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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis (27 February 2015)

Mark Harper: ...Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is not based on the type of health condition or impairment an individual may have but the impact it has on their everyday life or their capability for work. Individuals making a claim for these benefits are assessed by Healthcare Professionals who must complete comprehensive training in disability assessment, including fluctuating...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (27 February 2015)

Mark Harper: Later today, I will publish Command Paper Cm 9014, the Government’s response to the fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment. This is the fifth and final annual independent review, as required by the Welfare Reform Act 2007. I would like to thank Dr Paul Litchfield for carrying out the review, and I welcome his findings. Dr Litchfield looked at the changes that have...

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Epilepsy (26 February 2015)

Kate Hoey: ...important support will definitely be kept? Epilepsy constitutes a disability under the Equality Act 2010, and as such, employers are required to make reasonable adjustments so that employees suffering from epilepsy can stay in work. Epileptic episodes are often triggered by work, particularly when an individual is working long hours or is otherwise under stress. However, people suffering...

[Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Low Carbon Energy Generation (26 February 2015)

Tim Yeo: ...side response. We cannot hide from that conflict. I do not cast any aspersion on the integrity of National Grid’s management. They are doing an absolutely straightforward and proper job for their shareholders within the regulatory framework. However, we must not allow that to have an influence on how we see the capacity market develop. The first round of auctions in the capacity...

Mental Health Services — Question for Short Debate (25 February 2015)

Earl Howe: ...the lives of children and young people. Since 2010, we have raised the profile of mental health to unprecedented levels. We have produced the mental health and suicide prevention strategies and worked, through Time to Change, to reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues. Although there has been much progress, the Government have been open about the scale of the challenge and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Employment of People with Disabilities (Reporting) (25 February 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...disabilities; and for connected purposes. In the UK today, more than 11 million people are living with a disability, impairment or limiting long-term illness, and nearly 7 million of them are of working age. That is nearly one in five of the working population. People with disabilities continue to face many barriers in accessing work, whether they have a visible or invisible disability or...

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 February 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...the population as a whole and those with health conditions in general. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam and others said, the vast majority of people with mental health conditions want to work. I listened carefully to the statistics that my right hon. Friend quoted about people with severe mental health problems. In the spirit of trying to cheer him up a little,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Fra McCann: ...of public services. I am again surprised that the SDLP raised that matter, given its record in the last mandate of privatising medical services, which saw Atos arrive on the scene and saw the hated work capability assessment being put in place. That has led to tens of thousands of people losing their incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance. We have also seen the SDLP...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (23 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...law. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, has said much the same previously and most lawyers who have to consider child exploitation would welcome a single offence in a single place which could readily be assessed and understood. The noble Baroness, Lady Royall, spoke about age disputes. I hope the Minister will confirm that the suggestion that age would create a difficulty in enacting...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Pay (23 February 2015)

Amber Rudd: ...staff in the Department are eligible to receive performance in-year and end-of-year rewards. End-year non-consolidated performance awards are used to reward the department’s highest performers as assessed in their end of year appraisal reports. In-year awards are used to recognise and incentivise corporate behaviours and values which might not be fully reflected in a performance...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Type 26 Global Combat Ship (23 February 2015)

Michael Fallon: Today I am providing an update on our plans for taking forward the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Good progress has been made during the Assessment Phase on all aspects of the programme, and this work is now sufficiently mature to conclude this phase and move forward into the Demonstration Phase with effect from 1 April 2015. In the Demonstration Phase, under a contract worth...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Dromore Central Primary School (17 February 2015)

Brenda Hale: ...to the pupils, parents and local community the rationale behind capping the numbers at a time when the surrounding schools are filled to bursting. Unfortunately, that leads me to question the decision-making capabilities of the Southern Board when it comes to making sound economic and financial assessments on projected growth, creating the capacity to meet growth and giving due...

Royal Assent: Destruction of Historic Sites (Syria and Iraq) (12 February 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...that is at fault. The Syrian air force bombed the Krak des Chevaliers, and looters have taken advantage of the lack of Government to destroy eastern Syria’s ancient Roman city of Dura-Europos. I look forward to hearing the Minister’s assessment of what is being done locally, in this incredibly dangerous and difficult conflict, to safeguard a series of key cultural sites in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (11 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mervyn Storey: .... Let us remember that the first package of measures was agreed by DWP and the Government at Westminster. This package of measures has been endorsed by the Government at Westminster as the outworkings of the agreements that we secured. There needs to be that understanding. When I make those comments about differential treatment, I make them in that context. That is where we can have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Mervyn Storey: ...which is that this is about people. If we can incorporate those things in the regulations and guidance, I assure the Member that I will look at that and come back to her. The intention behind the assessment is that it is more evidence-based, so additional evidence will cover a broad range of areas, including medical and other forms of evidence that may not be seen as medical — for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015)

Roy Beggs: ...the respect that it is due as soon as possible as regards any future proposed policy changes, so that its views can be taken on board. I turn now to amendment No 18, on medical evidence for work-related activity. As Members are only too well aware, at present there are major problems with the system of assessing those who have limited work capability and, therefore, their entitlement to...

Infrastructure Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (9 February 2015)

Baroness Verma: ...—will appreciate that, as currently drafted, the amendment cannot be included in the Bill. Although the courts would attempt to interpret the provisions, Amendment 21 is not viable as law and simply would not work in practice. Amendment 21 as currently drafted would have been wrong to accept, so we have been working hard to ensure that its spirit is maintained. The government...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare (9 February 2015)

Mark Harper: Atos Healthcare has a network of mental health, intellectual and cognitive champions in place to support all health care professionals. These champions are available at all times across the UK to provide advice to the health care professional on any aspect of a case involving mental function or learning disability. Due to the large number and varying size of Assessment Centres, a telephone...

Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments (5 February 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...Committee’s recommendations, and we published our response on 27 November. On the same day, as a number of Members have mentioned, Dr Paul Litchfield published the fifth and final review into the work capability assessment. We responded positively to the Select Committee’s recommendations in a number of areas, and where we did not agree with them we set out why. I will say a...

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