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Upcoming 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, Director General, Operations and Justin Russell, Director, Employment and Support Allowance Directorate

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...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jonathan Edwards: ...EU funding, welfare reform will remove almost four times as much a year as is received from the EU for regional development, which the Labour party voted to cut when it teamed up with Tory Eurosceptics on the Government Benches. The Sheffield Hallam study notes that reforms to incapacity benefits are the largest single element in terms of savings the Treasury is seeking to make. These...

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

Mark Harper: The information requested is shown in the table below. Work Related Activity Group outcomes of initial and repeat Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessments and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments (IBR) by main disabling condition in Scotland, October 2008 – December 2013 Initial Claim Repeat Claim IBR Claim Multiple Sclerosis 300 200 300 ...

Wales Bill — Third Reading (24 November 2014)

Baroness Randerson: ...of my noble friend Lord Bourne has been extremely useful in view of the fact that we have discussed the Silk commission on so many occasions. He was, of course, a member of that commission. This is a short Bill but it has benefited from the expertise of officials from a number of departments: the Wales Office, the Cabinet Office, Her Majesty’s Treasury, HMRC and the DWP. It has been...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Frank Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on (a) Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work Force tribunals since 2010, (b) incapacity benefit appeals between 2006 and 2008 and (c) ESA Work Force appeals between 2008 and 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Frank Roy: ...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.

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

Mark Harper: The average time from receipt of an ESA50 to the completion of face to face work capability assessment (for both Employment and Support Allowance 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...

Welfare Reform (Welsh Valleys) (11 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Huw Irranca-Davies: Just to test the logic of the Minister’s proposition, does he recognise that the last time we saw a massive increase in those on incapacity benefit and other benefits was during the 1980s? I do not want to revisit the wholesale closure of the mines, but will he tell me what regeneration strategy was put in place at that time?

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Swinfen: ...death. Given the criteria set out for decision-making capacity in the Mental Capacity Act, the person concerned would need to understand and balance knowledge of their existing medical condition and any potential treatments, and the likely benefits of further palliative care, and be able to communicate this choice, being fully aware that the consequence if the doctor agreed to carry out...

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