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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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
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 estimate she has made of the number of people with a disability living in poverty. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 243357 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>National statistics on the number of people with a disability living in poverty, are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures can be found using the link below, in table 7b, in the file “summary-hbai-1994-95-2017-18-tables.ods”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-04-15T15:21:42.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:21:42.523Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1087149
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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 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, what steps his Department is taking to improve information for (a) job seekers and (b) employees on the support available through Access to Work. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 231374 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>Access to Work continues to undertake targeted marketing and awareness raising activities. For example, the scheme is promoted to benefit claimants through Jobcentre Plus and to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme. We have also worked with a variety of stakeholder organisations to market Access to Work to their clients, including sharing information about how individuals can apply for support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently testing a number of communication activities to raise awareness of Access to Work among Jobcentre Plus staff in Greater Manchester, in order to equip work coaches with the knowledge to have conversations with customers who may require in work support. We will evaluate the most successful methods before a national roll-out.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work is also reviewing the content and formats of its existing information channels, including considering how to achieve more effective use of alternative formats such as British Sign Language videos.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1088520
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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 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, what deadline is to implement the new online system to submit Access to Work signed claim forms with invoices. more like this
tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Lloyd more like this
uin 231984 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>Access to Work is in the process of transforming its digital processes, from application through to payment. We do not yet have a timetable for completion of this work. We are currently evaluating a range of digital options for Access to Work claim form and receipt/invoice submissions and we will be able to develop delivery timetables for that aspect of the transformation once this analysis has been completed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-03-19T11:44:20.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T11:44:20.433Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
3968
label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
1121962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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 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, if it remains the Government’s ambition to provide access to work support to over 60,000 people per year by 2020 as set out in the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper published in November 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 245556 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The ‘60,000 people per year’ ambition was proposed in the ‘Work, health and disability green paper: improving lives’ consultation document, which was published in October 2016, but it was not repeated in the Government’s response ‘Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability’, published 30 November 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The figure of ‘60,000 people per year’ was developed using data from the old Access to Work statistics series. These were withdrawn and replaced by the new experimental Access to Work Statistics, first published on 10 October 2017 and available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>We explained the reasons for the changes to our methodology for calculating Access to Work statistics in the Statistical Notice that we published on 12 September 2017: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>We are committed to improving Access to Work’s reach, as well as the support it offers. In 2017/18 expenditure rose to £110.8 million, a 4% increase in real terms on 2016/17, and support was provided to nearly 34,000 disabled people, an increase of 13% on 16/17. Record numbers of people with learning disabilities (up 22%) and mental health conditions (up 34%) were supported by the scheme. We have also expanded the eligibility criteria for the scheme to include a broader range of customers, such as people who have a drug and alcohol addiction and are in a treatment programme.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1127200
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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, what recent discussions she has had with (a) disabled people and (b) disabled people's organisations on the Access to Work scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 255394 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>I am committed to ensuring that disabled people and disabled people’s organisations are engaged with and listened to. My diary for this year is filling up with meetings with disabled people and stakeholders, ranging from individual Access to Work customers to larger organisations such as Action on Hearing Loss.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work has a regular stakeholder forum which brings together disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to discuss how the Access to Work offer works for our customers. This group includes representatives from organisations such as the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Versus Arthritis and the National Deaf Children’s Association. The group is due to meet next month and will discuss plans for future improvements for the Access to Work scheme.</p><p> </p><p>DWP also undertakes regular engagement with stakeholders on specific issues. For example, this week officials held a stakeholder workshop on Access to Work’s Tech Fund policy, exploring strategies for encouraging the take-up of assistive technology to meet support needs. Next week, we are hosting the latest in a series of stakeholder workshops to discuss the Access to Work offer for self-employed people.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1092283
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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: Finance 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 plans to allocate more funding towards Access to Work. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 234861 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answer text <p>ATW is demand led, so funding reflects the numbers of applicants and their needs.</p><p> </p><p>In 17/18 Access to Work made payments to 33,860 people (up 13% on 16/17) and £110.8m was spent on grants, which is a 4% increase in real terms expenditure compared to 16/17. The highest ever number of people with disabilities and health conditions are receiving tailored and flexible support to do their job.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T15:54:04.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T15:54:04.607Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1127195
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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: Self-employed 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 ensure that the Access to Work scheme supports disabled people who are self-employed. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 255393 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>We have undertaken significant reform of Access to Work, but there are still further opportunities for improvements and we are committed to listening to our customers and stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p>For example, to address points raised about the Access to Work self-employment customer journey in the DWP research report ‘Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff’, published in November 2018, we worked closely with customers and stakeholders to identify the issues and develop a new self-employment customer journey for freelancers and contractors.</p><p> </p><p>To support this work, we are also developing an Access to Work ‘Workplace Adjustments Passport’, comprising a current record of an Access to Work customer’s support needs. This ‘passport’ is designed to be shared with new employers and commissioners, so that Access to Work customers who change jobs or move between contracts can be sure that their support needs are known in advance and adjustments may be put in place swiftly.</p><p>We will be announcing the detail of these new reforms later in the year.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1131847
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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 Access to Work Programme: Voluntary Work 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 she has made of the potential merits of extending Access to Work to people working on a voluntary basis. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 263749 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answer text <p>Access to Work supports people who have a health condition or a disability to move into and sustain paid employment. The current scheme does not support unpaid or voluntary work.</p><p> </p><p>However, we recognise the importance of voluntary work and the benefits this can provide in securing paid employment. Access to Work does assist people who have a health condition or a disability to take up voluntary pre-employment opportunities, such as Work Experience and Work Trials, which may lead to paid employment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-06-21T13:32:15.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T13:32:15.78Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1064450
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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 Accidents: Fees and Charges 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 combined total value was of sums sought from insurers by way of NHS recoupment by the Compensation Recovery Unit for the last two complete financial years under both the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 and the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. more like this
tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
tabling member printed
Ellie Reeves more like this
uin 223975 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>The table below details the sums sought by DWP Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) in relation to settled compensation claims from insurers by way of NHS recoupment for the last two complete financial years under the specified Acts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>NHS Monies Sought</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£200,386,425</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£205,728,286</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-02-27T11:51:47.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T11:51:47.287Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4620
label Biography information for Ellie Reeves more like this
1131002
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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 Agriculture: Waste Disposal 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 he has to provide advice to farmers on the potential dangers of mixing slurry. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 262227 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has responsibility for the regulation of health and safety standards on Great Britain’s farms and has published guidance to farmers on the risks associated with managing slurry on farms at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais9.pdf" target="_blank">www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais9.pdf</a>. HSE has also worked with the farming industry’s Farm Safety Partnership to highlight how the dangers of mixing slurry can be managed. Information is available on the National Farmers Union website at <a href="https://www.nfuonline.com/farm-safety-think-slurry-v10/" target="_blank">https://www.nfuonline.com/farm-safety-think-slurry-v10/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Research has been carried out by HSE to inform practical control strategies. The findings will inform future revisions of the guidance and will be shared with the farming industry through the Farm Safety Partnerships.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T11:59:20.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:59:20.517Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this