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1002622
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Access to 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, with reference to Her Department's Access to Work Statistics, published on 30 October 2018, how many people who applied for Access to Work provision who were rejected because of the Access to Work cap in each month for which information is available; and how many of those people were classified as deaf. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 188909 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>Access to Work awards are capped at £57,200.00 this year. If a customer’s application for support is likely to be affected by this upper limit, their application is not rejected. An Access to Work adviser will work with the customer and their employer in order to ensure that appropriate support can still be offered. For example, Access to Work may offer such customers a managed personal budget to enable more flexibility of support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Access to 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, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 188910 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002727
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Bereavement Benefits 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 his Department's policy is on the payment of bereavement benefits for unmarried partners with children. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 188820 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Bereavement benefits are paid to a surviving spouse or civil partner; they can only be paid to those in legal unions. Therefore, they cannot be paid in respect of cohabitees, either with or without children. We are currently considering how to proceed following the recent Supreme Court judgement which ruled it incompatible with ECHR principles to provide that cohabitees with children are not entitled to Widowed Parent’s Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Cohabitees do have access to income-related benefits. They may also qualify for help with funeral costs from the Social Fund and may of course choose to provide security for their families by way of private pension or life insurance arrangements.</p><p /> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T11:44:51.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:44:51.163Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1005692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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, whether the Child Maintenance Service allocates an individual's payments first to their historical collection charges and then to their existing child maintenance liabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
uin 190514 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>On-going maintenance liability and current/existing collection charges will be satisfied before any historical collection charges.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:01:25.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:01:25.213Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4626
label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1003688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Billing 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 proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189570 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) standard and short form contractual Terms and Conditions ensure the department meets the requirements of the Public Contact Regulations 2015 by including clauses that a contractor shall pay the sub-contractor no later than thirty (30) days from the date on which the Authority has determined that the invoice is valid and undisputed. Since the introduction of the requirement in March 2015 the vast majority of DWP contracts include these provisions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:39:41.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:39:41.647Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Dichloromethane: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential dangers associated with the use of the chemical Dichloromethane in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 189520 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The risks associated with the use of Dichloromethane (DCM) are well documented. Breathing in vapour can produce narcotic effects including drowsiness, headache, unconsciousness and death. DCM has also been classified by the <em>International Agency for Research on Cancer</em> as a category 2a carcinogen.</p><p> </p><p>As the health effects can be fatal, the use of DCM as a paint-stripper is restricted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) and professional users must be trained and competent in its safe use. For all workplace uses of DCM, employers must also adhere to the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) to prevent or adequately control employee exposure.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1002095
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services 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, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers is due to end; and whether the Department has plans to allocate additional funding for those initiatives. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 188029 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers has been agreed up until 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for claimants with a health condition or disability, including one-to-one support from Work Coaches, The Work and Health Programme and the Personal Support package. Our overall aim is for work coaches to continue to develop the skills and confidence to provide good coaching and effective support. Disability Employment Advisers and Community Partners are among a number of the enablers in place to support this priority.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out continuous evaluation, including a review of the Community Partner and Disability Employment Adviser role functions. Recommendations from this review will be considered by Ministers and DWP Senior Leaders as they decide how to ensure that we continue to provide a cohesive support offer beyond 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1002096
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services 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, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 188030 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Department has commissioned an externally contracted evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package. This will explore the experiences of claimants, employers, providers and DWP staff, of the personalised support provided through the package.</p><p> </p><p>A synthesis report of the over-arching evaluation will be published in Autumn 2021.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1002754
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability: Employment 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, with reference to Table A08 of the recent Labour Market Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics, what assessment she has made of the reasons for people with disabilities having an employment rate of 30.4 percentage points lower than people without disabilities between April to June 2018; and what plans her Department has to address that disability employment gap. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 188805 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The employment rate gap between disabled and non-disabled people fell from 33.1% in April-June 2013 to 31.3% in April-June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to further improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of keeping people in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1003893
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 progress has been made on the Government's 10-year target of getting one million disabled adults into employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 189737 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>The number of working age disabled people in employment in the UK reached around 3.9 million in Q3 2018. This was an increase of 123,000 since Q3 2017.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:19:29.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:19:29.653Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this