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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Health and Safety Executive: Finance more like this
unstar 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 she is taking to ensure the Health and Safety Executive receives adequate resources to undertake its enforcement responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 290986 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>DWP and HSE officials meet regularly to discuss resources and performance against its Business Plan objectives. This includes recognising the importance of enforcement as one of the tools employed by HSE to secure effective management and control of risk in GB workplaces.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T15:38:08.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T15:38:08.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Pensions more like this
unstar 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, if he will make it his policy to increase the £30,000 threshold for the Local Government Pension Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 7546 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 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Defined benefit pension arrangements offer a high level of security and, in some cases, very valuable guarantees. Therefore it is important that individuals carefully consider the implications of giving these guarantees up before proceeding with a decision to transfer out to access their benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p><p>The independent financial advice £30,000 threshold applies to transfers out of all funded defined benefit schemes, including public sector schemes such as the Local Government Pension Scheme. The Government has no plans to create a separate threshold for funded public sector schemes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy 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
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the impact of protocols on touching disability benefit assessment centre attendees on the accessibility of these sites to those who struggle to stand unaided. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 44378 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 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>If a physical assessment of the musculoskeletal system is required, it is largely non-touch and based on observing ‘active movements’ – i.e. movements carried out under the direction of, but without the physical intervention of, the Healthcare Professional.</p><p> </p><p>The impact on a claimant undergoing this type of assessment should therefore be negligible.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T15:51:18.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T15:51:18.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy 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
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar 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 recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of accessibility of assessment centres for work capability assessment and personal independence payments consultations for people using larger or bariatric wheelchairs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 44490 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 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>All assessment centres meet accessibility standards under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Before attending an assessment, claimants are given the opportunity to alert the assessment provider to any additional requirements they may have and the providers will endeavour to meet any such reasonable requests.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is unable to travel to, or access an assessment centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44491 more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T15:29:22.537Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T15:29:22.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy 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
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar 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 is taking to ensure assessment centres for work capability assessment and personal independence payment consultations are fully accessible to people using different kinds of mobility assistance devices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 44491 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 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>All assessment centres meet accessibility standards under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Before attending an assessment, claimants are given the opportunity to alert the assessment provider to any additional requirements they may have and the providers will endeavour to meet any such reasonable requests.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is unable to travel to, or access an assessment centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44490 more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T15:29:24.757Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T15:29:24.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy 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
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Cystic Fibrosis more like this
unstar 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, how many people with cystic fibrosis in receipt of disability living allowance have been invited to claim personal independence payments (PIP); and how many such people have been awarded PIP for (a) 16 to 18 year olds and (b) people over 18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 44697 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department intends to provide detailed breakdowns of DLA to PIP reassessment outcomes in due course. The Department is working to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure we are able to publish statistics that meet high quality standards at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:53:57.53Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:53:57.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Credits: Armed Forces more like this
unstar 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, for what reasons the entitlement of spouses of armed forces personnel posted overseas to claim class three national insurance credits only applies to those who reach the state pension age on or after 6 April 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 53512 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 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
star this property answer text <p>This credit only applies to those who reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016 because entitlement to the new State Pension, introduced on 6 April 2016, is based on a person’s <strong>own</strong> National Insurance contribution record, unlike the old State Pension scheme where it is possible to ‘derive’ a State Pension based on a spouse or civil partner’s contributions.</p><p> </p><p>Under our state pension reforms, introduced on 6 April 2016, over three million women will gain an average of £11 per week more State Pension by 2030. Around 75 per cent of women (and 70 per cent of men) who reach State Pension age under the new system in the first fifteen years will have a higher value State Pension when compared to the value of the State Pension they would have received under the old system.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-11-23T16:37:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-23T16:37:12.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Health Hazards more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of breathing in historical man-made mineral fibres which are now considered to pose a serious risk to health, what steps she is taking to introduce similar protections for UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 265555 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the guidelines that have been produced in Germany and Austria, advising companies on the measures they should take to protect workers against risks of breathing in historic man-made mineral fibres (MMMFs).</p><p>In Great Britain there is a statutory framework in place to protect workers who may be exposed to any hazardous substance, such as MMMFs, regardless of how that exposure occurs. This framework includes the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of people affected by their work activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), places specific duties on employers and implements several EU Directives on worker protection, ensuring our standards meet those required of all EU Member States. COSHH requires employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish the hazards associated with the tasks and processes they are undertaking and put in place suitable arrangements to either prevent or control those risks. Such a risk assessment would need to be carried out for workers renovating or demolishing buildings to enable suitable controls to be put in place for any hazardous substances that may be present or that may be produced, including MMMFs. HSE provides guidance, to help businesses comply with their legal duties.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory framework, supported by guidance, is sufficient to control occupational exposure to MMMFs.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has been made of the number of children living in poverty that have at least one parent in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 276232 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in low income households are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication. The latest statistics show that 1.7m children in households where at least one adult works are in 'before housing cost absolute poverty', and 2.5m are in 'after housing cost absolute poverty'.</p><p> </p><p>These statistics can be found using the link below, in table 4.20ts, in the file “children-hbai-timeseries-1994-95-2017-18-tables”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T12:30:00.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:30:00.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the increase in the gig economy on levels of child poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 276233 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on child poverty are published annually in the “Households Before Average Income” publication. These statistics do not separate households based on their employment in the gig economy and therefore do not make an assessment of the effect of the gig economy on levels of child poverty.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, 18 percent of children are in 'before housing costs absolute poverty' and 26 percent of children are in after housing costs absolute poverty. 'Before housing cost absolute poverty' is down by 1 percentage point since 2009/10 and after housing costs absolute poverty is down by 2 percentage points since 2009/10. The number of children in 'before housing cost absolute poverty' is unchanged since 2009/10 and has fallen by 100,000 for after housing cost absolute poverty.</p><p> </p><p>These statistics can be found using the link below, in table 4.2ts, in the file “children-rends-hbai-1994-95-2017-18-tables.ods”.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718</a></p><p> </p><p>Advances in technology and the rise of the gig economy have increased opportunities for people to work more flexibly. While we welcome these opportunities, they cannot be at the expense of workers’ rights. That is why the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor to undertake his review of Modern Working Practices, and why the Government is taking the decisive action set out in the Good Work Plan to address his recommendations.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T12:39:19.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:39:19.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this