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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Learning Disability (3 July 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to tackle delays in carrying out work capability assessments for people with a learning disability.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (3 July 2015)

Priti Patel: ...;. Therefore the requested data is not available. Employment and Support Allowance is not based on a person’s health condition, but on the way that the condition limits their ability to function. The Work Capability Assessment, which determines eligibility for the benefit, assesses claimants against a number of descriptors covering physical, mental, cognitive and intellectual functions.

Britain and International Security (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...That was brought home by last Friday’s brutal terrorist attack on the beach in Tunisia. Our first priority has been to help the British victims and their families. British experts and officials have been working around the clock to support British nationals—the fallen, the injured and the bereaved. On Monday I visited Sousse with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, and we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (2 July 2015)

Shailesh Vara: The First-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 jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance and personal independence payment. HMCTS does not hold the specific information requested as it does not record...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Homelessness: Young People (2 July 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...Local Government reminds Housing Services that applicants cannot be considered to have become homeless intentionally because of failing to take up an offer of accommodation. Homelessness is only capable of being ‘intentional’ where the applicant has ceased to occupy accommodation that it would have been reasonable for him or her to continue to occupy. The guidance sets out how...

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Debbie Abrahams: ..., but I also want to draw attention to the punitive and dehumanising culture that has been part of the delivery of these welfare reforms, which set the tone for the leadership within the Department for Work and Pensions and the Government’s wider tone on social security. In the final days before next week’s Budget, I urge the Minister to listen to disabled people, their carers...

Scotland Bill: Clause 19 — Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits (30 June 2015)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...used to improve the support offered to carers. I am pleased that there is a great deal of consensus on the Opposition Benches about the need to move that forward. Inclusion Scotland, one of the leading networks of disabled people’s organisations in Scotland, has expressed support for amendment 48, and Carers UK and Carers Scotland have said that they welcome “the flexibility...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (29 June 2015)

Priti Patel: Information available on the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants currently awaiting a work capability assessment is published and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment. Official statistics for Incapacity Benefit Reassessment processing times are not readily available and to provide the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (29 June 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mandatory-reconside rations-of-dwp-benefit-decisions-data-to-october-2014 DWP statisticians are looking to include statistics for the entire ESA Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process into the existing regular statistical publication, including information on Mandatory Reconsiderations outcomes. However before DWP is able to do this...

Business of the House: Reports into Investigatory Powers (25 June 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

John Hayes: ...arguments. These are not simple matters and they must be considered in that way, and they will be—make no mistake about that. The right hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Mr Clegg), whom I have known and worked with in all kinds of guises over some time, always speaks with great conviction on these subjects. He made important points about the considerations that dictate the extent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: STEM Subjects (23 June 2015)

Patsy McGlone: I concur with the Member in extending our sincere congratulations to the students of Cookstown High School. Hopefully, that is the future. I hope that they are not on their own, because the work will be there for them, and, rather than people having to go to mainland Europe — as some of the top firms in the locality have done — to seek workers, they will be here. Previously,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Barnett Formula: Review Report (23 June 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...my hand at those meetings, to help me fly the flag — to use his phraseology from yesterday — for Northern Ireland, but let me assure him that if there are hard questions to be asked, I am quite capable of asking them. When I was with Her Majesty's Chief Secretary to the Treasury just last week, we had a brief conversation about the respect agenda. It is important to talk about...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses (23 June 2015)

Priti Patel: ...of Employment and Support Allowance, who are terminally ill, can be found in table 5 of the publication at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness (23 June 2015)

Priti Patel: The information requested is not available. The Work Capability Assessment assesses claimants for Employment and Support Allowance against a number of descriptors covering physical, mental, cognitive and intellectual functions.

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

Iain Duncan Smith: ...that Opposition Members deliberately try to misrepresent what happens under such schemes. I remind the hon. Lady that it was her Government who introduced the employment support allowance and the work capability assessment, and at no stage did they say that that led to people committing suicide. People in that situation are often in a very delicate and difficult position, and I find it...

Personal Independence Payment Applications (17 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kate Green: ...yet had any expression of apology from the Government for those delays. I hope that the Minister will take this opportunity to offer that apology. Many MPs know of cases in our constituencies where assessments and decisions have taken a long time. In my constituency, in at least one case the waiting time, end to end, was more than a year and the Department had to pay compensation. This...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Further Consideration Stage (16 June 2015)

David Ford: ...issue over the past few days. I believe that the clauses in the Bill as it now stands require significant amendment. That is, in part, because they take no account of how the revised process will work in practice. Clauses 7 and 8, as amended at Consideration Stage, are oversimplistic and simply impose a new statement of law on top of an existing body of law without any attempt to...

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

Lord True: ...or to draw on the wisdom of Parliament. I guess that I am just an old-fashioned Whitehall beached whale when I think that there might first have been an appraisal of what we have now—whether it is capable of providing 30 hours’ free childcare—and a completed funding review rather than the welcome news that one is beginning; and maybe even a White Paper. In the absence of...

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

Rosaleen McCorley: ...recently begun the task of scrutinising the Mental Capacity Bill, which has arisen out of the Bamford review of 2007, the main recommendation of which called for a single comprehensive legislative framework for the reform of mental health legislation and for the introduction of capacity legislation in the North. The report concluded that that would help reduce the stigma attached to...

Isle of Sheppey (Prisons) (16 June 2015)

Andrew Selous: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. I do accept that. The benchmarking was worked out with the help of the Prison Officers Association and, as he will hear in a second, has had some benefit for two of the prisons in his constituency. The impact of benchmarking on the number of staff posts has varied from prison to prison, depending on their starting points, but overall it has reduced...

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