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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps she is taking with the Secretary of State for Justice to reduce the waiting time for welfare benefit tribunal appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 900404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>DWP is working with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new digital system with a view to enabling swifter processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit claimants can now submit their appeal online.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
1172506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability: Medical Examinations 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 What steps she is taking to (a) reduce the number of assessments undertaken by people with disabilities and (b) ensure adequate support for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
star this property uin 900416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>We have made improvements to reduce assessments for Work Capability and Personal Independence Payment. This includes reducing review frequency for pensioners and people with severe or progressive conditions. We are also exploring our manifesto commitment to ensure a minimum award review duration for PIP awards. The planned Green Paper will continue to look at how we can further improve the experience for people with health conditions and disabilities.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
1183380
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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 What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of personal independence payment assessors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Anthony Mangnall more like this
star this property uin 901404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
star this property answer text <p>We set our assessment providers challenging targets, we monitor performance closely and manage contracts robustly. All Health Professionals are subject to on-going quality checks to ensure they continue to deliver high quality assessments. A quality assurance audit process, following the consultation, is in place. The department is continually working alongside assessment providers to further improve the quality of assessments.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2020-03-09T16:25:55.3Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T16:25:55.3Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anthony Mangnall more like this
1144701
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asbestos: Diseases 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, with reference to the report, Estimates of the impact of extending the scope of the payment scheme in the Mesothelioma Bill to include other asbestos related diseases and other non-asbestos work related diseases, published in June 2013, if she will review and update that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 286779 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Mesothelioma Act 2014 established the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS). The DMPS makes lump sum payments to people who contract diffuse mesothelioma from negligent exposure to asbestos in the workplace, but are unable to pursue a civil claim because their former employer no longer exists and their former employer’s insurer cannot be traced. The DMPS is funded by a levy paid by insurers who are active in the Employer’s Liability insurance market.</p><p><br>This Scheme makes payments to eligible sufferers of diffuse mesothelioma only. Since this disease is always fatal and always caused by asbestos, it has been possible to implement DMPS as a simple payment scheme. Other asbestos-related diseases and other non-asbestos work related diseases have more uncertainties regarding cause, severity and aggravation by other factors and this complexity is not compatible with a straightforward tariff-based scheme such as the DMPS. The report published on 6 December 2013 highlighted the adverse impact on the amount of the levy should the scope of the Scheme be widened, which would also require a re-designing of the scheme, the legislation, and the commercial requirements.</p><p>There are no plans to update the 2013 report or extend eligibility to the DMPS.</p>
unstar 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 2019-09-09T11:58:03.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:58:03.907Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1141998
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cancer 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, with reference to the recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer - A costly diagnosis? Stories of the financial impact of cancer, if she will take steps to help mitigate the financial effect of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 282407 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. We are committed to ensuring that people who have cancer are treated with the utmost sensitivity and care when making a claim to Universal Credit. Overall we are spending £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That’s a record high and up £10 billion in real terms since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, in terms of the support we provide, the UC50 questionnaire incorporates a 'light touch' evidence gathering process for cancer patients, and makes clear that Clinical Nurse Specialists and consultants can provide information on the form, therefore making the claim and assessment process simpler for people with cancer. This ensures the Department can make accurate and timely payments of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have cancer and other serious health conditions. Colleagues receive on-going learning in their roles and have access to Universal Credit guidance which is refreshed at regular intervals.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to ensure those affected by cancer receive the most appropriate support and we have worked closely with many representative organisations to improve the WCA process for those affected. From January 2013, the categories of cancer treatments under which a claimant can be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity (LCWRA) have been expanded to include individuals who are awaiting, receiving, or recovering from treatment by way of chemotherapy irrespective of route, and radiotherapy. Although there is no automatic award, in these cases, there is a presumption that the claimant has LCWRA, subject to suitable evidence being provided by a professional such as a GP, oncologist or clinical nurse specialist.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches personalise the support they provide for each claimant based on individual need and circumstance, including the offer of home visits or postal signing where appropriate. Local jobcentres have the flexibility to work alongside organisations to help meet the needs of their communities, helping our most vulnerable, at risk, claimants to access the support they need. We also work with organisations to produce guides on specific vulnerabilities.</p>
unstar 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 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1131065
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability: Children 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, with reference to the recent Scope report Now is the Time 2018, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of a cross-departmental approach to support the families of disabled children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Michael Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 262453 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s vision for disabled children and young people is the same as for everyone else – to enable them to fulfil their potential, achieve well in education, and to live happy and fulfilled lives. To support this aim, the Disability and Society Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was set up last year to drive forward action across Government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realising their full participation in society. Whilst disability policy is the responsibility of all Departments, by working together we can improve disabled people’s participation, for which we are jointly responsible.</p><p>We are also committed to working with a wide and diverse range of people and organisations to shape and improve government's approach. We announced our new Regional Stakeholder Network in December 2018, which will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations, disabled people led organisations, and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government.</p><p>The UK Government has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world and we will continue to ensure that these rights are protected, just as we will continue to develop policies to tackle the barriers faced by disabled people.</p>
unstar 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 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
1132544
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Health Hazards 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, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of breathing in historical man-made mineral fibres which are now considered to pose a serious risk to health, what steps she is taking to introduce similar protections for UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 265555 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the guidelines that have been produced in Germany and Austria, advising companies on the measures they should take to protect workers against risks of breathing in historic man-made mineral fibres (MMMFs).</p><p>In Great Britain there is a statutory framework in place to protect workers who may be exposed to any hazardous substance, such as MMMFs, regardless of how that exposure occurs. This framework includes the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of people affected by their work activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), places specific duties on employers and implements several EU Directives on worker protection, ensuring our standards meet those required of all EU Member States. COSHH requires employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish the hazards associated with the tasks and processes they are undertaking and put in place suitable arrangements to either prevent or control those risks. Such a risk assessment would need to be carried out for workers renovating or demolishing buildings to enable suitable controls to be put in place for any hazardous substances that may be present or that may be produced, including MMMFs. HSE provides guidance, to help businesses comply with their legal duties.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory framework, supported by guidance, is sufficient to control occupational exposure to MMMFs.</p>
unstar 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 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1196310
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star this property date less than 2020-05-15more like thismore than 2020-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus 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, with reference to the press release entitled Coronavirus update - benefit reviews and reassessments suspended, published by her Department on 23 March 2020, for what reasons applications for extensions of personal independence payments awards made by the First Tier Tribunal are not eligible for automatic extension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 47371 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-22more like thismore than 2020-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Since 24 March the Department has been extending awards of PIP due to end from that date onwards, regardless of whether the final decision on the award was made by a Case Manager or a Tribunal.</p><p> </p><p>There were a small number of claimants who had previously been awarded short-term fixed awards with no review who had made subsequent new claims to PIP, where safeguards in the system originally prevented us from extending their previous award. I can however now confirm that we have amended the system to correct this and <em>all</em> claimants whose awards were due to end or due for review from 24<sup>th</sup> March onwards will have had their benefit extended.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 47372 more like this
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less than 2020-05-22T14:30:00.927Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-22T14:30:00.927Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1148343
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People of 2 July 2019, Official Report column 1180, what the outcome is of his discussions with the Office for National Statistics on including the numbers of autistic people in work as part of the labour force survey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Burnley more like this
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Julie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 294727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics is currently testing the addition of a measure of autism to the Labour Force Survey. Should the testing be successful, it is anticipated that it will be added to the survey in early 2020. This will give us a better understanding of the employment status for many autistic people of working age.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-08T10:42:38.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:42:38.307Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4405
unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Cooper more like this
1181283
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star this property date less than 2020-02-27more like thismore than 2020-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sick Pay: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of 26 February 2020, Official Report, column 326, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that employees that are required to self-isolate to prevent the transmission of covid-19 receive their full entitlement of sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Beth Winter more like this
star this property uin 22059 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-03-03more like thismore than 2020-03-03
star this property answer text <p>Employers have been urged to make sure they use their discretion and respect the medical need to self-isolate in making decisions about sick pay.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review the situation and take appropriate measures in line with further developments.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2020-03-03T13:56:14.627Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-03T13:56:14.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Beth Winter more like this