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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of workplaces in the UK which are accessible to disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211337 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We do not collect this information. All employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled job applicants and their existing employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar 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 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 he is taking to improve the support available to disabled people in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211336 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Access to Work provides practical and financial support with the additional costs faced by individuals whose health or disability affects the way they do their job.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the Sayce review, the government committed to spending an extra £15m on Access to Work by the end of this Spending Review period. Access to Work has been extended to support some pre-employment activity such as Supported Internships, Traineeships and certain work experience. We no longer apply mandatory cost share for small employers and we have removed the list of standard equipment Access to Work will not fund; instead Access to Work advisers are working constructively with employers and employees to identify where Access to Work can assist.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service. This can offer support to individuals with a mental health condition who are absent from work or finding work difficult. The service supports those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues that are affecting their work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Fit for Work will be launched in late 2014 with a phased roll-out coming to a close by the end of May 2015. Fit for Work will deliver both a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs, to help individuals stay in or return to work.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, Work Choice provides disabled people with complex barriers to employment with a seamless service covering all stages of the journey into work. Short to longer-term in-work support is provided and progression into open unsupported employment is encouraged, where it is appropriate for the individual.</p><p> </p><p>Work Choice can provide an indefinite period of support once the customer is in work in recognition of the fact that some Work Choice participants may need ongoing support to overcome barriers in work that cannot be met through normal workplace adjustments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:54:32.9816514Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:54:32.9816514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Young People 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, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: 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 calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192922 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: 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 assessment he has made of the effect of changes in employment and support allowance and personal independence payments on people with progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 212345 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>Both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) have been designed to take full account of progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.</p><p> </p><p>Entitlement to both ESA and PIP is based on the impact of the claimant’s disability or health conditions. If a claimant has a progressive health condition, healthcare professionals will take this into consideration when providing advice to the Department.</p><p> </p><p>Both ESA and PIP are kept under constant review: Dr Paul Litchfield is due to publish the fifth and final statutory review of the Work Capability Assessment before the end of the year and Paul Gray will be publishing the first PIP independent review by the end of the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:06:52.7371532Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:06:52.7371532Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 196298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions Scheme Review 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, whether the Government has plans to respond to the report entitled, Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes, published in June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 208267 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The landscape of survivor benefits has changed significantly since the publication of the Review, not least because of the Walker judgement. Government will respond to the Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes when the assessment of the full implications of the judgement is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T15:55:08.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T15:55:08.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 steps she is taking to ensure that arrears are not discarded without the permission of the parent to whom the arrears are owed when cases are migrated from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 236438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Under the Compliance and Arrears strategy we are writing to clients with CSA debt above certain thresholds to ask if they want us to try to collect their arrears. These thresholds provide a reasonable cut off point to ensure that we do not pursue cases at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer. They are: over £500 and the case is less than 10 years old, and over £1,000 and the case 10 years old or over.</p><p> </p><p>If correspondence is returned as the client is not known at the address held, the Service will attempt to trace a current address in order to reissue the letter.</p><p> </p><p>If a client confirms they want the Service to attempt collection, the case is checked to ensure the debt balance is accurate before arrears are transferred from the CSA IT system to the CMS one.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:58:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:58:35.743Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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, whether she plans to ensure the use of previous tribunal decisions in the event of (a) new assessments or (b) re-assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 236439 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Where an award which is based on a tribunal’s decision is being reviewed, that decision is considered as evidence alongside any new evidence, for example a HCP report and the claimant’s own evidence. Its relevance and the weight given to it by a decision maker will depend on the date of the decision and whether the claimant’s circumstances have changed in the meantime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:59:08.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:59:08.127Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Food Poverty: Children 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, with reference to the Food Foundation's Children’s Future Food Inquiry report published on 24 April 2019, what steps the Government is taking to support children who live in food insecure households. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 248684 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to helping families into work, as the best route out of poverty. We are also supporting over 1 million children with free school meals, investing up to £26 million in school breakfast clubs, providing approximately 2.3 million children aged 4-6 with a portion of fresh fruit or vegetables each day at school, and, through the Healthy Start Programme, hundreds of thousands of low income families benefit from vouchers which can be redeemed against fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula. In 2019/20, the government will be spending more than £95 billion a year on working-age benefits. The new set of food insecurity questions introduced into the existing Family Resources Survey from April will build a better understanding of household food needs, to help ensure we’re targeting support to those most in need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T10:21:47.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:21:47.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 steps he has taken to reduce the length of time it takes for a decision to be reached on eligibility for personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 216884 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The department has made a number of improvements to reduce times. For example, we have significantly increased staffing resources and improved IT processes. The improvements also include both providers increasing the number of health professionals they employ and opening more assessment centres.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T10:24:23.707Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T10:24:23.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps =he is taking to ensure that pensioners become better aware of their right to claim winter fuel allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 218426 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In over 95 per cent of cases, people over women’s State Pension age receive a Winter Fuel Payment automatically, and do not need to make a claim since the Department already holds the information necessary to make the payment.</p><p> </p><p>However, details of eligibility and how to make a claim are available on <a href="http://www.GOV.uk" target="_blank">www.GOV.uk</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:58:02.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:58:02.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments 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 he has made of the number of eligible pensioners who have not claimed the winter fuel allowance in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 218424 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We do not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:45:51.76Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:45:51.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Programme 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 estimate he has made of the number of unemployed people with mental health problems who are currently on the Work Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 218425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:34:38.61Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:34:38.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 estimate he has made of the number of people who waited longer than five days between their benefit application and a decision on their application in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 218629 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Benefit processing has improved with 93% of overall claims being processed on time (within 16 days). This is up 7 percentage points since 2009/10.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to answer what estimate has been made however we can provide actual data on the number processed and those processed over five days for working age benefits. See table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Claims processed in 5 days</strong></p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>YTD 2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims total processed</p></td><td><p>712,369</p></td><td><p>736,108</p></td><td><p>807,889</p></td><td><p>894,919</p></td><td><p>610,027</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>420,684</p></td><td><p>389,748</p></td><td><p>473,249</p></td><td><p>424,463</p></td><td><p>223,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>59.1%</p></td><td><p>53.0%</p></td><td><p>58.6%</p></td><td><p>47.4%</p></td><td><p>36.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims processed</p></td><td><p>428,099</p></td><td><p>385,028</p></td><td><p>356,580</p></td><td><p>334,332</p></td><td><p>212,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>184,143</p></td><td><p>169,913</p></td><td><p>158,188</p></td><td><p>123,552</p></td><td><p>36,517</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>43.0%</p></td><td><p>44.1%</p></td><td><p>44.4%</p></td><td><p>37.0%</p></td><td><p>17.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims total processed</p></td><td><p>3,350,544</p></td><td><p>3,319,207</p></td><td><p>3,206,249</p></td><td><p>2,828,235</p></td><td><p>1,528,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>2,134,727</p></td><td><p>2,201,502</p></td><td><p>2,151,105</p></td><td><p>1,819,152</p></td><td><p>927,510</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>63.7%</p></td><td><p>66.3%</p></td><td><p>67.1%</p></td><td><p>64.3%</p></td><td><p>60.7%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>The data in the tables cover 1st April to 31st March, with the exception of 2014/15 when the Year to Date (YTD) covers 1st April to 30th November</p><p> </p><p><strong>Source</strong></p><p>For ESA / IS / JSA – Management Information System Programme (MISP)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:43:51.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:43:51.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Programme 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, how many and what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work Programme moved into employment between January and December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 220858 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested to September 2014 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Proportions can be calculated using the published figures.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance 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 proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote the New Enterprise Allowance; and how much of that funding has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper advertising, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising mentioning the New Enterprise Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 223469 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not have a specific advertising budget. In the last 24 months, the Department spent £25,150 (excluding VAT) on marketing activities to support the New Enterprise Allowance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(a) Television – nil</p><p> </p><p>(b) Newspaper – nil</p><p> </p><p>(c) Online - £2,450</p><p> </p><p>(d) Radio – nil</p><p> </p><p>(e) Other – £22,700 (for posters, flyers and videos)</p><p> </p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:59:00.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:59:00.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote workplace pensions; and how much of that funding has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper advertising, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the slogan, workplace pensions, we're all in. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 223468 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 28 January 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-01-28/222582/" target="_blank">222582</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:37:22.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:37:22.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Attendance Allowance 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 he will extend the special rules for attendance allowance to include those suffering from significant brain injuries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 7696 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Entitlement to Attendance Allowance is not based on the diagnosis of a specific health condition, but is awarded to people based on the care, or supervision, needs arising from their severe disability. Special rules arrangements apply to Attendance Allowance claimants who are not expected to live longer than another six months, and mean that payment is made immediately rather the claimant having to satisfy the usual six month qualifying period. There is no specification of which health conditions should be processed under the special rules arrangements, and those suffering from significant brain injuries and not expected to live longer than another six months would be included under them. Claims for Attendance Allowance under the special rules arrangements should be supported by a relevant healthcare professional, usually on form DS1500.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T17:15:33.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T17:15:33.34Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce poverty in (a) Barnsley Central constituency and (b) other former mining communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 14019 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 2015-11-06more like thismore than 2015-11-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government is tackling poverty through our new Life Chances agenda. This will drive real action which will make the biggest difference to the most disadvantaged children – now and in the future. This approach will ensure that Government action is focused on tackling the root causes of child poverty - worklessness, educational failure, family breakdown, problem debt and addiction.</p><p>This Government believes that work is the best route out of poverty and is therefore focused on getting people into employment. With more than two million more people in work than in 2010, and with the number of workless households at a record low, the progress made by this Government has been significant including in Barnsley Central constituency. In the constituency, over the past year, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, or not in work and claiming Universal Credit, fell by 13 per cent.</p><p>We do not have specific data on all former mining communities and this information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-06T14:38:50.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-06T14:38:50.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure that any foreign company found to have abandoned its pension responsibilities to UK pension holders can be made to refund that pension deficit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192208 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Written Answer I gave him on 23 January 2014, Official Report, Column 267W.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
star this property answering body
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 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, whether members of the Carrington Wire Pension Fund are able to access the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192207 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Carrington Wire Defined Benefit Pension Scheme entered a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment period in February 2013.</p><p> </p><p>During a PPF assessment period the PPF establishes whether the scheme can afford to secure benefits which are at least equal to the compensation that the PPF would pay. The scheme will transfer to the PPF unless it has sufficient assets to pay benefits greater or equal to PPF compensation levels or it is rescued, for instance, by another employer taking responsibility for it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-14more like thismore than 2016-03-14
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Formaldehyde 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 controls arising from health considerations are placed on manufacturers on the use of formaldehyde. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 30999 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 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has responsibility for the regulation of workplace health and safety in the UK, and it is the legal duty of those who create risks through work activities to understand those risks and ensure they are adequately controlled. This includes ensuring that duty holders/employers identify and obtain relevant information on the hazardous properties of the substances or materials they use or manufacture.</p><p>The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) requires those who place chemicals such as formaldehyde on the market to provide information on the hazards associated with the chemical both up and down the supply chain. This includes the provision of Safety Data Sheets which must accompany chemicals through the supply chain, providing the information users need to ensure that chemicals are safely used and managed.</p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) also applies in the workplace when hazardous substances, such as formaldehyde, are manufactured, used, or where processes are undertaken that generate hazardous substances. COSHH requires the employer to carry out a risk assessment to establish what, if any, risks to health are associated with the products/processes their employees are using/undertaking and then to put in place measures to eliminate or control exposure to those risks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T13:44:47.17Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T13:44:47.17Z
star this property answering member
4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
470562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-14more like thismore than 2016-03-14
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: European Social Fund 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, how much his Department received from the European Social Fund between (a) 2007 and 2014 and (b) 2014 and the last month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central remove filter
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 31047 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 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>DWP, as a European Social Fund co-financing organisation, received £303,861,761 between January 2007 and December 2013; and £96,331,501 between January 2014 and March 2016 from the 2007-13 European Social Fund programme. The money was used to fund providers to deliver support to help unemployed people improve their employability and move into work.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that these figures represent England only as responsibility for ESF is devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T15:35:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T15:35:19.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this