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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems his Department has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 218795 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>No estimate has been made of savings arising from the introduction of the Q&amp;A system. The introduction of the Q&amp;A system has had no impact on existing or planned ICT systems.</p><p> </p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies. It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</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 2015-01-05T14:07:04.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T14:07:04.85Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
170792
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Programme: Lone Parents 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 lone parents were referred to the Work Programme between June 2011 and June 2014; and how many such parents achieved a sustained job outcome. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218962 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information in relation to the Work Programme referrals and job outcomes by lone parent status, up to June 2014, is published and can be found 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>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 2015-01-05T13:42:34.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T13:42:34.267Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
171321
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Highlands of Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the average waiting time is in Highland for people requiring an employment and support allowance work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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John Thurso more like this
star this property uin 219203 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Official statistics for ESA processing times are not readily available and to provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of people whose Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessment has not yet been completed in the Highland Local Authority area is 1,700; of these 1,400 relate to new ESA claims.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken robust action to improve the process and are in daily contact with Atos. We are committed to putting this right.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare will continue to deliver Work Capability Assessments until they exit from the contract on 28 February 2015. The new supplier, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services, will be responsible for all service delivery from 1 March 2015 including any outstanding work carried over from Atos. The priority for MAXIMUS will be to transition the service smoothly from Atos and stabilise the service to deliver the best service possible for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times without compromising quality.</p><p> </p><p>The process for claimants will remain the same during the transition so they should continue to attend their assessments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
219204 more like this
219205 more like this
219206 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.307Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
1399
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
171322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Highlands of Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 applicants for employment and support allowance in Highland are awaiting a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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John Thurso more like this
star this property uin 219204 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Official statistics for ESA processing times are not readily available and to provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of people whose Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessment has not yet been completed in the Highland Local Authority area is 1,700; of these 1,400 relate to new ESA claims.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken robust action to improve the process and are in daily contact with Atos. We are committed to putting this right.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare will continue to deliver Work Capability Assessments until they exit from the contract on 28 February 2015. The new supplier, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services, will be responsible for all service delivery from 1 March 2015 including any outstanding work carried over from Atos. The priority for MAXIMUS will be to transition the service smoothly from Atos and stabilise the service to deliver the best service possible for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times without compromising quality.</p><p> </p><p>The process for claimants will remain the same during the transition so they should continue to attend their assessments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
219203 more like this
219205 more like this
219206 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.46Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
1399
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
171323
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Highlands of Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 applicants for employment and support allowance in Highland have been waiting for a work capability assessment for (a) longer than three months, (b) longer than four months, (c) longer than five months and (d) longer than six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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John Thurso more like this
star this property uin 219205 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Official statistics for ESA processing times are not readily available and to provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of people whose Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessment has not yet been completed in the Highland Local Authority area is 1,700; of these 1,400 relate to new ESA claims.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken robust action to improve the process and are in daily contact with Atos. We are committed to putting this right.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare will continue to deliver Work Capability Assessments until they exit from the contract on 28 February 2015. The new supplier, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services, will be responsible for all service delivery from 1 March 2015 including any outstanding work carried over from Atos. The priority for MAXIMUS will be to transition the service smoothly from Atos and stabilise the service to deliver the best service possible for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times without compromising quality.</p><p> </p><p>The process for claimants will remain the same during the transition so they should continue to attend their assessments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
219203 more like this
219204 more like this
219206 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.59Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
1399
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
171324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Highlands of Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 reduce the waiting time for work capability assessments in Highland; and what discussions he has had with Atos on that reduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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John Thurso more like this
star this property uin 219206 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Official statistics for ESA processing times are not readily available and to provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of people whose Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessment has not yet been completed in the Highland Local Authority area is 1,700; of these 1,400 relate to new ESA claims.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken robust action to improve the process and are in daily contact with Atos. We are committed to putting this right.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare will continue to deliver Work Capability Assessments until they exit from the contract on 28 February 2015. The new supplier, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services, will be responsible for all service delivery from 1 March 2015 including any outstanding work carried over from Atos. The priority for MAXIMUS will be to transition the service smoothly from Atos and stabilise the service to deliver the best service possible for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times without compromising quality.</p><p> </p><p>The process for claimants will remain the same during the transition so they should continue to attend their assessments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
219203 more like this
219204 more like this
219205 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:51:38.687Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
1399
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
171232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare State: Northern Ireland 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 recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Social Development in Northern Ireland on welfare reform. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 219080 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions held a recent discussion with the Minister for Social Development in Northern Ireland on 23 October by telephone on Welfare Reform.</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 2015-01-05T16:29:59.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:29:59.327Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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1388
unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
171690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vacancies: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 job applications have been made through Universal Jobmatch from the EU-wide jobs portal since November 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 219514 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available as it is not possible to quantify the number of applications made through Universal Jobmatch from the EURES Portal.</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 2015-01-05T16:31:38.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:31:38.743Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
170789
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud 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 instances of fraud have been recorded in the universal credit programme since April 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218946 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Officials are currently working on defining what Universal Credit official statistics will be published in the future. We are recording any instances of fraud on UC but these figures are not yet available.</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 2015-01-05T17:51:30.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:51:30.827Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
171226
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 remove filter
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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25259
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 people who claimed universal credit up to 13 November 2014 have not accepted the terms of their claimant commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 219155 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>25,890 people have claimed Universal Credit up to 13 November 2014. All of these people have attended an initial interview and accepted the terms of their claimant commitment.</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 2015-01-05T17:35:20.933Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:35:20.933Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this