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Investigatory Powers Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (27 Jun 2016)

Baroness Hamwee: ...importance of security, so will say that we are part of what RUSI called the, “near-consensus in public opinion that there are circumstances in which law-enforcement agencies … and security and intelligence agencies require sensitive capabilities to obtain communications in order to safeguard national security, investigate crimes and protect the public”. But that is the...

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

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2016 to Question 35981, in what proportion of cases where his Department made no request for evidence from a healthcare professional to inform a work capability assessment was the claimant awarded employment and support allowance in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police (27 Jun 2016)

Mike Penning: The Government?s reforms to policing are designed to create a more capable, flexible and professional workforce. Central to these reforms was the establishment of the College of Policing as the professional body for policing, charged with setting standards and further professionalising the police. Recruitment to the police is managed within a national application, assessment and selection...

Scottish Parliament: Policing and Security (16 Jun 2016)

Michael Matheson: ...members that Scotland is playing its full part in the continuous planning and preparation that go on across the UK to protect communities. The Scottish Government and our emergency services continue to work alongside the UK Government in considering our preparedness against all threats. We are committed to ensuring that Scotland’s law enforcement and other bodies have all the tools...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Early Retirement (15 Jun 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...and Joint Forces command. The Department has also secured LIBOR funding to support a business start-up programme designed specifically for Armed Forces families and a course to deliver vocational assessment and employability training for Service spouses. We are also working with financial services providers to tailor their products for the Armed Forces community including banking,...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...what the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, said when he described some of the progress that has been made in recent years. The noble Baroness, Lady Howarth, emphasised the positive outcome of preventive work if it is allowed to flourish. I see Part 1 as building on that progress and I am wholly supportive of it. However, we are very much less supportive of the measures in Part 2 concerning the...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Susan Elan Jones: ...the introduction of income tax potentially without a referendum, as well as concerns about levels of scrutiny. My hon. Friend the Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) raised the practical point of the importance of measuring our work by its impact on the lives of ordinary people, and how we can empower ordinary people in Wales. The hon. Member for Cardiff North (Craig Williams) discussed...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (13 Jun 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment Outcomes Made on Paper Evidence, published on 19 November 2012, if he will publish the figures for tables 1, 2 and 3 for the financial years 2102-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Gillian Martin: ...dignity” is not a word to be used with disdain. It is something that every one of them wanted and rightly deserves, and something that has been sadly missing from their treatment by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. In the emails that I received from disabled constituents, the word “dignity” had top billing, alongside the word “independence”....

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...It has been an interesting one and I thank noble Lords for the general welcome they have shown to the Bill. In particular, I acknowledge the support for the Bill from the Front Benches and the offer to work constructively throughout its passage. I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Randerson and Lady Jones, and the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, and look forward to working with them, and indeed...

Business of the House: Disability Employment Gap (8 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...security support for disabled people—including the recent ESA WRAG cut of ú1,500 a year—total nearly ú30 billion since 2010 to 3.7 million disabled people. The Government’s overhaul of the work capability assessment manages to be both dehumanising and ineffective, and it has been associated with profound mental health effects, including suicide. Their sanctions...

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (8 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...a conversation I was not part of. I am sure people will read what she has to say. As I have already set out, a clear and robust process is being taken forward by the interim chair to review the capability of the board and to take any necessary action. My hon. Friend the Member for Fareham has called for far-reaching changes. I ask that we await the conclusions of the review and look for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Universal Credit jobseekers must do all they reasonably can to look for work and any requirements placed on the claimant will have been accepted by them in their Claimant Commitment. All work-related requirements are set in discussion with the claimant and tailored to their capability and circumstances. When making an assessment on whether the claimant has met their requirements, if the...

UN Peacekeeping Week 2016 — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (7 Jun 2016)

David Lidington: ...on 25 May, at which my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Anelay of St John’s laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government as a demonstration of the Government’s support for the work of United Nations peacekeeping missions past and present. Peacekeeping remains a vital tool of the UN, and one on which the international community depends heavily. The past five...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

Eleanor Laing: ...related to the core investigative functions of public bodies. It also removes the use of the filter to support the general oversight functions of the Investigatory Powers Commission. Amendment 162,ápageá47,álineá19, leave out “arrangements” and insert “regulations”. See amendment 163. Amendment 163,ápageá47,álineá27, leave...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Bulk interception warrants (7 Jun 2016)

Dominic Grieve: ...have in this country—certainly for Members of Parliament, but I dare say also for members of the public and certainly for non-governmental organisations interested in civil liberties—in reconciling an assessment of what the agencies may be doing in relation to bulk powers, with what those of us who have become privy to classified information by virtue of our work actually see...

Support for Life-shortening Conditions — [Andrew Percy in the Chair] (7 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...at the one time, so I am delighted to have the chance to respond to the debate. In a lengthy and varied ministerial career I have had the pleasure most of the time of being in a position where I can work with the House rather than deal with confrontational situations. Occasionally politics intervenes, but most of the time I have had the opportunity to do what I am going to do this morning,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (6 Jun 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of work capability assessments were carried out within 13 weeks of submission of a new employment and support allowance claim in the latest period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (31 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidelines his Department issues to its staff on carrying out Genuine Prospect of Work assessments.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (31 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 28 April 2016 to Question 34944, on Employment and Support Allowance, if he will publish the guidance on all aspects of the Work Capability Assessment including the application of Regulation 35 of the Employment Allowance Regulations 2008.


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