesses such as cancer are able to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if they are aged under 16 or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if aged 16 and above. DLA and PIP are tax free allowances, which are designed to contribute to the extra costs incurred as a result of long-term health conditions and/or disabilities. Children and young people in receipt of DLA or PIP can receive up to £141.10 a week. Entitlement to DLA and PIP depends on the effects that severe disability has on a person’s life and not on a particular disability or diagnosis. This is because people living with the same illnesses or disabilities may not necessarily have the same care or mobility needs.</p><p> </p><p>Special considerations do however apply to children and adults who are terminally ill, and our arrangements recognise the particular difficulties faced by people who have only a short time to live. Their claims are fast-tracked and they are awarded the highest rate of the care component of DLA and the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP automatically without having to complete a qualifying period. This means that, if they claim straight away, they can get benefit as soon as they have been diagnosed as being terminally ill. The arrangements ensure that claims are dealt with quickly and sensitively. The legislation defines a person as terminally ill if ‘he suffers from a progressive disease and his death can reasonably be expected within six months’.</p><p> </p><p>People over the age of 16 who are unable to work due to an illness or disability can claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which has both a contributory strand accessible via a National Insurance contribution test and an income-related strand accessible via an income test. For cancer sufferers, a light touch evidence gathering process exists, to help determine eligibility. There is also a presumption that claimants receiving or recovering from cancer treatment will be placed in the Support Group which could entitle them to up to £109.65 per week, subject to suitable evidence from a healthcare professional such as a GP or oncologist.</p><p> </p><p>Carers may also be able to qualify for Carer’s Allowance, which is currently £62.70 a week if they meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Trudi Hills, our Sector champion for banking, has been working with Macmillan to improve how the banking industry supports people when they receive a cancer diagnosis</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN
9396 more like this
9398 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.42Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
758870
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cancer more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to benefits for children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 9398 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
answer text <p>Children and young people with serious or critical illnesses such as cancer are able to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if they are aged under 16 or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if aged 16 and above. DLA and PIP are tax free allowances, which are designed to contribute to the extra costs incurred as a result of long-term health conditions and/or disabilities. Children and young people in receipt of DLA or PIP can receive up to £141.10 a week. Entitlement to DLA and PIP depends on the effects that severe disability has on a person’s life and not on a particular disability or diagnosis. This is because people living with the same illnesses or disabilities may not necessarily have the same care or mobility needs.</p><p> </p><p>Special considerations do however apply to children and adults who are terminally ill, and our arrangements recognise the particular difficulties faced by people who have only a short time to live. Their claims are fast-tracked and they are awarded the highest rate of the care component of DLA and the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP automatically without having to complete a qualifying period. This means that, if they claim straight away, they can get benefit as soon as they have been diagnosed as being terminally ill. The arrangements ensure that claims are dealt with quickly and sensitively. The legislation defines a person as terminally ill if ‘he suffers from a progressive disease and his death can reasonably be expected within six months’.</p><p> </p><p>People over the age of 16 who are unable to work due to an illness or disability can claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which has both a contributory strand accessible via a National Insurance contribution test and an income-related strand accessible via an income test. For cancer sufferers, a light touch evidence gathering process exists, to help determine eligibility. There is also a presumption that claimants receiving or recovering from cancer treatment will be placed in the Support Group which could entitle them to up to £109.65 per week, subject to suitable evidence from a healthcare professional such as a GP or oncologist.</p><p> </p><p>Carers may also be able to qualify for Carer’s Allowance, which is currently £62.70 a week if they meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Trudi Hills, our Sector champion for banking, has been working with Macmillan to improve how the banking industry supports people when they receive a cancer diagnosis</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN
9396 more like this
9397 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:41:29.467Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
758312
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to report annually to Parliament on progress in tackling the disability employment gap as part of the annual report on full employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 9126 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment gives a clear and time-bound goal to achieve this, which is to see 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>Since quarter 1 2016, the number of working aged disabled people in employment has increased by around 170,000 to 3.5 million in quarter 1 2017. The disability employment rate has increased by over 2 percentage points and now stands at 49 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>The number of disabled people in employment, according to the Labour Force Survey, is publicly available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08</a></p><p> </p><p>We know that there is much more that needs to be done, so that everyone who can work is given the right support and opportunities to do so. That is why we published Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, which set out the action we plan to take to achieve this and start a far-reaching, national debate on what more we can do to ensure everyone is supported to reach their full potential. We are considering next steps, taking account of the Green Paper consultation, and will set out our response to this and future plans in due course, including supporting local effort and reporting arrangements.</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN
9244 more like this
9245 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-14T09:53:10.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T09:53:10.627Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
758313
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to reduce the disability employment gap. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 9245 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment gives a clear and time-bound goal to achieve this, which is to see 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>Since quarter 1 2016, the number of working aged disabled people in employment has increased by around 170,000 to 3.5 million in quarter 1 2017. The disability employment rate has increased by over 2 percentage points and now stands at 49 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>The number of disabled people in employment, according to the Labour Force Survey, is publicly available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08</a></p><p> </p><p>We know that there is much more that needs to be done, so that everyone who can work is given the right support and opportunities to do so. That is why we published Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, which set out the action we plan to take to achieve this and start a far-reaching, national debate on what more we can do to ensure everyone is supported to reach their full potential. We are considering next steps, taking account of the Green Paper consultation, and will set out our response to this and future plans in due course, including supporting local effort and reporting arrangements.</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN
9126 more like this
9244 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-14T09:53:10.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T09:53:10.737Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
758320
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has regional strategies for reducing the disability employment gap. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 9244 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment gives a clear and time-bound goal to achieve this, which is to see 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>Since quarter 1 2016, the number of working aged disabled people in employment has increased by around 170,000 to 3.5 million in quarter 1 2017. The disability employment rate has increased by over 2 percentage points and now stands at 49 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>The number of disabled people in employment, according to the Labour Force Survey, is publicly available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/labourmarketstatusofdisabledpeoplea08</a></p><p> </p><p>We know that there is much more that needs to be done, so that everyone who can work is given the right support and opportunities to do so. That is why we published Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, which set out the action we plan to take to achieve this and start a far-reaching, national debate on what more we can do to ensure everyone is supported to reach their full potential. We are considering next steps, taking account of the Green Paper consultation, and will set out our response to this and future plans in due course, including supporting local effort and reporting arrangements.</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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label Biography information for Kate Green more like this