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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 Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
795363
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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 Universal Credit: East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115784 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The available information on people and households on Universal Credit, by parliamentary constituency, is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
795361
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Media and Culture what steps the Government is taking to tacke low levels of broadband connectivity in (a) Uplawmoor and (b) Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115782 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government provided £100.8m from Phase 1 of the Superfast Broadband Programme to support superfast broadband coverage in Scotland. This has been delivered through the Highlands &amp; Islands broadband project and the Digital Scotland project which covers the Rest of Scotland. The Government provided £20.99m additional funding in February 2014 to support a Phase 2 project in Scotland to provide further superfast broadband coverage. The Scottish Government has not yet begun the procurement process using this funding and is not expecting to have agreed a contract until December 2018. We are doing all we can to speed this up.</p><p> </p><p>For all premises which do not have superfast broadband coverage, the UK Government will ensure universal broadband of at least 10Mbps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T16:05:58.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T16:05:58.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
795445
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease more like this
star 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, whether his Department plans to review the appropriateness of the 20 metre rule for personal independence payment claimants with Parkinson's Disease; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 115866 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We consulted widely and extensively on the assessment criteria for the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) prior to its introduction in April 2013. Furthermore, we carried out an additional consultation between 24 June 2013 and 5 August 2013 on the “Moving around” activity for the mobility component. PIP has been designed to reflect a modern understanding of disability and treat all conditions fairly. We have no plans to review the assessment criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:29:33.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:29:33.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
795429
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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 Bicycles: Loans more like this
star 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, whether his Department has plans to (a) advertise and (b) offer bike loan schemes to people using job centres. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 115850 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to provide a specific bike loan scheme for job seekers.</p><p> </p><p>The Flexible Support Fund may be available for one-off purchases such as a bicycle to remove a barrier for claimants to get to work.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport leads on the Cycle to Work Scheme, which is available to employees, and was introduced to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:39:09.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:39:09.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
795443
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence more like this
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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 ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible and available in easy-read and alternative accessible formats. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115864 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuously working to improve its written customer communications products, including letters, forms and leaflets, so they are clear and accessible to as many of our customers as possible. We follow accessible design principles, including the use of plain language.</p><p> </p><p>Easy Read is available by request for certain kinds of information. As some of our letters are necessarily complex and difficult to translate into an Easy Read format, we support customers in other ways and will discuss the most appropriate method of communication with the customer, to meet their individual needs. We will be making more customer communications products available in Easy Read in 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
795426
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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 Working Conditions: VDUs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to encourage desk-based workers to take time away from computer screens during the working day. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 115847 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website already provides practical guidance for employers on working safely with screen based equipment, which can be found at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/index.htm</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It is widely recognised that frequent short breaks from desk-based work can help reduce health issues such as fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems, backache and mental stress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:32:23.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:32:23.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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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 Employment: Learning Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to where his Department has reallocated funding from the previous Work Programme and Work Choice to increase the employment opportunities of people with learning disability; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 115857 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Work and Health Programme, a new contracted provision that will build on lessons learnt from the Work Programme and Work Choice, will start in England and Wales between November 2017 and March 2018. Disabled people, who will be the majority of referrals, can volunteer for the programme at any time.</p><p> </p><p>On Thursday 30 November 2017 we published ‘Improving Lives the Future of Work, Health and Disability’, which sets out details of a lifecourse approach to improving employment opportunities for people with a Learning Disability</p><p> </p><p>In addition:</p><p> </p><ul><li>We are introducing 200 Community Partners into Jobcentres - these are external appointments with experience of disability who will engage with disabled people, Jobcentre Plus staff and local employers to strengthen the support we offer disabled people seeking work, including those with learning disabilities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Supported Employment “place and train” will be delivered through the Local Supported Employment initiative. A key element of this is the use of Job Carving, which involves working with an employer to create a job which meets the employer’s needs and can be done by a person with a learning disability.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Supported Work Experience proof of concepts will offer young disabled people, including young people with learning disabilities, the opportunity to take part in short work experience placements.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work has put in place a Hidden Impairment Support Team that aims to give advice and guidance to help employers understand how they can support employees with conditions like a Learning Disability.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DWP’s Disability Confident campaign has achieved commitments from over 5000 employers. DWP is requiring all its large contractors to be Disability Confident Leaders within 12 months from Jan 2017 and all main Government departments are now signed up to Disability Confident, ensuring that Government’s contracted services become better employers of people with disabilities, including learning disabilities.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T12:46:00.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T12:46:00.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
795345
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2017 to Question 111488, on Department for Work and Pensions: telephone services, which and how many of his Department's phonelines fall within the parameters laid out by Ofcom. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 115766 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All calls to the Department for Work and Pensions phone lines fall within the parameters laid out by Ofcom.</p><p> </p><p>As at 28<sup>th</sup> November 2017, there are currently:</p><ul><li>250 phone lines where the number starts 0345 and 18 phone lines where the number starts 0300;</li><li>74 phone lines where the number starts 0800 and 4 phone lines where the number starts 0808;</li><li>298 telephone numbers starting 0845 which are no longer in use. Anyone that dials one of the 0845 numbers will hear a recorded message advising them to redial the relevant alternative number. There is no charge for the call to the 0845 number.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition, DWP has individual phone lines for members of staff – generally 01 or 02 numbers, although also some mobiles. Calls to these would also fall within the parameters laid out by Ofcom, but there is limited volume of customer traffic direct to these numbers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:51:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:51:46.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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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: Epilepsy 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 it his policy to undertake a review the effectiveness of the (a) Employment Support Allowance and (b) Personal Independence Payment medical assessments for people with epilepsy. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 115830 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Both assessments are designed to treat all health conditions and disabilities fairly by assessing the functional impact of those conditions and disabilities on an individuals' life rather than focusing on the health condition or disability itself. For, Employment and Support Allowance that is through assessing their capability to work and in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) through their ability to manage daily living or mobility activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:15:50.287Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:15:50.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this