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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (5 November 2014)

People awaiting a Work Capability Assessment. Oral Questions; 3:00 pm

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were waiting in each parliamentary constituency for (a) a work capability assessment and (b) a decision for a personal independence payment claim on the latest date for which figures are available.

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessments (30 October 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: The previous Government appointed Atos the sole provider for carrying out work capability assessments in 2008. On 27 March, Official Report, column 56-58WS, the former Minister with responsibility for disabled people announced that following negotiations with Atos, the Government had reached a mutual agreement for Atos to exit the contract to deliver health-related assessments including...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: South Yorkshire (29 October 2014)

Mark Harper: The information requested on people waiting for an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) work capability assessment in Barnsley Local Authority and the South Yorkshire area is shown in the table below. Number of people whose functional assessment has not yet been completed for initial and repeat assessments, in Barnsley Local Authority and South Yorkshire: 27 October 2008 – 31...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (29 October 2014)

Mark Harper: My response relates to Work Capability Assessments. The reasons for making special payments are not routinely recorded and to provide the requested information would incur disproportionate cost. We are continuing to work closely with Atos under the current contract and process claims as quickly as possible. DWP’s aim is to continually improve the Work Capability Assessment process...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (29 October 2014)

Mark Harper: All healthcare professionals who carry out either Work Capability Assessments or Personal Independence Payment assessments undergo broad and thorough training in disability analysis, as well as training in specific conditions, including progressive conditions. Atos Healthcare and Capita are required to conform to a rigorous set of quality and recruitment standards which are closely monitored...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (28 October 2014)

Lord Bates: ...;are both distressing and mind-blowing in terms of their reach. As the technology is not limited to, and does not respect, geographies or jurisdictions, the matter is a global one. Therefore, we need to work very closely with the industry to ensure that this can be done. I want to cover some of the issues that are being addressed at present which noble Lords may not be aware of. We...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...eight staff, one of whom does nothing but deal with benefits, and the task has increased greatly. I and charities such as Disability Rights UK and Disability Action are particularly concerned about the work capability assessment for ESA. Those with acute physical and emotional pressures and disabilities and those who need therapeutic work because of anxiety and depression are under severe...

Personal Independence Payments (28 October 2014)

Mark Harper: ...raised by the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill. As this is his debate, it would be discourteous if I did not do so. We have a new team of officials in the Department that is working on a daily basis with our assessment providers. Atos deals with assessments in Scotland, while Capita is the other provider in Great Britain. I look at their performance on a weekly...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Copycat Websites (Government Services) (28 October 2014)

Chi Onwurah: ...even beginning to reap the positive benefits that such changes can bring. Technology, and the internet in particular, have often been hailed as forces for freedom, democracy and accountability. As someone who worked as an engineer in technology for two decades before coming to this place, I have spent my life championing the ability of technology to transform our society for the better, as...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Firefighters: Pensions (28 October 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: .... Laying the regulations now gives fire and rescue authorities time to implement the changes before they come into effect in April 2015. We are also consulting on an amendment to the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England to ensure that no firefighter aged 55 or over will face a risk of being left without a job or a good pension. Our proposals underpin the fitness and capability...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Firefighters’ Pension Schemes (28 October 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: .... Laying the regulations now gives fire and rescue authorities time to implement the changes before they come into effect in April 2015. We are also consulting on an amendment to the fire and rescue national framework for England to ensure that no firefighter aged 55 or over will face a risk of being left without a job or a good pension. Our proposals underpin the fitness and capability...

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Regret (27 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...did query aspects of them and I will address those in a second. I think—or, at least, I hope—that there is a good deal of agreement between us about the way in which the CQC now approaches its task of assessing service providers. The noble Lord’s concern lies largely around the accountability arrangements for commissioning. I will begin by setting out the purpose of the...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 16 - Account providers (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: ...out to millions of parents and about ensuring confidence in it being delivered correctly and efficiently. As has been pointed out, Atos announced in March that it had decided to end its contract for work capability assessments early—it was due to finish in August 2015—which was a decision that the then Minister with responsibility for disabled people, the hon. Member for Hemel...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea (23 October 2014)

Tobias Ellwood: ...dual-use goods, and luxury goods and imposes restrictions on the export of other listed items which could contribute to nuclear or ballistic missile programmes. All export licence applications are assessed against the consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, considering the prevailing circumstances at the time of the application, including the capabilities of the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (23 October 2014)

Mark Harper: The information requested is not available. It is important to note, however, that Atos Healthcare do not make decisions about entitlement for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). All eligibility decisions are taken by a DWP Decision Maker who will consider all of the available evidence, including information provided by the claimant (e.g. the...

Environmental Challenges (Somerset) (22 October 2014)

Amber Rudd: ...consulted colleagues in other Departments in preparing this reply. I pay tribute to all those in the Environment Agency, local authorities and emergency services, in Somerset and elsewhere, who work tirelessly during flood events. The response to last winter’s floods was tremendous. In response to that exceptional weather, DEFRA made an extra 270 million available to repair,...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014)

Lord Faulks: ...which has been summarised by noble Lords in the course of this debate. While echoing the worthwhile tributes paid to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd, for his tenacity in this area, I cannot quite agree with his assessment of the disparity in position between short-tariff IPP offenders sentenced before the 2008 reforms and those sentenced afterwards. It is not the case that, prior to...

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

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) demand and (b) waiting times for work capability assessments conducted by a (i) doctor and (ii) nurse or physiotherapist health care professional.

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