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star this property date less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any provision for people claiming Personal Independence Payments who have difficulty in completing questions by hand to be able to complete the forms electronically; and if not, whether they plan to introduce such a facility. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-16more like thismore than 2016-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>We are developing a digital service for claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which brings the current PIP telephony claim and paper form together.</p><p>We have tested a number of different design approaches with users and, based on feedback, are developing an application process that is more tailored to individual needs. From April 2016 we started making the online PIP claim available to a small number of PIP claimants on a voluntary basis. This will allow us to get direct feedback, make ongoing improvements and ensure this new service is effective and secure before it is available nationally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-06-16T14:20:46.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-16T14:20:46.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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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
unstar 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 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 has been the cost to the public purse in each of the last five years of the winter fuel allowance; and what would be the tax receipt if it were subject to the same tax as retirement pensions. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL7322 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-07more like thismore than 2016-04-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to keeping the Winter Fuel Payment for the lifetime of this Parliament. The cost over the last five years is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£m 2,759</p></td><td><p>2,149</p></td><td><p>2,144</p></td><td><p>2,140</p></td><td><p>2,117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Government has not estimated the corresponding tax receipts had the Winter Fuel Payment been taxable.</p><p> </p><p>There is a total of 11.4 million pensioners in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>National Statistics, published by HMRC, show that in 2013/14, there were 6.12 million taxpayers whose main source of income is from pensions, of which 90 per cent pay the basic rate of tax and 6 per cent pay the higher rate of tax.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-07T15:27:09.273Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-07T15:27:09.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Finance 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 whether they plan to make the planned further £74 million of funding available to upper tier local authorities for local welfare assistance schemes in 2016–17. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL1154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Future arrangements for all local authority funding are a matter for the next Spending Review period and Local Government Finance Settlement consultations, which are led by DCLG. The outcome of these discussions will be made clear at the appropriate time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T16:13:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T16:13:16.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad 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 why they have allocated £22 million to hire new presenting officers to support them at disability benefit tribunals. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL177 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The government is increasing the number of Presenting Officers from 2017, to help the department present its case more effectively and gather valuable feedback from the Tribunal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T12:22:37.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T12:22:37.137Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
519613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of cuts in the number of welfare rights officers and to legal aid, they will provide resources to Citizens Advice Bureaux, local mental health charities and disability organisations to provide support for disabled people who go to tribunal when appealing against their Personal Independence Payment assessment. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL178 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Tribunal proceedings are designed to be straightforward and accessible to all. The tribunal panel is trained and possess special expertise to ensure that all issues which have a bearing on the outcome of an appeal are investigated irrespective of whether or not they have been raised by the parties.</p><p> </p><p>DWP does not provide funding for this purpose. Individual local authorities may provide funding for these types of organisations but it would be a matter for the individual local authority to decide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-05-31T13:02:02.54Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T13:02:02.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
532337
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 whether all Personal Independence Payment assessment centres are accessible for disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL934 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>All Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment sites must be fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 with suitable ground floor accommodation available. The assessment providers are required to ensure that the needs of all PIP claimants are considered, including proximity to public transport routes and access to suitable parking.</p><p>Before attending a face-to-face consultation, claimants are informed that they can alert their assessment provider of any additional requirements that they may have and the providers will meet any such reasonable requests.<strong> </strong></p><p>Where appropriate, assessments may also be carried out in a claimant’s home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-07-11T13:58:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-11T13:58:41.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Swine Flu: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the publication in <i>SLEEP </i>on 1 February of the epidemiological study into the association between the 2009 pandemic H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy in adults (Pub Med identifier 26856903), whether the Department for Work and Pensions will now reverse its decisions to refuse applications for compensation for adults under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 on the grounds of a lack of evidence of causation, and if not, on what basis they continue to dispute causation for adults. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL7556 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
unstar this property answer text <p>All claims under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme are decided on the basis of each claimant’s individual circumstances, and in light of the latest scientific evidence on the possible effects of vaccines. The Department monitors research in this area. We are aware of the latest evidence and are studying it carefully. Where new evidence comes to light which suggests that an earlier decision was incorrect, the claimant may ask the Department to look at its decision again within the statutory time limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T16:34:09.163Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T16:34:09.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Fees and Charges 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 when they will publish details of their plans to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local authorities. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL690 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-21more like thismore than 2016-06-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has announced that by the end of the Parliament local government will retain 100% of local business rates and new responsibilities will be devolved alongside this. As part of this, the government will consider giving councils in England more responsibility to support older people with care needs. Any change would not affect existing Attendance Allowance claimants, and any new responsibilities would be matched by the transfer of equivalent spending power. The Government intends to consult on this in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-06-21T12:47:44.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T12:47:44.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people living in each of the Overseas Territories are in receipt of a UK state pension which is (1) frozen, or (2) uprated annually. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL6344 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has a clear position, which has remained consistent for around 70 years: UK state pensions are payable worldwide and uprated abroad where we have a legal requirement to do so for example in the European Economic Area or countries where we have a reciprocal agreement that allows for uprating. There are no plans to change this.</p><p>Details of the numbers of people in receipt of the state pension, and whether they live in countries where the state pension is frozen or uprated, is included at Annex A. Countries where the UK state pension is up-rated are identified by an asterisk by the name of the country.</p><p>The Government’s view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off in a reformed EU. Of course there is uncertainty about how a vote to leave the EU could impact on access to pensioner benefits for UK pensioners living in other parts of Europe. These questions would need to be answered as part of the process of negotiating the UK’s exit if there is a vote to leave. We could only consider the detail of access to pensions and benefits for people in receipt of UK state pensions who are resident in Europe as part of the process for leaving the EU.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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HL6343 more like this
HL6345 more like this
HL6346 more like this
HL6347 more like this
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less than 2016-03-03T15:52:43.117Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-03T15:52:43.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex A Countries where people are in receipt of state pension.PDF more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people living in each of the countries of the Commonwealth are in receipt of a UK state pension which is (1) frozen, or (2) uprated annually. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL6345 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has a clear position, which has remained consistent for around 70 years: UK state pensions are payable worldwide and uprated abroad where we have a legal requirement to do so for example in the European Economic Area or countries where we have a reciprocal agreement that allows for uprating. There are no plans to change this.</p><p>Details of the numbers of people in receipt of the state pension, and whether they live in countries where the state pension is frozen or uprated, is included at Annex A. Countries where the UK state pension is up-rated are identified by an asterisk by the name of the country.</p><p>The Government’s view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off in a reformed EU. Of course there is uncertainty about how a vote to leave the EU could impact on access to pensioner benefits for UK pensioners living in other parts of Europe. These questions would need to be answered as part of the process of negotiating the UK’s exit if there is a vote to leave. We could only consider the detail of access to pensions and benefits for people in receipt of UK state pensions who are resident in Europe as part of the process for leaving the EU.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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HL6343 more like this
HL6344 more like this
HL6346 more like this
HL6347 more like this
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less than 2016-03-03T15:52:43.177Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-03T15:52:43.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex A Countries where people are in receipt of state pension.PDF more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this