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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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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 households which claim housing benefit do not have access to a kitchen. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 191316 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
42329
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of his Department's databases of people (a) in receipt of and (b) not in receipt of benefits for the purposes of data matching with the electoral register. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 191352 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Results of DWP data matching with the Electoral Register have been subjected to review by both the Electoral Commission and Electoral Registration Transformation Programme with positive results</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>No separate assessment has been made of accuracy of data for benefit and non-benefit recipients for the purposes of data matching with the electoral register. </p><p> </p><p>To undertake such an assessment would entail disproportionate costs due to the need to contact and compare citizen details against data held by DWP.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
42332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 people have received sanctions in relation to their jobseeker's allowance for non-attendance in (a) the London Borough of Havering and (b) England to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 191391 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
42333
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
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 his Department undertook (a) an impact assessment and (b) consultation with deaf and deafblind users of Access to Work, their representative organisations and with employers prior to the implementation of Access to Work funding limitations for the provision of communication support for deaf and deafblind people in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191236 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42334
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
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 consultation his Department undertook with deaf users of the Access to Work scheme and their representative groups prior to introducing recent restrictions on the funding available for communication support through that scheme; and what alternative cost-reduction measures his Department considered. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191235 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42335
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 surplus or deficit of the Access to Work budget was in each financial year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191257 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42336
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 his Department applies quotas to different disability groups for funding available through Access to Work; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191237 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191236 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42337
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 guidance is provided to deaf and deafblind users of the Access to Work scheme regarding that scheme's complaints procedure and the process for requesting a decision review. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191258 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42338
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
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 fraudulent claims were received by Access to Work for communication support for deaf and deafblind people in each year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191238 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
191243 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department made of the potential effect on deaf and deafblind people of restrictions on access to work funding for the provision of communication support for such people prior to the introduction of those restrictions. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191255 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
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191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191256 more like this
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191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this