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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (29 January 2015)

Mark Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former incapacity benefit claimants found fit for work after being reassessed for employment and support allowance between October 2010 and March 2014 have found work as a result of the Work Programme in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 January 2015)

Work and Pensions: Progress with disability and incapacity benefit reforms. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mr Mark Harper MP, Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions, Noel Shanahan CB, Director General, Operations and Justin Russell, Director, Employment and Support Allowance Directorate

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: ...to rise, the Conservative Government in the 1980s and 1990s got worried. They altered the figures for calculating statistics 30 times, and they encouraged those proud miners to get off the dole and go on to incapacity benefit, in order to park up those workers—and, indeed, whole communities —for decades to come. After someone spends six months on the dole or incapacity benefit,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: Under this Government, the number of people in receipt of out-of-work benefits has fallen by 899,000, and there are 93,000 fewer people on incapacity benefit since May 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (26 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people on incapacity benefits suffer from mental health conditions; and what proportion of those people have undergone treatment for their mental health condition in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (26 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will guarantee a place on an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies course for people on incapacity benefit suffering from poor mental health.

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Jeremy Lefroy: May we have a debate on the discrepancy between the time limits on tax refunds and refunds of overpaid benefits? The constituent who had to take early retirement from teaching, through no desire of her own, found that she had been overpaid incapacity benefit for a number of years, on all of which she paid income tax. She returned the overpaid benefits in full, but was only refunded the tax...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 January 2015)

Mark Harper: ... 91 days and under Over 91 days Jan-14 21,800 4,000 1,600 16,300 Feb-14 19,200 3,800 1,400 13,900 Mar-14 20,900 4,300 1,300 15,200 Source: Department for Work and Pensions benefit administration dataset. Notes:Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Totals may not sum due to rounding.The period cohorts allocate ESA claims to the calendar month that the assessment was...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (16 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: ...to the Labour Market Statistics, table BEN01, published in December 2014, what assessment he has made of the reasons why the number of claimants of employment and support allowance and other incapacity benefits was higher in May 2014 than in May 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (12 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: ...Pensions, with reference to Labour Market Statistics, December 2014, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the rise in the number of claimants of employment and support allowance and other incapacity benefits.

Benefit Claimants (North-east) — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (7 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Nick Brown: ...north-east labour market, is a significant factor in this, as is the Department’s practice of churning people through projects, a further period of JSA and then more projects, and of migrating them from incapacity benefit to the new ESA, when their chances of actually securing sustainable employment are not that strong. People come to my surgeries, as they do to all Members’...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

David Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of medical assessments for (a) personal independence payment, (b) attendance allowance, (c) industrial injuries disablement benefit and (d) incapacity benefit have been subject to appeal in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire, (iv) Essex, (v) Hertfordshire, (vi) Norfolk and (vii) England in each of the last five...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Banff (11 December 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Banff and Buchan constituency are in receipt of incapacity benefit.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits: Disability (5 December 2014)

Ian Austin: ..., what estimate he has made of the difference in the average proportion of income paid in tax annually by claimants of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) disability living allowance and (c) incapacity benefit.

Business of the House: Pensions and Benefits Uprating (4 December 2014)

Steve Webb: With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the uprating of pensions and social security benefits for 2015-16. I shall place in the Library full details of the new rates that are due to come into force from the week of 6 April 2015 for each pension and benefit. As part of his autumn statement yesterday, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced the rates of tax...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Welfare (3 December 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: The Government have made significant progress in putting the welfare state on a sustainable footing—undertaking major reforms to benefits and pensions, in order to restore fairness and restore public finances at the same time. As part of this decisive action, at Budget 2014, the Government took the unprecedented step of introducing a cap on welfare. Today, the independent Office for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (27 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ...number of disabled people in employment has increased by 259,000 in the last year to 3.07 million. However, we are not complacent and recognise that more support is needed for people in receipt of incapacity benefits. Every one of these people has something to contribute to society and we are determined to support them in realising their full potential. Today I am announcing a series of...

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