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1142697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department issues to (a) non-resident parents and (b) parents with care on changes to their child maintenance calculations when their case transfers from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 284195 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Ahead of closure Child Support Agency send customers a series of letters advising about their case closing and what they can do should they want child maintenance payments to continue. This advice includes making an advance application to the Child Maintenance Service, t o ensure there are no breaks in child maintenance.</p><p> </p><p>When the Child Support Agency case is closed, we write to non-resident parent during the stage where we are confirming the arrears position, to remind them of the amount we have worked out they owe. We advise them to contact us if they have any other relevant information which would impact this. A letter is then sent to receiving parent advising we have confirmed their balance of child maintenance. Where child maintenance is owed, we ask if the balance is correct and if they want their arrears written off or managed by Child Maintenance Service. Parents are provided with contact details to discuss their case, at all points.</p><p> </p><p>In cases where the arrears are moved to Child Maintenance Service, a letter is sent to both parties confirming their Child Support Agency case is fully closed. We also advise the unpaid child maintenance is now being managed by Child Maintenance Service. This provides the parent with the new telephone number they will need if they wish to contact Child Maintenance Service.</p><p> </p><p>Where there is a new Child Maintenance Service case, which was previously a Child Support Agency case, the calculation can change. This is because it is a fresh start under the new service, with new rules and data.</p><p> </p><p>At the outset of a Child Maintenance Service case, we issue an indicative calculation letter to the parents. This explains the new calculation, including the information used in the calculation. This provides opportunity for the non-resident parent to provide any further information that would impact the calculation. Following this we issue an initial calculation letter which confirms the calculation and the details used.</p><p> </p><p>Parents are advised they have the opportunity, throughout the application process and the life of the case as well as at annual review stage, to challenge the information used and request change.</p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T13:21:58.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:21:58.983Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143329
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances would HM Paymaster amend the amount of maintenance owed provided through a calculation by the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 284850 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The administration of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is the responsibility of the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Child Maintenance Service to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of parents who are Service personnel. In the case of Service personnel, the MOD receives a deduction of earning request rather than the more normal deduction of earning order.</p><p>The MOD will assist the CMS in engaging with the Service person and will implement any deduction of earning request from the CMS. The only exception is when the Service person is in an operational zone. Under the terms of the MOU, if a Service person is committed to operations, their Commanding Officer may delay any engagement with the CMS until the non-resident Service person is able to consider any papers that the CMS may send them and respond appropriately.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:59:51.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:59:51.653Z
answering member
4485
label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143871
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Post Office Card Account more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department decided to close the Post Office Card Account; and whether her Department has plans to introduce a replacement for that account. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285337 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:34:52.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:52.23Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143872
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Disability Employment Adviser Leaders are based in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) each region of England; and what estimate she has made of the number of Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in those areas in each of the next three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285338 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 285339 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.323Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143873
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to assign Disability Employment Advisor Leaders to locations throughout the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285339 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 285338 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Overpayments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes her Department uses to agree a repayment rate with claimants for over-payments of welfare payments before making collections. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285023 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The Department seeks to recover benefit overpayments as quickly as possible without creating any undue financial hardship to the claimant. The initial rate of repayment applied for the recovery of a benefit overpayment is calculated based on three factors:</p><p> </p><ul><li>How the overpayment occurred (through either fraud or error).</li><li>Whether the claimant is in work.</li><li>Whether any other deductions are applied to their Universal Credit award which might affect the amount that can be deducted.</li></ul><p>The Department understands that claimants’ individual circumstances can vary widely. If a claimant contacts the Department to say that they cannot afford the proposed rate of repayment, we will discuss this with the claimant and can re-evaluate their repayment rate. This re-evaluation will be based on income and expenditure, alongside internal data and the industry standard credit information we can access, with the aim of agreeing a sustainable rate of repayment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.8Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143878
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the effect of 5G towers on public health. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285341 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T17:37:17.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T17:37:17.687Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143879
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisations his Department consulted on the effect of 5G towers on public health. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285342 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T19:16:57.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T19:16:57.18Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of 5G towers on public health. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285343 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T19:15:46.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T19:15:46.217Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143881
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) passports and (b) driving licenses have been revoked as a result of a non-resident parent not paying Child Maintenance in each month since the Child Maintenance Service were given those powers. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285026 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>This information is not reported. However we do hold clerical data and can advise 15 driving licenses have been removed or suspended and 3 passports have been suspended.</p><p> </p><p>The information regarding committal orders, or sanctions as they are called in the Child Maintenance Service, are reported in our published statistics and can be on found table 11 of the tables document on the attached link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-march-2019-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-march-2019-experimental</a></p><p> </p><p>We reported enforcement activities in our CSA statistics until September 2017 when we reduced the number of tables published because most CSA cases had been closed or had begun the Case Closure process. The last publication including the enforcement activities can be found on table 22 of the attached link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2017</a></p>
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T13:47:30.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:47:30.41Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this