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1141796
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273727, whether her Department has written to the GPs of all those employment and support allowance claimants whom her Department sent an ESA65B letter between August 2017 and 3 June 2019 to correct the advice that they no longer need to provide fit notes for patients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 281556 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Prior to the revised ESA65B letter going live in June, GPs were reminded of all the circumstances in which fit notes may continue to be issued for those found fit for work. GPs were also sent a copy of the final version of the revised ESA65B.</p><p> </p><p>The standing guidance for all GPs, clearly setting out the circumstances in which fit notes should be issued, has been in place since 2013. The guidance has always been clear that no further fit notes will be required unless the patient wishes to appeal the decision, their patient’s condition significantly worsens or they develop a new disability or condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-09-05T14:50:08.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:50:08.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1141795
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273727, whether her Department consulted (a) advice agencies and (b) disability charities on the wording of the revised ESA65B letters to employment and support allowance claimants’ GPs before authorising the use of that letter from 3 June 2019 onwards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 281555 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We received comments from a number of sources, including the welfare benefits advice sector and disability charities, on the previous version of the ESA65B letter. We took this feedback into account when developing the revised letter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-09-05T14:27:58.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:27:58.05Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake remove filter
1137155
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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 29 April 2019 Health Select Committee news item, Committee publishes doctors’ views on Fit Notes and ESA appeals, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants who challenged their work capability assessment decisions but were refused employment support allowance while their appeal was pending due to her Department sending ambiguous ESA65B letters to claimants’ GPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 273727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>We have revised the ESA65B letter, which went live from 3rd June 2019. The letter gives clear clinical discretion to GPs to continue issuing fit notes in appropriate circumstances, such as when an appeal against a Department for Work and Pensions decision is being undertaken, where a claimant’s condition has worsened or if the claimant has developed a new health condition or disability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T12:55:12.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T12:55:12.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1131672
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 steps her Department is taking to provide additional payments for claimants of universal credit who previously received additional support through the Severe Disability Premium; and what steps her Department is taking to notify former Severe Disability Premium claimants of their entitlement to additional support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 263658 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property answer text <p>Since the introduction of The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) Amendment Regulations 2019, which came into force on 16th January 2019, claimants who are entitled, or have been within the last month, to an award of an existing benefit that includes Severe Disability Premium (SDP) have not been required to move to Universal Credit; even if they have experienced a relevant change in their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, which are currently before Parliament, make provision for SDP transitional payments for those eligible claimants who have already moved to UC and for moving existing legacy claimants onto Universal Credit and implementing transitional protection.</p><p> </p><p>On Friday 3 May 2019, the High Court handed down a judgment in relation to Universal Credit and the SDP. The judgment quashed the SDP related parts of the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019. The Department is pleased that the court recognises that it is for Ministers to determine the appropriate transitional arrangements for moving claimants on to Universal Credit, and we are currently considering the options open to us and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-06-21T13:37:00.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T13:37:00.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Migrant Workers 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 citizens of non-UK EU countries work in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 183817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>a) Documentary evidence of nationality is checked at the point of recruitment into the Department as part of our wider pre-employment checks to ensure that individuals meet Civil Service Nationality Rules. This information is not retained beyond the point at which it has served its purpose. The Department’s staff are not required to record whether they are citizens of non-UK EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>(b) The Department does not have any agencies on which to report.</p><p> </p><p>(c) DWP has four non departmental public bodies. Documentary evidence of nationality is checked at the point of recruitment and this information is not retained beyond the point at which it has served its purpose. Individuals are not required to record whether they are citizens of non-UK EU countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2018-11-02T12:43:10.03Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T12:43:10.03Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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988678
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unstar this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts 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, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations, social enterprises or companies with the intention of stopping any criticism of Ministers of his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 180065 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
star this property answer text <p>In contracts used across government, including at the Department for Work and Pensions there are clauses that vary in different forms, typically these clauses require the supplier to ensure that neither it, nor any of its Affiliates, bring the Authority into disrepute by engaging in any act or omission which is reasonably likely to diminish the trust that the public places in the Authority, regardless of whether or not such act or omission is related to the Supplier’s obligations under said Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>These clauses do not prevent the contracting bodies from making statements critical of government policy or politicians, and certainly do not prevent whistle-blowing (as this would be unlawful). They are designed to protect government, to ensure that contractors adhere to good working practices and do not engage in activities that will bring the Authority into disrepute or otherwise harm the confidence of the public in Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2018-10-24T13:23:13.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T13:23:13.837Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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151
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533009
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unstar this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 41979 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has been clear that the negotiation for Britain’s future relationship with Europe will need to begin under a new Prime Minister, and we have now got to look at all the detailed arrangements. In the meantime, Departments continue to deliver the Government agenda.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2016-07-11T15:54:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-11T15:54:11.62Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Expenditure 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, how much of the welfare budget was spent on the state pension in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 14569 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Total State Pension expenditure in 2014/15 was £86,516m.</p><p>Detailed information on benefit expenditure is available in our Benefit Expenditure tables which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2015-11-09T14:43:14.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T14:43:14.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake remove filter