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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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: Hearing Impairment 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 hearing is tested in assessments for personal independence payment. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 206409 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answer text <p>There is no hearing examination within the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment and the PIP Assessment Guide reflects this.</p><p /><p>However, someone with a hearing impairment may still need to attend an assessment <em>and</em> they may have other health conditions. An interpreter in British Sign Language can be arranged for the assessment if a claimant contacts the Assessment Provider to request one when the appointment letter arrives.</p><p> </p><p>The assessment is a functional assessment and not a diagnostic assessment so Assessment Providers do not determine if someone is deaf. It would be up to the claimant to state if they are deaf (if they chose to) and provide any supporting evidence or request an interpreter (again if they chose to).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T17:59:45.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:59:45.013Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
346994
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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 Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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, if he will institute a full independent review of the benefit sanctions system. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 170 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
answer text <p>As with all our policies, we will continue to keep the operation of the system under review to ensure that it continues to operate effectively and as fairly as possible. We also continue to make improvements as committed to in the Oakley Review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-05T11:08:02.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T11:08:02.54Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
346996
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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 Pensions 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 encourage pension providers to invest responsibly. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 171 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p /> <p>Pension scheme trustees are subject to a range of duties which, broadly speaking, require them to act in the best interests of beneficiaries.</p><p>The Government consulted on whether the law should be changed to provide clarity for pension scheme trustees about their legal duties regarding considering financial and non-financial factors when taking investment decisions, as well as encouraging trustees to consider their approach to stewardship. The Government will respond to this consultation later this year.</p><p>The guidance provided by The Pensions Regulator in its free ‘trustee toolkit’ was updated earlier this year to clarify that where trustees think environmental, social or governance issues are financially material to a scheme’s investments they should take these into account. The guidance also makes clear that the law permits trustees to make investment decisions that are influenced by non-financial factors, provided they have a good reason to think that scheme members share the concern, and there is no risk of significant detriment to the fund</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 172 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.64Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
346997
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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 Pensions 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 his Department's policy is on pension divestment. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p>Pension scheme trustees are subject to a range of duties which, broadly speaking, require them to act in the best interests of beneficiaries.</p><p>The Government consulted on whether the law should be changed to provide clarity for pension scheme trustees about their legal duties regarding considering financial and non-financial factors when taking investment decisions, as well as encouraging trustees to consider their approach to stewardship. The Government will respond to this consultation later this year.</p><p>The guidance provided by The Pensions Regulator in its free ‘trustee toolkit’ was updated earlier this year to clarify that where trustees think environmental, social or governance issues are financially material to a scheme’s investments they should take these into account. The guidance also makes clear that the law permits trustees to make investment decisions that are influenced by non-financial factors, provided they have a good reason to think that scheme members share the concern, and there is no risk of significant detriment to the fund</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 171 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.733Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
347000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure 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, if he will analyse the distributional effect of the policy options for reducing his Department's expenditure. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p /> <p>The department will carefully consider the impact of individual policy changes, including the effect on individuals with protected characteristics in line with its legal obligations.</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 2015-06-03T11:08:02.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:08:02.087Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
347001
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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 Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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 assessment he has made of the effect of benefit sanctions on (a) families with children and (b) people with mental ill health. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
answer text <p /> <p>Jobcentre Plus offers a wide range of support to help claimants back into work. This includes specialist provision delivered through the Flexible Support Fund aimed at supporting vulnerable claimants with a mental health condition, learning difficulties or other disabilities. The Work Programme, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and the Troubled Families Programme are also tailored to support families with children and people with mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The decision to temporarily halt a claimant’s benefit payment is always thoroughly considered and is not something we do lightly. It is a consequence of a claimant not meeting their requirements in return for receiving the benefit without good reason. The requirements and consequences are clearly communicated with them throughout their claim and set out in their Claimant Commitment. There are a number of steps in the decision making process to ensure that our decisions are correct.<em> </em></p><p> </p><p>After being notified of the decision, claimants can apply for hardship payments<em>.</em> Vulnerable claimants can apply for hardship immediately and the majority of claims are approved.</p>
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-05T11:20:17.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T11:20:17.163Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
347277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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 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 families in each parliamentary constituency were in receipt of benefits in excess of £26,000 before the introduction of the benefits cap. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 411 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-06-03T11:11:42.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:11:42.977Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
347278
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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 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 families in each parliamentary constituency are in receipt of benefits in excess of £23,000. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 412 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-06-03T14:30:21.82Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T14:30:21.82Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
348035
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Apprentices 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 apprenticeship places were taken up by people (a) already in employment with the same employer, (b) already in employment with a new employer and (c) who were previously unemployed in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
answer text <p /> <p>Figures are not available on the numbers of apprenticeships taken up with the same or different employer.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 attached shows the number of apprenticeship starts by individuals aged 19-64 who were in receipt of a DWP benefit in the 6 months prior to starting their learning in the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 academic years (August – July). Statistics are only available for these academic years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012/13, 45,800 individuals started an apprenticeship who were previously in the receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or in the Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Activity Group in the 6 months prior to starting their learning. This is an increase from 42,900 in 2011/12 and 33,500 in 2010/11.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
grouped question UIN 776 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-10T16:06:08.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T16:06:08.863Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
attachment
1
file name Table 1 Apprentices aged 19-64 who claimed benefits before training by Benefit Type, Level and Academic Year.doc more like this
title Table 1: Apprentices aged 19-64 who claimed benefi more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
348036
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Apprentices 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 proportion of those previously unemployed found work as a result of an apprenticeship in the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 776 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
answer text <p>Figures are not available on the numbers of apprenticeships taken up with the same or different employer.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 attached shows the number of apprenticeship starts by individuals aged 19-64 who were in receipt of a DWP benefit in the 6 months prior to starting their learning in the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 academic years (August – July). Statistics are only available for these academic years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012/13, 45,800 individuals started an apprenticeship who were previously in the receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or in the Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Activity Group in the 6 months prior to starting their learning. This is an increase from 42,900 in 2011/12 and 33,500 in 2010/11.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
grouped question UIN 775 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-10T16:06:09.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T16:06:09.02Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
attachment
1
file name Table 1 Apprentices aged 19-64 who claimed benefits before training by Benefit Type, Level and Academic Year.doc more like this
title Table 1: Apprentices aged 19-64 who claimed benefi more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this