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100220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iraq 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 International Development, how many women and girls have been assisted by UK aid programmes in the Kurdish region of Iraq in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Roy more like this
uin 211269 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>In response to the current crisis, the UK has allocated an overall aid package of £23 million for 2014/15 to support the needs of internally displaced people in Iraq. £18.7 million of this has been allocated for Northern Iraq. Given the displacement and movement of people in Iraq, it is not possible to have precise information on the number of women and girls assisted by UK aid programmes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID funding includes programming to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Activities include establishing women and children’s community centres, which provide group counselling and support for women, as well as offering safe spaces for children to play and learn.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:29:09.0688251Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:29:09.0688251Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
626
label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
100221
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iraq 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 International Development, how much UK aid has been allocated to the Kurdish region of Iraq in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Roy more like this
uin 211268 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>In response to the current crisis, the UK has allocated an overall aid package of £23 million for 2014/15 to support the needs of internally displaced people in Iraq. £18.7 million of this has been allocated for Northern Iraq. The total amount of aid that has been allocated to the Kurdistan region of Iraq is not possible to quantify exactly as our humanitarian partners are distributing aid based on need across Northern Iraq.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
grouped question UIN 211262 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:25:25.0573833Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:25:25.0573833Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
626
label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
100222
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iraq 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 International Development, how many air drops of aid the UK has undertaken in the Kurdish region of Iraq during the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Roy more like this
uin 211264 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The UK has not carried out any aid drops to the Kurdistan region of Iraq.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK carried out 7 airdrops of humanitarian assistance to Mount Sinjar and 2 air drops to the town of Amerli in Northern Iraq.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:27:01.5505968Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:27:01.5505968Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
626
label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
100223
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iraq 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 International Development, how much UK aid has been allocated to Iraq in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Roy more like this
uin 211262 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>In response to the current crisis, the UK has allocated an overall aid package of £23 million for 2014/15 to support the needs of internally displaced people in Iraq. £18.7 million of this has been allocated for Northern Iraq. The total amount of aid that has been allocated to the Kurdistan region of Iraq is not possible to quantify exactly as our humanitarian partners are distributing aid based on need across Northern Iraq.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
grouped question UIN 211268 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:25:24.9680055Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:25:24.9680055Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
626
label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
100264
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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 Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell 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 and what proportion of the working age population of Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are in receipt of disability living allowance. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Roy more like this
uin 211266 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of working age Disability Living Allowance claimants in the Motherwell and Wishaw Parliamentary Constituency, as a proportion of the working age population: As at February 2014</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Motherwell and Wishaw</p></td><td><p>4,270</p></td><td><p>8.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>DWP 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (Caseload)</p><p> </p><p>National Records of Scotland © Crown Copyright 2014 (Population Estimates Mid 2013)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. Caseload figure is rounded to the nearest 10; The proportion is rounded to one decimal place.</p><p> </p><p>2. Caseload information is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a></p><p> </p><p>3. Population information is published at: <a href="http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates" target="_blank">http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates</a></p><p> </p><p>4. Parliamentary Constituency of claimant (Westminster) These constituencies are used for the Westminster parliament.</p><p> </p><p>5. Caseload information shows the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.</p><p> </p><p>6. The population estimates are for the constituencies for the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections as at 30th June for each year from 2002 onwards.</p><p> </p><p>7. The population estimates areas are based on data zone population estimates.</p><p> </p><p>8. Data zones do not fit exactly into the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary Constituency boundaries, so they are allocated on a 'best fit' basis.</p><p>9. Where a data zone crosses the boundary of two or more constituencies it is allocated to the constituency that contains the population-weighted centroid of the data zone.</p>
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T14:15:25.8834223Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
626
label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
1005853
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 Funeral Payments 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 her Department's policy is on supporting benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member; and if her Department will introduce an allowance for benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member to ensure that their benefit claims are not adversely affected. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 190493 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment scheme makes a contribution towards the cost of a funeral for people in receipt of certain income related benefits and tax credits. To qualify, the applicant must be accepted as responsible for arranging the funeral, they (or their partner) must receive one of the qualifying benefits and they must be the partner or a close relative or close friend of the deceased.</p><p> </p><p>The amount payable depends on whether there is any other money available, for example from the deceased’s estate. As the Payment is linked to the deceased’s assets, it does not adversely affect the applicant’s savings.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme offers support by meeting the ‘necessary costs’ of a cremation or burial, including acquiring a burial plot. An allowance of up to £700 is also available to meet other funeral costs such as a coffin, religious venue and funeral director fees.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1005887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Automated Credit Transfer 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect on (a) the Post Office and (b) Postmaster pay of encouraging universal credit claimants to use a bank account to receive payments. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 190494 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The majority of claimants have their benefits paid into a bank account. As most bank accounts can be accessed at the Post Office, most claimants are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. Sub-postmasters will continue to receive revenue from those transactions while maintaining footfall.</p><p> </p><p>In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion, we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for Universal Credit to be paid. This reflects the vision for Universal Credit mirroring the world of work, where, for example, an employer requires a bank account for a salary to be paid into.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006040
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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: Medical Examinations 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 health assessments were carried out on claimants of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 190915 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The number of health assessments that were carried out for Personal Independence Payments claimants in each of the last five years are shown in the table below. The increase in PIP assessments reflects the growth in new claims following the introduction of PIP in 2013 and the of reassessment of DLA to more areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>Jun 2013 - March 2014</p></td><td><p>April 2014 - March 2015</p></td><td><p>April 2015 - March 2016</p></td><td><p>April 2016 - March 2017</p></td><td><p>April 2017 - March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PIP Health assessment reports received</p></td><td><p>81,000</p></td><td><p>555,000</p></td><td><p>708,000</p></td><td><p>1,003,000</p></td><td><p>1,021,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: chargeable outputs trend summary report</p><p>(Figures rounded to nearest 1k)</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The number of health assessments that were carried out for Employment Support Allowance claimants in each of the last five years are shown in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>April 2013 - March 2014</p></td><td><p>April 2014 - March 2015</p></td><td><p>April 2015 - March 2016</p></td><td><p>April 2016 - March 2017</p></td><td><p>April 2017 - March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA Health assessment reports received</p></td><td><p>638,000</p></td><td><p>685,000</p></td><td><p>742,000</p></td><td><p>913,000</p></td><td><p>913,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Monthly Work Capability Summary MI report</p><p>(Figures rounded to nearest 1k)</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:08:06.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:08:06.93Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Prison Officers: Age more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on public sector pensions of the ability of prison officers aged over 60 to meet the physical requirements of the job. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 907582 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The normal age of 65 for prison officer retirement was first introduced by the last Labour government in 2007. Lord Hutton’s pensions review in 2015 considered the issue and did not recommend any special exemptions for prison officers. We are satisfied that this continues to be the case.</p><p><strong><p><p></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006992
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ban the microchipping of employees by employers. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 191454 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>If an employer required or encouraged implantation of microchips among its employees, it would raise several legal issues. While I am not aware of any cases being brought to test the legal position, it seems unlikely that such an invasive approach to security or monitoring would be found to be justifiable. So, it is likely to be difficult for an employer to show that such a practice would be consistent with the requirements of data protection legislation, health and safety requirements, and other legal obligations to employees.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this