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1002623
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore 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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answer
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
1002625
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Social Security Benefits: 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, whether her Department has taken steps to ensure that benefits claimants in financial hardship can obtain letters which are required to progress their claims from their GP without having to pay for such letters; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
tabling member printed
Sandy Martin more like this
uin 188914 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>We advise claimants not to seek additional evidence in support of their claim which they may be charged for, such as from GPs. Where an assessment provider determines that additional medical evidence from a GP could prove helpful they will request that evidence from the GP directly.</p><p> </p><p>GPs are obliged through their contract with NHS England to provide the assessment provider with medical evidence for Employment and Support Allowance free-of-charge. For Personal Independence Payment, we pay GPs a standard fee (currently £33.50) for completing a General Practitioner Factual Report.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance Assessments we set out our commitment to continue improving the customer experience for both, including opportunities for better data sharing.</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 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4678
label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1002628
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Social Security Benefits: 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 guidance is provided to Job Centre staff on the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to progress their claims. more like this
tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
tabling member printed
Sandy Martin more like this
uin 188915 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance for Jobcentre staff about the Equality Act 2010 is included on the Department’s intranet site ‘Equality and You – a guide for employees’. This includes advice for staff on understanding what reasonable adjustments are and why the Department has a duty to provide them for claimants who are disabled.</p><p>Where our customers advise us that they need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p>Service delivery teams within Jobcentres provide a professional and supportive environment for our customers, providing digital coaching, helping claimants set up their claims and also maintaining them.</p><p>Claimants who require additional support to complete a claim form have the option to book a one to one appointment with a member of the Service Delivery team to receive assistance. In addition telephony support is in place for those vulnerable claimants who cannot ‘self-serve’ online and where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining any benefit claim.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4678
label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1002563
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance in Blaenau Gwent constituency were successful in appeals in relation to their entitlement in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) since April 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 188789 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>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>In the Blaenau Gwent constituency, (i) 130 claimants were successful in appeals in 2017-18 and (ii) 30 claimants were successful in appeals between April and June 2018, the latest date for which statistics have been published. These figures include all PIP appeals; so they will contain appeals where claimants appealed for a higher PIP award as well as those appeals against a disallowance decision. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The Parliamentary Constituency geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced, 3.5m decisions have been made nationally up to June 2018. Of these, 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>Information on appeal outcome by claim start date and Parliamentary Constituency is</p><p>available on Stat-Xplore under “ESA Work Capability Assessments”.</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:</p><p>https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</p><p /><p>Between April 2014 and March 2018, 3.5m ESA (post WCA) decisions have been made nationally, of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1002622
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore 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
answer
answer
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
1001921
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 Universal Credit 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 set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe Disability Premium to claimants who are already in receipt of Universal Credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Reed more like this
uin 188119 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>Written statement HCWS745 on 7 June 2018 , which preceded the Court judgment of 14 June, set out our plans to make provision for claimants already in receipt of Universal Credit, to receive a Severe Disability Premium backdated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The ‘Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations 2018’, which contain these provisions, were laid in Parliament on 5 November 2018 and will now be scrutinised and voted on by Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4268
label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1002064
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to meet with civil society groups on measuring progress on Sustainable Development Goal five for the voluntary national review in 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 188165 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 16 October 2018 to written questions 176113, 176114 and 176115.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 188166 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T11:28:21.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T11:28:21.807Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what consultations her Department has had with local authorities on the planned indicators to measure progress on Sustainable Development Goal five for the voluntary national review in 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 188166 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 16 October 2018 to written questions 176113, 176114 and 176115.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 188165 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T11:28:22.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T11:28:22.653Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002737
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Equality Act 2010 more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations she has received on how section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 could be implemented; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Loughborough more like this
tabling member printed
Nicky Morgan more like this
uin 188804 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>We have received a number of representations regarding section 106, as we have for other uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010, and we continue to keep these provisions under review. Equality is never a one-time fix and it is right that we should keep re-examining the issues.</p><p>This Parliament is the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. Political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving women’s representation. Many are already doing so.</p><p>The Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund is supporting a number of projects that aim to increase women’s participation in politics, and earlier this year we announced funding for disabled candidates to meet the costs of campaigning, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:03:07.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:03:07.193Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4027
label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
1002067
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Air Passenger Duty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to conduct economic modelling on the effect of air passenger duty on the UK's global connectivity and competitiveness. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 188167 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>Like all taxes, Air Passenger Duty remains under review. The UK aviation sector has demonstrated strong growth and remains competitive with our neighbours.</p><p>Since 2010 passenger numbers at UK airports have grown by more than 15%. With the exception of Heathrow - which has been constrained due to capacity - the UK’s biggest airports have all achieved growth in line with their EU counterparts since 2010.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T12:31:44.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:31:44.047Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this