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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of investigations into prison imams completed between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2014 was 13, 9 of which resulted in disciplinary action. Figures have not been provided for individual years as the numbers in each year, other than 2013, are five or fewer. The detail cannot be provided to prevent identification or disclosure relating to individual cases. Similarly, information on the alleged breach of conduct and discipline is not being provided for the same reasons.</p><p> </p><p>There are 100 directly employed and also 120 sessional Muslim Chaplains. All employed Chaplains go through a robust recruitment process. Following a competency based application and panel sift there is a three part board consisting of sermon, role play and panel interview. A Chaplain also requires endorsement by their faith community - for Muslim Chaplains this would be the NOMS Muslim Adviser. Sessional Muslim Chaplains are required to have the appropriate Islamic credentials checked by our Muslim Adviser. A disciplinary investigation for an employed Chaplain follows the same process as that for any other NOMS employee.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>As of 30 September 2014, there have been:</p><p> </p><p>a) 173 applications to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme</p><p>b) 88 payments made</p><p>c) 28 unsuccessful applications</p><p> </p><p>The average payment as of 30 September 2014 is £125,000 (rounded to the nearest £1,000). Due to the low numbers of the Scheme applications at this stage, it is not possible to disclose the actual highest and lowest payments, as they could lead to individuals being identified.</p><p> </p><p>DWP will carry out an annual review of the scheme as set out within the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Regulations 2014. The first report under this regulation will be published on or before 30 November 2015. The report will set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the scheme, include the level of take up, and assess the extent to which those objectives have been achieved over the reporting period.</p> more like this
100051
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Every death in custody is a tragedy, and the Government is committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons. All prisons are required to have procedures in place to identify, manage and support people who are at risk of harm to themselves. These procedures include the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process, which is a prisoner-centred, flexible care planning system for prisoners identified as at risk of suicide or self-harm. Prisons are also required to ensure that they have procedures in place to learn from deaths in custody to prevent future occurrences.</p><p> </p><p>We are working hard to understand the reasons for the recent rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths, but there is no simple explanation. Additional resources and support are being provided for safer custody work in prisons, and in particular to improve the consistency of the ACCT system. The National Offender Management Service has also put in place additional staff at regional level to support staff in prisons and to share good practice, and created a dedicated learning and knowledge management team at headquarters which is providing further support for safer custody work.</p><p> </p><p>Data on deaths in custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin, available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-in-custody-statistics</a>.</p>
100272
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information on the cost of industrial injuries disablement benefit payments in respect of claimants suffering from particular diseases is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
100271
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information on the number of IIDB recipients also in receipt of State Pension and other means tested benefits is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
100276
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Please find below details of the volume of payments, by benefit, paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five contract years from October 2009, the start of the current Post Office card contract. As at September 2014 the proportion of POca working age customers is 41.66% and retirement customers 58.34%.</p><p /> <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Benefit type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Oct '09 to Mar '10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '10 to Mar '11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '11 to Mar '12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '12 to Mar '13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '13 to Mar '14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '14 to Sept '14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Attendance Allowance </strong></p></td><td><p>1,282,073</p></td><td><p>2,646,196</p></td><td><p>2,980,275</p></td><td><p>3,166,677</p></td><td><p>3,116,840</p></td><td><p>1,538,852</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Child Support (DC) Client Fund</strong></p></td><td><p>2,079</p></td><td><p>5,608</p></td><td><p>9,178</p></td><td><p>9,689</p></td><td><p>7,938</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CMEC</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,197</p></td><td><p>3670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CSA DWP Payments - CSA DWP</strong></p></td><td><p>284,118</p></td><td><p>557,228</p></td><td><p>648,147</p></td><td><p>626,507</p></td><td><p>584,705</p></td><td><p>268,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dfee Employment Services </strong></p></td><td><p>79,971</p></td><td><p>214,855</p></td><td><p>59,427</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Disability Living Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>4,090,836</p></td><td><p>7,931,027</p></td><td><p>7,678,957</p></td><td><p>7,488,219</p></td><td><p>7,179,077</p></td><td><p>3,386,779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP Local Payment</strong></p></td><td><p>83,618</p></td><td><p>149,836</p></td><td><p>128,871</p></td><td><p>145,018</p></td><td><p>186,974</p></td><td><p>75,160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP Universal Credit</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>334</p></td><td><p>634</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Incapacity Benefit</strong></p></td><td><p>3,956,020</p></td><td><p>6,640,787</p></td><td><p>5,369,680</p></td><td><p>3,703,178</p></td><td><p>1,745,634</p></td><td><p>444,821</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Income Support</strong></p></td><td><p>32,694,702</p></td><td><p>57,496,385</p></td><td><p>48,077,834</p></td><td><p>42,369,841</p></td><td><p>35,144,716</p></td><td><p>15,612,744</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Industrial Injuries</strong></p></td><td><p>1,823,692</p></td><td><p>3,499,816</p></td><td><p>3,304,669</p></td><td><p>3,108,446</p></td><td><p>2,923,184</p></td><td><p>1,391,414</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Invalid Care Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>2,010,877</p></td><td><p>3,886,243</p></td><td><p>3,685,821</p></td><td><p>3,591,341</p></td><td><p>3,390,941</p></td><td><p>1,642,035</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jobseekers Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>2,126,450</p></td><td><p>3,952,375</p></td><td><p>4,039,600</p></td><td><p>3,986,790</p></td><td><p>3,154,319</p></td><td><p>1,177,786</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Personal Independence Payment</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,579</p></td><td><p>53,193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Resource Management</strong></p></td><td><p>141,271</p></td><td><p>268,619</p></td><td><p>206,031</p></td><td><p>145,249</p></td><td><p>105,362</p></td><td><p>15,817</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Retirement Pensions</strong></p></td><td><p>41,051,123</p></td><td><p>77,838,703</p></td><td><p>72,231,420</p></td><td><p>69,904,004</p></td><td><p>64,327,423</p></td><td><p>30,210,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Social Fund</strong></p></td><td><p>161,723</p></td><td><p>263,709</p></td><td><p>246,262</p></td><td><p>270,296</p></td><td><p>219,543</p></td><td><p>91,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Employment &amp; Support Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>339,047</p></td><td><p>1,380,741</p></td><td><p>2,286,925</p></td><td><p>5,264,219</p></td><td><p>7,812,066</p></td><td><p>4,358,635</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Winter Fuel Payments DWP</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>888,462</p></td><td><p>382</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
100217
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) does not place a legal obligation on data controllers to report breaches of security which result in loss, release or corruption of personal data. However, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made clear that serious breaches should be brought to their attention. The nature of the breach or loss can then be considered together with whether the data controller is properly meeting their responsibilities under the DPA. The DPA does not define ‘serious breaches’ but the ICO have produced guidance to assist data controllers when deciding whether to report a breach. The guidance can be found on its website at: www.ico.org.uk.</p><p>The ICO has a range of tools to allow it to respond robustly and to make sure that private and public sector organisations meet their information rights obligations, such as issuing monetary penalty notices, requiring an organisation(s) to pay up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the DPA.</p> more like this
100038
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Justice Secretary has recently announced that he has agreed with the Secretary of State for Health that our officials work together to ensure that any prisoner can have mental health treatment equivalent to the best they would receive in the community.</p><p> </p><p>Officials are currently drawing up options for the scope of this work, including consideration of specialist mental health centres within the prison estate. Until these options have been developed, I am unable to say what form they may take and in which prisons they may operate.</p> more like this
100275
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The cost to Government for making payments into a Post Office Card Account are £0.50, into a bank account £0.04497 and by Simple Payment £3.60. These costs are applicable to both pension and benefit payments.</p> more like this
100279
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The potential implications of closing the Independent Living Fund are set out clearly in the Equality Analysis published on 6 March 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this