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Results 1–20 of 2006 for work capability assessment

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Worthington: ...respond to a debate that has had a veritable all-star list of energy experts contributing to it. I begin by thanking the Minister for his introductory comments. My sense is that we now have a very capable and committed Minister but, sadly, he comes before us with a rather shoddy and politically tawdry Bill. That is to be greatly regretted because important things need to be done in energy...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs (22 Jul 2015)

Mike Penning: .... The Home Office’s Forensic Early Warning System (FEWS) has a proven record in improving the detection and identification of new substances in the UK, providing chemical reference standards and building capability in the forensic community. Through the expansion of FEWS, the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) will build on this work to meet any demand related to...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Viscount Hanworth: ...UK economy. We have been told that the British economy is growing faster than any other major advanced economy, that living standards are rising strongly, and that the Government’s long-term plan is working. However, we know that growth is slowing, that unemployment has increased, and that the rising value of the pound is threatening the viability of our export industries. It is easy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: DWP Data (21 Jul 2015)

Priti Patel: ...and the gross misrepresentation from the Opposition—scaremongering about suicides, I should hasten to add, which is a complete misrepresentation —I should say that Labour introduced the work capability assessment back in 2008, and at that time Labour Members did not say that it was leading to people committing suicide. When it comes to publication, this is complex statistical...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Kate Green: This evening, we have seen the Conservatives breaking their promises to protect the poorest, to reward hard work, to protect disability benefits, and to address relative poverty. Parents, disabled people and millions of children will bear the brunt of the Government’s policies. Working families will be worse off as a result of measures in this Bill and in the summer Budget. As my right...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (20 Jul 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer from the Prime Minister of 24 June 2015, Official Report, columns 885-6, when he expects numbers of deaths of people declared fit to work and related standardised mortality ratios to be published.

Responsibility to Protect — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: ...is with great pleasure that I speak on behalf of the Government in this debate. First, if I may, I take this opportunity to pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, for his work in foreign affairs over the years. It is also an appropriate time for me to pay tribute to the noble Viscount, Lord Montgomery of Alamein. I rather liked my noble friend Lady Hooper’s...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 Jul 2015)

Priti Patel: The information requested for those placed in the Work Related Activity Group or Support Group following an Employment and Support Allowance work capability assessment, in each of the last 5 years, is published and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-wor k-capability-assessments-claims-made-to-sep-2014-and-appeals -to-mar-2015

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses (16 Jul 2015)

Priti Patel: The Work Capability Assessment focuses on the functional effects of an individual’s condition rather than the actual condition itself. Repeat assessments are designed to ensure that claimants continue to receive their correct entitlement to benefit. Where a decision can be made based on the available paper evidence alone it will be.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: Publication of Learning Not Blaming and Review of NHS Leadership (16 Jul 2015)

Jeremy Hunt: ..., families and staff; finding and facing the truth; learning from errors and failures in care; people and professionalism. In considering points made in these reports, the Government have been guided by the need to build on the work we and the NHS have done in recent years to improve the way in which the NHS treats patients and families, by developing capabilities locally to respond...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Inquest into the deaths of Corporal James Dunsby, Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and Lance Corporal Edward Maher (15 Jul 2015)

Penny Mordaunt: ...a number of changes to the way this exercise and similar exercises are conducted. These changes include improvements to the preparatory training that Reserves undertake and a thorough review of the risk assessment process to ensure that all those involved have been trained in the effective management of risks. A new tracker system has been implemented to improve monitoring of individual...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Report (14 Jul 2015)

Baroness Meacher: ...some rather serious questions about whether he could introduce “synthetic” to define psychoactive substances covered by this Bill. The crucial point here is that the Irish experience shows that you cannot assess whether a substance is psychoactive without using human beings to test it. It has not worked in Ireland. Dealing with the matter in the way that we have suggested in...

Domestic Renewables Industry — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (14 Jul 2015)

Michael Weir: ...a leak in the roof below the installation. It was not immediately obvious because it leaked into the attic and not into her living quarters. She had a loan from the Energy Saving Trust Scotland to fund the work, which had to be conducted by a microgeneration certification scheme—MCS—member. She sought advice from them about what she should do. In the correspondence that took...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Calais (14 Jul 2015)

Theresa May: ...that affected the port of Calais and the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles. The close co-operation between the United Kingdom and France on the issue dates back many years, and our Governments have been working closely together to respond to the pressure caused by the growing number of people migrating across the Mediterranean in recent months. As the House will be aware, aggressive strike...

Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion (13 Jul 2015)

Baroness Sherlock: ...in agreement and obviate the need for a vote at all. I shall do my best. The starting point for Labour is that we support universal credit. We think it is a good idea. Bringing together separate working-age benefits can potentially make the system simpler and should make it easier to work out whether and by how much you would be better off in work. But because we support it, we want it to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy (13 Jul 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how epilepsy is taken into account in (a) work capability assessments, (b) entitlement to benefits and (c) assessments for availability for work for people with that condition.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (13 Jul 2015)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 2955 and the oral Answer by the Prime Minister of 24 June 2015, Official Report, column 885, on what date and for what reasons Government policy on the release of statistics on incapacity benefit claimants who died during or after their work capability assessment changed.

Refugees and Migrants from Asia and Africa — Motion to Take Note (9 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: ...450 people. In total, UK vessels have rescued more than 5,000 people from drowning. But we also agreed that we could not resolve this crisis without a long-term comprehensive approach. This is where we need to work together across Europe to tackle the drivers of this migration. The noble Lords, Lord Collins and Lord Alton, the noble Baroness, Lady Kinnock, the noble and right reverend...

Investigatory Powers — Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2015)

Lord Rosser: ...when Parliament was asked to legislate quickly to introduce the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014. We argued that it was the right time for a thorough review of the existing legal framework to be conducted as we and others no longer felt that the current arrangements were fit for purpose. As has been said on more than one occasion, the report by David Anderson into the use...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessments (8 Jul 2015)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of work capability assessments have found the claimant to be fit for work in each year since 2008.


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