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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Assistance Animals 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 proportion of individuals who have requested the help of an assistance dog have access to one. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268371 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268368 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1134262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Assistance Animals 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all those whose lives could be improved by an assistance dog have access to one. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268367 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268368 more like this
268369 more like this
268370 more like this
268371 more like this
268372 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1134263
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 increase the number of assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268368 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268369 more like this
268370 more like this
268371 more like this
268372 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.773Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1134264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Assistance Animals: Voluntary Organisations 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 provide financial support to voluntary organisations that find, home and train assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268369 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268368 more like this
268370 more like this
268371 more like this
268372 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.82Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1134265
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 raise awareness of the work of assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268370 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268368 more like this
268369 more like this
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268372 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.867Z
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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 Sir John Hayes more like this