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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 4 December (HL3783) that the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria were "designed in close collaboration with disabled people and disability groups", whether they will now take into account the responses to the consultation held separately between 24 June and 5 August 2013 on the moving around criteria. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The full public consultation on the ‘Moving around’ activity of the mobility component closed on 5 August 2013. We received more than 1,100 responses. We carefully considered all the responses received, including the suggestions for alternative approaches. We published our response to the consultation on 21 October 2013.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>We believe the assessment criteria, including the 20 metres distance, are the best way of identifying those whose physical mobility is most limited, so we did not make any changes. However, we have strengthened the measures around the reliability criteria – we recognise these are a key protection for claimants.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Our response to the consultation is annexed to this answer.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Z
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex HL 4504.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "Moving around activity" more like this
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36662
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
511846
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, UK citizens living in EU member states will retain all of their UK pension rights and will continue to be treated the same as if they were resident in the UK. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7606 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off in a reformed EU.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Government’s White Paper: ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29 February, the withdrawal process is unprecedented. No country has ever used Article 50 – it is untested. There is a great deal of uncertainty about how it would work. UK citizens living in the EU currently enjoy a range of specific rights to live, to work and access to pensions, health care and public services that are only guaranteed because of EU law. There would be no requirement under EU law for these rights to be maintained if the UK left the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-20T11:41:34.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T11:41:34.7Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
349525
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Direct Scheme 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 affordability of a standard Fuel Direct rate of £3.70 for direct payments for arrears on fuel bills; and whether in setting that rate they considered (1) allowing some customers to pay a lower rate of direct deduction, and (2) allowing customers to pay by Fuel Direct for ongoing bills when they are not in arrears. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL394 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Third Party Deduction is a long standing scheme of last resort where all other means of budgeting have been exhausted. Where the Secretary of State decides that it is in the claimant’s best interests to order repayment of the arrears he can do so. The scheme was introduced in the 1970’s to protect the vulnerable and their family, whilst not adding to their financial burden.</p><p> </p><p>Fuel Direct is set in legislation at 5% of their Personal Allowance, which is a fixed deduction of £3.70 for each element of fuel debt. This is considered to be the most appropriate level of repayment in order to clear the fuel debt arrears and to prevent enforcement action.</p><p> </p><p>Each year the amount of Third Party Deduction is re-assessed as part of The Social Security Up-rating Order.</p><p> </p><p>Once the arrears have been paid a person will usually be taken off the Fuel Direct scheme. In exceptional circumstances a person may be allowed to remain on the Fuel Direct scheme to help ensure that they don’t get into debt again.</p><p> </p><p>However Fuel Direct is not intended as a budgeting aid and the Governments main objective is to help people into employment, whilst encouraging them to be responsible for their own financial affairs, whether they are on benefit or not.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T14:39:18.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T14:39:18.987Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
458642
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star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Motability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals who previously claimed a motability allowance under the Disability Living Allowance have (1) lost that allowance after being reassessed for Personal Independence Payments, and (2) kept that allowance after being reassessed for Personal Independence Payments. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL6794 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>There is not a motability allowance in Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The information requested is, therefore, not available.</p><p> </p><p>Both DLA and PIP have a mobility component which can be paid at one of two rates and access to the Motability Scheme is through receipt of the higher rate mobility component of DLA or the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data on PIP claims in payment, registrations, clearances and awards for both new claims and reassessed claims (for those previously in receipt of DLA) are published on Gov.UK. In particular, breakdowns of reassessed claims in payment by type and rate of awards can be found using the Stat Xplore tool on Gov.UK</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T15:01:19.207Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T15:01:19.207Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
439772
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star this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pregnancy: Health 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 they plan to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL4825 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
350105
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescribed Industrial Diseases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims they have received for Prescribed Disease C3b in the last 10 years; and of these, how many were allowed. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T13:40:56.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T13:40:56.02Z
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4533
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
350106
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Dipping 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, further to the statement by George Eustice, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on 10 June (HC Deb, col 136WH), who published the 1991 Health and Safety Executive report of an inquiry into sheep dipping; and to whom it was distributed. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The 1991 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report presented the findings of a 1990 survey of sheep dipping and was published by HSE as an internal document in May 1991.</p><p> </p><p>The report was discussed at a meeting of the then Health and Safety Commission’s Agricultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) working group, Chemicals In Agriculture (ChemAg), on 10 July 1991. The ChemAg working group membership included HSE, the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress and other industry organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T13:32:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T13:32:17.067Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
523687
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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services 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 form of evidence of incapacity is acceptable for Personal Independence Payments claims when a person suffering from severe myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, for which there is currently no treatment, has had no contact with any medical professionals or auxiliary practitioners for a considerable length of time. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL502 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-16more like thismore than 2016-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department encourages claimants to provide as much relevant evidence as necessary to support their claim. The “How your disability affects you” form and accompanying guidance sets out the range of information that can help the Department reach a decision. The guidance for Health Professionals also sets out sources of further evidence which could help inform their advice to the Department, this includes family members, carers or anyone else who supports them.</p><p> </p><p>Before claimants are invited for a face-to-face consultation, all of the evidence held is reviewed and if, at that stage, a decision can be made on the paper evidence alone, then claimants will not be required to attend a face-to-face consultation. Alternatively, further evidence that might help inform the Department’s decision on the claim can be requested by the Health Professional.</p><p> </p><p>If the Health Professional cannot provide advice to the Department at this stage, or where there is insufficient or no other suitable sources of evidence on which to make an assessment, claimants will be invited to attend a face-to-face consultation. This gives claimants the opportunity to put across their own views of the impact of their health condition on their everyday lives, ensuring that decisions reflect the best evidence. In some cases we carry out consultations in the claimant’s home.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-06-16T13:47:27.48Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-16T13:47:27.48Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-16more like thismore than 2016-06-16
unstar 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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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Stamp Duty Land Tax 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 16 June (HL502), what provision is made for claimants suffering severe myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome who are housebound or bedbound and who are unable to attend a face-to-face consultation. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL871 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>A home consultation can be offered where a claimant is unable to travel to a consultation as a result of their health condition or impairment.</p><p> </p><p>Situations where a claimant may need a home consultation can include where a person’s diagnosis suggests a significant disability that may make travel extremely difficult or the claimant provides evidence from a health professional that they are unable to travel due to their health condition or impairment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:08:42.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:08:42.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma: Compensation 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 estimate they have made of (1) the number of people who have received compensation under the terms of the Mesothelioma Act 2014 since the Act came into effect, and (2) the number of people projected to receive compensation in each of the next three years. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL496 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is available from the attached Impact Assessment for the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme which was published in March 2014 and sets out the anticipated levels of claims over the first 10 years of the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme has now been running since April 2014 with payments being made from July 2014. We will publish statistics on the number of claims made in 2014/15 in due course, and consider a review of the estimates made in the Impact Assessment in light of this data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:07:28.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:07:28.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name mesothelioma-payment-scheme-ia-mar-2014.pdf more like this
star this property title Impact Assessment for Mesothelioma Payment Scheme more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
428908
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma 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 is their most recent assessment of the annual cost of mesothelioma to the welfare budget. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL3631 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The information is not recorded centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T12:07:39.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T12:07:39.477Z
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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 Lord Wills more like this
428909
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma 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 occupations most at risk from mesothelioma. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL3632 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) maintains a register of all death certificates in Great Britain which mention mesothelioma within the cause of death. Analyses of the occupations recorded on such death certificates show that former construction workers, including carpenters, plumbers and electricians, and those who worked in shipbuilding are those most at risk of developing mesothelioma today.</p><br /><p>A research study to look in more detail at the sources of mesothelioma risk in Britain carried out by Professor Julian Peto supported these conclusions, and estimated that nearly half of male mesothelioma deaths were attributed to building-related jobs including carpenters, plumbers and electricians. These risks are a result of high past asbestos exposures during the period when asbestos was being very widely used within the building industry.</p><br /><p>Workers today who are potentially at higher risk of mesothelioma in the future – and who are now the focus of strict control measures – are those most likely to come across asbestos during their work, including building maintenance and asbestos removal workers.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T12:07:27.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T12:07:27.983Z
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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 Lord Wills more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Families 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, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 22 June, how they have calculated that £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL727 more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This calculation was derived from an independent review commissioned by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The information is available in the Department for Education’s Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation, published in 2014. This sets out a detailed explanation of how the savings were calculated using a cost benefit analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies <i>Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015;</i> and how they plan to respond to the findings that nearly 63 per cent of British children living in poverty are in working families. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.”</p><p> </p><p>This Government knows that work remains the best route out of poverty. Research shows that around three-quarters of poor children in families that move into full employment exit poverty. We are committed to supporting parents to move into work, increase their earnings, and keep more of what they earn. Universal Credit, our investment in childcare and the introduction of the National Living Wage will all play an important part.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises that improving skills and progression is the key to making work pay. That is why under this Government we intend to create three million more apprenticeships over the next five years, and to help people move on to better jobs by improving qualifications and providing additional support through Jobcentre Plus.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Z
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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 Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 steps they are taking to increase the rate of full-time employment of adults with autism above the current level of 15 per cent. more like this
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Lord Turnberg more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-08-04more like thismore than 2015-08-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP produced an Autism action-plan in 2013 to support the improvement of service provision and increase work opportunities for people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is a member of the Autism Programme Board and in response to the Think Autism strategy, we are working co-productively with a large number of stakeholders to implement a range of activities to support this remit - and ensure that staff are providing the best possible support to people with autism when looking for work.</p><p> </p><p>Promoting the employment of people with autism is also being taken forward as part of the Disability Confident campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Z
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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 Lord Turnberg more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 steps they are taking to end the disability employment gap. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL268 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>In the last 12 months there has been an increase of 238,000 disabled people in work. That is really positive, but there is more to do.</p><p> </p><p>We have been very clear that the gap between the employment rates of disabled people and non-disabled people remains too big and have committed to halving it.</p><p> </p><p>Government cannot achieve this ambition alone so we are working closely with disabled people, their organisations, employers and employment support providers to develop our strategy to enable more disabled people to get into, remain in and progress in work.</p><p> </p><p>The Disability Confident Campaign, which actively promotes the Access to Work scheme, is key to supporting employers in working with Government to halve the disability employment gap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T11:45:10.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T11:45:10.297Z
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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 Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disadvantaged: Disability 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 level of social exclusion faced by people with disabilities, as compared with people from minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBT people. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3314 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its report &quot;Is Britain Fairer?&quot; on 30 October. The report looks at the progress made on equality and human rights over the period 2008-2013, and covers different groups including disabled people. Chapter 8 of the Report deals with &quot;The Individual and Society&quot; and Chapter 9 sets out the issues where, in the report's view, the most significant improvements are required. The report is attached at Annex A</p><p>In addition, in July 2013 the Coalition Government published the ‘Fulfilling Potential – Making It Happen’ disability strategy document. Alongside this, it published the ‘Fulfilling Potential Outcomes and Indicators Framework’ designed to monitor progress towards the vision of the Fulfilling Potential strategy. The framework includes measures relating to a number of themes including: education; employment; income; health and wellbeing; choice and control; and inclusive communities. Within inclusive communities, the indicators look at social participation, friends and family and attitudes towards disabled people. An update to the framework was published in September 2014 and is attached at Annex B. A further update to this framework will be published later in November 2015.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T13:22:55.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T13:22:55.61Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Disability 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 is available for disabled entrepreneurs. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3796 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-04more like thismore than 2015-12-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Anyone, including disabled people, can apply for financial and practical help through the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme.</p><br /><p>Access to Work, which helps people with a disability or health condition to stay in work or start work, now features a new specialist self-employment team to support entrepreneurs and the self-employed.</p><br /><p>Unemployed potential entrepreneurs, including those with disabilities or health conditions, can talk to their Jobcentre Plus Work Coach, or where appropriate, Disability Employment Adviser (DEA), regarding national programmes like Work Choice, Work Programme and the new Specialist Employability Support. These programmes offer tailored services which can include practical support and advice for becoming self-employed.</p><br /><p>Work coaches can also refer claimants, including disabled clients, to the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA). Over 73,000 new businesses have started up through the scheme and 20% of NEA business starts have been made by disabled people. Disabled jobseekers who are accepted onto the NEA scheme may also be entitled to receive an Access to Work grant.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-04T10:38:42.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-04T10:38:42.287Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions 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 is being done to ensure there is clear communication to people about the new state pension. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7471 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department undertakes extensive research to ensure our communications are clear, targeted and effective.</p><p>The ‘Know the Facts’ campaign, launched in November 2014, uses radio, print and digital advertising to raise awareness of the changes to the State Pension. It directs people to detailed information and material including blogs, videos and resource packs on GOV.UK, and encourages those closest to State Pension age to get a new State Pension statement.</p><p>We continually improve all our communications, based on regular evaluation and feedback, to ensure messages are clear and informative. We also work closely with key intermediaries and stakeholders to share our messages widely.</p><p>The new State Pension campaign includes specific messages to those who may benefit from ways to increase their State Pension; those who may be most at risk of not meeting the minimum qualifying period; and to explain the impact of past periods of contracting-out. We have also reassured pensioners on the old system that they are not affected by these changes.</p><p>People can now also get a personalised State Pension statement online. They will be given a forecast of how much they could get when they reach State Pension age, and find out how to increase this amount. People who do not want to, or cannot use the online service, can continue to request a statement by phone or post.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T11:31:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T11:31:10.523Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Fraud 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 they plan to protect people against fraud as they are automatically enrolled into a pension scheme, in the light of the recent cuts to the pensions watchdog. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The resources allocated to the Pensions Regulator to cover its regulatory responsibilities, together with those for automatic enrolment compliance activity, increased by £3.4m to £79.5m for the financial year 2016/17.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Schemes that can be used by employers to meet their automatic enrolment duties are subject to specific quality requirements. The Pensions Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority both play an active role in monitoring schemes used for automatic enrolment to ensure that they meet these standards. The Pensions Regulator has also published a list of independently audited ‘master trusts’ pension schemes that employers may wish to use for automatic enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>Both Regulators carry out targeted activity to investigate and mitigate risks, including indicators of possible fraud.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T13:00:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T13:00:35.18Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy about the number of children a family or individual should have; and if so, what it is. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not have a policy on the number of children a family or individual should have.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T14:45:19.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:45:19.973Z
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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 Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Protection Fund 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 they will review the financial strength of the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL7901 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Pension Protection Fund is run by an independent Board and reviews its financial position regularly. It manages over £23 billion of assets and, in the 2014/15 Annual Report, the last published, declared a funding ratio of 115.1 per cent and a surplus of £3.6 billion.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-28T11:31:07.71Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T11:31:07.71Z
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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 Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Protection Fund 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 they have considered the risk to the solvency of the Pension Protection Fund of owners of companies with funding deficits selling the business for a nominal consideration or to an unsuitable purchaser. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL7905 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The independent Pensions Regulator, which oversees worked based pensions, has a statutory objective to reduce the risk of situations arising which may lead to compensation being payable from the Pension Protection Fund. It was given a significant range of anti-avoidance powers in the Pensions Act 2004, which can be deployed where it is appropriate and where the legal tests laid down in legislation are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-28T11:35:14.997Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T11:35:14.997Z
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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 Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading British Home Stores: Pensions 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 Pensions Regulator will appoint an investment bank and retail consultancy to support its investigation into the events preceding BHS going into administration. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL7978 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Parliament gave the Pensions Regulator independence in how it operates. It is for the Regulator to determine how it wishes to undertake any investigation into matters relating to the BHS pension scheme.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T11:41:02.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T11:41:02.217Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this