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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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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 Work Capability Assessment: Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that training offered to those carrying out work capability assessments complies with statutory obligations under the Autism Act 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
answer text <p>The Autism Act 2009 does not impose any specific statutory obligations on DWP or its Providers. The Department is, however, fully committed to improving the services it provides for people with autism. Part of the Department’s Autism Strategy Action Plan focuses on key areas for improvement, including promotion of the autism agenda to our Assessment Provider, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments. In order to improve the skills and knowledge of Healthcare Professionals that undertake Work Capability Assessments, the Department supported the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments in the development of condition specific training on autism which is quality assured by external reviewers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire remove filter