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Results 1–20 of 2179 for work capability assessment

Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (9 Feb 2016)

Work capability assessments – Louise Haigh. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (4 Feb 2016)

Bernard Jenkin: ...of the charity that what it produced was of extremely little value. The Government took too much comfort from that report as well, and PwC should have been more candid and direct with the Government about how valuable its work could be to them. The Charity Commission has a statutory duty to prevent, detect and tackle abuse and mismanagement in charities. It did not do so with Kids Company....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (4 Feb 2016)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question HL 5030, when he expects the upgrade work required on Type 45 destroyers to be completed; whether any such destroyers on which such work has not been completed have been deployed on any operation since the decision to proceed with the upgrade work was taken; and what assessment he has made of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Self-harm (3 Feb 2016)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons different criteria apply in the assessment of risk of self-harm or suicide to men and women in his Department's guidance on work capability assessments.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (2 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: Section 3.10 of the Revised WCA Handbook for healthcare professionals states that prognosis advice "refers to the time frame for when the claimant could be considered fit for work or fit for work-related activity." https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-a ssessment-handbook-for-healthcare-professionals

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease (2 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: Each case is considered separately and advice based on individual circumstances. Guidance for health professionals can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-a ssessment-handbook-for-healthcare-professionals Because we run repeat assessments, which are important to ensure people are getting the right support, we can assess changes to claimants health...

Written Answers — Home Office: National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland (2 Feb 2016)

Lord Bates: ...2015 up to 30 September 2015, the NCA has recorded 29 disruptions against organised crime groups and high priority threats operating in Northern Ireland. The scope of the NCA’s crime-fighting capability within the jurisdiction has expanded. The NCA has worked in partnership with the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the support that the NCA provides law enforcement...

Scottish Parliament: Education (Scotland) Bill (2 Feb 2016)

Alison Johnstone: ...a focus on increasing teacher numbers and reducing class sizes. We are, however, concerned about the potential outcomes of the duty on local authorities to follow the national improvement framework when it comes to the assessment of children’s progress. The cabinet secretary clearly understands that we need a broad approach to reducing the attainment gap—one that requires work...

Immigration Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Feb 2016)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...Minister that further processing of something to which the Government have already made more than 200 amendments—which must be something of a record—seems a pretty pointless exercise until they have worked out exactly what they intend. My question to the Minister is therefore in the form of a proposal; namely, that on common-sense grounds alone further processing should be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Workless Households (1 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: ...on the point that the Secretary of State made, which is that this Government are focused on supporting those on ESA in a way that the previous Labour Government did not when they introduced the work capability assessment. That is why we have kept the WCA under review. We will announce the publication of a White Paper in the spring that will look into further reforms.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Employment Schemes (29 Jan 2016)

Priti Patel: Subject to certain exclusions (including people who are unable to work or earn more due to caring or because of health conditions or disabilities; who are recent victims of domestic violence; who provide medical evidence of unfitness for work pending a work capability assessment; prisoners; claimants absent from GB for medical treatment; claimants who are recently bereaved; and claimants...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 Jan 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2016 to Question 22791, what criteria are used by Work Coaches to assess a claimant's financial capability.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers (28 Jan 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...to supply the vessels, none submitted a final bid. In January 2015, the MOD awarded a contract worth approximately 15 million to A&P Group Ltd in the UK for the provision of UK customisation, Capability Assessment Trials and Support for all four tankers. The work will be managed by A&P Group Ltd's Falmouth shipyard. Manufacture of the four Tide Class tankers will in total...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Lord Freud: ...updates about progress of universal credit and has jogged me to get going on that as soon as this Bill is over. The amendment in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Manzoor, seeks to repeal the work allowance regulations. I am going to sound like the noble Baroness, Lady Sherlock. This measure has been debated and voted on twice in the other place, and both times these regulations have...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing (27 Jan 2016)

Neil Gray: ...-for-purpose home is a right we should all enjoy; it should never be threatened, least of all by the state. Yet I am afraid that this Government are doing just that. We have already seen what they are capable of through the expansion of the bedroom tax, and we are again seeing it here in the proposals to cut housing benefit. On the subject of the bedroom tax, we hear today that the Court...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Disabled People: Support (27 Jan 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...because their experience should inform policy far more than it does at the moment. As I mentioned, we are having this debate on the day when the Lords will vote on aspects of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. There has been speculation that the Government may well face another defeat, on the cuts to employment and support allowance that were mentioned earlier. I moved amendments to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (27 Jan 2016)

Priti Patel: The purpose of the Work Capability Assessment is to assess fairly and accurately entitlement to benefit, not to generate savings. We have commissioned independent reviews which have all concluded that the assessment regimes for health related benefits remain fit for purpose.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Military Bases (27 Jan 2016)

Philip Dunne: As part of the Surface Ship Support Alliance between the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems and Babcock Marine, the relative distribution of engineering workload is subject to regular assessment. This ensures that peaks and troughs of workload are managed to ensure key skills are maintained across the Naval Bases, engineering outputs are delivered in accordance with the needs of the Royal Navy,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (26 Jan 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments delivers Work Capability Assessments for Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit claimants. They do not carry out assessments of Personal Independence Payment claimants which are delivered by Atos Healthcare and Capita.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (1st Day) (25 Jan 2016)

Lord Freud: ...that has been made towards narrowing the disability employment gap. The amendment would also require the report to include how the Government have defined the disability employment gap, how they will assess whether progress has been sufficient and what remedial action will be taken if progress is insufficient. The amendment also requires that the report should include data on progress in...


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