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Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 December 2014)

Valerie Vaz: ...consider the cuts in welfare and the amount of money given to bankers under quantitative easing. What is that quantitative easing other than welfare for bankers? There were no questions asked, no Atos interview requiring them to walk 60 metres to qualify; the money was just handed over and they kept it without even lending it. In contrast, most local authorities that provide vital services...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Wales (18 December 2014)

Mark Harper: ...Repeat assessments Denbighshire 700 200 Wrexham 800 200 Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare. Notes:Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.Data is given up to March 2014, which is the latest data available.

Childcare Payments Bill — Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Newby: ...parents. To increase the age up to which the child would be entitled to support across all these schemes would carry a material Exchequer cost, which is something that we have to be concerned about. The noble Lord raised concern about ATOS acting as a contractor to NS&I in respect of this scheme and whether that might be problematical. I believe that ATOS acts as a contractor to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Bootle (5 December 2014)

Mark Harper: There are 3,713 people who have been referred to Atos Healthcare and, following a review by a healthcare professional, will require an appointment at the Assessment Centre in Bootle for a Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Procurement (3 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how much the Government Equalities Office paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey, (k) GEO Group and (l) Carillion in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14.

Personal Independence Payments — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (25 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...PIP assessment centres are accessible—no PIP assessment centre is on the first floor. In Plymouth, a new six-room centre was opened in September to boost capacity, building on two centres in the Atos supply chain in Plymouth. We have new centres opening in Chelmsford, Edinburgh and Newcastle. In addition, Atos opened a large 18-room assessment centre in Manchester, and there are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Scotland (25 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ... 400 400 600 Spinal Muscular Atrophy - - - Cystic Fibrosis - - - Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare. Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. “-“denotes nil or under 50. 2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker’s decision or the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare (20 November 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 213576, how many cases are still being dealt by Atos; and what assessment he has made of the effect this will have on waiting times.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will take steps to ensure that Atos and its successor provide claimants with an immediate refund on the costs incurred when travelling to that assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (20 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ...Activity Group or the Support Group of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), in order to focus on new claims. Assessments are continuing for new ESA claimants and all those already referred to Atos. Repeat assessments will also continue for people who report a change in their circumstances. The Department has agreed a contract with a new provider, Maximus, to deliver the new assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (19 November 2014) See 2 other results from this answer

Frank Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) ATOS-assessed fit to work Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work Force claimants have successfully appealed to a tribunal since 2010, (b) successful incapacity benefit have there been between 2006-08 and (c) ESA Work Force have appeals there have been between 2008-10.

Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 1 — Proposals relating to three and four year olds (17 November 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: ...effectively, might not have access to the top-up payments. The Bill requires that parents hold online child care accounts to receive the Government top-up payments. It is proposed that these would be administered by NS&I, with back office functions provided by Atos. It now transpires, however, that about 170,000 families might be excluded from these top-up payments simply because they...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (17 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ...and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment), for the period from January 2014 to September 2014, was 102 working days. Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd. has been awarded the contract to succeed Atos Healthcare from March 2015, to undertake Work Capability Assessments. The priority for MAXIMUS Health and Human Services Ltd will be to transition the service smoothly from the current...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Kilmarnock (17 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ...does not break down applications by where they are in the claiming process, which has several stages. The information requested for work capability assessments is not available as Atos Healthcare do not record information at a constituency level.

Welfare Reform (Welsh Valleys) (11 November 2014)

Wayne David: ...to welfare over the past few years. I have constituents who have had to wait nine months for their personal independence payment applications to be processed or who have had zero points allocated by Atos in their work capability assessments, only to win their cases on appeal and so achieve more than 15 points. I have had numerous cases of people who have experienced unfairness because of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare (10 November 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases are still being dealt with by Atos; and what transitional arrangements are in place to deal with cases previously dealt with by Atos.

Work Capability Assessment — Question (5 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Freud: As of 30 September 2014, there were around 580,000 cases awaiting work capability assessments at Atos Healthcare, down from 616,000 at the end of August. These figures do not include cases where the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (3 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...: “Ah!”] Before Opposition Members jeer, they should remember that this has happened under the provider that the previous Government appointed. We have taken action to sort the problems out, and Atos has agreed to exit from its contract. From 1 March next year, the new provider that I appointed last week, Maximus, will be taking over and will do a better job.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (3 November 2014)

Mark Harper: Nobody will be waiting longer than 16 weeks by the end of the year. One area where we are performing better is Scotland; the contract Atos runs in Scotland has some of the best performance we are seeing, so I hope that if someone were to make that claim now they would get a decision much more quickly than the hon. Lady might expect.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (3 November 2014)

Mark Harper: My hon. Friend makes a good point. I look at the performance of both providers, Atos and Capita, and he is right—where we see good practice and particular things that work with one, we want to make sure we share that information with the other. Having the two is helpful for the Department in assessing their performance.

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