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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: Healthcare professionals who carry out the Work Capability Assessment are trained in all aspects of their role including the application of Regulation 35. They are also issued with written guidance on all aspects of the Work Capability Assessment including the application of Regulation 35.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: ...and Support Allowance claims awarded under regulation 35 of the ESA Regulations 2008 can be found in Table 5 of the published statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-wor k-capability-assessments-claims-made-to-jun-2015-and-appeals -to-dec-2015. The rest of the information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: ...they will need take to be moved to Universal Credit. Claimants who are in receipt of the Support Component in ESA at the point they are transferred to Universal Credit will have the Limited Capability for Work and Work-related activity element in UC applied to their UC award from the start of their first assessment period.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (27 Apr 2016)

Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the language and terminology used in written communications to people attending personal independence payment or work capability assessments to ensure that those communications are readily understood by recipients.

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...such as hidden impairments, including mental health. Under DLA, 22% of claimants with a mental health condition would expect to get the highest rate. Under PIP, that figure is 68%. We continue to work with stakeholder groups and those with front-line expertise in order to continue improving the PIP assessments. It is fair to say that when PIP was introduced, Ministers were often in this...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (Continued) (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Beecham: ...of democratic centralism than the localism which Ministers proclaim is their watchword. It is instructive to consider the material produced by the Government in support of their proposals. The Bill’s impact assessment proclaims the importance of the planning application process being, “resourced and organised in a way that allows an efficient and effective service to be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Apr 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32294, what account is taken of a person's earlier claim for work capability assessment if the person submits a new claim for employment and support allowance.

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Power to issue bulk interception warrants (21 Apr 2016)

Keir Starmer: The hon. and learned Lady should not read into my observations any criticism of the approach that she has taken, or any suggestion that she or her party are seeking to reduce the capabilities of the security and intelligence services. I know her background and the work that she has done, and I know that would not be her position. I do not intend to impute that it is. I am keen to speak only...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Bulk interception warrants (21 Apr 2016)

Joanna Cherry: ...a 47-page operational case for bulk powers alongside the Bill. That document was produced within three weeks, and the first half of it is introductory, covering topics such as how the internet works and what the dark net is. Only the second half of the document, characterised as an operational case, addresses the capabilities with which we are concerned. Going goes through the operational...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance (21 Apr 2016)

Theresa May: ...has already taken significant action to tackle these damaging crimes and to improve the reputation of the UK, including of our financial and professional services industries. The National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (NRA), published in October 2015, was candid and robust in its assessment and set out our current understanding of the risks to the UK and the...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (4th Day) (20 Apr 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...fracking would not be suitable for permission in principle. To press home this assurance even further, Amendment 103 will set out in the Bill the type of, “development consisting of the winning and working of minerals”, which cannot be granted permission in principle. This definition encompasses development that may involve fracking, so I hope noble Lords will agree that this...

Small Weapons Trade — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

James Duddridge: Absolutely, and I defer to my hon. Friend, with his military expertise. It is important to maintain that capability overall, in terms of critical mass. Also—I travel from country to country with conflict areas—there are issues of interoperability between weapons, particularly large weapons as opposed to small arms. Having a production facility with similar arms and munitions is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: MAXIMUS Health and Human Services (18 Apr 2016)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contractual standards have been set for Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd for the number of completed work capability assessments.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: MAXIMUS Health and Human Services (18 Apr 2016)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments have been (a) completed and (b) cancelled by Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd in (i) total and (ii) each local authority area.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Scotland (18 Apr 2016)

Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) longest and (b) average journey time to attend a medical assessment was for Scottish claimants of (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) personal independence payments in each of the last four quarters for which information is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Scotland (18 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: The number of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) initial work capability assessments still in progress in Scotland as at the dates below were: Quarter Total 31 December 2014 30,700 31 March 2015 28,800 30 June 2015 28,200 30 September 2015 27,500 Source: Data is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by the healthcare...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Scotland (18 Apr 2016)

Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of assessment reports conducted by contractors for Scottish claimants of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payments were carried out by a qualified doctor in each of the last four quarters for which information is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: The assessment for Personal Independence Payment is carried out by registered health professionals who have specialist training in assessing the impact of disability and health conditions on an individual’s functional ability, including conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular conditions and other rare and progressive conditions. All health professionals receive...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: Claimants who are found fit for work through the Work Capability Assessment and wish to appeal may be entitled to claim either Universal Credit, Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance during the reconsideration period. Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches work with all such claimants to tailor a package of support commensurate with their individual needs.


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