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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 thismore than 2018-01-15
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 thisremove minimum value filter
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 thismore than 2018-01-15
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
819824
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 thismore than 2018-01-15
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
823094
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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: Supported Housing 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 the cost to the public purse of providing housing benefit for people in (a) short-term and (b) long-term supported housing was in the most recent 12 months for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 122777 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <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 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
819805
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Children: Maintenance 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 the average length of time is for her Department to close a case when a Child Maintenance Service order expires; and what targets are in place for such cases to be closed. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 121877 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>We have interpreted the expiring of a Child Maintenance Service order to mean the ending of Child Maintenance liability on a Child Support Agency (CSA) case as part of our case closure process.</p><p> </p><p>The process to end the liabilities (stop accruing maintenance) in all Child Support Agency cases began in 2014. The Case closure process involves sending the customer 3 letters over the case closure journey to instigate, remind and confirm liability is ending, enabling the customer to make alternate arrangements over the period. .</p><p> </p><p>At end of liability, clients are told that their Child Support Agency child maintenance arrangement has ended. The Non Resident Parent will be told when to make a final maintenance payment and to keep paying any arrears. The Child Support Agency (CSA) will continue to collect and pay arrears payments that are made prior to the case fully closing - but regular maintenance collections and payments will stop after a 6 month fixed period.</p><p> </p><p>When liability has ended the case enters “arrears cleanse”. The purpose of this period (which may take up to a further 6 months) is to examine the debt balances on the case to address any anomalies and so calculate a “stable” arrears figure. This involves reviewing any suspended and deferred debt. It includes the write off of debt in circumstances covered by existing debt write off powers.</p><p> </p><p>A case can only close once all arrears have been cleared or collected. For those cases where the child maintenance liability ended on or after 1<sup>st</sup> April 2014 as part of this process the average length of time for the Department to close a case was 27 weeks, this is based on data up 31<sup>st</sup> September 2017. The department aims to end liability on all Child Support Agency cases by 31 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of targets, the department have a clear timeline for ending liability for individual cases 6 months after selection but there time taken to actually close the case will be dependant on the arrears position and the amount of work outstanding.. Whilst there are no specific targets for the process of closing cases once liability has ended, for most cases this should be around 6 months, and the exact time will depend on case circumstances. This relates to Child Support Agency cases only, and only those cases that are subject to the case closure programme. We have no specific closure data for Child Maintenance Service (CMS) cases, and they are not part of the case closure programme.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T14:00:10.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:00:10.533Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
819851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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: Disability 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 many members of staff in her Department with complex physical and mental health disabilities requiring IT adaptations were employed in each of the last ten years for which figures are available; and how many of those employees had their employment terminated in each of those years. more like this
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Graham Brady more like this
uin 121923 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. Retrieval of data would be a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>At the end of December 2017 the Department had 883 employees who were using accessibility software. We are unable to say when they were employed.</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 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
820806
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Carers 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 her Department has a carer's policy for its employees; and what other steps her Department has taken to support employees with caring responsibilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 122224 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>DWP has a range of support in place to help employees manage caring responsibilities with their work commitments, this provision includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>HR policies to support employees with caring responsibilities, i.e. flexible working policies, alternative working patterns, job share opportunities, career breaks</li><li>A dedicated DWP carers website which provides easy access to a range of information for employees, including a Carers Toolkit, signposting to the Carers Passport, supportive external organisations and case studies from carers in DWP</li><li>Access to a DWP employee Carers Support Group and Civil Service Job Share Networks</li><li>Membership of Employers for Carers and free access to the Carers UK website and dedicated support</li><li>Employee Assistance Programme provision and information on childcare and eldercare</li><li>Promotion of the Charity for Civil Servants, For You By You, which provides a range of support services for employees, including access to their Carers Passport and practical information for carers</li><li>Regular communication and advice on health and wellbeing to help staff achieve good work life balance and raise awareness of the departmental and external support available</li></ul><ul><li>Access to a board level DWP Carers Champion to ensure carers’ needs are fully supported</li></ul>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T14:10:50.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:10:50.363Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
820910
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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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 other companies were considered along with SERCO for the contract on distributing the new support for mortgage payment loans. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 122328 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>The contract was awarded following an open competition for which three bids were received and evaluated. The information requested is commercially sensitive so the names of bidding companies cannot be shared.</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 2018-01-18T14:31:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:31:04.993Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
823154
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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: Ministerial Powers 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 many ministerial directions were issued to her Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 122837 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text <p>No ministerial directions were issued in my Department, in 2015, 2016 or 2017.</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 2018-01-18T14:40:27.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:40:27.74Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this