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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Muscular Dystrophy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from claimants of personal independence payment with myotonic dystrophy on personal independence payment assessments; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
tabling member printed
Vernon Coaker more like this
uin 187298 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5<sup>th</sup> November 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=186178" target="_blank"><strong>UIN 186178</strong></a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:04:21.317Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
360
label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1002585
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>Please see below electricity &amp; gas usage for 2015/16, 2016/17 &amp; 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>(i) DWP</p><p> </p><p>Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.</p><p> </p><p>DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>FTE Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1867</p></td><td><p>2308</p></td><td><p>75742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1832</p></td><td><p>2452</p></td><td><p>75590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>1806</p></td><td><p>2459</p></td><td><p>75065</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(i) Health and Safety Executive</p><p> </p><p>Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>12,051,317</p></td><td><p>13,138,923</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>12,337,288</p></td><td><p>13,896,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>11,763,810</p></td><td><p>13,849,043</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(ii) The Pensions Advisory Service</p><p> </p><p>In a shared building, where they share the service charge &amp; payments are made centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>No information held</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(iii) The Pensions Regulator</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002586
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188862 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>Please see below electricity &amp; gas cost for 2015/16, 2016/17 &amp; 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>(i) DWP</p><p> </p><p>Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.</p><p> </p><p>DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £ / FTE</p></td><td><p>Gas £ / FTE</p></td><td><p>FTE Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£ 256</p></td><td><p>£ 79</p></td><td><p>75742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£ 257</p></td><td><p>£ 78</p></td><td><p>75590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£ 256</p></td><td><p>£ 78</p></td><td><p>75065</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(ii) HSE</p><p> </p><p>Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£1,381,532</p></td><td><p>£443,071</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£1,373,438</p></td><td><p>£369,236</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£1,339,724</p></td><td><p>£349,858</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(iii) The Pensions Advisory Service</p><p> </p><p>In a shared building, where costs are estimated</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£21,000</p></td><td><p>£8,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£17,000</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£16,000</p></td><td><p>£7,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(iv) The Pensions Regulator</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£125,318</p></td><td><p>£7,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£133,383</p></td><td><p>£5,485</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£133,961</p></td><td><p>£5,434</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:51:35.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:51:35.937Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002190
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many two week run-on payments for (a) job seekers allowance and (b) employment support allowance will claimants being migrated to universal credit receive in the five weeks following their universal credit claim; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 187990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>As announced at Autumn Budget 2018, payment of Income Support and the income related elements of Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made, effective from July 2020, benefitting 1.1 million households. Claimants will therefore receive one two week run-on payment when being migrated to Universal Credit. This builds upon the similar two week run-on of Housing Benefit that was announced at Autumn Budget 2017, and which was introduced in April this year.</p><p> </p><p>New claimants to Universal Credit can also apply for a Universal Credit Advance in their first month if they need some financial support until the first regular payment of Universal Credit is made. We have previously increased the maximum amount available for advances from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the total award, and increased the repayment period from 6 months to 12 months. The Autumn Budget 2018 also extended the recovery period to 16 months from October 2021, and, from October 2019 reduces the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:58:17.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:58:17.223Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Dichloromethane: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential dangers associated with the use of the chemical Dichloromethane in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189520 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The risks associated with the use of Dichloromethane (DCM) are well documented. Breathing in vapour can produce narcotic effects including drowsiness, headache, unconsciousness and death. DCM has also been classified by the <em>International Agency for Research on Cancer</em> as a category 2a carcinogen.</p><p> </p><p>As the health effects can be fatal, the use of DCM as a paint-stripper is restricted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) and professional users must be trained and competent in its safe use. For all workplace uses of DCM, employers must also adhere to the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) to prevent or adequately control employee exposure.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003605
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189521 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN
189522 more like this
189523 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.497Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003606
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments appealed the decision at tribunal in each year since 2013; and how many of those people had (a) the decision overturned and (b) their mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the higher rate. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189522 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN
189521 more like this
189523 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.543Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003607
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who are new claimants of personal independence payments (PIP) did not receive an award during their initial PIP assessment but subsequently received an award at (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) tribunal in each year since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189523 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN
189521 more like this
189522 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.45Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003608
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Cancer more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for payment of universal credit for a claimant diagnosed with terminal cancer and a prognosis of less than six months to live in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189524 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>In these circumstances, for claimants who provide a DS1500 medical report, Universal Credit will determine that they have limited capability for work and work related activity (LCWRA) without the requirement to refer for a Work Capability Assessment. The additional amount for having LCWRA may be awarded, if not already done so, immediately.</p><p> </p><p>If the claimant does not have a DS1500 but is diagnosed as terminally ill then we will fast track the Work Capability Assessment process so that the report is provided within 48 hours.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:45:52.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:45:52.373Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1002625
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has taken steps to ensure that benefits claimants in financial hardship can obtain letters which are required to progress their claims from their GP without having to pay for such letters; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
tabling member printed
Sandy Martin more like this
uin 188914 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>We advise claimants not to seek additional evidence in support of their claim which they may be charged for, such as from GPs. Where an assessment provider determines that additional medical evidence from a GP could prove helpful they will request that evidence from the GP directly.</p><p> </p><p>GPs are obliged through their contract with NHS England to provide the assessment provider with medical evidence for Employment and Support Allowance free-of-charge. For Personal Independence Payment, we pay GPs a standard fee (currently £33.50) for completing a General Practitioner Factual Report.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance Assessments we set out our commitment to continue improving the customer experience for both, including opportunities for better data sharing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4678
label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this