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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (27 April 2015)

Mervyn Storey: I beg to move That the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved. The uprating order is an annual order that sets out the rates of contributory and non-contributory benefits, together with the various allowances and premiums, that make up income-related benefits. Generally, the annual amounts from April each year are based on the increases in the general...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (26 March 2015)

Mark Harper: .... Historical information on the average length of time for appeals is not readily available. The most recently published HMCTS statistics state the average (mean) clearance time for Judge and Member ESA/Incapacity Benefit appeals was 22 weeks. Accordingly this would also be the average length of time of payment of ESA pending appeal.

Vaccine Damage Payments Act — [Mr Martin Caton in the Chair] (24 March 2015)

Russell Brown: ...of vaccination, to reduce litigation and to promote and extend the uptake of vaccination to promote health and the elimination of disease. Both groups support the UK national vaccination programme and recognise that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. Vaccines have significantly contributed to the elimination of disease, the increase in life expectancy and the improvement in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the change has been in the amount of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) other incapacity benefit paid in each month since May 2013.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (24 March 2015)

Shailesh Vara: ...-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits, including Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, and Incapacity Benefit. (1)...

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015)

Rachel Reeves: ...report of the independent OBR confirmed that all we could expect from the Government in the future was more of the same: more unplanned spending on social security and more failure to deliver promised savings on disability and sickness benefits, with the OBR noting on page 143 that “projected spending on incapacity benefits, DLA and PIP is up by 0.2 billion a year on average...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 March 2015)

Stewart Hosie: ...to tax rises has moved from 4:1 to 9:1, which is the clearest indication that the Government are trying to balance the books on the back of the poor. We know that the pain of that will be felt in Scotland by the 145,000 households affected by the changes to incapacity benefit, with people losing about 2,000 each. It will be felt by the 370,000 households who have seen tax credits...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (18 March 2015)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) original forecast of expenditure savings and (b) actual expenditure savings were from the reassessment of incapacity benefit claims since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme: East Lothian (17 March 2015)

Fiona O'Donnell: 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 East Lothian constituency.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...have served, more than a decade ago, on the pre-legislative scrutiny committee which recommended a number of improvements to the original Bill. Those included, significantly, that its name be changed from the mental incapacity Bill to the Mental Capacity Bill. It was a critical decision because it emphasised the Bill’s intentions to focus not only on protecting those without capacity...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (9 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance since June 2011; and how many such people have been attached to the Work Programme.

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015)

Stewart Jackson: ...rate for the poorest working families. What sticks in my craw is the moral superiority of the Labour party in this debate. In 2011, 1,200 people in my constituency had been parked on out-of-work benefitsincapacity benefit or invalidity benefit—for more than 10 years during a period of economic growth. Some 5.2 million were parked on out-of-work benefits when the economy was...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (3 March 2015)

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission research into the reasons why the largest category of people transferred from incapacity benefit to the fit-to-work group have been people with mental health issues.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (2 March 2015)

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of job outcomes of those people transferred from incapacity benefit to the fit to work groups who have (a) mental health and (b) other health issues.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (26 February 2015)

Mark Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221729, how many former Incapacity Benefit claimants that were transferred to either jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance had participated in a Work Programme in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK up to September 2014; and how many of those have found work as...

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

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the recorded primary medical condition was of each incapacity benefit reassessment claimant, where the outcome of the assessment was fit for work, since September 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015)

Fra McCann: ...mandate of privatising medical services, which saw Atos arrive on the scene and saw the hated work capability assessment being put in place. That has led to tens of thousands of people losing their incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance. We have also seen the SDLP implement the local housing allowance, which, on its watch, led to thousands of the most vulnerable losing...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 February 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...in the Bill are sufficient to enable a deadline for applications to be set. It would be prudent to ensure that the rules about postal and proxy signing are set out clearly in a single place for the benefit of practitioners and campaigners, and in this sense it is not helpful to specify the deadline for only postal signature sheet applications in the Bill. So the regulations will set out...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015)

Roy Beggs: ...disability restricts the applicant's ability to work is an enormous task for the Department and its agency. However, it is a system that unquestionably needs to be improved. The transition from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance (ESA) was chaotic and simply did not work. Many problems arose. I have heard the Department boast that 67% of all appeals heard on ESA...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 February 2015)

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are affected by the benefit cap are in receipt of (a) bereavement allowance, (b) carer's allowance, (c) child benefit, (d) child tax credit, (e) employment and support allowance, except where the support component has been awarded, (f) guardian's allowance, (g) housing benefit, (h) incapacity benefit, (i) income support,...

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