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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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
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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 the new cross-departmental strategy for disability will reflect the needs of people with neurodevelopmental conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>On Tuesday 25 June the Government launched a new cross-government approach on disability which is guided by a vision that recognises the contributions that disabled people make and where disabled people can participate fully in society.</p><p> </p><p>To drive forward this approach, government will establish a new cross-departmental disability team in the Cabinet Office and the Office for Disability Issues will be incorporated into the team. This move recognises that disabled people, including those with neurodevelopmental conditions, face barriers across a wide range of aspects of their lives and across the whole of the life course, and that coordinated cross-government action is therefore vital.</p><p> </p><p>The new disability team in the Cabinet Office will sit in the new Equalities Hub alongside the Government Equalities Office and the Race Disparity Unit. Together they will be better equipped to drive meaningful progress on equality and to tackle intersectional issues.</p><p> </p><p>The team will work closely with disabled people, disabled people’s organisations and charities to take forward this new approach to disability, with their views and experiences at the forefront of any new policy.</p>
star 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 2019-07-18T13:47:23.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:47:23.193Z
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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 Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 steps her Department has taken to increase public understanding of invisible disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 272164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>On Tuesday 25 June, the Government launched a new cross-government approach on disability which is guided by a vision that recognises the contributions that disabled people make and where disabled people can participate fully in society. To drive forward this approach, government will establish a new cross-departmental disability team in the Cabinet Office, and the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) will be incorporated into the team. This move recognises that disabled people, including those with hidden disabilities, face barriers across the life course and a wide range of aspects of their lives and coordinated cross-government action is therefore vital.</p><p>The British Standards Institution, and others involved in supporting the “Grace’s Sign” campaign, are currently exploring the potential for developing a symbol for hidden disabilities. The project is in an early scoping phase, but its intended aim is that the symbol would be recognised by the International Organization for Standardization. Achieving this involves a multi-stage process, which can take time, but if successful, greatly enhances the chances of its sustained future use in public signage. If successful, greater use and public acceptance of such a symbol would increase awareness of hidden disabilities, and help promote an understanding of the possible access and support needs of people with hidden disabilities.</p><p>Various Sector Champions appointed by the Minister for Disabled People are working within their sectors to support all disabled people, raise awareness of their needs and drive improvements in how these are met. Examples relating to hidden disabilities include: railway franchises thinking about supporting people with a wider range of disabilities, including through quiet areas at stations; a lanyard to identify those with hidden disabilities at airports, with staff trained to recognise this and offer help; and within the retail sector, many large stores holding quiet hours (no music and dimmed lighting) to improve the shopping experience for those with some hidden disabilities (such as autism or ADHD).</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-07-08T15:56:14.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:56:14.727Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 impact assessment her Department has conducted on the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on people with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 270408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>No formal impact assessment has been conducted by the Department of the effect on people with disabilities of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the primary legislation in the UK protecting the rights of disabled people is the Equality Act 2010, which is domestic legislation. Neither our ratification of the UN Convention or the Equality Act 2010 would change as a result of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. Furthermore, there will be no changes in entitlement for UK nationals to disability and carers’ benefits in the UK as a result of our exit from the EU.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-07-02T15:36:39.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:36:39.627Z
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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 Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 progress has been made on reviewing disabled people's access and amending regulations where necessary to improve disabled access to licensed premises, parking and housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 9306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Government is concerned about issues raised in relation to access and inclusion of disabled people and the problems with ensuring businesses and service providers comply with their duties under the Equality Act 2010. We are keen to remove the barriers that some disabled people face so they can take a full part in their communities; socialise with their friends; and live where they want to.</p><p> </p><p>Too many licensed premises are still difficult for disabled people to access. The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 published its report in April 2017 and recommended that the 2003 Act should be amended to require that an application for a premises licence is accompanied by a disabled access and facilities statement. The Government will respond to the recommendation made by the Lords Select Committee in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The government is currently examining how the Blue Badge scheme works in practice for people with non-physical disabilities in order to ensure the rules and guidance are clear for both local authorities and citizens and to improve the way the scheme is administered across the country.</p><p> </p><p>The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 introduced statutory obligations on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to provide guidance on housing to meet the needs for older and disabled people, and we are in the process of developing that additional guidance in consultation with the sector and other interested parties. We have commissioned research into Part M of the Building Regulations and are considering the results of that research in order to determine whether there is a need to review current Building Regulation guidance.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the actions above, I am also working more widely to improve access for disabled people. Earlier this year I appointed eleven Sector Champions, leaders in their particular sectors, to champion accessibility for disabled people as consumers. Sectors covered include, retail, transport, hotels, banking and tourism. My officials are also working with those in DCLG and with the Changing Places Consortium to ensure that, when the opportunity arises Building Regulations will include provisions for fully accessible toilets. There are currently 1033 Changing Paces facilities in the UK</p>
star 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 2017-09-18T15:33:16.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:33:16.327Z
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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 Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 progress has been made on working with providers of (a) energy, (b) telecoms and (c) other essential services on reducing the extra costs that disability can incur. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 9307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>A Social Tariff is provided by BT (and KCom in Hull) in relation to telecommunications for those on particular benefits including disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to energy, a cap on the prices energy suppliers can charge customers on pre-payment meters, many of whom are disabled people and/or on low incomes, came into effect on 1 April 2017. The price cap covers around 4.5m households, saving many dual fuel customers £70 a year</p><p> </p><p>In addition, my colleague the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has written to Ofgem asking the regulator to advise what action it intends to take to safeguard customers on the poorest value tariffs. Ofgem is committed to helping the more disadvantaged in society and has launched work on measures to protect and empower vulnerable energy consumers. This work includes considering extending the current safeguard tariff in place for consumers on pre-payment meters.</p><p> </p><p>To support disabled and other people when asking work coaches in Jobcentres for advice on budgeting and saving money, DWP has prepared ‘Need help managing your money?’ a factsheet which has a section on household bills. It explains you should get in touch with your supplier if you’re having difficulty paying bills or to find out if they offer a cheaper tariff. It signposts to the Money Advice Service for further information on how to save money on household bills, including switching supplier. The factsheet also covers budgeting information, basic bank accounts and the basic phone and broadband packages mentioned above.</p>
star 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 2017-09-20T11:00:31.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T11:00:31.277Z
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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 Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the European Disability Strategy 2010–2020 and subsequent strategies will be incorporated into UK law after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL5380 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has long been a leader in disability rights, and this Government fully intends to continue ensuring that this is the case. We continue to promote good practice and implement improvements for disabled people. Additionally, we continue to be signatories to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a convention binding in international law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T13:06:32.01Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T13:06:32.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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
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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 plans his Department has to increase awareness of the Disability Confident campaign; and how his Department plans to measure the effectiveness of that campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
star this property uin 44951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We have developed a new Disability Confident employer accreditation scheme. This went live in July.</p><p>This will be core to our engagement with employers to raise awareness, improve performance and drive up engagement on the disability employment agenda.</p><p>We are developing plans to formally launch the scheme in the Autumn and more information on take up and effectiveness measures will be available from then.</p> more like this
star 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 2016-09-12T11:44:48.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:44:48.217Z
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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 Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
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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
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 he is taking to improve the life chances of people with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Danny Kinahan more like this
star this property uin 44170 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving the life chances of disabled people and has made a commitment to halve the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people.</p><p>The Government is working with employers through Disability Confident to challenge attitudes towards disability and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. Since 2013 the number of disabled people in work has increased by almost half a million (493,000). Nearly 3.4 million disabled people are now in employment.</p><p>Access to Work provides practical and financial support with the additional costs faced by individuals whose heath or disability affects the way they do their job. 36,470 individuals were helped by Access to Work in the 2015/16 including record numbers of people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and young people. Last year’s Spending review announced a real-terms increase in funding for access to work starting in 16/17 to enable the scheme to help a further 25,000 people by the end of the parliament.</p><p>Work Choice is a voluntary contracted specialist disability employment programme introduced in 2010 and helps people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met through other employment programmes, Access to Work or workplace adjustments. It provides individually tailored support (e.g. job search skills, basic training, and work placements) for disabled people who face the most complex employment barriers to find and stay in work.</p><p>Later this year, we will produce a Green Paper exploring a range of options to close the disability employment gap and transform the lives and prospects of disabled people, and conduct a consultation which will reach out to disabled people and their representative organisations.</p>
star 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 2016-09-12T16:56:44.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:56:44.597Z
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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 Danny Kinahan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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
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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 estimate his Department has made of the number of people with a (a) physical disability, (b) mental disability and (c) physical and mental disability in (i) the UK and (ii) Twickenham constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Dr Tania Mathias more like this
star this property uin 32462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>a) and b) Based on the latest available figures from the Department’s Family Resources Survey 2013/2014, an estimated 11.9 million people in the UK reported a disability. The table below provides more detailed information about the types of impairment that disabled people reported.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Disability prevalence disaggregated by impairment type UK, 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Millions of individuals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Impairment type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vision</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hearing</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mobility</p></td><td><p>6.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dexterity</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Learning</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Memory</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mental health</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stamina/breathing/fatigue</p></td><td><p>4.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Social/behavioural</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All with at least one impairment</p></td><td><p>11.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Family Resources Survey 2013/14</p><p> </p><p>Respondents can report, and be affected by, more than one type of impairment.</p><p> </p><p>c) Using the FRS an estimated 2.7 million people in the UK reported both a physical and mental disability. This estimate includes all individuals currently living in private households. It does not include individuals living in communal establishments (e.g. care homes).</p><p> </p><p>For the purposes of this analysis, the following categories have been classified as physical disabilities;</p><p>Vision, Hearing, Mobility, Dexterity, and Stamina/Breathing/Fatigue.</p><p> </p><p>The following categories have been classified as mental disabilities;</p><p>Learning, Memory, Mental Health, and Social/Behavioural</p><p> </p><p>Note that disabilities classified as &quot;other&quot; have not been included in part c).</p><p> </p><p>The department cannot provide figures in the format requested for Twickenham.</p><p> </p><p>Aggregate level estimates of people with disability aged 16-64 in Twickenham can be found on the Nomis website based on the Annual Population Survey: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/getdatasetbytheme.asp?opt=3&amp;theme=&amp;subgrp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/getdatasetbytheme.asp?opt=3&amp;theme=&amp;subgrp</a>=</p>
star 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 2016-04-11T13:52:07.753Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T13:52:07.753Z
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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 Dr Tania Mathias more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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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 Disability remove filter
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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 maintain the level of (a) services used and (b) benefits claimed by disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire North more like this
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Gavin Newlands more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is absolutely committed to supporting disabled people, to improving the quality of life of those facing disadvantage and to tackling poverty by addressing the causes driving it. We spent nearly £50 billion on disability benefits and services in 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to support disabled and vulnerable people, providing a strong welfare safety net for those in need. Overall spending on the main disability benefits is forecast to be higher in every year to 2017-18 than it was in 2009-10.</p><p> </p><p>In the last 12 months the number of working age disabled people in work has increased by 238,000. Many disabled people can work, want to work, and need our support to get into work.</p><p> </p><p>We are also committed to ensuring that all disabled people have the opportunities and support that they need to get a job and remain in employment and there is a range of provision to help them. The Disability Confident Campaign, which actively promotes the Access to Work scheme, is key to supporting employers in working with Government to halve the disability employment gap.</p>
star 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 2015-06-29T16:36:00.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:36:00.203Z
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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 Gavin Newlands more like this