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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions 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 the effect (a) generally and (b) on ease of comparisons with previous years of collecting work-related ill-health data through the Labour Force Survey biennially instead of annually. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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star this property uin 191798 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Experience from collecting work-related ill health data through the Labour Force Survey from 2003/04 to 2011/12 indicated that figures rarely changed significantly year-on-year. The main value in the data is in comparisons over longer time periods and in combining survey years to look at detailed sub-populations. </p><p> </p><p>Work-related ill health data for 2013/14 has been collated and will be published in the autumn. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
42872
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Health and Safety Executive Approved Codes of Practice (a) have been reviewed since May 2010, (b) are scheduled for review or amendment and (c) are not currently scheduled for review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 191791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reviewing all of its Approved Codes of Practices (ACOP) in line with Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all' (published November 2011). </p><p> </p><p>(a) 19 ACOPs have been reviewed since May 2010. Of these, five have been revised and re-published, nine consolidated into three revised ACOPs and five withdrawn completely. These are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Revised</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L5 - Control of substances hazardous to health</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L8 - Legionnaires' disease. The Control of legionella bacteria in water systems</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L24 - Workplace health, safety and welfare </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L118 - Health and safety at quarries </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Consolidated</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L56 - Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances. This is a consolidation of two ACOPs (L56 and COP20: Standards of training in safe gas installation) into a single revised ACOP (L56)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L138 - Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres consolidated the following five ACOPs into a single revised ACOP (L138): </p><p>L134 - Design of plant, equipment and workplace</p><p>L135 - Storage of dangerous substances</p><p>L136 - Control and mitigation measures</p><p>L137 - Safe maintenance, repair and cleaning procedures</p><p>L138 - Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L143 - Managing and working with Asbestos. This is a consolidation of two ACOPs </p><p>(L127 - The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises and L143 - Work with materials containing asbestos) into a single revised ACOP (L143).</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Withdrawn</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L21 - Management of health and safety at work </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L74 - First aid at work</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L81 - Design, construction and installation of gas service pipes </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L116 - Preventing accidents to children in agriculture </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L130 - Compilation of safety data sheets </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> (b) A review of a further 14 ACOPS will be completed by the end of 2014. These are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>COP25 Safety in docks to be replaced by L148 Safety in docks ACOP </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Five Diving ACOPs:</p><p>L103 - Commercial diving projects offshore</p><p>L104 - Commercial diving projects inland/inshore</p><p>L105 - Recreational diving projects</p><p>L106 - Media diving projects</p><p>L107 - Scientific and archaeological diving projects</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Three Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations linked ACOPs:</p><p>L22 - Safe use of work equipment</p><p>L112 - Safe use of power presses</p><p>L114 - Safe use of woodworking machinery</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L113 - Safe use of lifting equipment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L101 - Safe work in confined spaces</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L122 - Safety of pressure systems</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L133 - Unloading petrol from road tankers </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>L146 - Consulting workers on health and safety</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A further 19 ACOPs associated with changes to legislation and will be reviewed in accordance with the timescale for legislative change.</p><p> </p><p>(c) All HSE ACOPs are scheduled for review. </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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42884
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 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, what plans he has to review his Department's Fee for Intervention policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 191832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme will be reviewed as recommended in the recent Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive. An independent FFI Review Board is being established and will report its conclusions later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on the Jobcentre estate in 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 192190 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to provide a figure specifically for the delivery of Jobcentre business, as other parts of the Department, such as staff from the Corporate Centre, the Pensions Service and Child Maintenance Divisions are co-located in Jobcentre sites, and each business unit pays for their space proportionate to their occupancy. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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44482
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department's statutory consultation on the transfer of staff to the Single Fraud Investigation Service began; when that consultation is due to end; and which trades unions are being consulted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP's legal advice states that Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) do not apply. As TUPE does not apply, there is no statutory consultation duty arising out of the TUPE provisions.</p><p>DWP wants to offer TUPE protections to local authority staff transferring to DWP and will affect the staff transfer by way of Section 38 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 (s38 ERA 1999). There is no statutory consultation requirement under s38 ERA 1999.</p><p> </p><p>In the absence of any statutory requirement, DWP have agreed a 6-week consultation period on the staff transfer scheme under s38 ERA 1999.</p><p>DWP started consultation on the transfer of staff on 3 March 2014 and is due to complete on 14 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>DWP formally engaged with LA Trade Unions as a stakeholder on 7th March 2014 by sending Unite, GMB and Unison trades unions copies of their letter to Local Authority Chief Executives inviting comments on the transfer of staff. Further engagement will be scheduled to agree consultation arrangements going forward.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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44860
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many press officers his Department employed in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 193508 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have been able to provide the information dating back to 2011. The number of press officers employed by the Department is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>March 2014 - 20</p><p>March 2013 - 20</p><p>March 2012 - 23</p><p>July 2011 - 31</p><p> </p><p>By way of comparison in March 2010 the Department employed 54 press officers</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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45388
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been given a prognosis that engagement in work is unlikely in the longer term have been placed in the work-related activity group for employment and support allowance since October 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p>Outcomes of functional assessments by prognosis of 2 years or more for the ESA work-related activity group, Great Britain: October 2008 – September 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of 2 years or more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims - Initial assessment</p></td><td><p>11,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims – Repeat assessment</p></td><td><p>19,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Incapacity Benefit Reassessments</p></td><td><p>73,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.</p><p>3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new and repeat ESA claims and Incapacity Benefit (IB) claims reassessments. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p><p>The reassessment of existing incapacity benefits claimants started in October 2010 with a trial in the Burnley and Aberdeen areas. These are included in the table.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people on incapacity benefit who have been given a prognosis that engagement in work is unlikely in the longer term have been placed in the work-related activity group since October 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 193896 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p>Outcomes of functional assessments by prognosis of 2 years or more for the ESA work-related activity group, Great Britain: October 2008 – September 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of 2 years or more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims - Initial assessment</p></td><td><p>11,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims – Repeat assessment</p></td><td><p>19,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Incapacity Benefit Reassessments</p></td><td><p>73,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.</p><p>3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new and repeat ESA claims and Incapacity Benefit (IB) claims reassessments. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p><p>The reassessment of existing incapacity benefits claimants started in October 2010 with a trial in the Burnley and Aberdeen areas. These are included in the table.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
45609
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many repeat employment and support allowance claimants have been placed in the work-related activity group with the prognosis that engagement in work is unlikely in the longer term since October 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested to answer both questions are shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p>Outcomes of functional assessments by prognosis of 2 years or more for the ESA work-related activity group, Great Britain: October 2008 – September 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of 2 years or more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims - Initial assessment</p></td><td><p>11,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims – Repeat assessment</p></td><td><p>19,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.</p><p>3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new and repeat ESA claims. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 194167 more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new employment and support allowance claimants have been placed in the work-related activity group with the prognosis that engagement in work is unlikely in the longer term since October 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 194167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested to answer both questions are shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p>Outcomes of functional assessments by prognosis of 2 years or more for the ESA work-related activity group, Great Britain: October 2008 – September 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of 2 years or more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims - Initial assessment</p></td><td><p>11,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims – Repeat assessment</p></td><td><p>19,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.</p><p>3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new and repeat ESA claims. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 194166 more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this