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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more 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 remove filter
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting its targets on the length of time for decisions to be made on the payment of the under-occupancy by (a) vulnerable and disabled and (b) other people. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 227746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 March 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-03-11/227213" target="_blank">227213</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
227956
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more 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 remove filter
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York local authority area had their housing allowance abated because of the under-occupancy penalty in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p /> <p>The information requested by local authority and parliamentary constituency in Great Britain is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T11:19:45.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T11:19:45.14Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
228675
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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 remove filter
hansard heading Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when was the last time a Minister in his Department visited Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
tabling member printed
Pamela Nash more like this
uin 228385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The last time a DWP Minister visited Scotland was in 2014.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:07:34.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:07:34.32Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3909
label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
228239
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Work Programme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average duration is to date spent claiming jobseeker's allowance by people who have returned to Jobcentre Plus after being on the Work Programme for two years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 228025 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>The information as requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:33:12.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:33:12.807Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
228236
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Diesel Fuel: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the health problems caused by exposure to diesel fumes at work. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 228022 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>Occupational exposure to Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEEs) is subject to the provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).</p><p> </p><p>These provisions require employers to prevent exposure to hazardous substances or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately control it.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance for both employers and employees, giving practical advice on how employers should control exposure to DEEEs in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>HSE is also undertaking research to better understand the current exposure profile of workers in GB, including assessing the impact of changes in fuel and engine technology on occupational exposures to DEEEs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:00:45.403Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:00:45.403Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
228277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received from the pensions industry on investment in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228249 more like this
228251 more like this
228253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.48Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228280
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of current legislation for preventing the indirect involvement of pensions schemes in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228253 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228249 more like this
228250 more like this
228251 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.767Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to review the ability of pensions schemes to indirectly invest in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228250 more like this
228251 more like this
228253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.37Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228321
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on research into possible links between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and employment in heavy industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 228245 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>The principal cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking, but there is extensive international research which confirms that past exposures to fumes, chemicals and dusts at work will have also contributed to causing many currently occurring cases.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions is advised about the risks of occupational diseases, including COPD, by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) in the context of social security benefits. IIAC is an independent scientific advisory body that reviews research literature and makes recommendations to Ministers about which diseases and exposures should be covered by the Industrial Injuries Scheme. IIAC has reviewed the occupational risks of COPD on four separate occasions, which included consideration of the risks in certain heavy industries (e.g. coal mining, hard rock mining and welding). In 2004, IIAC commissioned research to review the scientific literature about the risks of COPD from exposures encountered during work, including in heavy industry. IIAC’s reports are available on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/iiac" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/iiac</a> or by contacting the IIAC Secretariat.</p><p> </p><p>The available published research – most of which is not UK-based – implicates various agents and occupational groups as being associated with an increased risk of COPD. Coal dust exposure through mining activities is an established cause of the disease. Epidemiological studies have also identified associations between a number of other occupational exposures which are associated with heavy industry, such as other mineral dusts (e.g. respirable crystalline silica), organic dusts and certain chemicals, fumes and combustion products.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive has also commissioned further research to clarify the extent to which occupational factors have contributed to the burden of COPD in Great Britain. This research is currently underway and is expected to report in 2016.</p>
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:55:49.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:55:49.317Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
228237
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 remove filter
hansard heading Radiation: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has produced on the prevention of health problems caused by exposure to solar radiation at work. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 228023 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>Guidance on the prevention of health problems caused by exposure to solar radiation at work can be found on the following page of the Health and Safety Executive’s website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/occupational-disease/cancer/solar-radiation.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/occupational-disease/cancer/solar-radiation.htm</a>”</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:05:26.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:05:26.347Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this