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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of co-ordinating re-assessments for disabled claimants in receipt of employment support allowance and personal independence payments to avoid people having to undergoing multiple re-assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 219485 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We have already introduced the Severe Conditions Criteria for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)/Universal Credit (UC) claimants who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions. As well as providing ongoing awards with light touch review at ten years for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants with the highest needs, where those needs will not improve.</p><p> </p><p>I do consider there are potential merits, and the Department recently announced our intention to create an integrated service for PIP and Work Capability Assessments to join up processes around the assessments. This will streamline the customer journey, enabling more user-friendly and joined-up benefit systems. Going further we will also test the feasibility of using a single assessment to determine eligibility for PIP or capability for work within UC/ESA where claims are initially made for both benefits. This should inform our approach to reassessments.</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 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the potential benefits of reducing the current £16,000 savings threshold for entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 244145 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to change the capital rule on income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).</p><p>Entitlement to contributory ESA is not affected by the amount of capital a person has.</p><p> </p><p>The current upper capital limit strikes a balance between protecting less well-off people and protecting the taxpayer, whilst at the same time recognising the conscientious efforts of people who have built up capital. This limit ensures that the help which comes from taxpayers, many of whom are themselves on low incomes and have limited capital, is directed to people who need it most.</p><p>The effect of reducing the savings threshold would be that fewer claimants would be entitled to ESA.</p><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 2019-04-24T10:27:59.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T10:27:59.477Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar 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, if he will publish a response to EDM 2296 on providing financial restitution to born in the 1950s women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 247728 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The approach of Labour, Conservative and the Coalition governments for the last 24 years since the 1995 pensions Act is the same. This Government’s position on the changes to State Pension age (SPa) remains clear and consistent.</p><p> </p><p>The legislative changes to women’s SPa address the longstanding inequalities that had previously existed between men and women’s SPa. If State Pension age had not been equalised, women would be spending over 40 per cent of their adult life in retirement and this proportion would be continuing to increase. Even after equalising women's State Pension age with men's, women will spend on average around two years more in receipt of their State Pension because of their longer life expectancy.</p><p> </p><p>The overall trend in the percentage of pensioners living in poverty is a dramatic fall over several decades. We are forecast to spend over £120 billion on benefits for pensioners, including £99 billion on the State Pension (2019/2020). In 2019/20 we are spending £3.1 billion to increase benefit and pension rates for pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>The welfare system continues to provide a safety-net for those experiencing hardship, including that caused by unemployment, disability, and coping with caring responsibilities which affect those unable to work and therefore most in need in the run up to their State Pension age. Women who have had their State Pension age increased have the same eligibility to working age in-work, out-of-work and disability benefits as a man with the same date of birth.</p><p> </p><p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, and any amendment to the current legislation which creates a new inequality between men and women would be highly dubious as a matter of law. The Government does not respond to individual EDMs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T12:18:46.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:18:46.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answers of 8 and 29 April 2019 to Questions 239928 and 245887, what progress she has made on revision of form ESA65B and whether that revision will make clear to doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 264779 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The revised version of the ESA65B letter went live from 3<sup>rd</sup> June 2019. The revised letter states clearly the circumstances in which fit notes are required including to support Employment and Support Allowance appeals, where a claimant’s condition has worsened or if the claimant has developed a new health condition or disability.</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 2019-06-19T14:30:55.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:30:55.84Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar 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, if she will publish a response to Early Day Motion 2390, Pensions for women born in the 1950s. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 266154 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The approach of Labour, Conservative and the Coalition governments for the last 24 years since the 1995 pensions Act is the same. This Government’s position on the changes to State Pension age (SPa) remains clear and consistent.</p><p /><p>We have considered the alternative options offered by stakeholders and found there are substantial practical, financial and legal problems to all alternative options offered by stakeholders so far to mitigate the impact on those affected. During the passage of the 2011 Act, the Government listened to the concerns of those affected and subsequently introduced a concession worth £1.1 billion in order to limit the impact on those women who would be most affected by the changes.</p><p> </p><p>In the years after the 1995 legislation, equalisation was frequently reported in the media and debated at length in Parliament. The changes were communicated in a variety of ways, for example with leaflets, extensive advertising campaigns were carried out and later individual letters were posted out. Throughout this period, the Department has also provided individuals with their most up-to-date State Pension age when they have requested a Pension statement. Between April 2000 and the end of April 2019, the Department provided more than 28 million personalised State Pension statements to people who requested them (either online or by telephone or post). We continue to encourage people to request a personalised State Pension Statement as part of our on-going communications.</p><p> </p><p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, and any amendment to the current legislation which creates a new inequality between men and women would be highly dubious as a matter of law. The Government has no plans to publish a response to EDM 2390.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals more like this
unstar 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 documentation officials in Job Centres have been instructed to accept as proof of (a) settled status and (b) pre-settled status for EU nationals applying for social security benefits after 31 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 290390 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that the rights of EU nationals with settled and pre-settled status who apply for social security benefits after 31 October 2019 will be protected.</p><p>DWP recognises leave granted under the EU settlement scheme. EU nationals who claim social security benefits can present their notification of settled or pre-settled status in support of their claim. DWP procedures require staff to verify evidence of immigration status through the Habitual Residence Test Process. Mechanisms are in place between DWP and the Home Office to verify settled status notifications.</p><p>EU nationals who are granted settled status and are habitually resident in the UK are eligible to access income-related benefits.</p><p>EU nationals who are granted pre-settled status and are exercising an EU qualifying right to reside e.g. worker or self-employed status are eligible to access income-related benefits.</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 2019-09-30T13:50:31.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T13:50:31.653Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Sexual Harassment more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a preventative duty on employers to require them to take reasonable, proactive steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 1716 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 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Earlier this year, we consulted on the evidence for a preventative duty on employers. The consultation closed on 2 October and we are currently considering the responses received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T12:45:41.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T12:45:41.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Coinage more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 215222 on Brexit: Festivals and Special Occasions, on what date The Royal Mint plans for the 50 pence coin commemorating the UK’s departure from the EU to go into circulation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 236421 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The commemorative 50p to mark the UK leaving the European Union will be made available following the UK’s departure. As previously confirmed, the coin will be available to buy from the Royal Mint and will not go into circulation. Those interested in purchasing a coin can register their details on the Royal Mint’s website.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:17:16.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:17:16.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Coinage more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date The Royal Mint began or plans to begin production of the 50 pence coin commemorating the UK’s departure from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 236422 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The commemorative 50p to mark the UK leaving the European Union will be made available following the UK’s departure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:40:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:40:00.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Coinage more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what costs The Royal Mint has incurred for the (a) design and (b) production of the 50 pence coin commemorating the UK’s departure from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North remove filter
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 236423 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The cost of designing and producing commemorative coins is met by the Royal Mint out of its own revenues, at no cost to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:05:32.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:05:32.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this