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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Wales (18 December 2014)

Mark Harper: The information requested on the number of people waiting for an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) work capability assessment in Wrexham and Denbighshire Local Authorities is shown in the table below. Number of people whose ESA functional assessment has not yet been completed for initial and repeat assessments in Wrexham and Denbighshire Local Authorities: October 2008 to March 2014. ...

Written Ministerial Statements — Energy and Climate Change: Lima Climate Change Conference (18 December 2014)

Edward Davey: The annual conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations framework convention on climate change took place in Lima, Peru, from 1- 14 December. The United Kingdom was represented by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. What we agreed All countries in the United Nations framework convention on climate change committed at the COP in Durban in 2011 to negotiate, by 2015,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (17 December 2014)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the procurement for a new provider to deliver the work capability assessment requires the design of that scheme to be revised or reformed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (17 December 2014)

Mark Harper: Universal Credit replaces the complex ‘Permitted Work’ rules that apply to ESA with clear work incentives for disabled people through generous work allowances and a single taper. The Limited Capability for Work (LCW) and Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity (LCWRA) elements - entitlement to which is based on the outcome of a Work Capability Assessment - are...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Intercept Evidence (17 December 2014)

Lord Bates: ...attacks and tackling serious and organised crime. Interception is used in some form in the majority of MI5’s top priority counter-terrorism investigations. It plays a crucial role in the work of the police and the National Crime Agency to bring serious criminals to justice. The prohibition on the disclosure of warranted intercept in court is a long-standing one. It has served to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Police Grant Report England and Wales 2015-16 (17 December 2014)

Lord Bates: ...services to the public. Police officers have been taken out of back office roles and resources focused on front line delivery, putting officers back on the streets where the public expect them to be. Police forces are working more closely than ever before to reduce costs and duplication, and have started to work more closely with other emergency services through co-location and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Intercept Evidence (17 December 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...attacks and tackling serious and organised crime. Interception is used in some form in the majority of MI5’s top priority counter-terrorism investigations. It plays a crucial role in the work of the police and the National Crime Agency to bring serious criminals to justice. The prohibition on the disclosure of warranted intercept in court is a long-standing one. It has served to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Police Grant Report England and Wales 2015-16 (17 December 2014)

Michael Penning: ...services to the public. Police officers have been taken out of back-office roles and resources focused on front-line delivery, putting officers back on the streets where the public expect them to be. Police forces are working more closely than ever before to reduce costs and duplication, and have started to work more closely with other emergency services through co-location and...

Bills Presented: Clause 36 — Privacy and Civil Liberties Board (16 December 2014)

David Davis: ...of technique and capacity. Their attitude is very different from that of every other agency of its sort in the world. All our allies in the “five eyes” countries and beyond are equally concerned about protecting capability, but they also give high priority to the prosecution and conviction of terrorists and those who commit serious crimes. They manage to square that circle, but...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Appointment of strategic highways companies (16 December 2014)

John Hayes: ...environmental and safety goals, which are important not only to the Government but to the nation as a whole. Transport boosts our economy. It connects us, gives us more choice about where we work and live, and creates jobs. Well maintained roads and motorways are an essential part of a modern, vibrant economy. The Government have launched the road investment strategy, which outlines how...

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 December 2014)

Dominic Grieve: ...turning up at an airport, having purchased a ticket, only to be turned away at security. I might be wrong about that, in which case it would be useful to know how the Home Office envisages that working in practice. That in itself might not matter at all. If we are dealing with a country that is a trusted partner—my right hon. Friend indicated that there were discussions with France...

business of the house (today): Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (15 December 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: There will, of course, be a few firefighters who cannot maintain operational fitness. In such instances, the fire and rescue authority will assess why that might be the case. If a firefighter cannot maintain operational fitness for a medical reason—it could be due to a deterioration in the joints, for instance—and that reason is permanent, they will be considered for ill-health...

Prison Officers (Work-Related Stress) (10 December 2014)

Andrew Selous: ...keep their staff as well. If the hon. Gentleman will bear with me, I will go on to say what we are doing about this important issue. NOMS takes its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 very seriously. We are working towards a new protocol for escalating matters when prison staff are victims of assault to the Crown Prosecution Service, which rightly recognises...

Funeral Services: Clause 18 — Authority-to-carry schemes (9 December 2014)

Khalid Mahmood: While endorsing everything my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson) has said and in restating some of the issues around costs and capability, I think it important in considering this part of the Bill not to experience the same things that we have experienced before. I am thinking of Abu Rumaysah who unfortunately made his way across the sea to join ISIS, putting on his Twitter...

Funeral Services: Clause 17 — Retention of relevant data (9 December 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...more than one request, which means there may be multiple requests relating to a particular criminal inquiry. The hon. Lady highlighted the issue of costs. The totals that were put into the impact assessment published alongside the Bill were based on studies of IP resolution conducted by the industry and prior work with service providers and the industry on similar projects. This has been...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Education of Children with Cerebral Palsy (9 December 2014)

Stephen McCabe: ...children who have cerebral palsy, as with many other conditions and disabilities, are often reliant on early identification and intervention to ensure that they make progress in both their physical capabilities and their educational progress. As I have said previously, Labour will support the Minister if he wants to work to persuade his colleagues at the Department of Health that we should...

Modern Slavery Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (8 December 2014)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...needs of victims. Our Amendment 67ZAA seeks to widen the remit of what the commissioner must encourage in relation to good practice. The Government have raised concern that there should be no overlap with the work of the Victims’ Commissioner. However, like the noble Lord, Lord Patel, we believe that is not beyond the two commissioners in question—and I am delighted that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (8 December 2014)

Mark Harper: This is about making sure that when someone goes for a work capability assessment and is found to be fit for work, the most important thing is that they then engage with the jobs market and get back into the workplace. It is not just about the benefits; it is about making sure that people are getting the benefit of getting into work. For most people with a mental health problem, it is very...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (8 December 2014)

Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been found fit for work following a work capability assessment have reapplied for employment and support allowance within (a) 12, (b) 24 and (c) 36 months.

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