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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process is for her Department when it considers an application for an advance payment for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 229666 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>If a claimant meets the conditions for an advance we aim to make the payment within 72 hours. However, an advance can be paid on the same day the claimant applies if they or their household would suffer genuine hardship if they had to wait 72 hours for the payment.</p><p>Applications for a Universal Credit advance payment can be made in person, by telephone or online depending on the claimant’s circumstances. Depending on the type of advance payment application, we will consider whether the claimant satisfies the eligibility conditions for receiving the advance. If the claimant is eligible we will agree the amount of the advance and the period over which the advance will be recovered from their future Universal Credit payments. The outcome of the application is explained to the claimant and their online journal updated.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:37:44.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:37:44.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1105486
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income figure to calculate their award of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 237575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>100% of contributions to employer pension schemes, whether Net or Relief at Source pensions, will be taken into account when calculating the level of employed earnings in UC. This means that a UC claimant that contributes to either type of pension will, automatically (where employers report the information correctly), have their UC entitlement calculated on their taxable pay, after their pension contribution. This ensures fairness for all affected UC employed claimants.</p><p> </p><p>If there is some discrepancy in the way in which it’s reported, DWP will manually ensure that the Relief at Source pension contribution is deducted before any UC entitlement is calculated on their employed earnings.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1124869
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Food Banks: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15544 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125234
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Mental Illness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision her Department makes for universal credit claimants who are held on restriction under the Mental Health Act 1983. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to Universal Credit (UC) takes into account individual claimant circumstances, such as income, savings, assets and living arrangements. Should a claimant be held under the Mental Health Act 1983 they may not be eligible for UC.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants, including those who with mental health conditions, receive continuous tailored support through their personal work coaches, and all Departmental staff working with claimants complete extensive training that prepares them for their role. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost claimants to relevant support, and these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1125413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that all medical assessors for (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payment are medical professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251983 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>For Disability Living Allowance, information about care and/or mobility needs is submitted on a claim form, supported by medical reports where necessary, which allows the department’s case managers to determine entitlement and make award decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Health Professionals that carry out Personal Independence Payment assessments on behalf of the department must have the following qualifications and experience:</p><p> </p><ul><li>are an occupational therapist, nurse (level 1), physiotherapist, doctor or paramedic</li><li>fully registered with the relevant licensing body (doctors must have a licence to practise)</li><li>the licensing body has not placed restrictions on the health professional's registration. In individual cases, this requirement may be wavered subject to prior written agreement with the department.</li><li>at least 2 years post full registration experience or less than 2 years post full registration experience by specific agreement with the department,</li><li>have passed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Health Professionals are subject to a rigorous recruitment process followed by a comprehensive training programme in disability assessment for both physical and mental health conditions and have to be approved by the department. Health Professionals are then required to complete a programme of continuing professional development.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T13:16:59.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:16:59.933Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Maternity Payments: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people under the age of 18 received a Sure Start Maternity grant in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:09:45.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:09:45.593Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125417
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Disability: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial assistance her Department provides to parents who leave work to undertake full-time care for a child with a disability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that carers provide invaluable support for relatives, partners and friends who may be ill, frail or disabled. As such, there is an additional amount of benefit payable in Universal Credit to support carers who provide care of 35 hours or more each week for a severely disabled person. For claimants who meet these requirements an additional 160.20 per month is included in their Universal Credit entitlement for caring.</p><p> </p><p>Carer’s Allowance is also available to provide a measure of financial support for those who give up full-time employment to care for a severely disabled person for at least 35 hours a week. The rate of Carer’s Allowance has increased from £53.90 in 2010 to £66.15 a week, meaning an additional £635 a year for carers since 2010.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:49:54.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:49:54.153Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125419
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support for the costs of childcare her Department provides to parents in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251987 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last few months we have been trialling a more flexible approach to parents who do not report their childcare costs on time. Following a successful pilot, we are now updating our guidance, so that Work Coaches have more flexibility and discretion to support parents’ claims for this essential service.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:04:12.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:04:12.117Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125583
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on providing transitional Severe Disability Payment under the Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 252587 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Following the High Court Judgment on 3 May, in relation to Universal Credit and these regulations, we are considering our options.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T13:21:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:21:56.953Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4572
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1125584
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Food Banks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of benefit claimants of who travel out of area to access a food bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 252588 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department doesn’t maintain records on the number of food bank users. People can be referred to a food bank through a range of local referral partners. Although Jobcentre staff can also signpost claimants in writing to a food bank in line with national guidance, they are not required to maintain records on whether a customer has been issued with a signposting slip. As part of their wider community outreach work, Jobcentre managers can work with food banks in their area if they are invited to do so, to ensure that people are receiving all the support they are entitled to.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:33:04.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:33:04.02Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4572
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1125586
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made on the review into 1.6 million personal independent payment claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 252589 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The administrative exercise to check whether claimants are eligible for more support under Personal Independence Payments, following the MH and RJ legal judgments, started in June 2018. DWP published management information on progress on checking potentially affected cases in December 2018. These figures showed that around 140,000 cases had been reviewed and cleared (as at 23<sup>rd</sup> November 2018). Figures are changing rapidly as we continue to check cases and progress is in line with our expectations. As part of December’s release, we committed to providing further updates at 6 monthly intervals.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:56:56.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:56:56.057Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4670
unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1125630
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people became ineligable for severe disability premium as a result of moving onto universal credit in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 252504 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to confirm exactly how many people in Wales became ineligible for the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) following their move to Universal Credit due to a change in circumstance. This is because each case must be individually assessed to determine whether SDP eligibility would have continued following the end of their claim to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) or Income Support (IS).</p><p> </p><p>Information on claimants of JSA and IS in receipt of SDP who have moved to Universal Credit would incur disproportionate cost in response to a Parliamentary Question.</p><p> </p><p>Since 16 January 2019 claimants who are in receipt of SDP or who have been entitled to an award of an existing benefit that included SDP in the previous month, and who have continued to meet the SDP eligibility conditions, have been prevented from moving onto Universal Credit if they experience a change in circumstances. Instead, these claimants will continue to claim legacy benefits until DWP move them onto Universal Credit where transitional protection will be available, thereby safeguarding their existing benefit entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is considering the detail of the recent court judgment regarding SDP, and will make a decision on their response in due course.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:39:59.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:39:59.227Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1125632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wales received additional payments as a result of moving from Severe Disability Premium to universal credit without transitional arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 252505 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, which are currently before Parliament, make provision for Severe Disability Premium transitional payments for those eligible claimants who have already moved to UC.</p><p> </p><p>Following the High Court judgment on 3 May, in relation to Universal Credit and these regulations, we are considering our options.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T13:39:07.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:39:07.783Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1125662
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the contract with Capita to provide assessment services in relation with personal independence payment will expire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252616 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The department’s contract with Capita to deliver assessments for Personal Independence Payment in Central England &amp; Wales expires 31 July 2019. As announced last year the department intends to extend the contract until 2021.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:12:35.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:12:35.463Z
star this property answering member
4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1125663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsideration decisions in relation to personal independence payment resulted in a change in the amount of the payment received by the claimant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearances by type in Great Britain are published in Table 7B of the statistical publication “Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2019”, available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-january-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-january-2019</a></p><p /><p>These statistics include MRs against decisions where the customer was awarded PIP, disallowances post-referral to an Assessment Provider due to failing the assessment, disallowances pre-referral to an Assessment Provider, and disallowances post-referral to an Assessment Provider where the customer failed to attend the assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the proportion of MRs resulting in a change in the amount of the payment received by the claimant is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:06:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:06:12.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of appeals of (a) initial and (b) reconsideration of personal independence payments in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252618 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T13:27:01.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:27:01.46Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Property: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of amending legislation on the transfer of ownership of high hazard sites to third parties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252851 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) which require the Competent Authority (which is HSE and the relevant environmental body acting jointly) to be notified in the event of certain changes about a site, including its permanent closure or change of operator name.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has no plans to amend this legislation.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-20T10:59:42.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:59:42.947Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Autism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494 on Employment: Autism, if she will make it her policy to disaggregate data on Access to Work statistics to identify the number people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in those data sets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252852 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>We do not currently have plans to make adjustments to the primary medical condition categories used in Access to Work. The categories we use are consistent with the categories used in the Labour Force Survey. This is so we can compare our data to the disability employment rate.</p><p> </p><p>As explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494, when a person with Autism Spectrum Disorders receives support through Access to Work, it will be for a specific issue or condition – e.g. a Mental health condition, difficulty in speaking, etc. – rather than Autism Spectrum Disorder. Access to Work customers may have more than one disability or condition, and it is the condition for which they are receiving support that is recorded on the Access to Work system as their primary health condition.</p><p> </p><p>The Access to Work statistics have been developed using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority, but are still undergoing development and are therefore designated as experimental statistics. We are exploring the scope for potential modification following user feedback about the usefulness of the data.</p><p> </p><p>Users are invited to comment on the development and relevance of these statistics and can send feedback to: <a href="mailto:access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk" target="_blank">access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk</a></p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Autism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193498 on Employment: Autism, over what time period was the Neurodiversity Toolkit was developed; what processes were used to develop that toolkit; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that toolkit on closing the autism employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252853 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>In 2016, DWP contracted Autism Alliance UK to assemble an Autism Task Group to develop a new Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit. Membership of the group comprised people with Neuro-diverse conditions, medical professionals/academics and a number of organisations, including: the National Autistic Society, Autism Alliance UK, Autism Plus and Dyscovery Centre.</p><p> </p><p>Within three months, the toolkit was ready to be quality assured by the Hidden Impairments National Group. The toolkit was launched by Philip Rutnam (Civil Service Disability Champion) during Autism Awareness Week, in April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit is available to all Civil Servants; helping them to better understand how to support people with Autism or Neuro-diverse conditions. It is hosted on Autism Alliance UK’s website, and is updated regularly by them with professional help and guidance.</p><p> </p><p>As was explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193495 on Employment: Autism, no formal assessment has been made on the impact of the Toolkit on the autism employment gap.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Autism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 make it her policy to provide autism awareness training for staff in (a) her Department and (b) Jobcentres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252854 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>DWP has a Diversity and Equality Policy Statement. Every person working for the Department has a personal responsibility for implementing and promoting these commitments in their day-to-day dealings with customers, with each other and with employers and partners. Inappropriate behaviour is not acceptable.</p><p> </p><p>DWP have developed Autism Awareness training for all DWP operational staff, using information from the National Autistic Society. This training explains what Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are and how they may impact on a claimants’ daily life, including how this impacts individuals differently. This helps DWP staff be aware of how they can offer appropriate support. The training also focuses on what support DWP can provide to help customers with ASD secure employment, highlighting the tailored support available and focusing on what positive strengths customers with ASD can offer a prospective employer.</p><p> </p><p>Within the Fundamental Learning Journey for all DWP Operational roles, we have learning for Supporting Vulnerable Adults (hosted by Civil Service Learning), Safeguarding children and for Adults and Equality and Diversity.</p><p> </p><p>There is DWP technical learning specifically for staff who need to look at medical evidence for particular medical conditions as part of their job role. This covers the likely care needs for more common medical conditions and signposts to more detailed guidance.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Winter Fuel Payments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an estimate of the potential cost of amending annual Winter Fuel Payment letters to include a paragraph inviting recipients to donate their payment to a charitable cause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252837 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Recipients of Winter Fuel Payments are free to use them in the way they choose, including donating them to a charity of their choice. There is evidence that some people choose to do this already.</p><p> </p><p>Currently the Department cannot estimate the potential cost of this specific proposal, but is always open to suggestions from the chair of the WPSC. Digital reform of the Winter Fuel Payment Service is underway and will mean that from 2020/21 the Department could consider using newer technologies that may offer more flexibility over making improvements to the letters. As with the development of all digital services, user research will be an important factor in improving the letters to ensure they meet everyone’s needs, and in particular that the needs of vulnerable people are carefully considered.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-20T14:21:20.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:21:20.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Terminal Illnesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publish the recent advice given by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer on the definition of a terminal illness for the purpose of claiming benefits; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 252887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The previous Deputy Chief Medical Officer carried out an informal meeting with a selection of specialist clinicians to discuss their views on the current Special Rules for Terminal Illness process. Being an informal meeting no formal report was produced.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-20T11:05:52.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:05:52.11Z
star this property answering member
4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Food Banks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the sanctions system on levels of foodbank use among claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 252866 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) does not keep official statistics on foodback use as there are many reasons why people use foodbanks.</p><p>Nevertheless, as a measured safeguard The Department offers financial support to those claimants who have been sanctioned. We have a well-established system of hardship payments for claimants who cannot meet their immediate and most essential needs, including accommodation, heating, food and hygiene, as a result of their sanction.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T15:21:59.913Z