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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefit Assessment (Charges) (1 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Andrew Griffiths: ...answer, but East Staffordshire citizens advice bureau has raised with me concerns that GPs are charging vulnerable constituents of mine up to 135 to provide information requested as part of the work capability assessment. Although his Department is not responsible for those charges, does he share my concern that vulnerable people on benefits are being charged this amount of money and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (1 September 2014)

Work Capability Assessment

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Campaign (1 September 2014)

Mark Harper: The important thing is to see whether people who have health conditions are able to work. If we put people through a work capability assessment and they are clearly not able to work at all, we want to ensure that they get the appropriate help, but if people can work, we want to ensure that they do. That is why we have the Work programme and other schemes that give people proper support to get...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (1 September 2014)

Glenda Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants with (a) rheumatoid arthritis, (b) cystic fibrosis, (c) multiple sclerosis, (d) motor neurone disease and (e) Parkinson's disease have undergone multiple work capability assessments on a single claim; and what proportion each of these comprise of the claimant total.

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Benefits Changes (Impact on Poverty) (21 August 2014)

Margaret Burgess: ...and will hit the vulnerable hard. With a yes vote on 18 September, we can do much more than mitigate. We can halt the roll-out of universal credit and personal independence payments, and we can end the work capability assessment and replace it with a system that is fit for purpose. Further, in an independent Scotland, we will ensure that those with long-term disabilities are treated with...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014)

Annabelle Ewing: ...ceiling on our ambitions and squander our resources. Aspiration to something better, or the same old same old from Westminster—that is the choice of two futures that faces all the people who live and work in Scotland on 18 September. Many areas of importance to our daily lives have been discussed this afternoon. In the time that remains to me I, as a member of the Welfare Reform...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...opportunity to change course and build, not overnight but over time, a social security system that meets our needs—one that supports the needs of our economy by equipping people better for the world of work, one that supports the needs of individuals by ensuring that those who work get a decent wage for the job that they do and one that supports the needs of the vulnerable by...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014)

Clare Adamson: ...camp have made a very positive case for why Scotland should indeed be an independent nation. The other camp—the better together camp—have just given us a bunch of fear stories and a negative assessment of the opportunities of independence. The better together campaign always leaves me with a question, which is one that I would ask the Scottish people who are still undecided to...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014)

John McDonnell: ...there? The Government are seeking to impose their welfare reform legislation on the people of Northern Ireland, including the bedroom tax, the harsh benefit sanctions, the disaster of universal credit and work capability assessments, with all their adverse consequences. Sinn Fein has looked at the hardship that such measures have caused in England and Wales and has met several...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment his Department made of the staffing levels required to efficiently process the transfer of employment and support allowance claimants to the personal independence payments claims; (2) what assessment he has made of the main reasons for the time taken to process personal independence payment claims; (3) what steps he...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (22 July 2014)

Glenda Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department is of each work capability assessment carried out by Atos Healthcare (a) on paper and (b) through a face-to-face consultation; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Devon (22 July 2014)

Gary Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the backlog for work capability assessments in Plymouth and Devon is reduced.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Lancashire (21 July 2014)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Lancashire constituency have waited more than nine months to receive a work capability assessment interview in the last three years.

Justice and Home Affairs: United Kingdom Opt-Outs — Motion to Agree (17 July 2014)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...opt-out of approximately 130 justice and home affairs measures and the opting back in to certain measures before 1 December must not be damaging to the law enforcement agencies and the important work they are doing. We on these Benches are not against opt-outs in principle. These opt-outs are only possible because of a provision negotiated by the previous Labour Government when signing...

Hallett Review — Statement (17 July 2014)

Baroness Randerson: ...and prosecutors, to do everything possible to remove barriers to future prosecutions. The bulk of this report deals with decisions made by the previous Government in respect of their handling of the political process in Northern Ireland. It is not my role to speak for my Labour predecessors as Secretary of State; they are more than capable of speaking for themselves on the role that they...

Business of the House: Hallett Review (17 July 2014)

Theresa Villiers: ...and all Lady Justice Hallett’s recommendations, and I give the House this assurance: we will take whatever steps are necessary, acting on the basis of legal advice and in conjunction with the police and prosecutors, to do everything possible to remove barriers to future prosecutions. In taking that forward, I propose to work closely with the devolved Minister of Justice. The bulk of...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Government Pipeline and Storage System (17 July 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: ...the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS). During passage of the Bill, Government Ministers were clear that a final decision to sell the system had not been taken and was subject to further work to confirm the case for sale. Given these assurances it is appropriate for me to provide an update to the House. Work on the sale was carried out in parallel with the legislative process...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Government Pipeline and Storage System (17 July 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...the Government pipeline and storage system (GPSS). During passage of the Bill, Government Ministers were clear that a final decision to sell the system had not been taken and was subject to further work to confirm the case for sale. Given these assurances it is appropriate for me to provide an update to the House. Work on the sale was carried out in parallel with the legislative process...

Welfare Reform (Cumbria) (16 July 2014)

Jamie Reed: ...high and is being keenly felt in west Cumbria. The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent in March 2012 and has now been in force for more than a year. This debate, however brief, is crucial in assessing some of the devastating consequences of that Act on the people and communities of west Cumbria. Before I begin, I would like to express my thanks to the Right Rev. James Newcome, the...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...in its report today that the ECJ legal judgment means that the 2009 regulations lack legal authority and that new legislation is required urgently to replace them. However, we are told that the following the ECJ judgment, an assessment had to be undertaken as to the legal framework and what action was required by the Government. Why “following”? I appreciate that the judgment...

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