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1148774
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to permit Universal Credit claimants to backdate a claim due to ill health in circumstances where medical evidence is provided by a GP. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 168 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>Universal Credit claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in some circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. More specifically, in cases where medical evidence satisfies the Department that a claimant had an illness that prevented them from making a claim sooner, Universal Credit can be awarded from an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the best possible support to our claimants it is important that the Department are able to engage with claimants at the earliest possible opportunity, whether to support them back into work or to provide other support and guidance. It is therefore important that backdating provisions are used in specific circumstances, and that all claimants are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148787
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme transferred their pension benefits from that scheme to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the public service pensions reforms of 2015 coming into force. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
grouped question UIN
182 more like this
183 more like this
184 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.333Z
answering member
4485
label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148803
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints Veterans UK has received from members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme who transferred pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the public service pensions reforms of 2015 coming into force. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 182 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
grouped question UIN
175 more like this
183 more like this
184 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.397Z
answering member
4485
label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148804
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an estimate of the monetary value lost by members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme who transferred pension benefits out of that scheme to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the public service pensions reforms of 2015 coming into force; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 183 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
grouped question UIN
175 more like this
182 more like this
184 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.457Z
answering member
4485
label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148807
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance Veterans UK is providing to members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme who incurred loss of their pension benefits following a transfer out of that scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 184 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
grouped question UIN
175 more like this
182 more like this
183 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.503Z
answering member
4485
label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148808
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Occupational Pensions: Barnsley Central more like this
house id 1 remove filter
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 people in Barnsley Central constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrollment minimum contribution. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 185 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Barnsley Central constituency since 2012, approximately 10,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1410 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T11:15:50.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:15:50.24Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that Personal Independence Payment claimants are not required to travel for longer than is set out in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Service – Service Requirement document of May 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 186 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>The department has set clear requirements in terms of geography and travel time to a PIP assessment and continues to ensure assessment providers adhere to this requirement. There are no current plans to reduce the existing travel time of 90 minutes by public transport though best endeavours are taken to schedule assessment appointments in centres near to a claimant. This limit of 90 minutes is an absolute maximum and the department expects that only a small minority of claimants will have to make a journey of this duration. New assessment centres have opened, and continue to open, to ensure the needs of claimants are met.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 187 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T11:31:39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:31:39Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to reduce the maximum travel times for claimants of Personal Independence Payment which are set out in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Service – Service Requirement document of May 2012; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 187 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>The department has set clear requirements in terms of geography and travel time to a PIP assessment and continues to ensure assessment providers adhere to this requirement. There are no current plans to reduce the existing travel time of 90 minutes by public transport though best endeavours are taken to schedule assessment appointments in centres near to a claimant. This limit of 90 minutes is an absolute maximum and the department expects that only a small minority of claimants will have to make a journey of this duration. New assessment centres have opened, and continue to open, to ensure the needs of claimants are met.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 186 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T11:31:39.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:31:39.05Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1148811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to change the hierarchy of the distributions for payments made through the Child Maintenance Service so that unpaid child maintenance is better favoured for repayment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 188 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) aims to ensure liabilities are paid in full and on time. Where this does not happen the Service prioritises the collection of on-going maintenance before any arrears to avoid the build-up of maintenance arrears and ensure that today’s children will benefit. The CMS will pursue arrears alongside the collection of on-going liabilities wherever possible and will continue to pursue until all the debt has been paid. There are no plans to change the hierarchy of the distribution of the maintenance payments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T11:41:58.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:41:58.65Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter
1146779
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Roads more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road connectivity between South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 291576 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>The first Road Investment Strategy committed to an investment package worth over £170 million for existing Sheffield-Manchester connections to address safety and congestion issues, and improve journey times. Highways England has announced a preferred route which covers the:</p><ul><li><p>Mottram Moor link road;</p></li><li><p>A57(T) to A57 link road;</p></li><li><p>A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout; and,</p></li><li><p>Safety and technology improvements along the route.</p></li></ul><p>The Department for Transport, in conjunction with Highways England and Transport for the North, is undertaking a study looking at the long term strategic road connection requirements to link the areas of Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire to transform journeys and enhance connectivity across the southern Pennines. This includes consideration of a trans-Pennine tunnel. The study is expected to report in spring 2020.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
answering member printed George Freeman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-07T12:32:37.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T12:32:37.023Z
answering member
4020
label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter