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Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessments (30 October 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: The previous Government appointed Atos the sole provider for carrying out work capability assessments in 2008. On 27 March, Official Report, column 56-58WS, the former Minister with responsibility for disabled people announced that following negotiations with Atos, the Government had reached a mutual agreement for Atos to exit the contract to deliver health-related assessments including...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: South Yorkshire (29 October 2014)

Mark Harper: ...assessments Barnsley LA 1,400 500 South Yorkshire 6,400 2,400 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 31 December 2013, which is the latest data available.South Yorkshire is made up of Barnsley, Doncaster,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments were made in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14 in compensation for delays to claimants arising from the Atos assessment process (a) nationwide and (b) in the Stoke-on-Trent area; what steps he is taking to ensure that no further such delays are incurred; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (29 October 2014)

Mark Harper: ...or Personal Independence Payment assessments undergo broad and thorough training in disability analysis, as well as training in specific conditions, including progressive conditions. Atos Healthcare and Capita are required to conform to a rigorous set of quality and recruitment standards which are closely monitored by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Mark Lazarowicz: ...Accounts Committee. The accumulating evidence of what is happening is all the more shocking because it is so similar to what occurred with employment and support allowance and work capability assessments—the same company, Atos, was involved there. In the time available I want to highlight a different aspect of this issue. For many people, delays to PIP, ESA and other benefits will...

Personal Independence Payments (28 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...and Bellshill. As this is his debate, it would be discourteous if I did not do so. We have a new team of officials in the Department that is working on a daily basis with our assessment providers. Atos deals with assessments in Scotland, while Capita is the other provider in Great Britain. I look at their performance on a weekly basis to ensure that we are driving through improvements. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (28 October 2014)

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014 to Question 207159, whether his Department has any recourse to sanction (a) Atos and (b) Capita in the event that individuals have to wait longer than 16 weeks by the autumn.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 16 - Account providers (23 October 2014) See 5 other results from this clause

Priti Patel: ...company that has been named repeatedly both last week and in today’s discussions. The chief executive of NS&I said clearly last week—I have discussed it with her as well—that the services of Atos were procured through a very competitive process, as are other Government contracts. More importantly—I hope that this will reassure the Committee—NS&I will...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (23 October 2014)

Mark Harper: The information requested is not available. It is important to note, however, that Atos Healthcare do not make decisions about entitlement for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). All eligibility decisions are taken by a DWP Decision Maker who will consider all of the available evidence, including information provided by the claimant (e.g. the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (21 October 2014)

Roger Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of cases awaiting individual assessments by Atos; what estimate he has made of the waiting time between personal independence payment (PIP) claims, assessment and awards being made; and what estimate he has made of the amount due in PIP awards that is outstanding.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Sheila Gilmore: ...employment and support allowance, what average time was taken by his Department's decision makers to issue a decision to employment and support allowance claimants following receipt of advice from Atos Healthcare in the most recent year for which data is available.

Transparency and Accountability Bill (17 October 2014)

John Hemming: ...the Leyton marsh after its use as a temporary basketball court during the Olympics; the qualifications of assessors used to verify that incapacity benefit claims have been properly dealt with by Atos, the Department for Work and Pensions contractor; and the cost of providing Sky television to prisoners and the number of cells with their own telephones at HM Prison Dovegate, which is...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Baroness Uddin: ...who are unable to work and their families. The years since the strategy was published have not been kind to such families, with the proliferation of “scrounger” labels and associated stigma as the Government have sought to justify their chaotic implementation of the work capability assessment by ATOS. Last year I was involved in the work undertaken by the All-Party...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: ...question that Nic put to you about how important it is to you that this is a successful scheme—that it does not carry any risk. Obviously, NS&I has been quite open and up-front about the fact that Atos runs its back-office operation, and although it has the NS&I brand on it, it very much will, I think, have the Atos brand with it as well. In some of the schemes that it has...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 October 2014)

Mark Harper: There is not a target 35 day waiting time for Employment and Support Allowance claims to be decided. The Department has taken action to reduce waiting times by:Agreeing the exit of ATOS and procurement of a new providerSuspending routine repeat assessments

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 October 2014)

Mark Harper: As at 31 August 2014 there were: Around 616,000 cases awaiting work capability assessments at Atos Healthcare (down from 637,000 at the end of July). These figures do not include cases where the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire;Around 39,000 cases awaiting work capability assessment decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions. These figures are based on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 October 2014)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appointments for work capability assessments were cancelled by Atos in July this year.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 October 2014)

Helen Jones: ...applicants for employment and support allowance who have had their benefit stopped for failing to attend a work capability assessment and who claim not to have received an appointment letter from Atos; and how many such cases have been submitted to a tribunal.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witness (14 October 2014) See 6 other results from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: Okay. I have one or two more questions. You mentioned the number of systems that NS&I is currently in the process of managing, so could you give an overview of what your current relationship is with Atos and how the relationship with Atos will work in terms of the delivery of the child care payments?

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