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Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Debbie Abrahams: ...past, and it was only because of the support he got from the self-advocacy group that he managed to keep his own home—he was under threat of being made homeless. George is lucky. Unfortunately, thousands of people do not have the benefit of the support that he has. I am sure it has not escaped your attention, Sir Roger, that more than 336,000 people have signed a petition calling on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants are awaiting an assessment for employment and support allowance; and how many such claimants have waited three months or more for that assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (29 June 2015)

Priti Patel: The total number of Short Term Benefit Advance applications received for: a) January 2014 to December 2014 was 253,437. Of those 76,173 were successful. b) the financial year April 2014 to February 2015 was 221,824. Of those 72,599 were sucessful. Notes 1. Only Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support applications are included in the...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 June 2015)

Toby Perkins: ...—is that that was precisely Mrs Thatcher’s approach when she shut all the pits. She went to all these people, shut down entire communities and threw them out of work. She put huge numbers of people on incapacity benefit and parked them there for a long time. Inasmuch as there was a history of welfare dependency, it was Mrs Thatcher who caused it, and my hon. Friend is right to...

Point of Order (24 June 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...of order, Mr Speaker. On Monday, I asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why he was refusing to publish information about the number of people who had died within six weeks of claiming incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance, “including those who have been found fit for work”, although he had been ordered to do so by the Information Commissioner on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (24 June 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...GOV.UK. Furthermore, the Department works closely with a range of organisations to ensure they can give the best possible advice to their clients, including people that are terminally ill, on possible benefit entitlements. Claims for disability or incapacity benefits, including Personal Independence Payment or Employment and Support Allowance, for people that are terminally ill are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Benefits (22 June 2015)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...of supporting disabled people. We introduced the personal independence payment to ensure more support is going to those who need it. More than 700,000 of those who were, once upon a time, stuck on incapacity benefits under Labour are now preparing or looking for work. Spending on disability benefits increased in real terms, and, as my hon. Friend has said, disability employment increased...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (22 June 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...;unlawful, does the Secretary of State think that he and his Department are above the law? Why does he refuse to publish the details of the number of people who have died within six weeks of their claims for incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance, including those who have been found fit for work?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (22 June 2015)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit who were (i) in the assessment phase, (ii) found fit to work, (iii) placed in the work-related activity group, (iv) placed in the support group and (v) with an appeal pending have died in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (22 June 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...is complete. Our reforms demonstrate our strong record of supporting disabled people. We introduced PIP to ensure more support is going to those who need it. Over 700,000 of those stuck on incapacity benefits under Labour are now preparing or looking for work. Over the last Parliament spending on disability benefits increased in real terms, and disability employment has increased by...

Personal Independence Payment Applications (17 June 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...been beset with problems since it was introduced. In October 2012, I remember the former Chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, Dame Anne Begg, debating this issue. She raised concerns about the migration from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance. At that point, 40,000 assessments a month were being undertaken; the further 70,000 assessments estimated for DLA/PIP...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (17 June 2015)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the projected cost is of his Department's appeal relating to the Information Commissioner's decision on his Department's report entitled Incapacity Benefits: Deaths of Claimants.

Childcare Bill [HL] — Second Reading (16 June 2015)

Baroness Massey of Darwen: ...national minimum wage? How does this square with Clause 1(12) of the Bill, which states that the term includes, “any individual who … has parental responsibility … or … care of the child”? For example, would it apply to a 65 year-old non-working grandparent who has charge of children due to the incapacity or death of their own child and needs childcare for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Mental Capacity Bill: Second Stage (16 June 2015)

Kieran McCarthy: ...is of our lack of capacity. Our approach in Northern Ireland, therefore, stands in contrast to the situation in England and Wales with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and in Scotland with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Notwithstanding the efforts and commitment of many people and organisations, stigma and discrimination for people with a mental health problem still persist,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (16 June 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...ADRs for HPV vaccines that were reported as serious (32%) is less than the proportion reported as serious for other routinely used vaccines (68% overall) during the same time period. The expected benefits in protecting against HPV-related mortality and disease outweigh the known side effects of HPV vaccine. The following table provides a breakdown of UK suspected spontaneous ADRs...

Business of the House: The Economy (4 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Timms: .... The well-meaning rhetoric on apprenticeships needs to be matched by action on the quality, as well as the quantity, of the apprenticeships that are being created. When the rules are changed on benefits for 18 to 21-year-olds, we will look carefully at the safeguards for the vulnerable young people who will be included. We need to ensure that reducing the benefit cap does not end up...

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.

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