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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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, how much was spent by the Access to Work scheme in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 6752 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Access to Work scheme is only available to those living in England, Scotland and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>Please see below the Access to Work expenditure seen in Table 11 and Table 11a of the official statistics broken down in terms of Scotland, Wales and England.</p><p> </p><p>The Access to Work official statistics can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-statistics-april-2007-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-statistics-april-2007-to-march-2019</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Expenditure by country, 2009/10 - 2018/19 (Nominal Terms)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Country not recorded*</p></td><td><p>£369,000</p></td><td><p>£403,000</p></td><td><p>£417,000</p></td><td><p>£516,000</p></td><td><p>£636,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>£85,852,000</p></td><td><p>£85,764,000</p></td><td><p>£91,987,000</p></td><td><p>£98,362,000</p></td><td><p>£114,441,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>£4,121,000</p></td><td><p>£3,816,000</p></td><td><p>£4,204,000</p></td><td><p>£4,234,000</p></td><td><p>£5,322,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>£6,658,000</p></td><td><p>£6,500,000</p></td><td><p>£7,161,000</p></td><td><p>£7,712,000</p></td><td><p>£8,721,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£96,999,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£96,483,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£103,768,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£110,823,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£129,120,000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Expenditure by country, 2009/10 - 2018/19 (Real Terms, 2018/19 prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Country not recorded*</p></td><td><p>£395,000</p></td><td><p>£428,000</p></td><td><p>£433,000</p></td><td><p>£525,000</p></td><td><p>£636,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>£91,951,000</p></td><td><p>£91,128,000</p></td><td><p>£95,563,000</p></td><td><p>£100,166,000</p></td><td><p>£114,441,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>£4,413,000</p></td><td><p>£4,055,000</p></td><td><p>£4,367,000</p></td><td><p>£4,311,000</p></td><td><p>£5,322,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>£7,131,000</p></td><td><p>£6,906,000</p></td><td><p>£7,440,000</p></td><td><p>£7,854,000</p></td><td><p>£8,721,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£103,890,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£102,517,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£107,802,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£112,856,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£129,120,000</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Disability Service Client (DiSC) administrative system; Single Operating Platform (SOP) payment system; Provider Referrals and Payments System (PRaP).</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>* ‘Not recorded’ is used throughout the Access to Work publication and denotes the customers where that variable is missing. In this case, it is where information relating to a person’s residence is missing, most commonly their postcode.</p><ol><li>The expenditure data in these statistics covers payments directly to individuals and employers, as well as to assessment providers and the Mental Health Support Service.</li><li>The expenditure data in these statistics does not include DWP’s staffing and operational costs relating to Access to Work.</li><li>Real terms expenditure (where actual spending has been adjusted to remove the effects of general price level changes (inflation) over time using price levels from a base year) has been calculated using the Consumer Prices Index published by the Office for National Statistics. Real terms figures provide a more meaningful measurement of change over time.</li><li>Expenditure figures have been calculated using a methodology consistent with that used in the published Access to Work statistics. Please see the background information and methodology note for more information, in particular the “Weighting” section on pages 8-9. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-statistics-background-information-and-methodology" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-statistics-background-information-and-methodology</a></li><li>Access to Work expenditure for each country is based on residency of the beneficiary as opposed to place of work.</li><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000 due to the weighting methodology used (see Note 4).</li></ol><p> </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 2020-01-27T17:29:21.57Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T17:29:21.57Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
1172288
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star this property date less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium 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 estimate her Department has made of the number of universal credit claimants previously in receipt of employment and support allowance that have (a) been identified as being eligible to receive severe disability premium transitional payments and (b) received those transitional payments in the latest period for which figures are available; and what her timescale is for payment of all severe disability premium payments to eligible claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 6170 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>A gateway was introduced from 16 January 2019 to prevent those claimants entitled to the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) as part of their legacy benefit from claiming Universal Credit. Additionally, a commitment was made for monthly transitional payments to be made to eligible former SDP claimants who have already moved to Universal Credit due to a change in circumstances and to provide a lump sum arrears payment, where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>As of 17 January 2020, 15,397 claims have been paid an SDP transitional payment. To date, over £51.5m has been disbursed to support former SDP claimants, including the recurring payments that have now commenced.</p><p> </p><p>Positive progress has been made and caseload growth has now slowed, however, in the event a new case is discovered payments will be in place quickly. It is not possible to estimate when we will have paid everyone who is entitled as some people become entitled to these payments retrospectively, and therefore the caseload is not a fixed number.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p /><p><strong> </strong></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 2020-01-27T17:22:53.153Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T17:22:53.153Z
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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 Tommy Sheppard more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium 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 assessment she has made of the effect on a claimant's (a) mental health and (b) financial situation of the roll-out of universal credit on people in receipt of the severe disability premium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 6611 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit is simpler and fairer than the legacy system, is designed to target resources at those that need them most and to provide support for people who can’t work or need help moving towards the labour market. We have trained work coaches in how to support claimants with mental health conditions, and claimants who enquire about their Severe Disability Premium (SDP) transitional protections are connected with Specialised SDP Agents. Our work coaches all undertake a robust training process which includes a focus on health conditions and disabilities, how to tailor service delivery according to needs, and has specific content on requirement setting for people with mental health conditions.</p><p>A gateway was introduced from 16 January 2019 to prevent those claimants entitled to the SDP as part of their legacy benefit from claiming Universal Credit. Additionally, a commitment was made for monthly transitional payments to be made to eligible former SDP claimants who have already moved to Universal Credit due to a change in circumstances and to provide a lump sum arrears payment, where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Positive progress has been made and caseload growth has now slowed, however, in the event a new case is discovered payments will be in place quickly. It is not possible to estimate when we will have paid everyone who is entitled as some people become entitled to these payments retrospectively, and therefore the caseload is not a fixed number.</p><p> </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 2020-01-27T17:09:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T17:09:40.82Z
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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 Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1172215
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star this property date less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment: Disability 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 plans her Department has to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 6070 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing the disability employment gap and seeing a million more disabled people in work by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>We help disabled people return to and stay in work through programmes including the Work and Health Programme, the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme, Access to Work and Disability Confident.</p><p> </p><p>There were 4.2 million working age disabled people in employment in the UK in Q3 2019. This was an increase of 354,000 since last year (Q3 2018), and an overall increase of 1.3 million since Q3 2013, the earliest comparable figure<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>We will publish a National Strategy for Disabled People before the end of 2020. This will look at ways to improve the benefits system, opportunities and access for disabled people in terms of housing, education, transport and jobs</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 2020-01-27T16:57:09.157Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T16:57:09.157Z
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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 Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment: Disability 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, how many (a) disability employment adviser leaders and (b) disability employment advisers are employed by her Department in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 4761 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>From April 2019, Jobcentre Plus introduced an enhanced Disability Employment Adviser and a new Disability Employment Adviser Leader role supporting Jobcentre colleagues to provide high quality services to disabled people and those with health conditions. One of the key transformational elements of Universal Credit is that it provides us with the opportunity to support people who are in work to progress and increase their earnings.</p><p> </p><p>As of December 2019, there are 10 full time equivalents Disability Employment Adviser Leader (DEALS) in place across the Jobcentre network in Scotland and 52 full time equivalents Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs). Nationally there are 98 full time equivalents DEALs and 501 full time equivalents DEAs.</p><p> </p><p>The actual headcount will be higher when taking account of part time and dual role workers.</p><p> </p><p>The figures provided are taken from the Departments ‘Activity Based Management’ (ABM) system. The data is derived from unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication 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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less than 2020-01-27T16:08:48.863Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T16:08:48.863Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
1171638
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star this property date less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment Schemes 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, if she will make it her policy to maintain the Local Supported Employment scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 4760 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Local Supported Employment Proof of Concept ran between November 2017 and May 2019 and was delivered in partnership with 9 Local Authorities. We are currently considering our next steps to build on the findings from this test.</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 2020-01-27T15:59:04.097Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:59:04.097Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking with the Secretary of State for Justice to reduce the waiting time for welfare benefit tribunal appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 900404 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>DWP is working with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new digital system with a view to enabling swifter processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit claimants can now submit their appeal online.</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 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Z
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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 Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Disability: Medical Examinations 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 What steps she is taking to (a) reduce the number of assessments undertaken by people with disabilities and (b) ensure adequate support for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
star this property uin 900416 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>We have made improvements to reduce assessments for Work Capability and Personal Independence Payment. This includes reducing review frequency for pensioners and people with severe or progressive conditions. We are also exploring our manifesto commitment to ensure a minimum award review duration for PIP awards. The planned Green Paper will continue to look at how we can further improve the experience for people with health conditions and disabilities.</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 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Z
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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 Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: UK Relations With EU 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 plans her Department has for social security co-ordination between the UK and EU member states after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 4488 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
star this property answer text <p>During the Implementation Period the Government will be negotiating a future relationship with the EU. As set out in the Political Declaration published on 19 October 2019, both Parties have agreed to consider addressing social security coordination in the light of future movement of persons.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Withdrawal Agreement provisions on social security coordination will apply to those in scope of that agreement.</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 2020-01-24T14:41:26.443Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-24T14:41:26.443Z
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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 Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 UN Committee On the Rights of Persons With Disabilities 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 support her Department is providing to the Disabled People's Organisation to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People in relation to the UK Government's social welfare policies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 3801 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
star this property answer text <p>We submitted the most recent UK Government report to the UN in September 2019, outlining our progress made against the recommendations in the 2016 inquiry into welfare, independent living, legal aid, accessible communications and engagement with disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions will be bringing forward a Green Paper in the coming months on how the health and disability welfare system can better meet the needs of people with health conditions and disabilities. We will work with disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to ensure we are addressing the right problems in the system.</p><p> </p><p>The Disability Unit, based in the Cabinet Office, will work closely with disabled people, disabled people’s organisations and charities to develop the National Strategy for Disabled People, with their views and experiences at the forefront of any new policy.</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 2020-01-24T14:41:16.127Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-24T14:41:16.127Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this