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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 243357 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 245556 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property 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>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255394 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property 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>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property 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>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme: Voluntary Work more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263749 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Waste Disposal more like this
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 262227 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property 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
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Amazon: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representations of Amazon on (a) the number of NHS ambulance responses to that company's warehouses in the last three years and (b) working conditions at those warehouses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
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Jessica Morden more like this
star this property uin 278935 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has not had any discussions with representations of Amazon on (a) the number of NHS ambulance responses to that company's warehouses in the last three years and (b) working conditions at those warehouses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T11:40:40.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:40:40.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all those whose lives could be improved by an assistance dog have access to one. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268367 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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268368 more like this
268369 more like this
268370 more like this
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268372 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.727Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1134263
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268368 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268369 more like this
268370 more like this
268371 more like this
268372 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.773Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the work of assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268370 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The services of assistance dogs are provided by a number of UK charities and private sector organisations, including owner trainers, some of whom are accredited by international bodies. The Department for Work and Pensions does not offer financial support or raise awareness for this sector.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government does not directly deliver these services, it does not centrally collect data estimating the prevalence of need for assistance dogs, or record the numbers who have access to one.</p><p>The services and standards of assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned.</p><p>Assistance dogs must be allowed access to premises and services as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. There is also an obligation on service providers to ensure that staff receive disability awareness training. Guidance for service providers on their duties and responsibilities already exists and is available from both the Gov.uk website and from the EHRC – for example:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses</a></p><p>The Government continues to encourage service providers to do their utmost to provide the fullest possible access for disabled people.</p><p>Officials at the Office for Disability Issues (part of my Ministerial portfolio) initiated and helped convene different members of the assistance dogs sector to look at access, quality and supply issues for assistance dogs, with a view to creating a UK standard. This work is currently being considered by the assistance dogs sector who are responsible for agreeing and implementing this standard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
268367 more like this
268368 more like this
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268371 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:41:39.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this