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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Allowance: Self-Employed (17 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Maternity Allowance is paid by the Department to eligible self-employed and employed women who are not entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay. The standard rates of payment are reviewed annually during the uprating of social security benefits.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (17 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Figures on average weekly spare room subsidy deductions in Great Britain, are publically available through the DWP Stat-Xplore website. The data can be broken down by parliamentary constituency and local authority, including into groups of local authorities such as Liverpool City Region, to provide all of the figures required. Stat-Xplore website:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Peers (14 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department for Work and Pensions has one member of the House of Lords, holding a paid role. There is one member of the House of Lords, Whips Office holding an unpaid role in the department. This information is in the public domain and available to view online.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: As at the end of August 2018 the following CMS case SRs remained outstanding; Applications 8,518 Change of Circumstances 89,518 Variations 4,469 Arrears 38,354 Enforcement 36,975

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: We record all incidents where the 2012 Child Maintenance Service has not been available for staff. Over the last six months, this has been: Month Minutes lost Hours Lost % Availability March 1230 20.5 97.73% April 0 0 100.00% May 103 1.72 99.70% June 30 0.5 99.93% July 30 0.5 99.91% Aug 180 3 99.62% Although we manage periods of reduced performance as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: We record all incidents where the 2012 Child Maintenance System has not been available to staff but we are unable to analyse this data by technical and IT faults. On average over the last six months, the hours lost have been 4.37 hours per month.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (14 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The effectiveness of the Department’s systems including the 2012 Child Maintenance System is continuously reviewed. A service improvement programme was established in April 2018 and has resulted in better performance, more stability, fewer incidents and a reduction in known problems.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks: Research (13 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department reviews on an ongoing basis the evidence from research carried out by different organisations, to add to its understanding of food bank use, and will consider requirements to add to its evidence base.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (13 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: (a) The latest statistics on the number of paying parents each quarter by the Child Maintenance Service are published in Table 7 of the Child Maintenance Service: Aug 2013 to Mar 2018 (experimental) statistics available online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-s ervice-aug-2013-to-mar-2018-experimental Information up to the end of June 2018 is due to be published...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Mobile Phones (12 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: DWP have not developed any dedicated mobile apps for employee or agency use.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies: Internet (12 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Whilst users are able to apply for some vacancies directly through Find a job, other adverts require jobseekers to click through to an off site advert or apply via telephone. To date, the Find a job service has seen over 526,000 jobseekers sign up for verified accounts, making over 42.8 million searches and 2.25 million on-site applications. There are currently over 169,000 vacancies live...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 (12 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: On 12 July 2018, I made a statement to the House about laying the Child Support regulations on 12 July 2018. I wish to give notice that I intend to re-lay these regulations to clarify some minor points in regulation 2. These are that:The non-resident parent (NRP) can be either the sole, or one of a number of beneficiaries to an asset for the purpose of assuming a notional income from it. The...

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter, in today’s very important and very timely debate. First of all, I pay tribute to the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck), who has been a long-standing campaigner on, and is highly respected in, this incredibly important area. Honestly, I am new as a Minister and I must stress that despite the plea of my hon....

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: I thank my right hon. Friend for that request, in response to which I say, “Fear not. Hang on”; I will be covering it as part of the things that I will address going forward. We have discussed the three elements of support that are available. First, and predominantly, there are the funeral expense payments for the necessary costs, which can be accessed by those who qualify for...

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention, and that is on the list of things that I will look at. We must also focus on the quality and the standards of funerals. I accept the point that my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings made, when he said that people do not necessarily shop around for funerals. Again, on my visits this summer, I was told that it is...

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. That is ongoing work, but we felt that we needed additional evidence. I understand the importance of getting these things done, although I am relatively new to this role. However, we needed the information from the CMA to give us the ability to make informed asks, in respect of what we expect of the industry and what more we can do to empower the...

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: I am absolutely committed to doing that and am happy to do so. The Treasury is investigating pre-planned funerals. The matter is not in my area, but we welcome the work and will carefully consider the outcomes. We absolutely need to continue to make the forms simpler—we have done a lot on that but there is more to do—and the whole process quicker.

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Part of the main reason why the issue is so complicated is because it is to do with qualifying relatives’ next of kin, and we are constantly looking at that. I very much hope that the hon. Gentleman will be part of the roundtables as we further consider the matter. On the children’s funerals front, I join the tributes paid to the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris). I...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Overpayments (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is committed to preventing and deterring fraud and error by benefit claimants. It is also committed to the detection and investigation of benefit fraud and to the appropriate use of available penalties. We make it clear to claimants that they have a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information about their claims. Civil Penalties were...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Domestic Violence (11 Sep 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: No assessment has been made by the Department. Universal Credit allows Work Coaches to tailor conditionality, setting requirements based on what is reasonable in the individual’s circumstances. Where a claimant is experiencing domestic abuse, in discussion with the Work Coach, requirements can be tailored and in some circumstances switched off for an agreed period of time. There are...


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