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819887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 her Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such payment, (c) value of each such payment and (d) reason that payment was classified as fruitless in the 2017-18 financial year to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Tommy Sheppard more like this
uin 121959 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>For 2017/18 that information is not yet available but will be disclosed when the Department publishes its 2017/18 Annual Report and Accounts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T13:52:44.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T13:52:44.2Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4453
label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
819998
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Refuges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department spent on housing benefit for people living in refuge accommodation in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
tabling member printed
Melanie Onn more like this
uin 122070 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T13:53:54.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T13:53:54.333Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4464
label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this
818786
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to provide training to JobCentre staff to support refugees. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 121550 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus staff are trained to consider a person's circumstances and to tailor support according to their individual needs. Staff complete claimant awareness training that covers a wide range of claimant circumstances including refugees. Staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants including refugees.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T15:27:52.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:27:52.82Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
818788
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that newly recognised refugees receive the first payment of universal credit within 28 days of their application. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 121552 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>DWP and the Home Office have recently introduced a supported handover process to assist newly recognised refugees needing assistance to claim benefits. This enables those participating in the process to access benefits by the end of the 28 day move on period, either through their claim to legacy benefits being processed by day 28, or through the offer of an advance payment of benefit that is made at their work-focused interview if they are being considered for Universal Credit. New claimants can already receive an advance of up to 50% of their estimated entitlement and this will increase to 100% later this month. Their repayment period may also move from six months to 12 months accordingly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T15:30:03.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:30:03.963Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
819044
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Fund more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on low-income families in different local authorities of the devolution of control over the Social Fund; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 121721 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 have allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help.</p><p> </p><p>Our 2014 review found that local authorities delivered support more effectively than the previous provision under the Social Fund, and that local authorities are best placed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most, alongside their other local services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T15:35:02.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:35:02.607Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
818994
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentres: Harassment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of reports of abuse and harassment of staff at jobcentres by location over the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 121671 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>DWP takes any form of abuse and harassment of its staff by customers and claimants very seriously and has robust controls in place to mitigate the risk of Unacceptable Customer Behaviour (UCB), nonetheless there will be occasions when it does unfortunately occur. We encourage our people to report each and every instance of unacceptable behaviour and we do take action against the perpetrator, with measures proportionate to the seriousness of the incident.</p><p> </p><p>Information collected includes:</p><ul><li>Details of Customer/Claimant details</li><li>Events leading to Incident and location of incident</li><li>Incident Category (Actual, Attempted, Verbal Assault, Threat, Written and Other)</li><li>Incident Type (depending on category) but can include Face to Face, Telephone, Object Thrown. If Verbal Abuse / Threat then Abuse type (Ageist, Cultural, Disability, Emotional, Gender, Personal, Racist, Sexual) may also be recorded</li><li>A narrative of the incident</li></ul> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T17:09:13.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:09:13.733Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
819824
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentres: Glasgow more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will carry out an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Maryhill and Possilpark Jobcentre on levels of poverty in the area served by those jobcentres. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
uin 121896 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>There are no plans to assess poverty levels in connection with closures of individual sites such as Maryhill Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>I would stress that the office mergers are not about reducing services but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need. The face-to-face support our work coaches offer at jobcentres will continue to be a core part of the service we deliver.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>National statistics on the number of individuals in relative low income are set out in DWP’s annual ‘Households Below Average Income’ publication. Latest 3-year estimates for Scotland in 2013/14 - 2015/16 show the rate of individuals in low income households at 15%, before housing costs. The number and proportion of individuals in relative low income is not available at a local authority or constituency level because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. Estimates to 2016/17 have been pre-announced to be published in March 2018.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-15T17:21:28.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:21:28.16Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4642
label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
820762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentres: Coventry more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Tile Hill jobcentre on levels of poverty in the area served by that jobcentre. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 122180 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
answer text <p>There are no plans to assess poverty levels in connection with closures of individual sites such as Tile Hill Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>I would stress that the office mergers are not about reducing services but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need. The face-to-face support our work coaches offer at jobcentres will continue to be a core part of the service we deliver.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>National statistics on the number of individuals in relative low income are set out in DWP’s annual ‘Households Below Average Income’ publication. Latest 3-year estimates for the West Midlands region in 2013/14 - 2015/16 show the rate of individuals in low income households at 19%, before housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>The number and proportion of individuals in relative low income is not available at a local authority or constituency level because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. Estimates to 2016/17 have been pre-announced to be published in March 2018.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-16T12:00:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:00:42.027Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
818790
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to add newly recognised refugees to the list of groups exempt from the seven day waiting period for universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 121554 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
answer text <p>From February 2018, newly recognised refugees, like all other claimants will be eligible for Universal Credit from the first day they claim it (subject to satisfying the conditions of entitlement), removing the seven days some households currently have to wait. The most vulnerable refugees such as those with serious illnesses are already exempt.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-16T12:05:12.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:05:12.963Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
818795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides to refugees to find employment; and if he will make it his Department’s policy to work with local authorities to increase such support. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 121559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus work coaches provide tailored support to claimants with complex needs, including refugees, to help them find employment. Refugees will have early access to the Work and Health Programme which will help people who face additional barriers find work. Partnership managers work with a range of stakeholders, including local authorities, to establish what support is available locally, to encourage partnership working and to ensure claimants are signposted appropriately.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-16T12:07:45.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:07:45.963Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this