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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the level of functional impairment is adequately assessed to provide appropriate support for a claimant to obtain employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 42659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department introduced the independent audit of Work Capability Assessments in March 2015 in line with the start of the new Health and Disability Assessment Service contract.</p><p> </p><p>Audit has a central role in confirming that independent health professional advice complies with the required standards and that it is clear and medically reasonable. It also provides assurance that any approach to assessment and opinion given is consistent so that, irrespective of where or by whom the assessment is carried out, claimants with conditions that have the same functional effect will ultimately receive the same benefit outcome.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-07-19T13:22:29.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T13:22:29.67Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
536190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the evidence base for the choice of descriptors used in work capability assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 42660 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of the evidence base and consultative group members involved in the development of the Work Capability Assessment can be found in the Transformation of the Personal Capability assessment reports of September 2006, February 2007 and November 2007.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090605153301/http:/www.workandpensions.gov.uk/welfarereform/pca.asp" target="_blank"><strong>http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090605153301/http:/www.workandpensions.gov.uk/welfarereform/pca.asp</strong></a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42709 more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T13:25:23.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T13:25:23.583Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
536317
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of proposed changes to the work related activity group on the effectiveness of the assessment process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 42665 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The change is not related to the work capability assessment process, which happens prior to a claimant being placed in the work related activity group. Therefore no assessment of the change on the effectiveness of the work capability assessment process has been undertaken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-07-22T11:49:09.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T11:49:09.077Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
536320
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which agents external to his Department (a) supplied and (b) analysed the evidence that his Department used to decide on the descriptors used for the work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 42709 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of the evidence base and consultative group members involved in the development of the Work Capability Assessment can be found in the Transformation of the Personal Capability assessment reports of September 2006, February 2007 and November 2007.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090605153301/http:/www.workandpensions.gov.uk/welfarereform/pca.asp" target="_blank"><strong>http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090605153301/http:/www.workandpensions.gov.uk/welfarereform/pca.asp</strong></a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 42660 more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T13:25:23.52Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T13:25:23.52Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of no longer being eligible to receive employment and support allowance payments at the assessment rate when undergoing a mandatory reconsideration of a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
star this property uin 44461 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>ESA claimants who are found fit for work and are waiting for their mandatory reconsideration application to be decided, are eligible to claim JSA. This is the right benefit for those who are capable of work, with Jobcentre work coaches fully supporting these claimants during this period - and the statistics released on 8 September show that this period is now a relatively short one – the median average being around 9 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T13:30:24.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T13:30:24.743Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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3911
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
596103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many qualified doctors are employed by Maximus in delivering work assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 47248 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-14more like thismore than 2016-10-14
star this property answer text <p>As of 26 September 2016, there were 196.14 (full time equivalent) doctors employed as Healthcare Professionals by the Centre for Health Disability Assessments (CHDA is a MAXIMUS company) in delivering Work Capability Assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-10-14T13:38:17.25Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-14T13:38:17.25Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
626108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's assessment contractors received any (a) penalty, (b) bonus and (c) incentive to deny individual claims for (i) personal independence payment and (ii) employment and support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 51156 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The role of contracted Assessment Providers is to carry out assessments on behalf of the Department. They do not determine whether a claim to Personal Independence Payment or Employment and Support Allowance is successful. They provide a report to DWP’s decision makers who then determine entitlement to benefit. No targets are in place as to how many applications are successful.</p><p>Where a need for additional support or training is identified, feedback is provided to the assessor and appropriate action taken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 51158 more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T16:49:18.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T16:49:18.877Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
626110
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets his Department's assessment contractors have for conducting (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 51155 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Information on all the contractual targets, payments and penalties for Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance assessment contractors can be found on the Government’s Contract Finder website:</p><p>Atos Healthcare for PIP assessments in Northern England and Scotland – Lot 1<br>http://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive/contract/695721/</p><p>Capita for Central England and Wales assessments – Lot 2 <br>http://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive/contract/740844/</p><p>Atos Healthcare for PIP assessments in London, East of England and Southern England – Lot 3<br>http://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive/contract/695729/</p><p>Capita for Northern Ireland assessments – Lot 4<br>http://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive/contract/762330/</p><p>Health and Disability Assessment Service (ESA)<br>https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk:443/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1644334</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-11-03T17:02:16.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T17:02:16.68Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
631985
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of the work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 52305 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The contract between DWP and Centre for Health Disability Assessment (CHDA), which carries out Work Capability Assessments, contains a range of quality performance indicators and targets that are monitored on an on-going basis. DWP also has an independent audit team that audits a statistically valid sample of CHDA assessments on a monthly basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-11-21T11:47:07.007Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T11:47:07.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this
631996
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department took of (a) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, (b) Asperger syndrome, (c) dyspraxia and (d) other neuro-developmental conditions when designing fitness for work questionnaires. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 52389 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The capability for work questionnaire (form ESA50) was developed with medical experts and groups representing a range of disabled people. It is designed to mirror the Work Capability Assessment which relates to functional ability in the workplace rather than being linked to specific conditions. The form is regularly reviewed and revised and we have worked closely with a number of charities and stakeholder groups to make changes to the ESA50.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-11-16T15:31:20.253Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-16T15:31:20.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this