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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /><ol start="1" type="1"><li>The Department provides no funding for any trade union related activities. However it does allow time for these activities to be undertaken. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2" type="1"><li>The Department did not report on the amount of trade union activities taken by our representatives in the years 2011-12 and 2012-13, as such the figures shown below are estimates based on the allocation of time we allowed for union representatives to use on trade union activities. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3" type="1"><li>The Department has undergone a significant amount of change in its facility time arrangements over the last 12 months as it has introduced the Cabinet Office reforms from June 2013, this has resulted in a decrease in the amount of time taken by our people for trade union activities </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4" type="1"><li>The data relating to 2013-14 covers the period April 2013 to December 2013. </li></ol><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Facility time taken by Union Representatives (days)</p></td><td><p>% of total working days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17,219</p></td><td><p>0.09%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15,409</p></td><td><p>0.08%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>3,124</p></td><td><p>0.02%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4086
unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
42878
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the email correspondence from the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish dated 10 January 2014 (reference 7648/Jan14) on Atos Healthcare. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 191734 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the hon. Member on 7 March. I apologise for the delay in replying.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
42611
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help people with mental illnesses find appropriate work. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 191454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p>Each Jobcentre Plus District is resourced to have a <strong>Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership Manager,</strong> they identify the availability of local support that advisers may refer to and provide a support role to advisers who work with customers with mental health conditions. </p><p> </p><p>In January 2014 we launched the <strong><em>Employment and Wellbeing</em> toolkit</strong> which offers practical support to Jobcentre advisers to help them work with claimants affected by mental health problems. The toolkit enables advisers to establish a clear employment focus and identify appropriate interventions and actions which enable claimants with mental health issues to progress into employment as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) and Work Psychologists also offer specialist advice in Jobcentres. DEAs can act as an advocate for the customer with prospective employers, aiming to identify work solutions that will overcome or minimise any difficulties related to an individual's disability in the work place and Work Psychologists, can provide advice and guidance on effective provision and complete an Employment Assessment for claimants. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Many benefit claimants with mental health problems will be referred to, or may have access to, a range of support including the Work Programme or specialist disability employment programmes including Work Choice and Access to Work.</p><p> </p><p>Work Programme advisors have access to the Working for Wellbeing toolkit which was developed by an expert group of Work Programme and specialist providers to improve employment outcomes for claimants who have mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Work Choice is a programme for disabled people with more intensive support and can provide specialist support for people with mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work includes a specific Mental Health Support Service for people who require support while in work to help them to stay in work. 90 per cent of the people who have been on the MHSS programme for six months (though not always needing six months of support) are still in work. Employer engagement is a key element of the service.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
42612
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been signed off work in the UK as a result of having obsessive compulsive disorder. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 191455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions does not hold information on the number of people taking sickness absence from work as a result of having obsessive compulsive disorder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 848W, on incapacity benefit, what estimate his Department originally made of the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants who would be migrated to employment and support allowance; what his Department's latest estimate of the number of such claimants is; and what proportion of such claimants are still to be migrated. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
star this property uin 191719 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department published an impact assessment on the migration of existing incapacity benefits customers to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which can be found on the internet at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/875/pdfs/uksiem_20100875_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/875/pdfs/uksiem_20100875_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly publishes official statistics on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and the reassessment of Incapacity Benefit claimants. The latest WCA report on Incapacity Benefit reassessment was published in January 2014 and can be found on the internet at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-january-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-january-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest official statistics show that as of March 2013, 77 per cent of claimants had been found to be eligible for ESA. Around 27 per cent of the caseload had by March 2013 yet to commence the migration process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
42885
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191815 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department does not own any buildings. The DWP estate was sold (freehold, feuhold and long leasehold interests) or transferred (short leasehold interests) to Telereal Trillium under a 20 year PFI contract known as “PRIME” in 1998. </p><p> </p><p>Any properties that become surplus to DWP's requirements are returned to Telereal Trillium under the PRIME contract.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive estimate that the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database in the current financial year is £40,143.33. However, this relates to Douglas House in Edinburgh which, strictly speaking, is not empty. There are other occupants in the property but HSE's space held on e-PIMS is shown as vacant to attract potential tenants. As a result, the e-PIMS entry will make Douglas House appear empty.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
42616
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Executive on the closure of the Independent Living Fund. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191486 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland have been informed of the decision to close the Independent Living Fund on 30 June 2015. I will be writing to Ministers with further details shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1470
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
43183
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce statutory time limits on claims for personal independence payments. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191993 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In line with other benefits, there are no statutory time limits on processing times to claims for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and we have no plans to change that position.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking the necessary action to improve the processing times, including working with the providers. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1470
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Darlington constituency currently receive independent living fund payments. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 191710 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Independent Living Fund records data by post code or local authority rather than by constituency and therefore, does not hold the information in the format requested. As at 13 March 2014 there are 63 ILF recipients in the area covered by Darlington Borough Council. </p><p> </p><p>The ILF publishes data by local authority quarterly on its website: <a href="http://www.dwp.gov.uk/ilf/publications/corporate-publications/statistics/index.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.dwp.gov.uk/ilf/publications/corporate-publications/statistics/index.shtml</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are currently awaiting work capability assessments. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 186209 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In May 2010 there were 225,000 cases with Atos Health care and as of 28 February 2014 there were around 766,000 outstanding cases awaiting Work Capability Assessments being completed. This figure does not include cases yet to be referred to Atos or cases referred to Atos but where the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire.</p><p> </p><p>This includes (a) around 371,000 new claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who should be receiving the assessment rate of the benefit; (b) around 293,000 existing recipients of Employment and Support Allowance awaiting a review; and (c) around 102,000 existing Incapacity Benefit recipients awaiting reassessment.</p><p> </p><p>This figure is based on operational management information received from Atos Healthcare and is rounded to the nearest thousand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this