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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: MAXMIMUS Health and Human Services (25 March 2015)

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the service level agreement with Maximus relating to work capability assessments; what penalties exist under that agreement for a failure to adhere to the terms of the agreement; and what requirements exist under that agreement for the clearance of the backlog of existing cases.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 March 2015)

Mark Harper: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) continues to be paid to claimants whilst they await a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). Following the WCA, if the claimant is found fit for work, ESA will cease. Where the claimant disagrees with the outcome of the WCA they can apply for a Mandatory Reconsideration to look at the decision again. If the decision remains unchanged, the claimant can...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Royal Navy Nuclear Reactor Prototype Review (25 March 2015)

Michael Fallon: ...and assurance to underpin safety and availability especially those elements that are unique to the UK. As such, I have agreed to their recommendation that the Department undertake a Nuclear Propulsion Capability Review to ensure the necessary capability and capacity is in place to sustain these requirements. This review will form part of the Department’s routine work to ensure that...

EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 March 2015)

Lord Owen: ...that went on following the fall of the Berlin Wall and throughout that period that his sensitivities on behalf of Russia—historic sensitivities—were going to be respected. Reference has been made to Ambassador Braithwaite’s assessment, which I value and trust greatly. More importantly, one should go to the text of the main spokesman for the West, President George Bush...

Falkland Islands Defence Review — Statement (24 March 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: ...agreed with this advice and provided clear direction for that review. The noble Lord asked whether Russian influence had increased in the region. The Ministry of Defence undertakes regular assessments of potential major threats to the Falkland Islands to ensure that we retain an appropriate level of defence capability to address such threats. He asked if the threat had increased. There is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (24 March 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...and car manufacturing, are being looked at in school to draw in pupils who might have fallen by the wayside in the more academic side of things. It is important, now that we have done that, to assess whether we are getting the gender balance right. The Education Minister, in reply to the Committee's STEM report, said recently that we are getting the balance right in qualifications; there...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (24 March 2015)

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to introduce text or email notifications for claimants of the employment and support allowance required to attend a medical assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (24 March 2015)

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the average time between a claim being made for employment and support allowance and the claimant receiving a work capability assessment.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Emergencies: Planning (24 March 2015)

Oliver Letwin: The Civil Contingencies Act places the primary responsibility for emergency planning on local responders working together. This activity at local level is constantly developing in the light of testing and exercising and actual events. It is supported at the national level by a range of activities including the production of the National Risk Assessment (NRA), a classified biennial assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Blackpool (23 March 2015)

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people appealed against a work capability assessment decision in (a) Blackpool South constituency and (b) Blackpool local authority area since the introduction of such assessments; and how many and what proportion of those appeals were successful.

Inquiries Act 2005 (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (19 March 2015)

Baroness O'Loan: ...for independence on the chair is not right and does not ensure that, in the future, every inquiry will be independent and effective. The reality is that an inquiry that is deeply immersed in what might be millions of pages of documents is much better placed to assess the relevance of documentation and capable of protecting that which requires to be kept secret than the Government and their...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council Statement (19 March 2015)

Theresa May: ...paper identifying key priorities for action in advance of the June European Council. These included: enhancing security at the Schengen external border; developing an EU internet referral capabilities unit at Europol; tackling illicit trafficking of firearms and stepping up information sharing. The UK stressed the importance of supporting progress on establishing the Europol unit and...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Ict (18 March 2015)

John Thurso: ...to reduce hard copy printing in favour of online publication that is already delivering savings in excess of 3 million per year. These savings are expected to grow further in the new parliament. An independent assessment was completed by Parliamentary ICT (PICT) in January 2015, covering comparative tablet costs, the costs associated with the re-working of existing services and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (18 March 2015)

Lord Freud: Disabled people are able to access Work Programme support at a variety of points. Those on Employment and Support Allowance can enter the programme immediately after their Work Capability Assessment. Claimants on Jobseekers’ Allowance with a disability can volunteer from three months after the date of their claim. If Jobseekers’ Allowance claimants with a disability do not elect...

Health: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards — Question for Short Debate (16 March 2015)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...gone from 42 pages down to 13, and a streamlined process for applications was introduced by the Court of Protection to help cope with the increased demand. However, have families and advocates been asked for their views on the forms and how they are working for individuals? As a result of the judgment, there has been a significant increase in the circumstances in which deprivation can be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming employment and support allowance have been taken off that benefit after being found fit for work following a work capability assessment since October 2013; and how many such people have subsequently been awarded jobseeker's allowance.

UK Response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa — Statement (12 March 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...like to update the House on the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. First, I would like to refer the House to yesterday’s statement from Public Health England which confirmed that a military healthcare worker has tested positive and is being flown back, and will shortly be in the Royal Free Hospital in London. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this time. We are also assessing...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending (12 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nick Harvey: ...with the arguments that might help us to increase the size of our cash envelope, to which my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for North East Fife referred, recognising that more detailed work would have to take place afterwards. In the event, the cut of some 7.5% that was applied to the budget—or a little over 16% to the programme, which was at that time overheated—led...

Money Advice Service — Question for Short Debate (12 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

The Bishop of St Albans: ...recent decades, many people have come to presume that it is normal to live with debt, in some cases with considerable levels of debt. Anecdotal reports from Citizens Advice centres and other organisations working in debt advice describe the terrible problems caused for some individuals and their families. This is a profound societal change, which has developed over a number of years under...

Business of the House: Ebola (12 March 2015)

Justine Greening: ..., I would like to update the House on the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. First, I refer the House to yesterday’s statement from Public Health England, which confirmed that a military health care worker has tested positive and is being flown back, and will shortly be in the Royal Free hospital in London. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this time. We are also assessing four...

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