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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
less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore 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
1007792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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 her Department spent on promoting Access to Work in the last financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 191850 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member for east Ham to written question 188910, answered on 16 November 2018: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-06/188910" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-06/188910</a></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 2018-11-20T17:33:51.027Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms 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
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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
1005795
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 Business: 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 steps her Department is taking to help ensure that disabled people have fair and equal opportunities to become successful business leaders. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 190489 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government is committed to seeing a million more disabled people in work by 2027 and ensuring that disabled people have fair and equal opportunities to become successful business leaders. The latest figures (published Tuesday 13 Nov) show that disability employment has increased by 973,000 in the last five years.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act 2010 legally protects disabled people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.</p><p> </p><p>We actively support disabled people to enter employment through initiatives like the Work and Health Programme, which is expected to support 220,000 disabled people over 5 years; and the Personal Support Package for those on ESA and Universal Credit equivalents.</p><p> </p><p>We also support new and existing disabled workers with Access to Work, which approved support for 27,730 disabled workers in 2017/18, an increase of 11% on 2016/17. The support Access to Work offers includes a discretionary grant of up to £57,200 pa, without which many disabled business leaders might not be able to achieve their employment goals.</p><p> </p><p>We engage with employers through Disability Confident. Over 9,500 employers are currently signed up to Disability Confident and that number grows weekly.</p><p> </p><p>We are integrating Access to Work communications into Disability Confident promotions so employers can easily understand how they can receive support with the costs of making workplace adjustments.</p><p> </p><p>Potential disabled entrepreneurs who are claiming benefits such as ESA or UC equivalents may receive specialist self-employment support through Work and Health Programme and Personal Support Package. The Work and Health Programme includes integrated access to specialist support networks at a local level. In addition, claimants who wish to start their own businesses and become entrepreneurs may be able to receive start up support through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA). Around 1 in 4 people who start on the NEA have a self-declared disability.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:21:20.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:21:20.657Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1006109
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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 Centre for Health and Disability Assessments: Sunderland 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, if she will (a) undertake a review of safety at the Sunderland assessment centre managed by the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments and (b) require the installation of CCTV recording equipment in that centre for the protection and security of staff and claimants. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 190852 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>A review of health and safety was carried out at Sunderland Assessment Centre on 18 October 2018. Reviews are undertaken regularly and the review considers risk and the appropriate measures to mitigate any risk.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that there is CCTV on the front door which covers the street entrance into the building.</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 2018-11-19T17:41:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:41:16.057Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris 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
1007758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for reassessment of child maintenance following a change in circumstances. more like this
tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
tabling member printed
Laura Smith more like this
uin 191985 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The processing of changes of circumstance remains a key priority for the Child Maintenance Service. The numbers of people working within the Child Maintenance Service is reviewed regularly to ensure we have sufficient resources to answer customer calls and progress cases.</p><p>So far in 2018, we have recruited 835 people into the Child Maintenance Service, with these people joining us between February 2018 and October 2018, and we have plans in place for a further 40 people to join the Child Maintenance Service between November 2018 and January 2019.</p><p>The performance and timeliness of progressing changes to circumstances is under regular review and forms part of our external publication offering. We continue to explore opportunities to introduce improvements and efficiencies within the Child Maintenance Service and we are currently in the process of implementing Real Time Information from HMRC which will ensure that we have access to the latest income information to make efficient changes to assessments.“</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:33:51.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:33:51.073Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4648
label Biography information for Laura Smith 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
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>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
1002585
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Energy 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 quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188861 more like this
answer
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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>Please see below electricity &amp; gas usage for 2015/16, 2016/17 &amp; 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>(i) DWP</p><p> </p><p>Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.</p><p> </p><p>DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>FTE Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1867</p></td><td><p>2308</p></td><td><p>75742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1832</p></td><td><p>2452</p></td><td><p>75590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>1806</p></td><td><p>2459</p></td><td><p>75065</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(i) Health and Safety Executive</p><p> </p><p>Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>12,051,317</p></td><td><p>13,138,923</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>12,337,288</p></td><td><p>13,896,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>11,763,810</p></td><td><p>13,849,043</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(ii) The Pensions Advisory Service</p><p> </p><p>In a shared building, where they share the service charge &amp; payments are made centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>No information held</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(iii) The Pensions Regulator</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this