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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Unemployment: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help older unemployed people to retrain. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 10176 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
answer text <p /> <p>Jobcentre Plus uses a range of innovative approaches to help older claimants back to work. Training to help unemployed people find work is available to benefit claimants of all ages.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have introduced a number of initiatives to support older people including the introduction of Jobcentre Plus Older Claimant Champions and the launch of the work experience and sector based work academy pilots that will support 3,000 claimants. We are trialling career reviews and digital support in two Jobcentre Plus districts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
421995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Publications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department's guidance on accessible communication formats published on 14 August 2014 does not include email as an accessible format; and what consultation his Department had with disability groups before producing that guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 12203 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
answer text <p>The guidance referred to was published before 2010 and moved from the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) website to GOV.UK last August. It was written for government communicators on how to make effective use of accessible communications formats. It was not about specific means of communication, e.g. email, letters etc. This document is due to be reviewed and updated.</p><p>Stakeholders groups were involved when the document was originally produced, and will be invited to be part of the review process.</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 2015-10-21T14:50:35.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T14:50:35.057Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
485762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people with a (a) physical disability, (b) mental disability and (c) physical and mental disability in (i) the UK and (ii) Twickenham constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 32462 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
answer text <p>a) and b) Based on the latest available figures from the Department’s Family Resources Survey 2013/2014, an estimated 11.9 million people in the UK reported a disability. The table below provides more detailed information about the types of impairment that disabled people reported.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Disability prevalence disaggregated by impairment type UK, 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Millions of individuals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Impairment type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vision</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hearing</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mobility</p></td><td><p>6.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dexterity</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Learning</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Memory</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mental health</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stamina/breathing/fatigue</p></td><td><p>4.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Social/behavioural</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All with at least one impairment</p></td><td><p>11.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Family Resources Survey 2013/14</p><p> </p><p>Respondents can report, and be affected by, more than one type of impairment.</p><p> </p><p>c) Using the FRS an estimated 2.7 million people in the UK reported both a physical and mental disability. This estimate includes all individuals currently living in private households. It does not include individuals living in communal establishments (e.g. care homes).</p><p> </p><p>For the purposes of this analysis, the following categories have been classified as physical disabilities;</p><p>Vision, Hearing, Mobility, Dexterity, and Stamina/Breathing/Fatigue.</p><p> </p><p>The following categories have been classified as mental disabilities;</p><p>Learning, Memory, Mental Health, and Social/Behavioural</p><p> </p><p>Note that disabilities classified as &quot;other&quot; have not been included in part c).</p><p> </p><p>The department cannot provide figures in the format requested for Twickenham.</p><p> </p><p>Aggregate level estimates of people with disability aged 16-64 in Twickenham can be found on the Nomis website based on the Annual Population Survey: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/getdatasetbytheme.asp?opt=3&amp;theme=&amp;subgrp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/getdatasetbytheme.asp?opt=3&amp;theme=&amp;subgrp</a>=</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-11T13:52:07.753Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T13:52:07.753Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
485764
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) of working age, (b) of retirement age and (c) younger than working age are in receipt of (i) disability living allowance and (ii) personal independence payments in (A) the UK and (B) Twickenham constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 32461 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will be introduced in Northern Ireland later this year. Information regarding Northern Ireland is a matter for the Northern Ireland Office.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance by geography and age is published and available at: <a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/dla/tabtool_dla.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/dla/tabtool_dla.html</a>. Guidance for users is available at: <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><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Information on the number of claimants in receipt of PIP, by geography and age, is available from Stat-Xplore. <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</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 2016-04-11T13:48:17.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T13:48:17.593Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
485771
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average value is of a personal independence payment in (a) the UK and (b) Twickenham constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 32381 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
answer text <p>Information on average weekly payments of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is not published but can be calculated from the available claimant data extractable from Stat-Xplore (<a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>) and the amount of benefit paid by component combination. At the end of January 2016 the average amount payable to PIP recipients in Great Britain was £88.70 per week and £88.14 per week in the Twickenham parliamentary constituency.</p><p> </p><p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will be introduced in Northern Ireland later this year and will be a matter for the Northern Ireland Office.</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 2016-04-11T14:04:41.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T14:04:41.707Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Disability: Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support the parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities to enable them to find employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 44208 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answer text <p>Where parents of disabled children would like to go out to work, DWP wants to make it easier for them to do so. Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of the claimant, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. Work Coaches will also endeavour to support the claimant to overcome barriers that might make finding a job more difficult and will work with the individual to identify the most appropriate help available.</p><p> </p><p>Under Universal Credit, extra financial support is available to parents for each dependent child who is disabled. Universal Credit also provides working parents with help with childcare costs. In April 2016, we extended this support to cover up to 85% of the eligible costs of childcare.</p><p> </p><p>Parents of disabled children also receive help with childcare through the free childcare entitlements. All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, and we are extending this free entitlement to 30 hours per week for working parents of three and four year olds. In addition, two year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare if they have a current statement of special educational need or an education, health and care plan, or receive Disability Living Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is consulting on additional funding for children with special education needs and disabilities as part of its consultation on early years funding which closes on 22 September 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Working parents of disabled children will also benefit from extra support under Tax-Free Childcare which will be introduced from early 2017. This will provide Government support with childcare costs of up to £4,000 per year for a disabled child up to the age of 17.</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-07T16:13:55.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T16:13:55.773Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
669120
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Uprating more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason annual increases to state pensions are made with reference to the inflation figures from October of the previous year. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 58909 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
answer text <p>The Department uses prices and earnings indices published in October of the previous year to ensure that it has sufficient time to complete the legislative and operational changes required before new rates can be introduced at the start of the new financial year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-11T15:36:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-11T15:36:29.8Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
674373
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service takes account of a person's lifestyle as well as income in determining liabilities for paying maintenance. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 60320 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-20more like thismore than 2017-01-20
answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) does not take into account a person’s “lifestyle” in calculating a maintenance liability.</p><p> </p><p>The CMS has access to income information held by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), allowing us to capture a much wider range of income types received by Paying Parents. The definition of income within the 2012 scheme includes almost all additional sources of gross income captured by self-assessment. We refer to this as “unearned income” and it includes incomes from property, savings and investments (including dividends) and other miscellaneous incomes.</p><p> </p><p>This provides a more effective route to taking these kinds of income into account than the “lifestyle” ground which existed for the previous schemes of maintenance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-20T10:36:32.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-20T10:36:32.38Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this